The Way We Were,
The Way We Are,
The Way We Will Be
Altrusa International,
Inc. of Raleigh
Building Better
Communities
At the February meeting,
Emily Johnson announced
her engagement to Lynn
Muchmore.
Jane Gray’s family welcomed
a new arrival to whom Jane
will be known as Gram, or
Nana, or Mimi or something
similar. What is that new
moniker, Jane?
At the Alice Aycock
Poe Center for
Health Education in
Raleigh a non-profit
organization, which
provides programs
and resources for
teaching North
Carolinians about
healthy lifestyles
The Durham and
Raleigh Altrusa
clubs joined
Chapel Hill in
celebrating 94
years of Altrusa.
Chapel Hill
hosted a
wonderful party
at the Chapel Hill
Country Club.
The theme was
"your best Easter
Bonnet".
At left Jane Gray gives the history of
Altrusa while Carol Paquette, Sandy Reid,
and Becky Lee look on. Below, Sandy Reid
presents Becky with her Altrusa pin while
Carol Paquette looks on.
At the May meeting, Teresa Williams, of the Durham Club, conducted the
installation ceremony for the Raleigh Club’s new officers. As she read the duties
and responsibilities for each office, she presented the inductee with a symbolic
tool that would help the new officer to successfully complete the duties of her
office.
Raised $350 for
the club’s
treasury.
Donated $300
in leftover
merchandise to
Cause for Paws.
The Comings and Goings
Judge Robert Rader our guest
speaker at the July meeting told us
about the new Wake County Justice
Center, under construction in
Raleigh. The increase in Wake
County’s population makes this new
courthouse much needed.
Thanks to Jane Gray, the Raleigh Altrusa club found a permanent
home in the fellowship hall at Highland United Methodist Church.
With our new home we also are delighted to enjoy a meal provided
by Two of Us catering. Look at the delightful spread
Raleigh Club
members and
members from their
sister club in Durham
(shown lower left)
socialize before a
presentation by
Connie Inggs,
director of the RDU
Center of the USO of
North Carolina whose
mission is to enrich
the lives of military
personnel and their
families in NC (shown
lower right with
Carol Paquette and
Donna Kelly).
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Our new motto, “Leading to a
Better Community”

Mamie L. Bass was our first
national president

Altrusa became an
international organization in
1935

The Raleigh club was started in
1937
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The various foundations are an
important part of what makes
the grants that Altrusa works
with possible

The Cassie Dollar rehabilitation
award is designed to help
people with mobility issues

Beverly Hardy is the new
governor of District Three
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Literacy is one of the thrusts of
Altrusa
Jane Gray orients and reorients
members, new and old alike.
Raleigh Club
members
puzzling out the
answers to the
questions.
Nora Casper, Community
Outreach Manager, from the
Literacy Council of Wake
County (shown left with Donna
Kelly) spoke about that the
mission of the Literacy Council
which is to "improve lives of
adults, youths, and families by
teaching basic literacy and life
skills for economic and social
success."
Raleigh’s Christmas project this year
was to provide gifts for the Christmas
Bazaar at InterAct. The items donated
for the Christmas Bazaar allow the
children who are in shelter with their
Moms to “shop for” and wrap gifts for
their Moms.
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Raleigh Altrusa 2011