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Newsletter February 2015

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Mission Statement

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.

Deanne Bishop

Sharon Beardsley

Cheryl Schroeder

Laura Frost-McSweeney

Carey Collard

Marsha Eckelman

Charlotte Dinolt

Stone Dental Lab

Sharon Busby

Barb Lewis

Evelyn Brookhyser

Please select the amount of your tax-deductible donation below!

$30.00 Donation

$60.00 Donation

$90.00 Donation

Other Donation

"Thank you for supporting women and children in the Yaquina Bay area"

Service Projects

"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.

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Meeting Date and Time

Members meet on the 1st 3nd Wednesdays of each month, from Noon until 1:00 p.m.

The first meeting on the 1st Wednesday (Board Meeting) is at Embarcadero Resort Hotel. 

The Second meeting on the 3rd Wednesday (Board/Program Meeting) is at Best Western.


Address: Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay
P O Box 314
Newport, OR 97365

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President  Kathy Manning
Vice President  Doretta Smith
Secretary  Evelyn Brookhyser
Treasurer  Julie Baldwin
Director   Kristin Ament
Director   Liz Martin 
Director   Lin Shubert
Past President  Dee Nebert
Newsletter  Kim Voetberg  
Web  Kristin Arment 
Committee Roster/Chairperson(s) 
Seafood & Wine Festival: Kristin Arment, Chair; Gabrielle McEntee-Wilson, Co-Chair 
Trivia Bee: Stacy Minner, Chair 
Garage Sale: Josie Thompson, Chair
Project School Bell: Julie Baldwin, Chair 
Dental Program: Andrea Helmke, Chair 
Literacy: Evelyn Brookhyser, Chair 
Community Service: Ursula Marinelli, Chair; Josie Thompson, Co-Chair 
Membership: Liz Martin, Chair 
Hospitality: Liz Martin, Chair
Roster Coordinator: Kim Voetberg
Publicity & Public Relations: Cindy McConnell 
Grant Writing: Dee Nebert 
Newsletter (bi-monthly): Kim Voetberg, Editor; Cindy McConnell, Contributing Writer 
Photography: Nancy Jane Reid 
Scrapbook: Holly Terlson

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