Altrusa of Nanaimo, British Columbia - Information

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Newsletter - September 2017

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What Can Altrusa Offer You?

  • A unique opportunity to enhance the lives of others.

  • Lasting friendships and a fun atmosphere.

  • Satisfaction from being involved in activities that make your community a better place to live.

  • An opportunity to work with other volunteer groups on a variety of service projects.

Mission Statement

Altrusa of Nanaimo is a service organization of people who through leadership, fellowship and volunteering, provide programs and funding to improve the quality of life in their community. With a focus on woman, children and literacy, members enjoy hands-on involvement in on-going projects and activities.

Projects and Activities

  • In partnership with Haven House for women and children in crisis, provide ongoing assistance in different areas.

  • Make and deliver Personal Care Bags for women in crisis.

  • Bake muffins for local schools for our Feed-A-Reader program.

  • Assist Rotary with their annual used book sale.

  • Provide Library Delivery Services for shut-ins, in conjunction with Vancouver Island Regional Library.

  • Support Nanaimo/Ladysmith School Foundation with funding for bursaries; literacy, summer school and emergency school programs.

  • Provide financial assistance for youths for job-training, education or life coping skills.

  • Project Re-Entry - provide funding to enable individuals to train or upgrade their skills and re-enter the workforce.

NOTE:

Project Re-Entry provides emergency financial assistance to individuals who are upgrading their skills or retraining, so that they may enter the workforce and provide a better life for their family. 

Project Re-Entery is one of Altrusa Nanaimo's most important service projects. Recipients of this fund have gone on to careers in nursing, long term care, trades and business, and/or they have enrolled in college courses. A one time amount of up to $1,000 dollars is available. To apply, please click here: PROJECT RE-ENTRY APPLICATION FORM  Complete the form and submit it with a reference letter to Altrusa Nanaimo, by mail or email.

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Contact Us - New Members Are Always Welcome

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Mail:  Altrusa Club of Nanaimo 
  Box 882
  Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N2
   
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Meeting Date and Time

2nd Tuesday (September to June)
Business Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
Dover Room
Nanaimo Seniors Village 
6089 Uplands Drive 
 
4th Tuesday (September to June) 
Dinner Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m.
Ricky's All Day Grill
809 Island Hwy @Days Inn
Nanaimo, BC

Officers

President  Linda Reetham-Clayton 
Vice President  Jan Weir
Secretary  Cheryl Curkowskj 
Treasurer  Lisa Mac Tavish 
Director  Margaret Johnson 
Director  Susan Simpson 
Director  Judy Wilson 
Past President  Janice Spencer 

Funding Sources

Funding sources include a variety of fund raising activities such as:

  • Christmas Craft Sale

  • Thrifty Smile Cards

  • Garden Tour

  • Christmas Swags

  • Rotary Book Sale

  • We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

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