Altrusa of Meredith, NH - Leading to a Better Community

Zienzele Foundation
Altrusa has developed a partnership with the Zienzele Foundation which 
aids children in Zimbabwe who have lost parents through HIV. The 
Foundation works with the Zimbabwe women who create baskets to be sold  
in the United States.  Altrusa has sold many baskets on several occasions to 
promote this endeavor.  All monies are sent directly back to Zimbabwe to 
cover the school costs for the orphaned children.
  






Food Drive June 3, 2017
Food Drive June 3, 2017
Community Service Committee organized a food drive for the local community food pantries. (Pictured left to right: Cindy and Judy
Outdoor Winter Clothing Drive in conjunction with ILES
Jackets, Snow Pants, Hats, Gloves, Mittens & Scarves are needed New or gently used - All Sizes! Drop off locations: Edward Jones Investments 14 Main Street, Meredith Meredith Village Savings Bank Route 25, Meredith Monday 9/26 thru Monday 10/17
Outdoor Winter Clothing Drive in conjunction with ILES
Cow Pie Bingo 2016
Cow Pie Bingo 2016
A fun event for the entire family.
Bobby's Barrels
At Lake Waukewan in honor of past Altrusa Sister Bobby Smyth.
Bobby's Barrels
Altrusa Scholarship Awards, May 2016
Altrusa Scholarship Awards, May 2016
Bonnie Ireland is awarded scholarship by Altrusa member Pat Moriarty
Marian Touhey Scholarship
Kristen Powell receives scholarship from Altrusa member Phyllis Hamblet
Marian Touhey Scholarship
Dr. Jeannette Ritzenthaler Scholarship
Dr. Jeannette Ritzenthaler Scholarship
Ann Marie Welch receives the Dr Ritz scholarship from Altrusa member Betty Cook
Best Pizza Cook-Off Winner
L to R: Barbara Goren, Best Pizza Cook-Off Pizza Chair with Cook-Off winner,Gregg Grant, Wine’ing Butcher Kitchen Manager. Pizza paddle designed by Altrusan Kelly Bennett.
Best Pizza Cook-Off Winner
First Pizza Cook Off
First Pizza Cook Off
at Meredith Community Center. Proceeds to benefit Rec Department Summer Camp
District One Conference, April 2016
Meredith Altrusa Most New Members
District One Conference, April 2016
Meredith Altrusans
Meredith Altrusans
Several memners attended District One Conference in No. Conway NH
District One Conference, April 2016
Some of our members enjoying Conference
District One Conference, April 2016
Astra Club attends Conference
Astra Club attends Conference
Astra Scholar
Altrusa awards scholarship to Alaina Duchin
Astra Scholar
Kindergarten Bags
Kindergarten Bags
Each year our Literacy Committee assembles bags to be distributed to incoming kindergarten classes in Meredith, Sandwich and Moultonborough
Altrusans prepare dinner
Altrusa hosts Community Dinners on the last Wed of each month at no cost to attendees
Altrusans prepare dinner
Janet Gulezian serving guests
Janet Gulezian serving guests
Guests enjoying another delicious meal
Astra Club donates to Hospital
Astra girls made and donated fleece blankets to LRGH Family Birth Center
Astra Club donates to Hospital
Altrusa donates to "CERT" the Lake Region Community Emergency Response Team
Altrusa donates to "CERT" the Lake Region Community Emergency Response Team
Pictured: LR-CERT
Altrusa donates to 'Turn Up The Heat'
L to R: Barbara Goren, Carol Gerken and Laurie Brothers
Altrusa donates to 'Turn Up The Heat'
New Member Installation
New Member Installation
Fall 2015
Our newest Members
Pat,Cindy, Kathy and Susan
Our newest Members
Pemi-Baker Literacy Spelling Bee
Pemi-Baker Literacy Spelling Bee
Altrusa's team 'Cast a Spell' were the winners of the Spelling Bee. Altrusa had 2 other teams in the event: The Spelling Bees and the Stellar Spellers. Kudos to all
Sock donation to homeless
Altrusa along with Meredith Rotary Ineract Club donated hundreds of socks for 'Helping the Homeless'
Sock donation to homeless
Bessie, the star of our biggest fundraiser
Bessie, the star of our biggest fundraiser
Cow Pie Bingo!
Cow Pie Happens!
Lynn showing off Cow Pie shirts for Cow Pie Bingo
Cow Pie Happens!
Food Drive, Oct 10, 2015
Food Drive, Oct 10, 2015
Altrusa holds a Food Drive to benefit local food pantres
Donating to Food Drive
Member, Barbara Goren, shown accepting donation for food pantries
Donating to Food Drive
Covered Bridge Presentation by Arnold Graton
Covered Bridge Presentation by Arnold Graton
presented by Altrusa & Community Garden Club
Preparing food for Aug Community Dinner
Judy, Sylvia & Janet shucking corn
Preparing food for Aug Community Dinner
Farm to Table
Farm to Table
Members collect food at Moultons Farm to distribute to food pantries, etc
Memorial Day Flags
Several Altrusa members traveled to Veterans Cemetary in Bow NH to assist in placing flags on Veteran's graves
Memorial Day Flags
Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship Recipients
At our May Dinner Meeting , we awarded 6 scholarships to non-traditional students
Scholarship awarded to Astra member
Astra President, Kylie Dickinson, receives Astra scholarship from Altrusa Scholarship Chair, Lorraine Cahill
Scholarship awarded to Astra member
Altrusa donates to Community Caregivers
Altrusa donates to Community Caregivers
Community Service Chair,Barbara Goren, presents check to Caregiver Director, Ann Sprague
Altrusa Donates $500 to Circle Program
Altrusa president, Carol Gerken, and Community Service members, Susan Amiss and Barbara Goren present check to Cirlce Exec Director, Kathleen Kearns
Altrusa Donates $500 to Circle Program
Donation to 2015 Easter Egg Hunt
Donation to 2015 Easter Egg Hunt
Altrusa donated $200 to the annual Easter Egg Hunt that is held @ Meredith Community Center
New Members Installed
At our Feb 2015 meeting, we installed new members: Ann Marie, Doris and Judy
New Members Installed
Donation to 'Turn up the Heat"
Donation to 'Turn up the Heat"
Altrusa donates $1500 to 'Turn up the Heat'
Jan 2015 Community Dinner
Some of the Altrusa and Astra helpers at the free Community Dinner hosted by Altrusa @ the Meredith Congregational Church
Jan 2015 Community Dinner
Donation to Golden View
Donation to Golden View
Altrusa donates hairdos to Golden View residents
19th Annual Festival of Trees
Another beautiful and successful Festival
19th Annual Festival of Trees
Altrusa's Literacy Tree
Altrusa's Literacy Tree
The Noel Shoppe Crew
wonderful local and handmade items were for sale at the Fsetival of Trees
The Noel Shoppe Crew
Magic and Mittens ~ Special Children's Event at 2014 Festival of Trees
Magic and Mittens ~ Special Children's Event at 2014 Festival of Trees
Magician Jim Goren is shown with his granddaughter Caroline
Cultural Arts Committee
Kudos to committee for a fun, interesting event at Hermit Woods Winery
Cultural Arts Committee
Hermit Woods Winery Tour
Hermit Woods Winery Tour
The Cultural Arts Committee hosted a lovely event at new winery on Main St in Meredith
Hermit Woods
Wine Cellar Tour
Hermit Woods
May 2014 Community DInner
May 2014 Community DInner
Altrusans served over 50 neighbors at this event
Whale of a Sale
More happy workers
Whale of a Sale
Whale of a Sale
Whale of a Sale
Happy and wet pricing the treasures
June Installation Meeting
June Installation Meeting
Newly Installed Officers and Board Members for next Biennium
New President and Vice President installed
Outgoing president, Lisa Davis, is about to pass gavel to incoming president, Carol Gerken. Incoming Vice President is Jeanne Claridge
New President and Vice President installed
Farm to table
Farm to table
Altrusa is a partner with John Moulton of Moulton Farms to provide fresh produce to local food pantries.
May Whale of a Sale
May Whale of a Sale
Pemi Baker Spelling Bee
Pemi Baker Spelling Bee
On the evening of February 15th 2013, three teams (nine club members) from the Meredith Altrusa Club participated in the First Annual Pemi-Baker Literacy Task Force Spelling Bee “Letters, Lyrics, & Laughter” at The Common Man in Plymouth, NH.
Homebound Deliveries
Twice a month Altrusa members deliver Meredith library books to homebound patrons which continues one of our inititives in promoting literacy in our community.
Homebound Deliveries