What is Altrusa?

Founded in 1917, Altrusa International, Inc. is a world-wide organization of executives and professional leaders who are dedicated to improving their communities through personal service.  Altrusa was started as a women's organization but today is open to everyone.  Through more than 390 clubs and approximately 10,000 members, Altrusans pool their resources and talents to achieve what individuals alone cannot.  Altrusans believe that people working together can make a difference...and are willing to prove it! 

Altrusa International of Temple, Texas, Inc. seeks women and men of like mind to become Altrusans to develop ideas and to lead the community with projects that make an impact on the quality of life for everyone.  Lives are changed with the combined talents and skills of Altrusans everyday.


2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Noon
Country Lane Seniors Community
2916 Country Lane Drive
Temple, TX  76504
United States
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Is it just me or is October flying by too fast! I hope everyone can make it on Tuesday for the program meeting. The presentation will be from Ann Lueke from the Children's Special Needs Child Care.
We will also have updates on all the Taste activities along with other projects that are coming up & ways to get connected with service.
I heard everyone had a great time at the decorating event and the pictures with the headbands were awesome. I am so excited about the Taste of the Holidays. Remember to bring back raffle tickets that you have not sold so they can be sold at the event.
If you have an idea for a project, please get these to Julie Ruiz. We have funds and looking for projects for the club--even if it is something to do in the spring, you can send it to her now.
I know we are ready for fall weather. Hard to believe it is October so hopefully the cooler weather is on its way to Texas!
Please join us Tuesday for the October Business Meeting. We have projects that the board has approved along with some new members to present to the club. We will have updates on the Taste of the Holidays (about 5 1/2 weeks away) and other events for the month.
The raffle committee has tickets for you to pick up if you did not make it to the Program  Meeting.
Please continue to pray for Kelly Nix's husband, David---he was in a motorcycle accident last week and is at Baylor S&W. We have an awesome group, and it is so comforting that we can be there for each other thru trying times.
We had a great program meeting on Tuesday, and the excitement for the 31st Annual Taste of the Holiday is building. Pearl & Ruby looked so nice in their red polka-dotted headbands-so the club will meet on Tuesday, 10.24 in the evening to work on our headbands. 
Make your calendars for October 28th---this will be Make a Difference Day. More to come at the business meeting on 10/10.
Also on October 21st, the Texas Alzheimer's Walk will be held at Confederate Park, please come join the Altrusa team.
Hope to see everyone at the business meeting on October 10th, busy weeks ahead for Altrusa!
In Altrusa Service, 
Hugs to All, 
As the damage of Harvey continues to be shown to the world, the United States is coming together to support and help rebuild the lives, homes and buildings of Houston, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and all other areas hit by this devastating storm. I went on an overnight trip to Fort Worth Saturday morning and it was so heart warming to see trailer after trailer and truck after truck driving south on IH-35 loaded down with water and other supplies for the victims of this storm.  Many of the vehicles had messages of encouragement written on the sides.  These are good people helping those in need.
This is what Altrusa does each week of each month, we help those in need.  It could be children or adults, financial assistance or a hand up, or just letting those know you care.  Let's rally around Governor Linda Moore and show the Gulf Coast that we are here to help.
The Board approved nine new projects to be brought to the Membership tomorrow.  Several of them we've done before, however, there are a few new ones to consider.  One is the Harvey Evacuee Project School Support I told you about last week.  However, I have been notified of several additional places that is in desperate need of assistance.  Maria Kaesberg with the Kids 2 Kids Missionary (K2K) has informed us that the mission building in Rockport has extensive damage and is in need of donations and items to rebuild.
Another organization that is in need of a great deal of help is the Perpetual Help Home in Victoria.  Sandi Wicker's daughter has struggled with addiction in the past and the family felt there was no help available that could get through to her and really get her on the right path, until they found Perpetual Help Home.  They not only counsel for the addiction they assist the ladies in writing a business plan for a business they want to start.  They stay in touch and continue to counsel these ladies over the long haul of beating the addiction and starting a new life with possibly a new business.  Sandi's daughter is testimony on the success of Perpetual Help Home, she has recently purchased her first home and has a thriving business in the Waco area. 
Sandi is very passionate about this Home as Maria is about K2K and would like us to help in any way possible.  Project submittals have not been done on these as of yet, but I anticipate they will be submitted next month.
Altrusans joined local firemen, karate teachers, Army soldiers, moms, dads, and grandparents in welcoming K-5th graders to their first day of school this morning at Hector P. Garcia Elementary.  It was so fun and refreshing to see these kids so excited to get back to school! Most of them anyway, there were a few that were a little intimidated to come through the welcome line without a few tears.
My dear friends, I only had three Altrusans accept my ClubRunner Challenge from the last bulletin.  I would like all Altrusans to feel comfortable getting the basic information into and out of ClubRunner, so we're going to take a few baby steps to get everyone logged in and maneuvering around in this software.
Please log into ClubRunner at altrusatemple.org.  Once you get to the main public page, send me a text or email and comment one thing you like about the page. (254-718-2870 or Theresa_Altrusa@yahoo.com)
Then go ahead and log into the Member Area and send me a note of what you see when you are logged in.  Of course, also let me know if you can't log on.  So to complete this challenge, you will send me a note with two comments, what you like about the first Public Site page and what you see when you log into the Member Area.
I hope to see lots of comments and not many "I forgot my password" messages.  But that's okay, we'll reset your password and get you going right away!
Now, who's going to accept my Challenge?  Next Bulletin, there will be a new Challenge, so let's get started.
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Foundation Secretary
Recording Secretary
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Director to 2019
Director to 2019
Director to 2018
Director to 2018
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Foundation Director
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Foundation President
Foundation Vice President
Membership Chair
Treasurer Elect
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Altrusa International of Temple, TX, Inc.           P.O. Box 1251           Temple, TX 76501