President's message from the heart
Michelle DiGaetano
member photo
Hello fellow Altrusans!
It doesn't seem possible that March is here!  When March arrives I always think of flowers blooming for Spring, Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday and March Madness!! We have so many wonderful projects and activities in Altrusa right now, we have our own flowers blooming and March Madness!  And how fun is that?
Tomorrow our business meeting will be filled with;
  • Three exciting projects will be presented for Altrusans to consider.
  • We will initiate a new Altrusan - Donna Ward! 
  • We will elect Club and Foundation Board members to serve for 2022-2023
  • We will review Policies and ByLaws - proposed updates and changes. To be voted on at the April 12, Business meeting.
  • Immediately after our Business meeting we will package the goodie items for the project "Altrusa Loves Our ER Nurses" 
Please check the club calendar for more events, projects, socials, etc! 
In closing I hope that you and yours are well! 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"
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 831 7302 0811
Passcode: 922828

Altrusa Business Meeting Agenda February 8, 2022
Ronald McDonald House Wishlist
District Nine visit survey
Altrusa Project Proposal BCYC-pg.2
Altrusa Project Proposal BCYC
Altrusa Project Proposal RMH Golf
Altrusa Project Proposal Altrusa Loves our ER Nurses
Altrusa Project Proposal February Passion Project
Altrusa Project proposal Literacy Book Exchange
Altrusa Proposed project Days for Girls
Altrusa project proposal Erica's closet (2)
Altrusa project proposal Erica's Closet
Altrusa Correspondence report January 2022
Altrusa Program meeting minutes January 2022
Altrusa Business Meeting Minutes January 2022
Altrusa Treasurer Report January 2022
Orchestra News
Woodwinds - Director Lori Luppino:
Woodwinds will be singing "Happy Birthday" to Altrusans with February birthday's at our Business meeting! 
In addition; Woodwinds is hosting an all-club social on March 3rd  location: Susie Dawson's home! Watch for additional details coming soon.
Brass - Director Cindy Black:
The Brass group will have an all-club social. Save the date March 24th for Brass Bluebonnet fest!
Percussion - Director Julie Ruiz:
On January 20th Percussion hosted an all-club social at the home of Dana Riegel! Thank you, Percussion, and Thank you Dana for opening up your lovely home for a very fun and festive event! 
Altrusa Committee News
Communication: Janna Janes - Chair / Sherry Woodard - Co-Chair
Be sure to check the website for updated Zoom information for the meetings. Thank you!
Please send your pictures along with a caption of Altrusans in action, during projects, making presentations, etc to Janna Janes. Janna will submit these pictures to the Temple Daily Telegram to be featured in the "Our Central Texas" section!
Membership: Dana Riegel - Chair / Patsy Sulak - Co-Chair
SAVE THE DATE! 5th Tuesday is March 29, 2022. Location and time TBD! Sure to be a blast!

Reminder to submit Accents that you may have on your computer to Dana Riegel or Debbie Mabry. Thank you! 

Remember, if you are a sponsor to an ALTRUSAN who recently joined (within the past 18 months), please remember to be checking in and inviting them to participate in activities. There are many opportunities now for Altrusans to be involved. Thank you! 
Scholarship: Regina Phinney - Chair  / Sarah Davison - Co-Chair
Thanks to the WONDERFUL success of our TOH raffle ticket sales, Altrusa International of Temple, TX. will again be awarding scholarships in 2022!  We encourage all Altrusans to help spread the word for students to apply.  Scholarship applications can be completed on-line on our Altrusa website ( or applications can also be mailed to Attn: Scholarship Chair, P. O. Box 1251, Temple, TX. 76503.  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.  Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2022 and all applications must be complete and include all necessary documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) 
Altrusan "Librarian": Sarah Davison 
Librarian Challenge: Show your LOVE for our book donation goal--buy 4 children's books this month and bring them to one of the meetings or send Sarah an email to arrange collection.
Taste of the Holidays: Taryn Cox -Chair and Julie Ruiz Co-Chair
We are currently building committees for the 2022 Taste of the Holidays! Please contact Taryn Cox to volunteer (254)285-9352 or
We will have out first chair meeting on March 17th!
Altrusa Program Meeting
Mar 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Service Committee Meeting
Mar 24, 2022 5:30 PM
Kids Against Hunger Food Packaging EVENT
Vista Community Church
Mar 26, 2022 11:15 AM
5th Tuesday in March
Cultural Activities Center
Mar 29, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Altrusa Board Meeting
Zoom only
Apr 05, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brass Spring Social
Apr 07, 2022
World Health Day
Apr 07, 2022
Poss"Abilities" Job Fair
Temple College Academic Center
Apr 08, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Business Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Apr 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Altrusa Program Meeting
Apr 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Member Birthdays
Janet Daniel
March 1
Carol Fleck
March 2
Susan Cory
March 2
Gracie Conner
March 3
Kay Callin
March 5
Ilene Miller
March 17
Donna Ward
March 18
Donna Childress
March 24
Beckie Johnston
March 26
Michelle LePak
March 28
Debra Hicks
March 29
Judy Morgan
April 1
Amy Hayes
April 7
Cathy Sage
April 11
McKinley Thacker
April 14
Ami Hooper
April 19
Christi Carlson
April 20
Stacie Bratton
April 20
Trish Alger
April 27
Linda Gibson
April 29


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