Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Town

Our Club supports the work of the Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy by assisting with their fundraiser and community effort, Halloween Town.  Held on October 26th at King Pine Ski Area and Camp Tohkomeupog in East Madison, NH, the site provides 1/2 mile of lighted pathways, decorated and spooky cabins for trick-or-treating, games, a bouncy house, games and lots of candy.  Our members greeted visitors, handed out maps, sold coffee and hot cocoa, and helped with the games.  It was fun seeing the children and all the costumes!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Each year our Club organizes a team of walkers for the Making Strides event in North Conway held on October 20, 2019.  This year we raised about $2,000 for the Cancer Society to fund research about breast cancer!  In addition to joining the walk, our members worked on set-up and registration, helping where needed.  What a great group!!
Our team of walkers
Nancy and Cindy at the registration tent.

Ending 68-Hours of Hunger

Altrusa of Carroll County supports the effort to End 68-Hours of Hunger by packing bags of food for local school children on the 4th Thursday of each month through the end of school.  On October 24th we had a great group of nine, Altrusans and friends, work to pack these bags.  With so many helpers, we were able to complete the job early and have time to chat.  What a wonderful group of hard-working women!
Kathy Laracy was chief "bag-lady", getting the double bags lined up.

Our crew after filling approximately 140 bags for all the local schools.  Still smiling!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Helping with the Reach the Beach Race

Lisa Dufault and Valley Promotions helps Altrusa of Carroll County to publicize and promote our projects and in turn we assist her at a stop on the Reach the Beach Relay Race.  The Race was held this year on Friday, September 13th and Lisa was in charge of the Echo Lake State Park transition point.  Four of our members helped with directing traffic, recording times and answering questions from the runners and their teams.  It was a beautiful sunny day and a very successful race with 500 teams participating in the 200 mile relay.
Donna was time-keeper while Cathy, Diane and Kathy directed traffic.

Committees Meeting and Planning

As we begin a new season with Altrusa, the members of our various committees are meeting, usually over some delicious meals, and making plans for an exciting year!
Communications Committee meeting

Community Service Committee planning service projects

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A New Season!

As many of us finish up a fun summer of travel, friends and family, we are all looking forward to a new season with Altrusa.  The Board has planned an exciting new year with interesting speakers and events. Our first meeting this Fall will be on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Runnells Hall in Chocorua.  This will be our first meeting at our new day - the first Tuesday of the month.  The Hospitality Committee will be hosting this first meeting and the members urge all to remember to bring your own plates and placemat.  In a effort to be more environmentally conscious and not throw out plastic tablecloths each month, these members suggest that we each bring a placemat along with our plates.

Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events on this blog to see what is happening!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June Dinner Meeting at The Preserve

What a wonderful evening we enjoyed at The Preserve at Chocorua in Tamworth!  We first inducted our newest member, Cheryl Lang of Ossipee, in a ceremony with a warm welcome from Nancy and Janel.  This was followed by a brief meeting during which Diane announced that the Cook Library Plant Sale earned approximately $2,000 for our club.  A very successful fundraiser!!  After a short discussion, the membership voted to change the date of our Club meetings to the 1st Tuesday of each month, starting in September.  With this change we hope to avoid the conflicts with the Monday holidays.  For our summer activities it was decided to have a group trip to the Barnstormers in August, arranged by Ruth Stevens. More details will follow.  All the members are invited to visit the gang at Wells Beach and are urged to contact Nancy, Marsha, Lorraine or Barb to arrange a date.

We all enjoyed a delicious dinner after which we had a presentation by Candy Chaplin describing the work of the Nepal Children's Health and Education Foundation (NCHEF).  For more than 20 years, Cindy has arranged to support the residents of a remote village in Nepal with medical and educational supplies.  Her photos and the description of their work was heart-warming and our club voted to donate $100 to support the efforts of this foundation.
Altrusa members at The Preserve

Cheryl, Welcome to Altrusa! 

Candy Chaplin of the NCHEF receiving our donation for the children in Nepal after her presentation.