Club News

Service Project:  Initiative for Isis

A representative from the Isis Foundation, a charitable trust which works in partnership with 10 local non-profit organizations in Nepal and Uganda, spoke at the club meeting telling members of the need for knitted preemie hats and small blankets.  Members enlisted the help from knitters in the club and from a nursing home.  Members supplied the wool.  The hats and blankets were transported to Uganda as luggage of the Isis representatives when making their frequent trips to complete a week of service at the hospital.

Service Project:  "Helping Dr. Tiffany"

The club remains in contact with the doctors in Haiti after the disastrous earthquake.  Over 760 mosquito nets have been purchased and distributed to the families.  At the time of the cholera outbreak more funds were raised and donated to purchase medicine.  This is an ongoing project for the club.

Service Project:  Food Voucher Program

Members provide financial support to Bermudians in need by providing food vouchers.  The vouchers provide $300. of groceries every 3 months.

Literacy Project:  Rocking Into Literacy

The club set out to be the "Builder of Libraries" (actually the re-furbisher).  Noting the decreasing comprehension levels in reading in the local school system they took on two different grammar shcool libraries and overhauled them with new books.  Some books were purchased from their general fund but they also recruited the PTA, teachers and the public for this project.  They had local students reading to the public, sitting in rocking chairs at a Marketplace store while Altrusans handed out brochures about the project.  In the end the libraries were restocked with many donated books and more than 200 students are enjoying the results.

Fund Raising Project:

Members plan a Christmas Bake Sale every year.  Besides selling baked goods, members sell crafts and plants.

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