IN RECOGNITION OF MR. ARTIE RANSONE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 152
(Extensions of Remarks - September 12, 2018)

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                         HON. ROBERT J. WITTMAN

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                     Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  Mr. WITTMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of community 
leader Mr. Artie M. Ransone of Lively, Virginia. Mr. Ransone has worked 
tirelessly in our area as an avid volunteer, a small business owner, a 
model of generosity, and a proud supporter of a grateful community.
  In service to Lancaster County, Artie has worked as Secretary of the 
County Electoral Board, has served as a member on the County Economic 
Development Committee, has spent ten years as a member of the Lancaster 
Jaycees, and has spent nineteen years as a volunteer firefighter. 
Additionally, he has been a long-time member of the Loyal Order of 
Moose, Lancaster County Lodge No. 2527, where he has served four terms 
as Governor, and five years as Administrator. Not only has he been an 
active leader in his local lodge, Artie has also served as District 3 
President, President of the Virginia Moose Association, and has been 
appointed as the Deputy Supreme Governor of Moose International.
  Artie characterizes the principles of the Loyal Order of Moose: 
caring for others, building communities, and celebrating life. For his 
distinguished service to the community, Artie has been awarded the 
Administrator's Leadership Award of Excellence, the Governor's Award of 
Excellence, and multiple Shining Star and Premier Lodge Awards. On 
September 22, 2018, Artie will be honored once again as he is 
recognized as a Pilgrim of the Order, one of the highest honors of the 
Order. He will join an elite group of only 170 Pilgrims out of over 
30,000 members in the Commonwealth.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask you to join me in thanking and honoring once again 
Mr. Artie M. Ransone for his building, celebrating, and caring for our 
community, and for his immeasurable service to Lancaster County.