Thursday, January 14, 2021

Christmas Charities

 Members of Altrusa of Carroll County have been collecting goods and cash donations for the three charities we are supporting during this past holiday season:

  • The Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy
  • Starting Point
  • Local Food Pantries
Our collections are going strong and we will continue to gather donations through the end of January.

Monday, December 14, 2020

DCYF Drive-By Christmas Party by Altrusa of Carroll County

 Our Altrusa members worked hard with the staff at DCYF to plan and prepare a Christmas Party for all the foster families and children in Carroll County.  With the health and safety concerns from the Covid pandemic, our party became a Drive-By event with families picking up school bags filled with wrapped books, crafts and cookies - one for each child.  Held at the First Congregational Church of Ossipee, Santa (Rob Owen) assisted in passing out the gifts.  Unfortunately, only 3 cars of families came to our party so the DCYF staff will distribute the remaining bags.

Altrusans packing gift bags

Santa passing bags to a foster family.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Altrusa Event Changes

 Altrusa Meeting, December 1st will go Virtual:

The December meeting, originally scheduled for December 1st at Runnells Hall, will be held via Zoom.  Watch for details in your email.

Book Wrapping, November 28th at Runnells Hall, has been cancelled.

Foster Family Drive-By Christmas Party will be held Saturday, December 12th from 1 - 3 pm at the First Congregational Church of Ossipee, Center Ossipee, NH.  

Foster Families can drive through the parking lot and pick up a new school bag containing books, crafts and treats for each child.

Supporting End 68-Hours of Hunger Program

 On Monday, November 23, seven members from our Club met at Kennett Middle School to organize foods for the End 68-Hours of Hunger program.  The organization will be distributing gift cards to the families for the Thanksgiving Holiday and time of Virtual Learning, so the many food items gathered in the recent Food Drive were organized and readied for next month.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Rolling Pink Rally!

Our Club continues to support the American Cancer Society by fundraising and participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event every October.  This year there were some changes to the event with a Rolling Pink Rally replacing the 5K Run/Walk,  but our team still did well in raising funds for the American Cancer Society.  We had 3 members, Cathy B., Lisa M., and Beth W., and 2 cars entered in the Rolling Pink Rally.  The weather was great and big smiles were everywhere!


Saturday, October 10, 2020

In-person meeting and New Officers

   On October 6th,  Altrusa members gathered for their first in-person meeting at Runnells Hall since the onset of the pandemic.  With temperatures taken, hand sanitizer and distancing with masks all 18 attendees felt very comfortable.  There were many smiles (behind masks) and happy conversations as friends met and chatted.  We discussed our ongoing service projects, with plans for:

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Rolling Pink Rally - October 15th
  • Packing bags for End 68-Hours of Hunger - Oct. 24, Nov. 23, Dec. 21
  • DCYF Foster Family Christmas Party - December 12th
   We also installed our new officers and Board members, welcoming Nancy Spaulding as President, Ellen Andreano as Vice President, Cathy Baybutt as Treasurer and Cathy Sholtanis as Secretary.  Cindy Hyatt, Pat McCoy and Beth Wheatley Dyson took on the role of Directors. 

   Our Club was also recognized with several awards: Distinguished Club Award, First Place for our Newsletter, and Second Place for adding new members.
Welcome to our new Board.

First meeting of the Fall

Friday, October 2, 2020

We're Back... At the Farmer's Market October 3

 After a successful first try, Altrusa of Carroll County will be back at the Tamworth Farmer's Market on Saturday, October 3rd with a booth selling crafts, gift items, jams and jellies.  The Market will be held at the Brett School in Tamworth with many booths and local items available.  Come check it out!