About the Coinjock Ruritan Club

Ruritan is a civic service organization  whose purpose is to create a better understanding between people and through volunteer community service, make their area a better place to live and work. Our mission is dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.   Club membership represents a cross-section of the community in which the club serves, and is not restrictive with regard to occupation, social position, or any other specific criteria.

Ruritan National has nearly 30,000 members throughout the United States, that work to improve more than 1,100 local communities. Since the organization’s beginning in 1928, Ruritan Clubs have served America with Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service. Ruritan is a civic service organization made up of local clubs in urban areas, small towns and rural communities.

Unlike most civic service organizations, Ruritan rarely has national programs. Rather, each club surveys its own community as to the needs of that community and then works to meet some of those needs.

A large part of our annual fund raising comes from sponsoring the Currituck Wildlife Festival and Silver Bells Craft Show. The Wildlife Festival is held the 2nd weekend in September and features Wildlife artisans from up and down the Eastern Seaboard.  This Festival was started by the Coinjock Ruritan Club in 2004, and continues to be a popular attraction today. On display, for viewing and purchase are original paintings and prints, numerous hand carvings of various birds and wildlife, decoys for display or hunting, antique decoys, photography, taxidermy, and many one-of-a kind gifts associated with Wildlife. The Silver Bells Craft show is held the 1st weekend in December, and was started in 2009.  It  provides a venue for  many  local crafters from Northeast N.C. and the Tidewater Va. areas to display their crafts and talents.