CHAPTER 22:   
Dear Altrusans!
Happy Sunday to you all!  The past few weeks we've seen some great celebrations of our wonderful ASTRA clubs and of course the students that are a part of them as the school year is coming to a close.
  Salado, Belton, and Lake Belton high schools all had special cording ceremonies hosted by the ASTRA committee. Thanks to Teresa Bowen-Bechtel for your many years of service on the ASTRA committee and thank you to ALL of the wonderful Altrusans on this committee who lead these young men and women so well. The fruits of your labors are absolutely visible and will only continue to cultivate as the years go on.   I've included pictures of each ceremony below and you can find even more posted on our Facebook page. Investing our time and resources into our 4 ASTRA clubs is one of the most powerful ways you can help to Write Our Next Chapter as they are all future leaders of their community wherever that may be! 
I shared in the last newsletter a handful of awards that Altrusa Temple received at Conference this year but want to highlight 2 more that I want you to know about:  
**First Place - Joella Terrill Butler Award!
Largest gain in membership in 2021-2022
**First Place - Linda Nichols Foundation Award!
Total Club Contribution to Altrusa International Foundation
Be proud Altrusa Temple - you have every right to be! No surprise that this club received recognition both for generosity and strength in numbers! Congratulations!
Chapter Highlights
- Don't forget to make your reservation for the New Board Installation dinner at the CAC on Tuesday, May 23rd. This will take the place of our 4th Tuesday program meeting, so we will not be meeting that day at RWYC.
-5th Tuesday this month will be hosted by the Romance Book Club at Brenda Hill's home! Come even if you haven't read the book as this is our last social this year and counts as a makeup meeting because it's a 5th Tuesday!
Tuesday's Meeting Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 895 9178 5304
Passcode: 712995
One tap mobile
See you Tuesday!
Tara Stafford
Altrusa International of Temple, TX Inc.
Helpful Links
Information: International Convention July 19-22
Romance Book Club Book
Don't forget to read and then share our Last book this year:
The Wife Who Risked Everything  by Ellie Midwood.
Book Club will be during our May 5th Tuesday (May 30th)
Romance book club is providing finger foods, dessert and wine. 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Brenda Hill's Home
1020 Onandaga Way, Belton TX 76513
*Everyone is invited to attend!!
We received a total of 65 applications submitted this year resulting in 
13 total scholarships totaling $26,500!! All recipients have been notified and will be invited, along with their family members, to be recognized at our June 27th program meeting. 
ASTRA Scholarship Winner - $2,500
Brandon Bechtel (Belton High School)
pictured at right during ASTRA cording ceremony
General Scholarship Winners - $2,000
Temple High School:  Hannah DeGraaff & Rodolfo David Cordova 
Belton High School: Makenna Morrow & Joselyn Maria Quintanilla Madera
Lake Belton High School:     Chase Asher Moore
Salado High School:              Ryan Novotny
Central Texas Christian School:  Ethan Allerkamp
Academy High School:         Parker Fossett
Rogers High School:            Marisa Llanas
Holland High School:           Penny Parmer
Temple College: Adalit Ortiz & Caleigh McDonald
Special thanks to the Altrusa Scholarship committee!
 Regina Phinney (Chair), Sarah Davison (Co-Chair)
Sheryl Austin, Jo Weaver, Susan Cory, Barbara Sorge and Susie Dawson.  Great job!  
Know that none of this would be possible without the efforts of ALL Altrusa members. Thank you for supporting the Taste of Holidays raffle and continuing to support scholarships and the education of our future leaders!  
Lake Belton HS ASTRA
Member Birthdays
Marlene King
May 14
Kelli Alsup
May 15
Brandy Firebaugh
May 20
Diana Zaremba
May 22
Lynda Schumann
May 27
Sheryl Austin
May 28
Tommi Fettig
May 28
Cyndi Warren
May 30
Janna Janes
June 5
Chris Tolbert
June 16
Chelsey Pierce
June 18
Kathy Folley
June 20
Kennedi Fettig
June 28
Spanish Books Picture
Spanish Book Receipt
Proj - Spanish Books (Conference Service Proj)
Proj-RWYC Club Enhancements
Proj - CAC Summer Arts Program
Treasurer's Report
Correspondence Report
April Program Minutes
April Business Minutes
Cares & Concerns Committee
Jun 01, 2022 – May 31, 2023
Rockin Readers
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Oct 19, 2022 4:00 PM –
May 17, 2023 4:00 PM
May Business Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
May 09, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
International Day of Families
May 15, 2023
Service Committee Meeting
May 16, 2023 12:00 PM
TOH 2023 Love & Light Chair and Co-Chair Meeting
Ronald McDonald House
May 18, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board Installation and Dinner Reservation
Cultural Activities Center-Wendland Hall
May 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Romance Book Club Social
May 30, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."  -  Eleanor Roosevelt