Online sales are now closed. Please call Gail Swain at 760-920-7497 to purchase tickets. See you at the tea! Tickets are $45 per person. Please join us on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:00am for an afternoon featuring an elegant three course service at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall (205 N Fowler St) in [...]
Ag-Adventure at the FFA Farm (Sunland Ave, Bishop, CA) lets children meet the new baby animals. Altrusans help FFA volunteers with their fundraising bake sale. We also give away books and read with children at the event.
Janna Van Nest—one of our members—has built a relationship with the people of five villages in Uganda over many years. Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra has provided support in a number of projects in these villages. In November 2015, Janna and fellow Altrusan Sarah Sheehan—who sponsors a child in one of the villages—traveled again to Uganda to visit [...]
We make our communities better through leadership, partnership and service. That is our goal. Founded in 1917, Altrusa is relevant to many civic-minded people who are interested in creating better communities. Last year, Altrusans proudly gave over a million volunteer hours around the world, including clubs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Bermuda, [...]
Annual Award given at the district and International level each year.
The annual Storytelling program was established in 1994 and is held every January. This community service project promotes literacy and the oral tradition of reading to young children. It is carried out by a costumed character and an "Altrusa" reader who read to about 600 children at preschools, kindergarten and elementary schools in the Eastern [...]
This large-scale event is held every Spring at the Tri-County Fairground and promotes literacy while at the same time raising funds and having fun. The event usually includes activities such as a petting zoo and puppet shows for storytelling. Bookmarks are given to all preschoolers and elementary students as part of a campaign to promote [...]
Since 1989, Altrusa has joined forces with the Hug Me Bear Program to purchase, package and distribute Teddy Bears to children and adults in high-stress situations. Bears are distributed by peace officers, firefighters, EMS workers and hospital staff.
Each year in October, our club celebrates "Make A Difference Day" by focusing on a literacy project needed in our area. In 2006, over 100 Children's Books were donated and purchased by Altrusa as well as a bookcase, which was purchased and assembled by club members. Additionally, a member donated a child-size table and chairs. [...]