District ONE Awards Information

This section contains the information and forms an Altrusa Club needs to participate in the district's yearly award competition.

Club Presidents are asked to review the information that follows and to pass it along to those club members responsible for submitting entries.

Awards submission contacts and deadlines for Conference 2017--Who to send it to and when!

 

 The Mamie L. Bass Service Award

 The Mamie L. Bass Community Service Award was established by the International Board of Directors in July 1963, as a memorial to Altrusa's first national President. Mamie L. Bass.  The name of the award was changed to the "Mamie L. Bass Service Award" by the International Board of Directors in July 1975.

Objectives:

  • Stimulate interes in developing action programs in the community that fall within the scope of Altrusa's program of service.
  • Encourage members of local clubs to participate actively in service projects designed to meet specific local needs.
  • Recognize outstanding club achievement in community service.
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Letha H. Brown Literacy Award

The Letha H. Brown Literacy Award was established by the International Board of Directors in July 1993 to honor Past International President Letha H. Brown, who, in 1977, introduced literacy as a major emphasis of the organization.

Objectives:

  • Stimulate interest in developing active literacy projects to serve their communities.
  • Create an awareness of Altrusa and its commitment to literacy.
  • Encourage members of local clubs to actively participate in literacy projects designed to meet specific community needs.
  • Recognize outstanding club achievement in service to the community.
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Dr. Nina Fay Calhoun International Relations Award

Objectives:

  • To encourage and to stimulate international relations
  • To create an awareness of other cultures and people of the world
  • To recognize outstanding Club achievement in international relations
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Gabrielle Crepeau Leadership Award

The Gabrielle Crepeau Leadership Award is an award unique to District ONE.  It honors Gabrielle Crepeau who died of cancer in 2000 as she was serving as District ONE's Governor Elect. 

Objectives:

  • To inspire leadership development by identifying an Altrusan who exemplifies the expression "walk the talk".
  • To identify a leader who finds a need and provides help, and who encourages others to set goals. Leading by example, she inspires Altrusans, co-workers and members of her community to challenge themselves and others to meet their goals.

 "The Gaby" recognizes and rewards these qualities.

 Please see the DSB for more information.

The Club Newsletter Award

 Guidelines for Newsletters--Altrusa Encyclopedia

The Club Publicity and Public Relations Award

Objectives:

  • To encourage clubs to build the Altrusa image by using local media outlets to promote community service and fundraising events
  • To encourage club members to build the Altrusa image to attract new members

CLICK HERE FOR PUBLICITY AWARD SCORE SHEET



The Club Yearbook Award

Yearbook Guidelines from the Encyclopedia

Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award

The Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award is named in honor of the legendary Eleanor Roosevelt, who included active membership in the Altrusa Club of New York City in her service-oriented life.  It is the only award Altrusa International gives to a member.  Designed to recognize an Altrusan who makes a lasting contribution to community service as a result of involvement with Altrusa, the award is given to an Altrusan who has a distinguised service record at the local, District and International levels.

For the most current Award information, refer to the Altrusa website or contact the Altrusa International office.

Any Altrusa Club may submit one of their Altrusans as a candidate for this international award.  It is presented every two years at the International Awards banquet.

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