CHAPTER 15:   
Hello Altrusans!
We had great success yesterday and lots of fun with one of our Club's major projects - Kids Against Hunger. Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who came out and brought family members with you! We had kids, spouses, friends, grandkids, and  ASTRA represented. I'm so proud to share with you all the total meals prepared yesterday surpassed 13,000!!! Way to go! As was announced during the event, more than 9,000 of those meals will go to the Hunger House Ministry in Juarez, Mexico with the remainder being retained here in Bell County to be used for other needs as they come up. What a huge impact you all had in just a few hours to assist in an area of great need.  Scroll down below to see a few photos from the event this weekend. 
The Scholarship Committee requests your help spreading the word that applications are now being accepted through March 31st!  Applications may be found and submitted on our website at 
Eligibility: Applicant must be a resident of Bell County or a dependent of a Temple Altrusa member, must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and must be planning to attend or is presently attending a college or university within the State of Texas. 
Also - another reminder if you've not already done so, please fill out the Mid-Year survey sent by President-Elect Brenda Hill. She is using this tool to help make plans as she prepares for her year of presidency and it is a very important way to learn from our members what is useful to you and what we can improve upon. Please complete the survey by Wednesday. The survey link can be found here.
Chapter Highlights
-11 am Service Project this week is to put together the Birthday Boxes for the Hope House benefiting Family Promise clients. Come to help package the supplies already donated.
If you would still like to bring items - collection includes the following: cake mix, cookie mix, frosting, cake pans with shapes, candles, streamers and birthday decor, wrapping paper, gift bags, birthday table cloths and napkins, Walmart gift cards
- Don't forget to EMAIL your book donations and book hours to Sarah Davison so they get counted towards our total collection. We are soooo close to our 10,000 goal! 
Book Club Books
The Sound of Glass by Karen White Mystery Book Club 
5th Tuesday Social (January 31st) at Susie Dawson's Home at
5:30 pm. All club members are invited - yes,  even if you haven't read the book. Food and beverages will be provided by the Mystery Book Club. 
The Wife Who Risked Everything  by Ellie Midwood Romance Book Club. Social TBD.
Tuesday's Meeting Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 881 7673 4603
Passcode: 551402
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,88176734603#,,,,*551402# US 
See you Tuesday!
Tara Stafford
Altrusa International of Temple, TX Inc.
Many thanks to our Kids Against Hunger volunteers and kudos to Julie for coordinating this project!
ASTRA Members and ASTRA Club Sponsors volunteering at Kids Against Hunger
Member Birthdays
Robbie Richey
January 2
Charlene Tapman
January 8
Regina Phinney
January 8
Taryn Cox
January 12
Jane Gibson
January 13
Candace "Celeste" Kaylor
January 14
Ellena Navarro
January 16
Sharon Walzel
January 16
Traci Squarcette
January 16
Hollie Spinn
January 17
DaRonna Ford
January 20
Joanna Slone
January 22
Sherri Woytek
January 24
Kathy Janacek
January 26
Jo Weaver
January 28
Diana Kaye
January 31
Sharon Schmidt
February 3
Cindy Southerland
February 6
Lorena Hampton
February 7
Dell Ingram-Walker
February 13
Tara Stafford
February 18
Sarah Davison
February 20
Lisa Walker
February 22
Leticia Caraveo
February 25
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
January Program Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Jan 24, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
January Program Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Jan 24, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Service Committee Zoom Meeting
Jan 26, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
5th Tuesday Mystery Book Club Social
Susie Dawson's House
Jan 31, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
5th Tuesday Social
Jan 31, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
February Business Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Feb 14, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
World Day of Social Justice
Feb 20, 2023
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