Altrusa Club of Campbell River, Canada - News

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Newsletter - October 2015

Recent Events

The club continues on its mission to care for its community, its children and its needs.  There have been little change in our overall membership numbers and twenty members have already signed up for the personal Centennial Service Project. The annual retreat took place in September 2016 at the Taku Resort on Quadra Island where we entertained District Twelve's Second Vice Governor Sarah Johnson and her mother.

Service Projects

We continue to support over 20 local communities, including the Women's Center, the Salvation Army, Adult Care Society's Day Care center and Music program, our local Hospice, Victims services with Trauma Bears, Search & Rescue, Meals on Wheels, the local Head Injury Society and our Parks & Recreation Summer Programs for underprivileged children.

Our "Make a Difference Day project last year involved the donation of 260 books to the Annual School Drive.

Hosting a tea for 200 "Golden Girls" of the community was another successful event.

Literacy Programs

These have been an ongoing focus for the club with Bursaries awarded at both High School and College levels. In addition we have literacy projects, Family Literacy Day; Four members are involved in Family tutoring.

Fundraising

  • We filled 130 orders for Christmas Swags
  • The newest fundraiser was a Fantasy Fashion show with over 170 people enjoying a festive evening of food and fashions from seven local stores
  • Our Annual Movie Event in February 2017 will again feature "Mama Mia"
  • We were fortunate to maintain significant fund from the providence of British Columbia. Our club was honored to receive $2,000 dollars from the Altrusa International Foundation. This grant was used to fund supplies for a service project at a local community apartment complex.

Contact Information

Altrusa International of Campbell River 
P O Box 874 
Campbell River, BC 
V9W 6Y4 
 

 

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