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.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Gathering of Elves

For a third year Altrusa of Carroll County assisted The Believe in Books Foundation in their efforts to raise funds to support literacy initiatives.  The Journey to the North Pole is a major fundraiser for this organization and we had a group of  9 members and friends act as Elves greeting children and families riding the train to the North Pole.  What a fun way to support literacy and join in the Magic of Christmas!