Club News

Club is honored at District Conference-2015

Altrusans from all over the District gathered in Quebec City, Canada in April to exchange ideas and applaud successes. Altrusa International of Central, CT were presented with 1st place in the most coveted award--the Mamie L. Bass Award for service--for their project entitled "Proteins for the Pantry".  The club also received a 2nd place award-the Letha H. Brown Literacy Award for their project entitled "Altrusa's Gerard F. Melito Senior Citizens' Poetry Contest -2014.  The club also received the 1st place Publicity Award, the 2nd place Newsletter Award, the 1st place Yearbook Award and the 2nd place Membership Award.  Cudos to all!

Pat Jackowski was elected a Director on the District Board.  Pat was elected at the District Conference in Quebec- and will serve a 2 year term from June 2015 to May 2017.

Club is honored at International Convention-2013

International chairpersons attending workshops at the convention were given a copy of Central Connecticut Club's "Toot Your Own Altrusa Horn in 100 Ways" list.  It was viewed as a helpful tool in promoting Altrusa in each individual community. The International Convention was held in Rotorua, New Zealand last July 2013 and was attended by Altrusans from all over the world. 

Proteins For the Pantry--Altrusans partnered with Civitans and Soroptimists to pack a truck-ful of protein items for the local food pantry. The truck was set up at the local Stop & Shop and members were there to receive donations from 9AM to 2PM on a Saturday in August 2015.

Gerard F. Melito Senior Citizens Poetry Contest was held in April.  52 Seniors over the age of 80 submitted poems for the joy of being acknowledge and possibly receiving one of 3 cash prizes.  A reception was held to honor the winners and everyone received a booklet with all the poems submitted..

Blankets, Books and Babies--Halloween at Hallie House

Members partnered with Hallie House mothers to make non-sew blankets for the babies.  It was a fun-filled night with a Halloween theme.  Books  Make A Difference Day Project-2014

Letha H. Brown Prize Winner--April 2014-"16,000 Books"

The Altrusa Books for Community project is designed to spread the love of reading by providing books where they are most needed and wanted--to the very young, to young adults at risk, to the homeless, to young and pregnant mothers, to veterans and to the summer school bookmobile.  Books are collected year round through the community, family and member donations and purchases. Since 2005, 16,000 books have been donated! In 2015, 800 books were donated--some going to the local pediatrician's office.

Little Free Library--Members set up a Little Free Library in their local YMCA.  It was filled with 40 children's books and the club will see to it that the Library is replenished as needed.

Cruise Night on Main St.--Members had a booth on Main St. during the chamber's cruise night.  As people milled around and enjoyed the old cars on exhibit, they stopped by the Altrusa table and were able to walk away with a free book and bookmark.

Thanksgiving Basket--Members bring in items needed for a Thanksgiving meal.  Basket is donated to Cromwell Human Services Department.

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