District Nine News

News from District Nine Governor - Mary Black Pearson

With sadness I must share that we lost several outstanding Altrusans in District Nine in July.
Peggy Sturrock — Altrusan from Abilene and Past District Nine Governor.
Peggy told many a story and mentored Altrusans at every stage of their service within the organization and to their community.   She exemplified the mission of the organization in every facet of her life. Married for over 60 years to her husband Jimmie.  She shared a life devoted to leading others to serve in their greatest potential.
Christina R. Frias — Charter Member Altrusan of Southwest Dallas Co. club.
Christina shared her vision of service to her community with others including her daughter Laura. We were fortunate to have her giving spirit within our family of Altrusans when it came time to 
start up the Southwest Dallas County Club.   She served, she lead and she gave of her time and talents to help make that club an exemplary club within District  Nine. 
Susan Todd Duecy — Altrusan from The Brazos club. Susan served and trained many community leaders and Altrusans in the art of writing grant applications.  Years of personal experience and training were shared to assist others.   She gave of her talents and time to further the projects of her club . 
Join with the District Nine board to reach out to the Altrusans and loved ones of these outstanding women to share condolences.
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Communications Committee

Community Awareness

We are beginning to work on projects to increase our communities awareness and knowledge about Altrusa. We want our family to grow from all ages! Please send us a small video about why YOU joined Altrusa. We would like to post this on our public page for others to see and tag and hopefully be inspired to join. Whether the inspiration comes from the camaraderie of the group or because of one another’s desire to volunteer, we want Altrusa’s name to be known!
Send the video to Ami Hooper at

Such a blessing to meet our scholarship recipients on Tuesday!


We are still accepting Dues Renewals.  The late fee for District Nine is $5.  You may pay by credit card using the link below.

Member Birthdays
Ann Matous
July 2
Pamela Seidler
July 3
Kelly Nix
July 8
Amanda Pierce
July 11
Lori Luppino
July 16
Erica Lopez
July 18
Sylvia Winkler
July 18
Ashley Ruiz
July 19
Jodi Morgan
July 24
Debbie Mabry
July 25
Donna Wright
July 25
Jordan Castillo
July 25
Altrusa International of Temple
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Noon
Cultural Activities Center
3011 North 3rd Street
Temple, TX 76501
United States of America
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Service Committee Meeting
Jul 21, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
July Program Meeting
Cultural Activites Center
Jul 28, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Board Meeting
Temple Public Library
Aug 04, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
August Business Meeting
Cultural Activites Center
Aug 11, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
International Youth Day
Aug 12, 2020


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