Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Carroll County Altrusa Summer Plans

On Monday, July 13th, the Board met in Cathy B's backyard to work on plans to continue our service projects while maintaining health standards.  The Board organized some fun gatherings as well as opportunities to serve our community.  All members, friends and families are invited to the following activities.
Fun Activities:
Mini Golf Fun Event - Monday, July 20th, 11AM  Pirates Cove, North Conway  Contact Diane if interested
Afternoon Walk - August 24th, 2PM, Ossipee Pine Barrens, Rt. 41, Silver Lake  Contact Beth if interested

Service Projects:
Support Our Soldiers - July 20th, District Service Project, writing cards for our soldiers. Contact Cathy B. if interested
End 68 Hours of Hunger - packing bags of food on July 23 and August 27, 10 AM  Kennett Middle School  Contact Pat K. if interested

Fundraising Projects:
Cones for a Cause - Sept. 9th, 1PM - 8PM at Trail's End Ice Cream Shop, Intervale.  Contact Beth if interested
Tamworth Farmers' Market - Sept. 19th, 9AM - 1PM, Plant/Bake/Craft Sale. Brett School, Tamworth.  Contact Cindy if interested

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Helping Jen's Friends while laughing over mini-golf

On Wednesday, June 17th, a group of 10 Altrusans and friends supported a fundraiser for Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation while having fun playing mini-golf at Pirate's Cove.  Pirate's Cove donated 100% of the ticket cost along with other donations to Jen's Friends to assist local families in their battle against cancer.  All of the money raised goes directly to the cancer patient and her/his family to provide supplemental financial assistance.  It was fun to get together outdoors, laugh and help Jen's Friends at the same time.   I still think the highest score should have won!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Packing Bags for End 68-Hours of Hunger

On May 28th our dedicated group of 9 Altrusans met at Kennett Middle School to continue to help the program End 68-Hours of Hunger by packing bags of food for children in need.  These bags will be delivered to the children along with the packed school lunch sent home to each child.
With so many members helping, we were able to quickly pack about 75 bags.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Calendar cancellations and changes

At the Altrusa of Carroll County teleconference Board meeting yesterday, our event and meeting schedule was reviewed in light of the current Covid-19 health and restriction information.  The following changes have been made:

  • The Tri-Club Birthday Party dinner is postponed until May, 2021
  • The Club Annual Dinner at The Preserve is canceled
  • Installation of officers will take place at the next regular meeting, perhaps in September or October (hopefully).  The elected officers will assume their new roles on June 1, 2020 as described in the by-laws.
  • The fundraiser sale of hot-dogs at the Gibson Center Craft Fair on Memorial Day weekend is canceled.
Our Altrusa members are still finding ways to serve our communities by sewing and donating face-masks, knitting infant caps for the hospital, sewing book bags and more - great work ladies!!  Remember to keep track of your time spent on these projects as they all count toward our total volunteer service hours.  

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Calendar changes and cancellations

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and health concerns, the following Altrusa of Carroll County events have been canceled:
  • April meeting has been canceled
  • District One Spring Conference, April 24-25 has been canceled
  • Gibson Center Volunteer Luncheon at which we serve has been canceled
  • June Plant Sale in cooperation with the Cook Library, Tamworth has been canceled

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

March Meeting Events

Our March meeting provided us with an opportunity to learn more about the new Mt. Washington Valley Adult Day Center with guest speakers Tammy Drew and Julie Van Dyne.  The Mt. Washington Valley Adult Day Center is a 14,000 square foot facility the provides senior care services in a comfortable home-like setting. Some of the services offered are:

  • a common room for group activities and socializing
  • a kitchen and dining room for lunch and snacks
  • Hair salon
  • Art room
  • gardens
Julie, a former Altrusan, currently provides nursing services at the Day Center.  We are excited to support their programs with a donation.

We also enjoyed the special event of the initiation of  Dreaner Sanford as a new member of Altrusa of Carroll County.  She was introduced to all by her sponsor, Peg Poirier.  Welcome Dreaner!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

New Member and Guest Speakers

Nancy welcoming our guests, Barbara Reilly and Melanie Shaw of Sand Dollar Foundation.
Cathy Sholtanis welcomes Anne to our Club.

On February 4th Altrusa of Carroll County members met and welcomed our newest member, Anne McKenna.  Anne has been helping our group pack food for End 68-Hours of Hunger and is now officially an Altrusan!

We also welcomed as guest speakers Melanie Shaw and Barbara Reilly of The Sand Dollar Foundation. Introduced by Nancy Spaulding, Melanie, founder of the new non-profit, explained how the organization seeks to help those battling cancer obtain support of alternative therapies.