What is Altrusa?

Founded in 1917, Altrusa International, Inc. is a world-wide organization of executives and professional leaders who are dedicated to improving their communities through personal service.  Altrusa was started as a women's organization but today is open to everyone.  Through more than 390 clubs and approximately 10,000 members, Altrusans pool their resources and talents to achieve what individuals alone cannot.  Altrusans believe that people working together can make a difference...and are willing to prove it! 

Altrusa International of Temple, Texas, Inc. seeks women and men of like mind to become Altrusans to develop ideas and to lead the community with projects that make an impact on the quality of life for everyone.  Lives are changed with the combined talents and skills of Altrusans everyday.

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
1515 South 25th Street
Temple, TX 76501
United States of America
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Noon
Current Stories

Altrusa International of Temple, TX, has a goal to donate 10,000 books over the next two years (starting August 1, 2021) in support of the International Project, Change One Million Lives, One Book at a Time.

Here is what you need to know so that our club may track our progress:

  • The project includes physical books and audio books, not pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, brochures, etc.

  • Our club will be tracking:

    • the number of books donated and,

    • the number of “literacy hours” associated with those books.

      • Literacy hours include time spent collecting, preparing and delivering those books in addition to any time books are read to others. For example, shopping for books, inserting Altrusa Book Plates, delivering the books and then sitting to read the books to children.

Percussion ...... singing Happy Birthday at our Business meeting to our January birthday members! This is going to be fun and you won't want to miss out! Happy Birthday!! 
Percussion ..... An all-member Social Hosted by Percussion - January 20, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm! Don't miss out on the fun, food and fellowship! Thank you, Julie Ruiz, Director of Percussion and Membership Chair Dana Riegel, for opening your home to host this social! 
Woodwinds..... singing Happy Birthday at our Business meeting in February!! 
  1. “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”  – C.S. Lewis.
      2. “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” – Maya Angelou.
Congratulations to Donna Wright for the arrival of her granddaughter! Dylan Reese born November 10th. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz., 20-1/2" long! She is welcomed and loved by her big brothers Paxton and Case! Congratulations Donna!! 
Belton High School ASTRA = Christmas Tree Ornament Gift Bag project! Bags contained ornaments donated by Temple Community Clinic, box of lights, 2 kids books all were delivered to Foster Love on November 18th! 
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Club Executives & Directors
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Director 2020 - 2022
Director 2020 - 2022
Director 2021 - 2023
Director 2021 - 2023
Scholarship Committee Chair
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Membership Chair
Communications Chair
Foundation President
Foundation Director
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Foundation Director
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