Charles Westmoreland grew up in Onslow County and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1971. After working various jobs in the Raleigh area and in our community (including almost 15 years with Jacksonville Heating & Air), he started with Jones-Onslow in March of 1991 as a Marketing & Member Services Specialist.

The Cedar Fork community of Duplin County is where Charles calls home now and his volunteer presence there can be seen in various ways including the local Ruritan Club.

Ruritan clubs throughout the country are civic service groups that are normally located in small towns and rural areas. Their motto and mission are simple…”Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service”. Unlike most community service organizations, the Ruritans rarely have national programs. Rather, each club surveys the needs of its own community and then work to meet some of those needs. Many clubs provide and supervise community recreational centers, sponsor little league and other athletic programs, sponsor anti-litter campaigns, help the sick and needy and provide a wide range of other activities to help improve their communities.

Charles has held various positions with the Ruritans over the past 15 years including President, Vice President, Zone Governor, Lt. Governor, and District Governor. His community commitment, involvement, and volunteerism have earned him past recognition as the 2011 Ruritan of the Year, the District Governor’s Award, and congressional recognition from the United States Congress in 2013 for community service.

 

“The Giver of all good gifts has allowed you to share in helping your community, State, and this great Nation, realizing that all you send into the lives of others comes back into your own.”

 

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