President's message from the heart
Michelle DiGaetano
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Hello fellow Altrusans!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS! I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday season and that the New Year is all the best for you and your family.
For our Altrusa club..... we are off to a wonderful start to the new year with service projects being proposed, a new member, Joanna Slone will be initiated at Tuesday's business meeting, our on-going literacy project is off to a good start, ASTRA meetings are planned and much more! 
At our business meeting on Tuesday, 2 projects will be presented for approval. The proposed projects are attached in this newsletter. (Please note that there are 3 separate documents to the Multifaceted Literacy project):
*Camp Dreamcatcher 2022 - Project coordinator Debbie Fendrick and Co-Coordinator Julie Ruiz
*Multifaceted Literacy for Bell County - Project A - Project coordinator(s)Debbie Mabry, Mary Pearson, Brenda Hill, Sarah Davison, Debbie Fendrick, Sharon Walzel and Michelle DiGaetano.
We will be entertained by the Percussion group singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the members that will be celebrating birthday's in January!  
We have received our Altrusa "pop-up" banner! It will be on display at the business meeting on Tuesday! It is super cool looking! Can't wait for everyone to see it!! 
One last reminder.... bring a guest this month, for each guest you bring, your name will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a prize! The drawing will take place at the February business meeting!
Thank you Altrusan's for serving and making a positive impact in our community and beyond! 
See you on Tuesday at the Business meeting!
Michelle DiGaetano
President 2021-2022
Altrusa International of Temple, TX., Inc.
"Touching Hearts one Note at a Time"
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Altrusa Business meeting Agenda December 2021
Christmas Blessings
Christmas Love for Western Hills Nursing Home
Temple High School Jazz Band
Volunteers for Caring Ball 2022
Altrusa Correspondence report November 2021
Altrusa Treasurer Report November 2021
Altrusa Program Meeting Minutes-November 2021
Orchestra News
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!! 
Altrusa Committee News
Communication: Please take plenty of pictures at any Altrusa event or project and send them with details/captions to Lisa Gingerich - Thank you!
Altrusa T-Shirts: If you are interested in an Altrusa T-shirt, we do have a few on hand, a limited selection. We will have them at the Business meeting on Tuesday!  
Membership: Bring a guest to an Altrusa meeting "Give the Gift of Altrusa". For each guest you bring, your name will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a prize! Drawing will take place at the February business meeting!  The gift of Altrusa.... no better gift! :)
Literacy Quote to Warm the Heart
  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.
Service Committee Meeting
Jan 27, 2022 5:30 PM
Days for Girls Belton Team
Home of Patsy Sulak
Jan 29, 2022
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Altrusa Board Meeting
Zoom only
Feb 01, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Business Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Feb 08, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
World Day of Social Justice
Feb 20, 2022
Altrusa Program Meeting
Feb 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Service Committee Meeting
Feb 24, 2022 5:30 PM
Altrusa Board Meeting
Zoom only
Mar 01, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
International Women's Day
Mar 08, 2022
Business Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Mar 08, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Member Birthdays
Robbie Richey
January 2
Tucker Saxton
January 5
Charlene Tapman
January 8
Leigh Gardner
January 8
Regina Phinney
January 8
Melissa Tyroch
January 11
Taryn Cox
January 12
Candace "Celeste" Kaylor
January 14
Sharon Walzel
January 16
Traci Squarcette
January 16
Joanna Slone
January 22
Sherri Woytek
January 24
Marion Spiller
January 25
Kathy Janacek
January 26
Jo Weaver
January 28


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