The Bahama Ruritan Club has been serving the local community for more than 70 years.  We will be celebrating our 70 Year Anniversary all year long.  Help us celebrate  by joining us.

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There are many wonderful events empowered solely or in partnership by the Bahama Ruritans.  The Bahama Christmas Parade, Bahama Day, and The Annual BBQ Dinner are just a few.

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Community groups provide fantastic dinners for us during meetings every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Speak to a Ruritan member to receive an invitation.  Please be aware, you must have an invitation to attend.

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The first Ruritan Club was started in 1928 in Holland Virginia.  Now, the Ruritan has grown to become "America's Leading Community Service Organization."

The Ruritan Mission:  Ruritan is a national organization dedicated to improving communities and building a better America through Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service.

The Bahama local chapter of Ruritan tries to access the needs of our community within and surrounding Bahama to offer assistance through fellowship, goodwill and service.

We want to be made aware of real needs we can address in our community.  Communication is key.

Selling Historic T-Shirts on Bahama Day
Selling Historic T-Shirts on Bahama Day

Contest Rules

  • Drawing will be at the end of each quarter that the contest is in effect
  • New members must be full, associate or youth
  • One member earns you one chance. Two members get 1 + 2 chances. Three members get 1 + 2 + 3 chances and so on.
  • If the new member is at least five years younger than you, earn five extra chances (provide dates of birth for both of you)
  • 3 winners each quarter drawn at random after all the extra chances are calculated: $200, $400, and $600

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ANNUAL BBQ and STEW DINNER - November 18, 2017


The Bahama Fire Department and Ruritan Club partner to bring to you the best supper of the year. These are organizations committed to serving the community and we invite you to come out and share a meal with us.

Be sure to mark November 18, 2017 on your calendar now so you don't miss this event.  You can count on bbq, brunswick stew, slaw, our famous hush puppies, and of course, assorted desserts.

The BBQ and stew dinner is at 4pm at The Ruritan Club, 8202 Stagville Rd., Bahama, NC 27503.

annual bbq and stew supper


networking group

501 Business Network

501 Business Network is a community of local business owners and self employed individuals in the general area of northern Durham County, Person County, and western Orange County.

Our purpose is to help local business owners and self employed business owners grow their businesses and revenue through word of mouth referral, as well as grow revenue through regular business education.

We also believe in supporting each other as business owners.

We meet once a month on the second Friday of each month from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at 8202 Stagville Rd, Bahama, NC.

This group is proudly sponsored by the Bahama Ruritan Club.

There is no cost to join or to participate.

Come join us - we welcome you!




Join Bahama's chapter of the Ruritans and enjoy fellowship and service.  Don't wait. Do it today.


The Bahama Ruritans support the local community through service, donations, scholarships, and serving as active patrons.  People serve in different ways.  If you are unable to join us, you can make a donation here.


In an effort to support and collaborate with our local community, we have created a community calendar available to ALL.  Please make your submissions clear.


Still want to know more?  Please click here to discover more information about the Bahama Ruritans and how we serve our community.