CHAPTER 11:   
Greetings My Fellow Altrusans,
The countdown to the Taste is in full swing with less than 2 weeks to go!  Our committees have done a fantastic job getting us ready for this impressive event and I hope you are all looking forward to it as much as I am. If you've not had a chance to be a part of the action yet, PLEASE plan to join your fellow club members next week as we put the final touches on. We'll be prepping at the Mayborn Convention Center Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th so come one and all whenever you are available - a full day, a half day , or even just a few hours. And of course, we hope to have 100% participation on Thursday the 17th. Watch for upcoming announcements from your TOH chairs and be sure to ask questions of your sponsors or any new friend in the club should you feel like you don't know what to expect. I know I didn't have a clue my first year! We have had a lot of new members join in the last few years who have not had the opportunity to participate in a Taste of the Holidays event!  This is a very exciting time for our club. 
Taste of the Holidays attire:
Black pants, white shirt, black apron, and comfortable shoes!
If you are a New Member and don't have an apron yet - reach out to Julie Ruiz, she has one for you.  The cost is $15.  
All members who want to eat a meal after the Taste of the Holidays (and you really should want to) need to place that order as well. The cost is $10 to Julie Ruiz. 
Upcoming Book Club Selections:
The Sound of Glass by Karen White Mystery Book Club social – early Jan.
The Wife Who Risked Everything  by Ellie Midwood Romance Book Club social- late Feb.
Tuesday's Meeting Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 895 9178 5304
Passcode: 712995
One tap mobile
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See you Tuesday!
Tara Stafford
Altrusa International of Temple, TX Inc.
Taste of the Holidays Publicity
Don't forget to share details about the upcoming Taste of the Holidays on your social pages (Facebook, etc.)  and include BOTH sides of the invitation! 
Here is a suggested post:
"Please consider supporting Altrusa International of Temple, TX by attending this year's Taste of the Holidays Luncheon. It's a wonderful way to kick off the holidays!"
THRILLER SOCIAL SPECTACULAR! A big thank you to the Thriller Book Club, led by Pam Abernathy, for hosting such a fun book club!    
Altrusa was featured in the Central Texas Housing Consortium Newsletter this month. Thank you to Project Chair Carol White and your team of volunteers for packaging and distributing Pre-K activity kits to these happy kiddos!
Member Birthdays
Ginger Tolbert
November 4
Melinda Bulls
November 5
Dorothy Granfor
November 6
Patsy Sulak
November 6
Carol McDuffie
November 7
Susan Blanchard
November 8
Sherry Woodard
November 27
Susie Dawson
November 29
Sharon Wilson
December 10
Jennifer Adams
December 13
Barbara Cardinal-Sorge
December 16
Pamela Krumnow
December 21
Jill McAfee
December 26
Toni Emerson
December 27
Minutes - October Business
Minutes - October Program
Correspondence Report
Treasurer's Report
Proj - Love Covers All
Proj - BCYC Playground and Soft Seating
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
November Business Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Nov 08, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Taste of the Holildays Workday
Frank Mayborn Center
Nov 16, 2022
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Taste of the Holidays Annual Fundraiser
Frank Mayborn Center
Nov 17, 2022
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
November Program Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Nov 22, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov 25, 2022
5th Tuesday Social
The Collective Bar-tique
Nov 29, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Service Committee Zoom Meeting
Dec 01, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."  -  Eleanor Roosevelt