Enriching Lives Through Various Activities

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Community Service &
Disaster

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 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.  Committee Chairs meet to  discuss the upcoming year's budget needs based on projected expenditures.  Then, these budgets are presented to the Board of Directors for review and ultimately voted on by the general membership.

Reviews Bylaws and makes recommendations for any changes to Club Bylaws and keeps membership aware of changes;  presents changes to the District BRR for approval prior to membership for final approval.


Co-Chairs: 

Phyllis Hamblet
Janine Schifino

Ho​spitality

Organizes and runs programs for dinner meetings and internal fund raisers. Committee members serve as hosts for business & dinner meetings, including  but not limited to setting up, reserving meeting rooms, collecting dinner money, running dinner raffles, greeting visitors, guests & members 


Co-Chairs:

Carol Gerken

Vickie Carty

Literacy 

Proposes and implements projects to promote and develop literacy competency for all ages within the local & greater international communities.
Our sub committees have been based upon these on-going projects but are not limited to or "bound" to these:
 

  • WIC Women, Infants and Children
  •  Daycare Readings:  To Preschoolers 
  •  K-Bags:  Given to incoming kindergartners 
  • Home Bound Deliveries: Adults/Seniors
  •  International Projects:  Various ages, depending upon the specific project chosen for support.
  • Got Books! Coordinated with Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes.

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

Scholarship

Mission and Vision of the Scholarship Committee

Mission: To provide educational scholarships to the non-traditional student 23 years of age or older in our local communities through the intentions and benefits of the
Dr. Jeanette Ritzenthaler and Marian Touhey
Scholarship Funds.  


    Vision: To differentiate and recognize the Meredith Altrusa Club Scholarship Program as a leading source of educational

scholarships for the non-traditional student within
our communities.


Co-Chairs:

Shirley Currier

Karen Truberg

Communications

Implements processes for communicating to members
Operates and maintains the website:
www.altrusameredithnh.org;

 updates the website, posts press releases, flyers, and information on programs and events sponsored by the club; publishes two periodic newsletters and sends them to club members and District One; submits photos and articles to local newspapers and other media to promote and raise awareness of Altrusa;  partners with other area clubs, District One and International to promote Altrusa activities both locally
and globally.

Maintains copies of the club's documents, awards and photos, along with updating a digital photo frame displaying our club activities at events throughout the year. 


Co-Chairs:

Janine Schifino 

Paula Trombi