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.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Fundraiser at the Gibson Center Craft Fair

The sun was shining on us as we held a fundraiser in cooperation with the Gibson Senior Center in North Conway.  In the middle of a very busy Memorial Day craft fair we set up a grill (thank you to Cathy Baybutt!) and sold hotdogs, chips, cookies and water.  Saturday was the busiest day but we handled it with our group of members who worked throughout the 2 days.  We sold out of hotdogs by 2 pm on Sunday with sales for the 2 days totaling $548.00 providing us with a profit of about $450 for our literacy projects.  Not bad for our first attempt!


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cookbooks to share

Altrusa of Carroll County received a donation of 100 cookbooks from Hannaford stores.  Our members chose to give these cookbooks to all of the local Food Pantries to be given out with bags of food.  Our Altrusa label was placed on each cookbook to help spread the word of our efforts.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Digging Plants

On Monday, May 20th, a group from Altrusa of Carroll County and from the Friends of the Cook Library gathered at the invitation from The Community School in South Tamworth to thin their gardens and to gather plants for the fundraising Plant Sale on June 1st.  Many pots were filled and readied for sale!  It was fun playing in the dirt!

Save the Dates! Upcoming Events

We have several up-coming events!  Mark your calendars and join us for fun and fund-raising!
  • Hot Dogs, Hot Dogs!  May 25 - 26, 2019  - We will be selling hot dog lunches at the Gibson Center Craft Fair in North Conway center over Memorial Day weekend.
  • Plant Sale! June 1, 2019 - at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth.  A collaborative fund-raising event with the Friends of the Cook Library to support our literacy programs.
  • Dinner Meeting June 10, 2019, 5:30 pm.  At The Barn at the Preserve, Chocorua, NH.  We will enjoy a special year-end dinner with special guest speaker Candy Chaplin of the Nepal Children's Health and Education Fund.
Plant Sale crew from 2018

Committees

Our Club has several committees which have fun while keeping us running smoothly!
Membership Committee meeting

Communication Committee meeting

Habitat for Humanity Women's Build

The members of Altrusa of Carroll County support many local non-profits in our area, including Habitat for Humanity.  The  Women's Build is traditionally held the day before Mother's Day when 50 women gather to donate their time and skills in constructing the newest Habitat home.   Our Club provides breakfast and lunch to these hard-working women and men.
Breakfast crew: Beth, Sue, Marsha, Thelma, Kathy

Cathy and Skylar