Monday, April 17, 2017

A Birthday Party Bash!

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Altrusa of Carroll County hosted a Birthday Party to celebrate the founding of the 3 New Hampshire Clubs of Laconia, Meredith and Carroll County as well as the founding of Altrusa on April 11, 1917.  We were so glad that 40 people could join us at the River's Edge Tavern in Ossipee, NH.   Our District Board members, who traveled quite a distance and were able to attend were:  Anne Rash, Governor-elect;  Susannah Leslie, Past Governor; Ann Marie Snyer, Past Governor and Past International Foundation President; Adrienne Stevens, Past Governor; Monica Bennett, Director.

Many thanks to our Hospitality Committee, chaired by Cindy Hyatt, and our hard-working members who did a wonderful job planning and organizing the dinner and evening.  Thanks also to Kathy Laracy and her crew who made all the decorations and to Gayle Kelley who purchased prizes and created the Fish Pond of Prizes.

The evening gave us a chance to have fun all while celebrating the 100 years of service projects Altrusans have accomplished.  The longest-running service project by Altrusans is the Day Nursery in Battle Creek, Michigan established in 1923 by the Altrusa Club of Battle Creek and to this day Altrusans from that Club volunteer at the Day Nursery and are members of the managing Board.
Happy Birthday Altrusa!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Welcome to our newest members

Altrusa of Carroll County extends a warm welcome to our two newest members, Donna West and Ellen Andreano.  These energetic women have jumped right in and are participating in many of our service projects.
Judy, Donna, Ellen and Lisa

Pond Hockey Fundraiser

On January 28th and 29th Altrusa of Carroll County supported the Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy at their Pond Hockey Festival fundraiser.  The second annual Youth Pond Hockey Festival was held at Purity Lake in East Madison on bright and sunny days, both Saturday and Sunday morning.    Our Club members worked selling breakfast and lunch food on both days, with all the proceeds going to support the Laura Foundation.  The Laura Foundation provides funding to develop therapeutic recreation and educational programs that enrich the quality of life of individuals with autism and/or seizure disorders.

Donna and Diane working in the food tent.

Friday, February 3, 2017

We're on the Radio!

In conjunction with our fundraiser at Brandli's Restaurant, Altrusa was able to have several Public Service Announcements broadcast by WMWV, our local radio station.  Two of our members, Cathy Sholtanis and Cathy Baybutt were also interviewed for a "Drive-Time" radio program which gave them an opportunity to showcase Altrusa of Carroll County and our service projects.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Successful Fundraiser at Brandli's

On Friday, January 20th, Brandli's Pizza hosted a "Dine to Donate" event to support Altrusa of Carroll County.  Owner Ken Janis generously donated a percentage of all sales, all day, to our Club's literacy programs.  Many of our members stopped in for lunch and more came for dinner and enjoyed delicious food and great camaraderie.   Thank you to Ken and his staff!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Welcome to our new member

On January 9th we initiated our new member, Ellen Andreano, and welcome her to our active group.  She immediately had an opportunity to help with our up-coming service projects, including helping The Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy, End 68-hours of Hunger, the Dinner Bell and making cookies for the elderly in our local nursing homes.  Our members serve in many ways!

Ellen with her sponsor, Cheryl.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Christmas Party for Foster Families

On December 10th Altrusa of Carroll County collaborated with DCYF to host a Christmas Party for the foster families in Carroll County.  With approximately 65 guests, the gym at the Madison Elementary School was humming.  The children had opportunities to decorate cookies, build with Legos, create art work, have faces painted and nails decorated.  To add to the festivities there was plenty of hot chocolate and treats to eat.  But the best part was when Santa arrived!  Altrusa provided every child with a new book and a beanie baby toy to bring home.

Club members who helped to host the party.

The cookie decorating table.