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A #100years100Altrusans profile
How did you first become involved in Altrusa?
My mother had been an Altrusan for many years. I was looking for a way to do more for my community. My mother sent a letter to the President of the Altrusa in my town. The President invited me to a meeting. Joining this organization is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
What is your fondest Altrusa memory so far?
There are so many. The two most memorable are my mother installing me as Governor of my district, and me installing my niece as Governor.
How has Altrusa changed you, personally and/or professionally?
When I became a member, I didn't like speaking in front of a group. With the support and encouragement of members of my club members, then of my district, and then international, my self-confidence grew. I was able to develop and conduct training at work. I have been fortunate to have life-time friends throughout the world.
What has surprised you the most during your time with Altrusa?
I am surprised that we haven't been able to grow our wonderful organization. It provides much needed service to our communities, while providing our members so many personal growth opportunities and friendships.
Why do you choose Altrusa over other service organizations?
In my case, it is a family affair. My mother, sister, sister-in-law, and niece are all members.
Tell us about the people that you've met through Altrusa.
Altrusans have different occupations, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages. We are all interested in doing service. We all bring different talents to the organizations. My life has been enriched by knowing all of them.
What do you wish other people knew about Altrusa?
Everything - service that we provide, personal growth opportunities for those interested in pursuing them, friendships.
What do you do when you aren't volunteering with Altrusa?
Watching my favorite college sports teams and professional sports teams, reading, crosswords, computer games, walking the local trails
Carolyn Rash is a member of Altrusa International of Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA in District Eight. Carolyn joined Altrusa in 1985 and has held leadership roles as Int'l Director, Int'l BRR Committee Member, Int'l Leadership Chair, Int'l Membership Chair, Governors' Council Chair, Governor, 1st Vice-Governor/Program Coordinator, 2nd Vice-Governor, District Director, District Secretary, District DSB Editor, District Membership Chair, District New Club Building Chairman, District Communications Committee Chairman, District Strategic Planning Coordinator, District Web Coordinator, District Finance Committee member, all Club officers except treasurer, Club Altrusa Information Chair, Club Int'l Relations Chair, Club Historian, Club Parliamentarian, Club Newsletter Editor, Club Web master, and Club Literacy Committee Co-Chair.
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