October President’s Message

The inevitable proof that winter is on its way came last night with our first Frost Advisory. HA ….. “love it or leave it”! Guess we will just make the best of it. J colorful leaves on the trees, Indian Summer days, all the pumpkin pie you can eat, delicious golden apple cider, snuggling into down comforters, rosy cheeks, ghosts and witches with black cats on Halloween.  BOO!

We started our month with an informative presentation about the State of the City from Mayor Tom Kramer. The following week, we had a great time during our Social Hour at the Lamplight. The music with Jim Dove and the wonderful appetizers just kept coming! In November, we will hold our Social in Quincy at the Stables, and in December, at our own Elks Lodge.

I understand “it’s been years” since our Altrusa club held an Annual Meeting GALA EVENT. When I talk with the members who have experienced such an evening, I see stars in their eyes and hear stories about how wonderful it was! It has been the consensus of many that we do it again. After discussing it with board members, we are all excited about the idea, and who else to ask about planning the event but those members who have experienced the occasion. The perfect group to spearhead the June 2019 event is our Past Presidents, and they are open to the idea. This special affair will take a lot of time to organize with many people working together. Therefore, when you are asked to help, the magic word is YES!

Teen Share Frozen Food project will be our “Make a Difference Day” activity. What an exciting and charitable service for these young people in need. The last day for monetary (checks payable to Altrusa) and frozen food gifts is Oct. 17.

Our visit to Mansfield to participate in their club’s “Make a Difference Day” is scheduled for Saturday, October 27. Their project is Days for Girls and we will be contributing LOTS of flannel and helping them make the pads. Call Carol H. if you are interested in going along.

On November 7, our special guest from District Five will be Second Vice-Governor, Ginny Beamish. We are excited to welcome her and look forward to her visit. Our program will be Literacy projects and service. We also look forward, on that day, to honoring our Altrusa member Veterans and their family member Veterans. Remember November 11 is Veterans’ Day.

Each day may we live the words of our benediction:  “May our paths of service lead us to attain our highest ideals for our community and our nation.”


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