Altrusa International Club of Meredith - Leading to a Better Community

Sponsored by the local Altrusa Club, Astra serves as a volunteer organization for young people, ages 12 to 25,  and inspires members
to use their time and talents to enrich the lives of others.

Not Active at this time
Community Service
Serves the community in three ways:
Develops relationships with key community service providers and assesses needs within the community
Responds to request for assistance for victims of disaster
Promotes and supports cultural arts awareness and activities with club members
Chair: Barbara Goren
Assistant: Paula Trombi

Community Dinners
Homemade meals served to area residents by members of the committee. Held at the  Meredith Community Center the fourth Wednesday of each month. Dinner is served at 5:30. Doors will open at 5:00 to give everyone a chance to visit with neighbors over a cup of coffee.  The dinner is free, but some guests may choose to make a very welcome donation.
                                                                       Co-Chairs:  Sylvia Detscher
                                                                          Judy Hodges

Finance / Bylaws
Finance is responsible for keeping financial records and monitoring the Club Budget by meeting with Committee Chairs to project a budget for upcoming year based on committee discussions, needs, expenditures for current year to project what is needed for next year.  Budget is presented to Board of Directors for review and ultimately voted on by general membership.

Bylaws reviews and make recommendations for any changes to Club Bylaws and keeps membership  aware of changes, presenting to the District BRR for approval prior to membership for final approval.
   Co-Chairs: Phyllis Hamblet
                    Janine Schifino

Organizes and runs programs for dinner meetings and internal fund raisers. Members serve as hosts for dinner meeting, including set up, collecting dinner money, running dinner raffles and greeting members & guests.
Co-Chairs:  Carol Gerken
                   Vickie Carty

Proposes and implements projects to promote and develop literacy within the community.
Co-Chairs: Sylvia Detscher
               Pat McFarlin

Membership Committee
Plans and presents/implements informational meetings and other ongoing programs to gain new 
members and to retain existing members.   Mentors prospective members and coordinates the initiation of new members.
Co-Chairs:  Monica Bennett 
                 Lorraine Cahill

Oversees the club's scholarship program.  This includes publicity, distribution of applications, reviewing and interviewing and awards the candidates.

Co-Chairs: Shirley Currier 
                 Karen Truberg

Communications/Public Relations/Archives      
           Develops and implements processes for communicating to members.
          .   Publishes a periodic newsletter to club members.           .
  •     Submit photos and articles to newspapers and other media to promote and raise             
              awareness of Altrusa.
        Responsible for taking all pictures at all events. 
         .   Develops relationships with other area service clubs and work together at various times.
          Maintains permanent records of the club's documents, awards and photos and updates
             the digital frame.
                                                         Co-Chairs:  Janine Schifino & Paula Trombi