President's message from the heart
Michelle DiGaetano
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Hello to you my fellow Altrusans!
I hope that you and yours are doing well!
The rain has caused many dreary days, but in the words from Little Orphan Annie “The sun will come out tomorrow” and we Altrusans will “Rise and Shine” under District Governor Mary Pearson’s leadership!
As for my theme “Touching Hearts one Note a Time”, we Altrusans touch hearts all over our community!  Your engagement, and how well we as a group perform with our projects, motivates me!
The Orchestra is getting back together live and in person! This year we have many opportunities to harmoniously touch hearts.
  • Taste of the Holidays
  • District 9 Conference
  • Many Committee opportunities
  • Many projects yet to be determined; all will certainly make a positive impact in our community and beyond!
Hope to see you at our Business meeting this Tuesday June 8th  12:00 pm at the CAC!
It’s going to be a great year!
Agenda June 8th
Project Appletree
Club Lamplighter & Club 21
Signature Project
Proposed Budget
May Joint board meeting minutes
May board meeting Minutes
Treasurer report
Correspondence Report
New Member Highlight

Enjoy getting to know our new Altrusans "One Note at a Time"


Debbie Mead

What is your favorite decade of music?
My favorite decade of music is the late 90s—so many memories of us singing along with the radio while driving my daughters to their high school activities. We still sing when we’re together in the car!
Do you have a teacher or mentor that stands out in your life?
My Dad retired from the Air Force the summer before my junior year in high school, a difficult year for anyone to start over in a new school. We moved to Arlington, Texas, and I joined the newspaper staff that fall. The journalism advisor, Mrs. Forehand, helped me find my place. Her husband coached football, and everyone of course called him Coach, so she was known as Teach. She was my favorite mentor—her support and inspiration led me to major in Public Relations Journalism at UT Austin.
Share your passion for joining Altrusa.
A legacy Altrusan, I am excited to follow in my Mother’s footsteps, participating in projects and serving our community.

Lauren Proctor

Favorite childhood book?
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My Grandma Dolores was a tall beautiful Cajun woman, she loved people well, was an amazing cook and knew how to make everyone she came in contact with feel special. She was the epitome of a Southern lady. In fact, she and I wrote letters to each other every week from the time I was in elementary school, until she passed ten years ago. She taught me that food is a way to show love and that’s what inspires me in our artisanal pickle business.
Share your passion for joining Altrusa.
Kindness creates change and I see Altrusans  doing just that!
Club News
* Orchestra section lists will be coming soon! Once the list is created it will be available on the website. More details to follow! 
* Membership committee is busy planning the 5th Tuesday event for June 29th, 2021 to be held at Temple Children's Museum - 11 North 4th Street - Temple. Watch for additional details. 
* Support our fellow Altrusan!  Please join with Rotary District 5870  for the Installation celebration of Beverly Luedke as 2021-2022 District Governor. Saturday, June 26th at 11:00 am at the Cultural Activities Center - 3011 North 3rd Street -  Temple, TX. 76501
Hour Snapshot
Coming Soon!! In future newsletters! 
Look for fun new graphics to highlight and track club hours, contribution to the community, literacy, and more!
Literacy Quote to Warm the Heart
Music for the Heart
Business Meeting
Cultural Activities Center
Jun 08, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Program Meeting
Cultural Activities Center
Jun 22, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
4th of July
Jul 04, 2021
2021 Taste of the Holidays Kickoff
Mary Black Pearson's Home
Jul 07, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Business Meeting
Cultural Activities Center
Jul 13, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Program Meeting
Cultural Activities Center
Jul 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
International Convention
Charlotte, NC
Jul 28, 2021 – Jul 31, 2021
Member Birthdays
Janna Janes
June 5
Chris Tolbert
June 16
Kathy Folley
June 20
Lauren Proctor
June 21
Kennedi Fettig
June 28


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Director 2020 - 2022
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Foundation President
Foundation Director
Foundation Director
Foundation Director
Foundation Director
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Cultural Activities Center
3011 North 3rd Street
Temple, TX 76501
United States of America
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Noon
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