CHAPTER 19:   
Greetings my fellow Altrusans!
Spring is officially upon us and I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful wildflowers that have sprouted up as much as I am!
I want to start by thanking Brenda Hill for stepping in for me in my absence and leading our last club meeting so well. Thank you!
This week I look forward to seeing you at our Program Meeting as we initiate another New Member, Lisa Dickison,  into our club and hear from the Director of Hospice House and their plans to build a house in the Central Texas area. The purpose of the Hospice House is to ensure that no one has to die alone but instead, people nearing the end of their life have the option of staying in a place  surrounded by individuals to care for them and support them.
Don't forget that we have 2 more book clubs this year! The next one is coming up next week! Our Biography Book - Scared Fearless will be discussed on April 4th at Corks and Barrels in West Temple. Watch your email or go to ClubRunner for details.
And the last book is our Romance Book Club selection - The Wife Who Risked Everything in May. Details are forthcoming. Please pick up a copy of these books so you can join in our discussion at the upcoming socials. 
Speaking of books - we are going to do our last book labeling at our business meeting in April. So now is your chance to gather up any more books you have to donate and bring them on April 11th at 11 am to put our Altrusa labels in them and then we'll get them out to any local organizations that need them! So be on the hunt for that as well!  If you know of an organization wanting books, please let Debbie Mabry know and please also plan to help with coordinating the delivery of those books. 
Deadlines this week - 
-Turn in any Altrusan of the Year nominations to Patsy Sulak by 3/28 (nomination form in Documents section below)
-Last day to postmark Scholarships is March 31st. So continue spreading the word about this wonderful opportunity for graduating seniors!
Chapter Highlights
-11 am Service Project this Tuesday is in support of the many Volunteer students who have been doing free tax preparation for lower income families. We will be writing thank you notes to go along with gift cards the club is purchasing to show appreciation for these United Way VITA volunteers. 
--Don't forget to register for District Conference (early registration has ended).  (Link to all things conference is below).
****Friday Fun Night's Theme at Conference****is to dress like the decade in which your club was chartered. The Temple Club was chartered in 1959 so we are asking all members who are attending conference to plan on wearing the following 50's attire:
- cuffed denim jeans
-white button up blouse
-scarf tied around the neck
-saddle Oxford shoes or white canvas with Bobby socks
--Call to International Convention! Check your email from March 1st for information and registration. You don't want to miss out on this event in San Antonio! Go ahead and book a room quick - double occupancy will go first.
Tuesday's Meeting Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 881 7673 4603
Passcode: 551402
One tap mobile
See you Tuesday!
Tara Stafford
Altrusa International of Temple, TX Inc.
Book Club Books
Scared Fearless by Kathryn Clark Childers – Biography Book Club social – April 4th
The Wife Who Risked Everything  by Ellie Midwood Romance Book Club. Social TBD.
Helpful Links
District Conference (April 21-23)
Call to Conference
Member Birthdays
Janet Daniel
March 1
Carol Fleck
March 2
Susan Cory
March 2
Evelyn Waiwaiole
March 3
Gracie Conner
March 3
Ilene Miller
March 17
Donna Ward
March 18
Donna Childress
March 24
Ariane Secrest
March 28
Shelly LePak
March 28
Debra Hicks
March 29
Amy Hayes
April 7
Christi Carlson
April 20
Stacie Bratton
April 20
Trish Alger
April 27
Linda Gibson
April 29
Altrusan of the Year Form
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
March Program Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Mar 28, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Service Committee Zoom Meeting
Mar 30, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Biography Social
Corks and Barrels
Apr 04, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
World Health Day
Apr 07, 2023
April Business Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Apr 11, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
April Program Meeting (AOY)
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Apr 25, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."  -  Eleanor Roosevelt