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Altrusa History ORGANIZATION

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Altrusa International, Inc.
of Fostoria, Ohio, USA
District Five


 

ALTRUSA CLUB of FOSTORIA, OHIO


1964


GETTING STARTED




ORGANIZATION


May 22, 1964


In May 1964 there was a new arrival in Fostoria, a new service organization christened Altrusa Club of Fostoria.

The organizational dinner of Altrusa Club of Fostoria was held at the Fostoria Country Club on May 22, 1964, with Mrs. Hazel Stewart, Membership Chairman of Altrusa International and Immediate Past Governor of District Five, conducting the initiatory service. Mrs. Stewart told the thirty-eight initiates, “You are not joining Altrusa, you are becoming an Altrusan – a way of life.”

Mrs. Martha Long, Governor of District Five, brought greetings from the District and installed the new officers as follows:

Office Officer
President Gladys Harrison
Vice President Kathleen Bender
Recording Secretary Ruth Robinson
Corresponding Secretary Beryl Miller
Treasurer Veda Hutchins
Directors Wanda Harrold
Elinor Fruth
Margaret Bicknell


Mrs. Dorothy Spayth, President of the sponsoring Findlay Club, presided over the evenings activities. Distinguished guests introduced included other District officers, civic leaders and representative groups from nearby cities. Letters of congratulations were read from International officers and clubs.

Mrs. Rosanna Dunn, President-Elect of Altrusa Club of Findlay, presented the Altrusan banner to the Fostoria Club. Mrs. Gladys Harrison, newly installed Fostoria President, graciously thanked Findlay for their sponsorship, accepted the banner and then pledged the new group’s support to the International organization.



CHARTER
December 10, 1964


Completing their “qualifying period” in record time, members of the Altrusa Club of Fostoria received their charter December 10, 1964, at a dinner meeting at the Fostoria Woman’s Club. Guests from Detroit, Port Clinton, Ashland, Mansfield, Akron and Findlay attended.

Miss LaVora Conklin of Detroit, Governor of District Five, presented the charter to Mrs. Gladys Harrison, President of the Altrusa Club of Fostoria. Miss Conklin explained the objectives and principles of Altrusa, pointing out that it is a classified service club for women in professions or holding executive positions in business.

Responding to Miss Conklin’s address, Mrs. Harrison lauded Mrs. Spayth for her tireless efforts in organizing the club. She also recognized her co-workers for their outstanding work.

Dr. Dorothea Wolcott, Findlay extension chairman, spoke on “A Time to Remember.” She reviewed the groundwork that went into the formation of the new club and outlined the community service work which earned the Altrusa Club of Fostoria the right to a charter. Twenty members are needed to organize a new club. Fostoria had thirty when organized and has a current membership of thirty-eight. In their first ways and means project members netted approximately $400.00.

ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
Kathleen Bender Olaf Hansen Edyth Louys
Margaret Bicknell Gladys Harrison Viola Lundberg
Ruth Brenner Wanda Harrold Beryl Miller
Louise Carr Marguerite Hopkins Gretchen Miller
Kathleen Chapman Veda Hutchins Mary Murphy
Blanche Drake Travisgrace Jeffery Jane Olson
Marion Edison Maybelle Kinn Ruth Robinson
Nelle Faber Katherine Komerak Betty Stearns
Elinor Fruth Jane Layton Opal Van Dorn
Clara Gray Mary Lou Loudon Alta Ward
CHARTER MEMBERS
Florence Adams Clara Gray Beryl Miller
Dorothea Basinger Olaf Hansen Gretchen Miller
Kathleen Bender Gladys Harrison Mary Murphy
Margaret Bicknell Wanda Harrold Ura Lee Norton
Ruth Brenner Marguerite Hopkins Jane Olsen
Louise Carr Veda Hutchins Ruth Robinson
Kathleen Chapman Nina Juergens Betty Stearns
Blanche Drake Maybelle Kinn Cynthia Thompson
Marion Edison Katherine Komarek Opal Van Dorn
Nelle Faber Helen Lemmon Alta Ward
Elinor Fruth Mary Lou Loudon Carolyn White
Eunice Fruth Edythe Louys Helen Wright
Evelyn Gair Viola Lundberg







If you are interested in additional information about Altrusa International of Fostoria, Ohio, please contact:

Club President
Altrusa International of Fostoria, Ohio, U.S.A.
P.O. Box 531
Fostoria, OH 44830

Altrusa History (1964-1965)

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Altrusa International, Inc.
of Fostoria, Ohio, USA
District Five


 

History


ALTRUSA CLUB of FOSTORIA, OHIO


1964-1965




Board of Directors
President Gladys Harrison
Vice President Kathleen Bender
Recording Secretary Ruth Robinson
Corresponding Secretary Beryl Miller
Treasurer Veda Hutchins
Directors Wanda Harrold
Elinor Fruth
Margaret Bicknell


ACTIVITIES
Let Freedom Ring project was initiated.
Vocational counseling service was made available to the schools.
Assisted with Heart Fund Drive.
Gillespie forceps, costing $50.00 were given to the Fostoria City Hospital.
Founders Fund Vocational Aid Grand recipient was Janet Smith.
Gift of $25.00 was given to Freedom Foundation.
Contribution of $25.00 was made to Grants in Aid.
Contribution of $25.00 was made to Founders Fund.
Country Store project netted $393.72.



MEMBERSHIP
Members Gained: Alice Houser
  Dorothy Pfau
  Beatrice Weber


Members Lost: Dorothy Basinger
  Olaf Hansen
  Travisgrace Jeffrey
  Jane Layton




If you are interested in additional information about Altrusa International of Fostoria, Ohio, please contact:

Club President
Altrusa International of Fostoria, Ohio, U.S.A.
P.O. Box 531
Fostoria, OH 44830

Altrusa History (1965-1966)

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Altrusa International, Inc.
of Fostoria, Ohio, USA
District Five


 

History


ALTRUSA CLUB of FOSTORIA, OHIO


1965-1966




Board of Directors
President Gladys Harrison
Vice President Kathleen Bender
Recording Secretary Ruth Robinson
Corresponding Secretary Helen Lemmon
Treasurer Veda Hutchins
Directors Wanda Harrold (1966)
Elinor Fruth (1966)
Ura Lee Norton (1967)


ACTIVITIES
Let Freedom Ring project was continued.
Three records, costing $18.08, were purchased for Karrick School.
Received citation from Altrusa International for increased membership.
Received Lucille B. Poston Award at District Conference for gaining most new members in District Five.
Sponsored Tiffin Club and presented Altrusa banner to them.
Initiated “Litterbug, Clean Up” Campaign.
Founders Fund Vocational Aid Grand recipient was Sandra Barfield who used grant for LPN training at Sandusky School of Practical Nursing.
Contribution of $80.00 was made to Grants in Aid.
Contribution of $50.00 was made to Founders Fund.
Country Store project netted $456.05



MEMBERSHIP
Members Gained: Eileen Bishop
  Rosemary Clark
  Mary Ellen Crowe
  Dorothy Downs
  Grace Faber
  Janet Gilberg
  Ruth Hazeltine
  Mary Hill
  Nelle Kurtz
  Kay Matthews
  Marjorie Maurer
  Anne Noble
  Alice Omlor
  Josephine Shock


Members Lost: Kathleen Chapman
  Mary Lou Loudon
  Gretchen Miller
  Jane Olson




If you are interested in additional information about Altrusa International of Fostoria, Ohio, please contact:

Club President
Altrusa International of Fostoria, Ohio, U.S.A.
P.O. Box 531
Fostoria, OH 44830

Altrus History (1966-1967)

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Altrusa International, Inc.
of Fostoria, Ohio, USA
District Five


 

History


ALTRUSA CLUB of FOSTORIA, OHIO


1966-1967




Board of Directors
President Kathleen Bender
Vice President Florence Adams
Recording Secretary Opal Van Dorn
Corresponding Secretary Helen Lemmon
Treasurer Mary Ellen Crowe
Directors Rosemary Clark (1968)
Blanche Drake (1968)
Ura Lee Norton (1967)


ACTIVITIES
Let Freedom Ring project was continued.
Gifts to Sandra Barfield for extra tuition and incidentals.
Purchased 10 litter cans, costing $150.00, for Anti-Litter Campaign.
Film “Let’s Keep America Beautiful” was shown in schools and viewed by 3,374 persons.
Vocational Counseling was given to St. Wendelin students.
Gave Sandra Haworth Feidler $205.77 for tuition at Fostoria Academic Center of Bowling Green State University for text books.
Purchased 50 copies of “So Proudly We Hail” and presented copies to each school, service club and library.
Received Lift Award for efforts to beautify city through Anti-Litter Campaign.
Donated $50.00 to Kaubisch Memorial Library.
Members donated more than 50 books to be sent to U.S. Information Centers abroad.
Altrusa International Fiftieth Anniversary commemorated with skit “Fifty Fruitful Years.”
Purchased 24 books, costing $18.00, for Spanish American classes for adults.
Contribution of $50.00 was made to Founders Fund.
Contribution of $80.00 was made to Grants in Aid.
Country Store project netted $285.60.



MEMBERSHIP
Members Gained: Claudia Hillier
  Dorothy Kinshaw
  Helen Leonard
  Eileen Martin
  Nancy Slaymaker
  Betty Summer


Members Lost: Eileen Bishop
  Dorothy Downs
  Nelle Faber
  Janet Gilberg
  Ruth Hazeltine
  Marguerite Hopkins
  Alice Houser
  Viola Lundberg
  Marjorie Maurer
  Mary Murphy
  Dorothy Pfau
  Helen Wright




If you are interested in additional information about Altrusa International of Fostoria, Ohio, please contact:

Club President
Altrusa International of Fostoria, Ohio, U.S.A.
P.O. Box 531
Fostoria, OH 44830

 

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