Newsletter - February 2014
Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay is dedicated to
improving the lives of women and children in Lincoln County
through literacy, social and health services, and educational opportunities.
30/30 Campaign Donation
Below is a list of persons who have donated to the 30/30 campaign. Donations are still being accepted at our mailing address: Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay, P O Box 314, Newport, OR 97365.
Stone Dental Lab
Please select the amount of your tax-deductible donation below!
"Thank you for supporting women and children in the Yaquina Bay area"
"Project School Bell" - Clothing, personal hygiene items, and Prescription for Student Retention Program. Chair: Stacy Minner. This program works to improve the self esteem of elementary through high school students. Students are identified by the Lincoln County School District’s staff based on their needs for additional assistance and at the beginning of the school year, clothing and personal hygiene items are provided. Project School Bell works with the school district throughout the year, going on several shopping trips. Through improving the self image of these children, we hope to encourage these students to stay in school. Project School Bell also pays for prescriptions that are needed by students who are unable to pay for needed medications.
Something to Smile About" - Dental Program - Chair: Cindy McConnell. “Something to Smile About” is a very successful program that focuses on dental hygiene as preventative care, as well as urgent dental treatment needs of school aged children and eligible women. The program also provides dental kits, educational information, and sponsors a dental van through Medical Teams International, to visit local schools.
Literacy Project - Chair: Evelyn Brookhyser. This year, the Literacy Committee is planning a book sale. Gently used books, cds, and dvds have been collected and will be for sale at Yaquina View Elementary School. In addition, the committee provides mini-grants to area teachers to expand their classroom libraries. They also fundraise by selling beautiful hand-painted Christmas ornaments. Last year, the committee submitted and secured a grant which brought in Portland author Scott Bayse. Scott visited with hunderds of 6th graders in Lincoln County during a writing workshop. The committee plans to make this an annual project, using various authors.
Helping Hands Award: Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay annually recognizes a local business that has given outstanding support to the club and its projects during the year.
Community Service Awards – Chair: Ursula Marinelli. Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay awards money each year to community organizations. Our group makes yearly donations to worthy organizations such as Lincoln County Children's Advocacy Center, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), My Sister's Place and Samaritan House to name a few. Donations to our community have averaged over $10,000 per year. This year awards were received by CSC Head Start, Waldport Community Learning Center, Lincoln County Children’s Advocacy Center, CASA of Lincoln County, My Sister’s Place and Samaritan House.
Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay also provides money to Oregon Coast Community College, for scholarships and GED Prep Testing Fees.
Annual Garage Sale - Chair: Josie Thompson. This event is held in late Summer or early Fall of each year. This is a big fundraiser for our club and it also provides the community with affordable goods and clothing.
Trivia Bee - Chair: Rhonda Stone. Altrusa hosts a trivia bee contest with teams sponsored by many area businesses. Proceeds from this profitable event fund scholarships and literacy projects for the community.
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival - Chair: Kristin Arment. Altrusa pours a variety of delicious wines from Henry Estates during the annual festival in late February.