Chapter 23
Dearest Altrusans!
This is my last newsletter to write which is a bittersweet moment for sure. The time is closing on a personally momentous year in which I've had the true honor to serve as President of Altrusa Temple. Thank you for trusting in me, supporting me, and encouraging me along the way.  I will cherish the memories made this year, the friendships that have grown and the incredible honor it's been to work alongside an incredible Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and each and every one of you! I look forward to continuing to serve as your immediate past president. 
As I reflect on all we've done together this year, I am in awe of the passion that drives this club! Your ever-growing heart for service to others in inspiring, and the love for building up leaders both in the club and in our community will have an impact for the many future chapters that unfold. 
I look forward to sharing my President's report with you on Tuesday during the Installation of the new Board of Directors.  Thank you for being a part of helping us write our next chapter!
Remember, Tuesday's noon meeting this week will not take place as it normally does. Instead, our Program meeting will be the Installation Dinner that evening. We will be back at RWYC in June for the next business meeting.
Important Chapter Highlights
-Remember to report any CLUB admin or community VOLUNTEER hours that you have not already turned in. The current hours count is below in the documents. It does not include any hours you have submitted since the survey link was sent out on from me Friday by email. You don't need to complete it again, but if you've not had a chance to yet, please click this link now . This is so important for inclusion in the final report to District on our Club's impact this past year. 
-Our LAST book club and 5th Tuesday meeting will be May 30th. Come one and all to celebrate the end of this chapter in our club's history! 
-If you want to order the new blue Altrusa Temple t-shirt - see information below. Orders must be placed by May 31st. 
-District Nine is hosting a Summer Service VIRTUAL Retreat. ($30) May 31st is the deadline to register AND is the one and only time you can get your order a copy of the Century Book. More details below.
Tuesday's Meeting Zoom Link - NONE
See you Tuesday Evening!
In Service,
Tara Stafford
Altrusa International of Temple, TX Inc.
Book Club Book
Don't forget to read and then pass on to a friend our last
book club book this year:
The Wife Who Risked Everything  by Ellie Midwood Romance Book Club.
Book Club will be during our May 5th Tuesday (May 30th). Romance Book Club members are providing finger foods, desserts and beverages.
6:00 - 8:00 pm 1020 Onandaga Way, Belton  
Helpful Links
Information: International Convention July 19-22
T-Shirt Order
I'm so happy to announce that we have had 14 new members join our club this year! Some of these new members AND many of you have asked about the blue Altrusa shirt. We are going to place a new order at the beginning of June. It is optional of course to purchase! The shirt is going to look exactly the same from the front but we are adding a word cloud to the back made from the words YOU shared during our Add an Altrusan day! You will have the option of a crew or v-neck shirt. Cost is $25 and information on how to purchase will be coming out tomorrow! Please place your order before May 31st. 
The Celebration of 100 years of Altrusa Service in Texas continues as we move into our next century.

District Nine's ”Summer Service VIRTUAL Retreat” will be held July 8th  from 10:00 am - 11:00 am via ZOOM, which will include the 100th Anniversary Video, a short program, and unveiling of the Century Book and as we kick off the next 100 years of Service in Texas.

The cost of this Virtual event is $30 -Registration and Payment Deadline:
May 31, 2023.
All Paid Registrants will receive the 100th Anniversary Century Book, which will be delivered no later than August 31, 2023. 
Register online or Print and mail your registration and check payment. The information is on the District Webpage.
Taste of the Holidays Kick-Off
As we head into the new club year, the Taste of the Holidays committee is in full swing. EVERYONE is invited, and encouraged, to attend the upcoming TOH kick-off meeting
June 8th at Precious Memories
5:30 p.m.
This meeting is one you don't want to miss! You'll get an overview of Julie's theme this year and a deep dive into all things "Taste!" 
Including what committees you can work with, what's being discussed by menu, and more.
This effort is one that we hope to get 100% participation in as this single fundraiser is what fuels us year after year. This is how we get our project funding AND how we raise money for scholarships. 
Look for a recent sign-up sent out by Carol McDuffie to bring an appetizer or beverage for this Kick-off event.
 Hope to see you there!
Member Birthdays
Marlene King
May 14
Kelli Alsup
May 15
Brandy Firebaugh
May 20
Diana Zaremba
May 22
Lynda Schumann
May 27
Sheryl Austin
May 28
Tommi Fettig
May 28
Cyndi Warren
May 30
Janna Janes
June 5
Chris Tolbert
June 16
Chelsey Pierce
June 18
Kathy Folley
June 20
Kennedi Fettig
June 28
Member Hours
Cares & Concerns Committee
Jun 01, 2022 – May 31, 2023
Board Installation and Dinner Reservation
Cultural Activities Center-Wendland Hall
May 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Romance Book Club Social
May 30, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Altrusa Board Meeting
BSW Foundation Office
Jun 06, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Precious Memories - Downtown location
Jun 08, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Jun 10, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Altrusa Business Meeting
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Jun 13, 2023 12:00 PM
TOH 2023 Love & Light Chair and Co-Chair Meeting
Ronald McDonald House
Jun 15, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
President's Retreat
Temple Public Library-McLane Room on 3rd Floor
Jun 17, 2023
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Service Committee Meeting
Jun 20, 2023 12:00 PM
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."  -  Eleanor Roosevelt