Meredith Altrusa VIRTUAL Festival of Trees 

Join us for our 25th year of festival celebrations.

How? Come right back here starting December 6th 

The Festival will go on from December 6th - December 16th

The following information is to let you know how each of the 3 activities can be accessed

  • Activity #1: Enjoy a spectacular online slideshow of magical trees. Experience (an abbreviated) Festival history with trivia and trees since 1996. At the end of the slideshow, you will see three of our most memorable trees selected to represent three local non-profits (Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund, Isaiah Café  61, and the Inter-Lakes K-12  PTO. Please vote on your favorite of these three trees with a donation. We will match your donation, dollar for dollar (up to $1,000 per tree). Vote on one or all three! Your donations, matched by Altrusa, will be distributed at the end of our event to each of these non-profits. Exactly how to vote/donate will be explained on our website beginning December 6th.

Activity #2 - “Hands on”: You will find two Giving Trees, one displayed at Meredith Hannaford and the other at E.M. Heath Supermarket in Center Harbor. Select an ornament with “giving” instructions or suggestions on the back. Help us help others with creative giving!

Activity #3) ENTER TO WIN! This is our “thank you event”! The larger the donation, the greater chance you have to win from a selection of five spectacular gift baskets, including our 25th Anniversary “Mystery Basket”. Watch for photos, an itemized listing per basket, and how to enter on our website beginning December 6th. Donations must be received by December 14th. The drawing will be held on December 16th, and winners notified the following day by phone and/or email.

Please remember, come back starting December 6th to view our Virtual Festival of Trees.

Join in on our celebration by participating in the activities outlined above!

All proceeds will be distributed through

The Altrusa International Foundation of Meredith, N.H., Inc.

a 501c3 non-profit, EIN #46-0838690

Altrusa Meredith Community Dinners  held on the 4th

Wednesday of each month are on hold until further notice.

We recognize that all of a sudden like yours, our lives are adjusting daily to this uncharted public health concern. We appreciate your patience as we follow best practices by discontinuing our monthly dinners for the time being.  

We will let you know as soon as we know that it will be  safe to resume these monthly dinners at the Meredith Community Center.

Please take care of yourself, your family and your community. 

You can email us at: [email protected]

What is Altrusa?


The Altrusa Club of Meredith is comprised of over 35 women from the surrounding local communities. We are recognized as leaders in service who contribute to the betterment of the communities from which we draw our membership.

2018-2020 Board Members

L to R: VP Sylvia Detscher, President Kathy LaPoint, Treasurer Karen Truberg, former Director Barbara Goren, Director Paula Trombi, Past president Laurie Brothers, Director Pat McFarlin. M​issing from picture : Director Janine Schifino

Mission Statement

We will support individuals, families, and organizations within our communities, local and global.


November 6, 1930 - January 13, 2020

Helen  joined Altrusa in October  1989.

Helen was a friend, a mentor and an inspiration to anyone  who met her.  She was involved with many causes throughout her life and gave her time and talent to all of them.   Her intelligence, grace, leadership,  compassion,  sense of humor and her never ending curiosity are why it was a joy to be around her.  Helen had a strong belief that because of all the tech devices today we are losing the art of communicating with one another eye to eye.   She spread joy  to all who knew her and that is why so many have said: 

"I want to be Helen when I grow up."

Towns in the Meredith Club

Meredith Center Harbor  Holderness Laconia . Moultonborough

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