WARSAW — Altrusa International of Warsaw installed a new leadership team in early June for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
Vicki Martin has taken the reins as president for a second time. She is supported by Julie Hall, vice-president; Jan Sloan and Paula Shalley, co-treasurers; and Beth Huffer, secretary. The active service club has been named a Distinguished Club by Altrusa International in each of the past three years.
Members have been busy assisting their Lincoln Elementary Adopt-a-Class teacher prepare for the new school year, and helping KREMC by collecting ballots at their annual meeting. Preparations are also underway for Make A Difference Day in October.
The club’s biggest service project, Bingo for Beaman Home, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21, at Winona Heritage Room in Winona Lake. All proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services of the shelter for domestic violence victims, which the club founded in 1985. Members also supported Beaman Home this spring by handling the registration for their annual golf outing in early June. The club continues supporting Beaman Home by various other volunteer activities throughout the year.
Club members recently donated $500 to each of Warsaw’s nine elementary schools for use in their literacy-related needs. This $4,500 donation was the largest the club has made.
Individuals interested in service to the community are encouraged to visit a club meeting. The next meeting will take place at noon Thursday, Aug. 6, at KREMC, 370 S. CR 250E, Warsaw. More information about Altrusa International of Warsaw may be found on Facebook at Altrusa-Warsaw or by contacting members at [email protected].