Altrusa House


Altrusa House
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1116 E Mason St
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 884-6677
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Altrusa International published a note.
Jennifer Hepner McNichol
A #100years100Altrusans profile How did you first become involved in Altrusa? I became an Altrusan through a woman I met when I started my job. I was just out of college. She was an Altrusan for 20+ years and had just returned from an International Convention so I asked her "What is Altrusa?" Before I could think about it, I am at a meeting and then I'm becoming an Altrusan! This woman is now celebrating her 35th year in Altrusa and she is not only my sponsor but my best friend! I was looking for a way to continue community service when I graduated from college and Altrusa was the perfect fit! What is your fondest Altrusa memory so far? I have MANY fond memories in Altrusa! But I don't think that I will ever forget my first District Conference and my first International Convention! How has Altrusa changed you, personally and/or professionally? Altrusa, in the words of Mamie L. Bass, truly IS a "builder of women”. I have grown and learned so much about myself and others through community service. You learn not to take what you have been given in life for granted. I have done things in life that I never would have imagined myself doing if it had not been for Altrusa. I have always been kind, empathetic and serving my whole life, but Altrusa reminds me to continue to do so all the time and gives me opportunities to volunteer. It has helped me grow and be responsible for more than just myself in this life. I have made many friends and contacts through Altrusa that I wouldn't trade for anything! I have life long friends and memories because of Altrusa and I am a much stronger person than I ever realized I could be! What has surprised you the most during your time with Altrusa? What has surprised me the most with Altrusa is... and I say this often, especially to new members or someone who is thinking about becoming an Altrusan... I have never met so many wonderful and kind people as I have through Altrusa! Why do you choose Altrusa over other service organizations? I love Altrusa because of the focus on the PEOPLE we serve in our community. It is not about things or what we are doing, it is about the PEOPLE we are helping and affecting with each service project that we do. Even the smallest service project can have a profound affect on the community and people. Altrusa does not judge and does not have any false pretenses. It is a REAL, genuine experience that fills your heart. You can be having a bad day, but then go to an Altrusa meeting or project and your day improves dramatically because of that feeling. Tell us about the people that you've met through Altrusa. I have met some truly wonderful people through Altrusa. Other members within our club, within our District, Internationally, etc. As well as other wonderful people that we work with in our community that are also trying to make a difference. We partner with so many different organizations and people in our community to make an impact. What do you wish other people knew about Altrusa? I wish that others knew how truly wonderful an organization Altrusa is to be a part of. The saying in our club is we "are the best kept secret." But wouldn't it be great if more people knew about us?! We could have an even bigger impact if we had more clubs with more wonderful people with whom to share service and ideas! What do you do when you aren't volunteering with Altrusa? I work a full time job at our local hospital as a physical therapist, so I take care of people even at work! And I love it. I am newly married (October 22, 2016) to a wonderful man who understands me and supports me and allows me to spend time with Altrusa. I love spending time with my husband and our dog, Callie, a golden retriever, and our cat, Cabie, a siamese mix. We love to travel and look forward to traveling more in the U.S. (National Parks) as well as to Europe. (We recently spent our honeymoon along the Amalfi Coast of Italy and touring most of Sicily!) Our love of lighthouses has taken us on adventures throughout the state of Maine, one of our favorite places to visit. I also travel with my friend and Altrusa sponsor! We will go anywhere together. I do not like to sit still, so I am always busy and love to be outside going for a run, working in the garden or walking the dog! Jennifer Hepner McNichol is currently a member of Altrusa International of Reading-Berks, Pensylvania, USA in District Two. Jennifer joined Altrusa in 2003 and has held leadership roles as Club Secretary, 1st VP, 2nd VP, President (twice), Club Foundation President, and District Two Director. This is profile 16 of 100. View more by clicking the #100years100Altrusans hashtag.

Altrusa International of Fargo held a shoe-cutting party to help Sole Hope deliver shoes to kids in Uganda. #altrusaservice #ProudToBeAnAltrusan

Altrusa of Cowlitz County - The Breakfast Bunch ran “The Socks & Undies for Kids Project” in early February. The club received a grant from International Foundation, which they matched with their own funds, to buy and deliver more than 1,400 pairs of socks and underwear for children in need in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. #altrusaservice #ProudToBeAnAltrusan
Altrusa International of Cowlitz County, with a grant from the group’s International Foundation Inc., is holding “The Socks & Undies for Kids Project” during the first week of February.

Altrusa International published a note.
Linda K. Valeck Davis
A #100years100Altrusans profile How did you first become involved in Altrusa? While completing my degree in Vocational Education/Business, I worked as an Officer Manager for a home health care agency. The Director of our office was a member and often sold me raffle tickets, invited me to fundraisers, talked about the club activities and so forth. Once I'd earned my degree and took a new position in my field, I handed my personal resume to my boss and said "Since I buy the raffle tickets, go to the fundraisers and enjoy myself, I'd like to be a member. Would you recommend me?" When I was initiated a few months later, I was just 23 years old; I was told that at the time I was the youngest member of District Five. What is your fondest Altrusa memory so far? There are too many to choose just one! However, my many friendships with Altrusans not just from Saginaw, MI but throughout District Five and the world are at the top of the list. Attending several International Conventions provided outstanding opportunities to visit different locales and make many new friends. When the International Convention was held in Rapid City, SD three New Zealand Altrusans stopped here in Idaho for an overnight stay. What fun! Prior to attending the convention in Chicago, I began corresponding with an Irish Altrusan who was a contact for our sister club. During the opening ceremony, I sat at my table watching and wondering if Christine had come to the convention. I turned my head, read a name tag and there she was . . . sitting right next to me at a nearby table! How has Altrusa changed you, personally and/or professionally? Since I was so young when I became an Altrusan, it was a tremendous benefit to me to have so many other, accomplished women as role models, friends and in some cases, mentors. Wonderful, wonderful women who took me under their wing and helped me grow not just as a professional and woman, but as a volunteer leader. What has surprised you the most during your time with Altrusa? Sadly, that this wonderful organization seems to be sliding into oblivion. When I became an Altrusan in 1978, there were nearly 21,000 members in almost 500 clubs. Now, fewer than 8,000 active members participate in 326 local chapters. Perhaps it is a "sign of the times," but Altrusa has given me so much, its decline over the last 39 years does, indeed, surprise me. Why do you choose Altrusa over other service organizations? Variety. Eventually, my degree took me into a classroom and I spent many years as a high school teacher. Schools are, by necessity, pretty regimented places and an arena where there are always opportunities to "volunteer." I wanted to give my volunteer time outside of my job but not to just one entity. Additionally, I enjoyed meeting other professional, adult women in other career fields. Through Saginaw Altrusa I was able to volunteer in so many different ways, in so many different capacities with many different organizations and learned so much about my community that I would not have had the opportunity to do otherwise. I've cleaned an exhibit at the Saginaw Children's Zoo, helped remodel a kitchen at a women's shelter, polished the brass at a century-old theatre, met international exchange students by giving them a tour, given bingo parties in an assisted living home and more. In addition, regularly scheduled program meetings took me inside the local waterworks building, the inside of Saginaw's oldest home, behind the scenes in local hospitals. Speakers enhanced my view of the area; local t.v. personalities, a judge, historian, directors of various social agencies. My experiences and interactions through my local club were a myriad of wonderful opportunities. Needless to say (but I will), as I "advanced" in my membership, my travels throughout lower Michigan and Ohio (District Five) expanded my horizons even further. Tell us about the people that you've met through Altrusa. I've alluded to this in a prior question, but just wonderful people, primarily women. It has been a humbling and enlightening experience to call them colleagues and, in many cases, friends. Women who are just good people with whom I've shared joys and sorrows, fun and fellowship, all while advancing Mamie L. Bass's admonition "It is not enough to be good; we must be good for something." What do you wish other people knew about Altrusa? When I became Governor of District Five, I gave all of my board members and chairs a children's book, "It's Not A Box" by Antoinette Portis. Altrusa is a structured organization in that the international organization and foundation provide a framework for club and district operations and the tools necessary to do so. Yet, it allows -- in fact, encourages -- each chapter to find the unmet needs in their individual, local communities and to meet those needs; just supply hard work, determination and a creative, supportive spirit! What do you do when you aren't volunteering with Altrusa? In 2008, my husband and I moved to SE Idaho to be near our daughter, son-in-law and soon to arrive first grandchild. Now I am an affiliate located about 115 miles from the nearest Altrusa club (Ogden, UT - District Ten) and about 375 miles from the nearest club in District Twelve (Missoula, MT). I am no longer active in an Altrusa chapter and I miss it, still, terribly! Since the birth of our grandson, we've provided daycare for him and now his little sister as well. Now they are both in school and those responsibilities are dwindling. We have them all summer and our new tradition is taking them back to the "Mitten" where we visit family, spend time at our cabin and introduce them to the joys and wonders of the Great Lakes. In terms of volunteering, I am a member of the local Friends of the Library group. Hubby and I also like fishing, primarily ice and fly . . . now located just three hours from the west gate of Yellowstone NP means we enjoy that park and fishing there a few times each year. Linda K. Valeck Davis is currently an affiliate Altrusan who was previously a member of Altrusa International of Saginaw, MI, USA in District Twelve. She joined Altrusa in 1978 and has held leadership roles as pretty much all Chairmanships and Officer titles at the club level. As an active member of District Five she was Program Coordinator (twice), many committee chairmanships, Director, Treasurer, First-Second Vice Governor, Governor-elect and Governor. This is profile 15 of 100. 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