Altrusa of Clark County, Washington - News

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Newsletter June 2017

Initiation of new member at Christmas Party

  Jane VanDyke was initiated into
Altrusa International of Clark County
at the club's annual Christmas gathering
following a lovely dinner and
entertainment at the
Camas Meadows Golf Club.

Tina Smith receiving the first annual Karen French Giving Heart Award


This award will be given annually
at Christmas time to a club member
in memory of Altrusan Karen French
who was a member of
Altrusa International of Clark County.

Make A Difference Day Project - Fisher House

Members of our club

delivered donated children's books, games and bags to

Fisher House in Vancouver WA

 on October 22nd


Altrusa International of Clark County Annual Club Picnic

Pull pork and chicken with corn on the cob were featured, along with icy G & T's, local wines and seafood appetizers. Marie McEnry and her husband hosted the lovely August evening event. A silent auction to benefit the club included signed books and delicious peach jam and other items from members gardens.

Visit to Discovery Nursing and Rehab

On August 11th club members Sue Barrows and Kelly Ackley visited Discovery Nursing and Rehab in Vancouver to read to residents in the memory care unit. Stories include: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-up book by Eric Carle and Bears Wants More by Karma Wilson.

"Altrusa grant helps get books to families"

By The Columbian, Published March 5, 2014

Hazel Dell - Altrusa of Clark County, a chapter of an International service club, gave $1000.00 dollars to Hazel Dell Elementary School to help support its annual literacy promotion, the Hazel Dell Exchange Extravaganza. Club members, including President Tina Smith, gave books to families at the school event. The grant came from the Altrusa Family Literacy Initiative.

" Grant gets families involved in reading"

By The Columbian, Published November 26, 2014

Lincoln (neighborhood) To help encourage parents to become more involved in reading with their kids, Altrusa International of Clark County gave a $1,150.00 dollar grant to the Lincoln Elementary Family-Community Resource Center. The money helped pay for the Lincoln Loves Reading: Family Literacy Night on November 6th, where the school opened at night for 150 families who dressed in pajamas and had milk and cookies while taking part in reading activities. Each student left with a book, according to a press release.

Altrusa International of Clark County Foundation

   On February 20, 2015 Altrusa International of Clark County made our final payment of our $10,000.00 pledge for the Vancouver Library, opened in July 2012. Our donation made possible the fireplace on the 5th floor of the Vancouver Library. 
   Vancouver Library

2015 - Altrusa International of Clark County completed their $10,000.00 pledge which made possible a gas fireplace and mantel in the 5th floor of the reading room.
   Cascade Park Library

2011 - Altrusa International of Clark County completed their $10,000.00 pledge which made it possible an electronic reader board for current library events in the library lobby.
  Battle Ground Library

2008 - Altrusa International of Clark County completed their $10,000.00 pledge which made possible a meeting room named for the Club.
   Three Creeks Library

2005 - Altrusa International of Clark County completed their pledge to the Childrens Area for books and equipment.

Friends of Altrusa International of Clark County Foundation

A Friend of Altrusa supports our Foundation but isn’t at this time ready to be a member of our club. For an annual donation to the Foundation, a Friend gets a window decal, a certificate and a quarterly email newsletter. Friends are welcome at all our fundraising and service events. Individuals can be a Friend or they can be a Friend in memory of or in honor of someone else or of something special. Altrusans truly appreciate our Friends.

Friends of Altrusa

Susan Arney
Susan Barrows 
Candace Carnegie 
Debbie Dietrich
Sue Eastman
Mary Jane Everist 
Friends of the Battle Ground Library 
Jane Higgins
Cheryl Olson
Pat Stewart
Christy Strong 



Two presenters and two Hostesses
for District Twelve Conference 

Clark County Altrusans
at District Twelve Conference
in Vancouver, WA 
Two Happy Dancers
at District Twelve Conference
Kathy and mom Rita Dietrich!

NorthWest Children's Outreach accepted a check from Altrusa International of Clark County Inc. in the amount of $350.00, towards supplies for their clients.

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