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    • Mon, October 23, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket Drive
    Register

    Altrusa Wine and Chocolate Literary Society (AWCLS) 


    See calendar below for this month's read.




     Please register in one of these five categories: 
      Chocolate (1 Volunteer needed)  Snack (3 Volunteers needed) 
      Libation: Red (2 Volunteers needed)     Just Bringing Myself 
      Libation: White (3 Volunteers needed)  

    2017 AWLCS Calendar

    MONTH - TITLE by  AUTHOR  (LEADER)

    Jan 23 - All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion  by Flagg (Robin)

    Feb 27 - Long Gone by Alafair Burke (Mary Beth)

    Mar 27 - A Man Called Ove by F. Backman (Kay)

    Apr 24 - Where Did you Go, Bernadette? by M. Semple (Robin)

    May 22 - The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto by M. Albom (Christine)

    Jun 26 - The Light Between Oceans by  M.L. Stedman (Janet M.)

    Jul  24 - The Bookseller by C. Swanson (Janice C.)

    Aug 28 - Richardson Read One Book (TBD)

    Sep  25 - The Underground Railroad by C. Whitehead

    Oct. 23 - Still Life With Bread by  Anna Quindlen (Gerry)

    Nov 27 - The Girl FROM the Train by I. Joubert (Kay)
    • Tue, October 24, 2017
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    UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

    24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

    This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals


    "Humanity has entered the era of sustainability – with a global commitment to fulfil the great promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this, the Organization’s 71st year, we have 17 goals to propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet. " — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

    • Thu, October 26, 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Terrace Elementary School Library 300 N. Dorothy Dr., Richardson
    • 4
    Register

    Three Altrusans are needed to help:

    Altrusans greet and gather the children for a story time, where we read to the children, modeling this behaviour for the parents.

    After the book is read, and read again, Altrusans lead the children in an acitivity, such as crafts.

    Each child gets a book to take home.

    After the children and parents leave, Altrusans help rearrange funiture, pick up matierals an straighten.



    • Thu, October 26, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Friend's Place
    Register

    Norma Hammerlund is leading the OWT Decorations Committee and will provide supper for those volunteering to make corsages for the OWT nominees.  

    We will also be pinning the small Kindess Ninja pins onto business size information cards for all of our attendees.  This is a fun time and the corsages have easy to follow instructions. 

    Please sign up on the club website so we know how much food to prepare.  Please BYOWine.             


    • Fri, October 27, 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel, 900 E. Lookout Dr., Richardson 75082
    Registration is closed
    Altrusa International of Richardson Foundation, Inc. invites you to attend the 13th Annual Outstanding Women of Today Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel.

    Check-in will begin at 11:00 am. Luncheon will begin at Noon. Parking tickets will be validated.

    Reservation Deadline is October 15, 2017.

    Questions? Call Brenda Boston at 972-742-5146 or email her at brendaboston@outlook.com

    OUTSTANDING WOMEN OF TODAY is a distinguished honor for professional accomplishments. Women are nominated for exemplifying determination, innovation, and making outstanding contributions in their chosen careers. They are recognized and applauded for making a difference for the future of women and providing leadership in their fields. Companies, organizations, and individuals may nominate women in one of seven categories: small business (fewer than 50 employees), education, government, nonprofit, corporate, health care, and Outstanding Woman of Tomorrow (any woman under 35 in any of the above fields).

    This year, we are pleased to present 23 women who live or work in the Dallas metroplex and who will be honored at the awards luncheon. Luncheon Tickets are $50/pp

    Become a Sponsor for this event! Click HERE for sponsorship details. Or HERE for sponsorship letter.

    Chance Drawing tickets are also available! For raffle tickets, please contact Liz Luthans @ 972.256.6825 or Bonnie Perry @ 214.636.1310 or email contact@altrusarichardson.com


    Be a Part of Something OUTSTANDING!
    • Sat, October 28, 2017
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    Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Tens of thousands of volunteers across the country unite on the fourth Saturday in October with a common mission: to improve the lives of others through a wide range of community-driven service projects.

    For more than two decades, Points of Light has partnered with TEGNA, an innovative media company with 46 television stations in 38 markets. Points of Light is once again thrilled to help TEGNA mobilize volunteers and celebrate the power of people to make a difference.

    This year, businesses, nonprofit organizations, families, neighbors and individuals will come together to improve their communities on Saturday, October 28. Volunteers are encouraged to register their service project with Make A Difference Day. By doing so, project organizers are eligible to win a $10,000 grant to donate to a charity of their choice.


    • Sat, October 28, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 1510 Pacific Ave at Akard, Dallas, 75201
    Register

    Your Sophomore Sisters invite you to a special MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY:

    Representatives from Café Momentum shared with us the training program they provide to non-violent juvenile offenders.  This includes counseling, mentoring and teaching all skills needed for budgeting, management, food prep and serving

    If you wish, you can join us for a meal and help this non-profit with their mission.  They cook fresh, locally sourced, sophisticated American Cuisine.  Please be aware that this is a high-end restaurant and you can spend up to $50.00 per person.  Revenue from the restaurant only covers 30% of their operating costs.                                               

    The restaurant will take reservations for 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.  They asked us to have tables of 2,4,6 or 8 people.  Please email your reservation to aimee@cafemomentum.org.  Let Aimee know you are with the Richardson Altrusans.  They will try to seat us at tables near each other.  If you make a reservation through some other method they will not know you are with our group.  

    While we would like you to register via our web site, you must also register with Aimee to have a dinner reservation.

    There is a garage above the restaurant and complementary valet parking.  All you have to do is pull into the garage just past the entrance and the valet is set up there.

    Your Sophomore Sisters

    • Wed, November 01, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nancy Rohm's home, 2503 Springwood Lane, Richardson
    Register

    Sophomore Sisters Committee Meeting - new members for 2016-2017

    This meeting will be to continue planning for KAN weekend.  Please bring your additional ideas and any reserach you have done.

    We will order in Pizza and Rosemary Gouger will make dessert@  We have paper products thanks to Marta.

    • Thu, November 02, 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Terrace Elementary School Library 300 N. Dorothy Dr., Richardson
    • 5
    Register

    Three Altrusans are needed to help:

    Altrusans greet and gather the children for a story time, where we read to the children, modeling this behaviour for the parents.

    After the book is read, and read again, Altrusans lead the children in an acitivity, such as crafts.

    Each child gets a book to take home.

    After the children and parents leave, Altrusans help rearrange funiture, pick up matierals an straighten.



    • Thu, November 02, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club (Clubhouse)

    Each member is an important part of the decision-making of our Club! It is the fellowship experienced at meetings and the working together in service that brings full value to Altrusa membership.

    You are encouraged to participate in our Business Meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month.

    Members will receive an email when the Meeting Agenda and Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) are posted on the website, which are only available through Member Sign-in access. 


    • Sat, November 04, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Ability House, 615 Woodhaven, Richardson, 75081
    Register


    Help us celebrate Shelley's birthday on November 4th at 1:30 p.m.  

    We invite all new members to visit at least one of the six birthday parties the Ability House Committee holds each year.


    For new members:

    Ability House is a home for six adults with Cerebral Palsy. It is supported by Ability Connection Texas (ACT). We adopted Ability House in 1995. In 2005, our club was selected as the UCPDallas Volunteer Organization of Year.

    Altrusans visit the residents of Ability House to celebrate birthdays and holidays. The birthday parties are usually conducted on a Saturday afternoon. Volunteers bring cake, beverages and a gift from the club. Residents enjoy our company and all members are encouraged to attend. Terrace Elementary students have also been known to make birthday cards for the residents.

    • Mon, November 06, 2017
    • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Richardson Public Library, Third Floor

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Help with Check In and Display of RISD student's art work for the World Peace Art Contest.  

    Check In will be on the third floor of the Library.

    • Tue, November 07, 2017
    • 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Richardson Public Library,
    Register

    Come help with the World Peace Art Contest

    RISD students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades will be contest, painting pictures that illustrate the theme "Promote Peace....Embrace the World".

    The students will be bringing their art work to the Library and Altrusans will check in and display the art work at the 3rd floor of the Richardson Public Library.

     


    • Tue, November 07, 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Appletree Court, 870 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, TX 75081
    Register

    Join us at the  Appletree Court Assisted Living Auction.  The residents use their Appletree Bucks to purchase items that are donated by Altrusa.  

    It takes a minimum of 5 Altrusans to make this event move smoothly.  It is always fast, fun and very competitive?  Watch the residents spend thousands in "Applebucks".  Join the fun!!



    • Wed, November 08, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • 1493 Richardson Drive 75080
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    If you would like to help with the monthly bingo games at Atria Senior Living in Richardson--held on second Wednesdays--sign up here or contact Carol Ruszkowsk.


    We need one person to be the Caller and at least one helper.
    • Tue, November 14, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Richardson Public Library, Basement Program Room

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Help with set up for Art Contest Reception 

    • Tue, November 14, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Richardson Public Library
    Register

    Join us as we celebrate 

    The International Day of Peace

    You are invited to a reception honoring Richardson’s young artists*.

    Winners of the 2017 World Peace Art Contest “ Promote Peace… Embrace the World” will be announced.

    When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Where: Basement Program Room Richardson Public Library 900 Civic Center Drive

    *RISD students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades are participating in the contest. The art work is displayed on the 3rd floor of the Richardson Public Library.

    • Thu, November 16, 2017
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    BENEFITTING NEEDY SENIORS IN THE DFW AREA

    Collection Times at ALL Meetings from September 7 – November 16

    We are partnering with Acappella In Home Care on their 4th annual pajama drive to collect pajamas for delivery to low income nursing communities in the DFW area at Christmastime.

    Nursing home residents on Medicaid are allotted less than $60 per month to cover needed personal items, such as toiletries, paper products, and clothing. Warm pajamas are considered a luxury, as basic supplies like toothpaste and soap are
    the priority.

    “Jo Alch, of Richardson, a Registered Nurse who owns Acappella says “I was a hospice nurse for many years and seeing firsthand the needs of lower income nursing home patients tugged on my heart strings. With such limited resources, some of the residents only have hospital gowns to wear. One of my favorite memories as a child was opening a present from my Grandmother on Christmas Eve, a brand-new nightgown. It was something I looked forward to every year.”

    PLEASE NOTE: Linden Park in Richardson is scheduled to receive some of the pajamas along with other nursing facilities in the DFW area outside of Richardson. No Altrusa funds are being used to purchase pajamas. This is strictly a voluntary program for those who wish to participate. You may bring pajamas to any business or program meeting in September, October and November.  Jan Flesch will be collecting the pajamas. The need is for men’s and women’s pajamas, sizes Med – 6X, button up or zip up styles preferred; gowns with long sleeves for ladies; heavier fabrics as distribution will be in December.

    For more information on Acappella In Home Care go to www.acappellainhomecare.com.  

    You can also call Jan Flesch at 972-234-3037 or Alma Benoit at 214-693-3526.

    Thank you in advance for your compassion and helping seniors in need!


    • Thu, November 16, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall
    Register

    Social Time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

    Program: Refugee Support in our Community


    Guest Speaker: Refugee Service of Texas

    IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.


    REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.
    • Sat, November 25, 2017
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    Why This International Day?

    • Violence against women is a human rights violation.
    • Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women.
    • Violence against women impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security.
    • Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential.
    • Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic.

    One of the major challenges to efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide is the substantial funding shortfall. As a result, resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking. Frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals, which includes a specific target on ending violence against women and girls, offer huge promise, but must be adequately funded in order to bring real and significant changes in the lives of women and girls.

    From 25 November through 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence aim to raise public awareness and mobilizing people everywhere to bring about change. This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world,” using the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange streets, schools and landmarks!

    "Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

    • Mon, November 27, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Friends Place Adult Day Services, 1960 Nantucket Drive
    Register

    Altrusa Wine and Chocolate Literary Society (AWCLS) 


    See calendar below for this month's read.




     Please register in one of these five categories: 
      Chocolate (1 Volunteer needed)  Snack (3 Volunteers needed) 
      Libation: Red (2 Volunteers needed)     Just Bringing Myself 
      Libation: White (3 Volunteers needed)  

    2017 AWLCS Calendar

    MONTH - TITLE by  AUTHOR  (LEADER)

    Jan 23 - All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion  by Flagg (Robin)

    Feb 27 - Long Gone by Alafair Burke (Mary Beth)

    Mar 27 - A Man Called Ove by F. Backman (Kay)

    Apr 24 - Where Did you Go, Bernadette? by M. Semple (Robin)

    May 22 - The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto by M. Albom (Christine)

    Jun 26 - The Light Between Oceans by  M.L. Stedman (Janet M.)

    Jul  24 - The Bookseller by C. Swanson (Janice C.)

    Aug 28 - Richardson Read One Book (TBD)

    Sep  25 - The Underground Railroad by C. Whitehead

    Oct. 23 - Still Life With Bread by  Anna Quindlen (Gerry)

    Nov 27 - The Girl FROM the Train by I. Joubert (Kay)
    • Thu, December 07, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club (Clubhouse)

    Each member is an important part of the decision-making of our Club! It is the fellowship experienced at meetings and the working together in service that brings full value to Altrusa membership.

    You are encouraged to participate in our Business Meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month.

    Members will receive an email when the Meeting Agenda and Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) are posted on the website, which are only available through Member Sign-in access. 


    • Sat, December 09, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Alexander Mansion, 4607 Ross Ave, Dallas 75204
    Registration is closed

    Capture the joy of the  Christmas holidays with a lovely afternoon tea.  Enjoy the historic C.H. Alexander Mansion when it is transformed into a tearoom with elegant decorations, sweets and treats, tea and sparkling champagne. On December 9, 2017, enjoy this very special event, which is perfect for daughters, granddaughters, friends, and family.  It is catered by The Chocolate Angel. Tea, Champagne, and Gratuity are included for $50/pp per ticket.  The Mansion opens at 11:00 am for shopping with the vendors on the second floor or you can explore the mansion Proceeds benefit the Dallas Woman’s Forum community projects at Birdie Alexander Elementary School, Landauer Child Care, Alley’s House, and The Alexander Mansion.

    http://www.dallaswomansforum.org/

    We have 50 tickets reserved for our club.  Please reserve your tickets and include your guests. 

    Give your check (payable to The Dallas Woman’s Forum) to Laura Trainor-Collins by the deadline. .   

    Registration and Payment Deadline: July 31, 2017

    Questions? Contact Laura Trainor-Collins

    • Sat, December 09, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Ability House, 615 Woodhaven, Richardson, 75081
    Register

    Please celebrate Christmas at Ability House, December 9, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.  

    For new members:

    Ability House is a home for six adults with Cerebral Palsy. It is supported by Ability Connection Texas (ACT). We adopted Ability House in 1995. In 2005, our club was selected as the UCPDallas Volunteer Organization of Year.

    Altrusans visit the residents of Ability House to celebrate birthdays and holidays. The birthday parties are usually conducted on a Saturday afternoon. Volunteers bring cake, beverages and a gift from the club. Residents enjoy our company and all members are encouraged to attend. Terrace Elementary students have also been known to make birthday cards for the residents.

    • Wed, December 13, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • 1493 Richardson Drive 75080
    • 2
    Register

    If you would like to help with the monthly bingo games at Atria Senior Living in Richardson--held on second Wednesdays--sign up here or contact Carol Ruszkowsk.


    We need one person to be the Caller and at least one helper.
    • Thu, December 21, 2017
    • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall
    Register


    "A TEXAS HOLIDAY PARTY"

    Don't miss our annual holiday party.  This year's theme is  "A Texas Holiday Party" so wear your best western holiday duds, if you choose.  Guests (spouses, significant others and friends, etc.) are welcome to join us for some down-home Texas grub and parr-tee ! 

    The evening's ebntertainment will be provided by Debbie Perrone, who will do a few numbers in tribute to Patsy Cline and lead us in a Holiday singalong.  

    Dinner Reservations are $20 per person.  Please pay Jean Stuart in advance so she may join the festivities.

    Social Time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

    IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.


    REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.
    • Thu, January 04, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club (Clubhouse)

    Each member is an important part of the decision-making of our Club! It is the fellowship experienced at meetings and the working together in service that brings full value to Altrusa membership.

    You are encouraged to participate in our Business Meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month.

    Members will receive an email when the Meeting Agenda and Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) are posted on the website, which are only available through Member Sign-in access. 


    • Wed, January 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • 1493 Richardson Drive 75080
    • 2
    Register

    If you would like to help with the monthly bingo games at Atria Senior Living in Richardson--held on second Wednesdays--sign up here or contact Carol Ruszkowsk.


    We need one person to be the Caller and at least one helper.
    • Thu, January 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall
    Register

    Social Time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

    Program: White Privilege Activity


    Guest Speaker: Amanda Giordana, UNT

    IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.


    REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.
    • Thu, February 01, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club (Clubhouse)

    Each member is an important part of the decision-making of our Club! It is the fellowship experienced at meetings and the working together in service that brings full value to Altrusa membership.

    You are encouraged to participate in our Business Meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month.

    Members will receive an email when the Meeting Agenda and Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) are posted on the website, which are only available through Member Sign-in access. 


    • Wed, February 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • 1493 Richardson Drive 75080
    • 2
    Register

    If you would like to help with the monthly bingo games at Atria Senior Living in Richardson--held on second Wednesdays--sign up here or contact Carol Ruszkowsk.


    We need one person to be the Caller and at least one helper.
    • Thu, February 15, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall
    Register

    Social Time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

    Program:  Altrusa of Richardson 52nd Birthday Party

    IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.


    REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.
    • Sat, February 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bobbi Klein's home, 1879 Quail Lane, Richardson, TX 75080
    Register

    Please join us for Spring Orientation.  Attendance is encouraged for all our memers (Orientations can be used as makeup meetings.).  

    Brunch will be provided by the Memership REcruitment Committee at 9:0-0 AM.  Program information to be announced at a later date.

    • Sat, February 24, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Ability House, 615 Woodhaven, Richardson, 75081
    Register

    Please celebrate Vera's birthday with us on February 24, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.  

    We invite all new members to visit at least one of the six birthday parties the Ability House Committee holds each year.

    For new members:

    Ability House is a home for six adults with Cerebral Palsy. It is supported by Ability Connection Texas (ACT). We adopted Ability House in 1995. In 2005, our club was selected as the UCPDallas Volunteer Organization of Year.

    Altrusans visit the residents of Ability House to celebrate birthdays and holidays. The birthday parties are usually conducted on a Saturday afternoon. Volunteers bring cake, beverages and a gift from the club. Residents enjoy our company and all members are encouraged to attend. Terrace Elementary students have also been known to make birthday cards for the residents.

    • Thu, March 01, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club (Clubhouse)

    Each member is an important part of the decision-making of our Club! It is the fellowship experienced at meetings and the working together in service that brings full value to Altrusa membership.

    You are encouraged to participate in our Business Meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month.

    Members will receive an email when the Meeting Agenda and Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) are posted on the website, which are only available through Member Sign-in access. 


    • Wed, March 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • 1493 Richardson Drive 75080
    • 2
    Register

    If you would like to help with the monthly bingo games at Atria Senior Living in Richardson--held on second Wednesdays--sign up here or contact Carol Ruszkowsk.


    We need one person to be the Caller and at least one helper.
    • Thu, March 15, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall
    Register

    Social Time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

    Program:  Outstanding Women of Today (OWT) Roll Out


    Description, Beginnign planning for 2018 OWT Awards Luncheon

    IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.


    REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.
    • Thu, April 05, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club (Clubhouse)

    Each member is an important part of the decision-making of our Club! It is the fellowship experienced at meetings and the working together in service that brings full value to Altrusa membership.

    You are encouraged to participate in our Business Meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month.

    Members will receive an email when the Meeting Agenda and Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) are posted on the website, which are only available through Member Sign-in access. 


    • Wed, April 11, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • 1493 Richardson Drive 75080
    • 2
    Register

    If you would like to help with the monthly bingo games at Atria Senior Living in Richardson--held on second Wednesdays--sign up here or contact Carol Ruszkowsk.


    We need one person to be the Caller and at least one helper.
    • Thu, April 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall
    Register

    Social Time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

    Program:  Scholarshp Arards Presentation

    IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.


    REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.
    • Fri, April 20, 2018
    • Sun, April 22, 2018
    • Hyatt Regency North Dallas/Richardson Hotel, Richardson TX

    62nd Annual Altrusa District Nine Conference

    More information will be posted in January 2018.

    • Thu, May 03, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club (Clubhouse)

    Each member is an important part of the decision-making of our Club! It is the fellowship experienced at meetings and the working together in service that brings full value to Altrusa membership.

    You are encouraged to participate in our Business Meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month.

    Members will receive an email when the Meeting Agenda and Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) are posted on the website, which are only available through Member Sign-in access. 


    • Wed, May 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • 1493 Richardson Drive 75080
    • 2
    Register

    If you would like to help with the monthly bingo games at Atria Senior Living in Richardson--held on second Wednesdays--sign up here or contact Carol Ruszkowsk.


    We need one person to be the Caller and at least one helper.
    • Thu, May 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall
    Register

    Social Time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

    Program:  Installation of 2018-2019 Officers

    IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.


    REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.
    • Wed, June 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • 1493 Richardson Drive 75080
    • 2
    Register

    If you would like to help with the monthly bingo games at Atria Senior Living in Richardson--held on second Wednesdays--sign up here or contact Carol Ruszkowsk.


    We need one person to be the Caller and at least one helper.
    • Thu, June 21, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Richardson Woman's Club, Founders Hall
    Register

    Social Time: 6:30 pm

    Meeting Begins: 7:00 pm

    Program: June Dinner Meeting

    IMPORTANT: Please register online by NOON MONDAY before the meeting - whether you plan to eat or not. Remember, you don't have to pay if you're not eating, but you may not have a seat if you don't register so let us know you're coming.


    REMINDER: Policy concerning dinner reservations - Dinner reservations may be made or cancelled until noon the Monday prior to the dinner meeting. To cancel during that time, contact Jean Stuart. All dinner reservations that remain in place after the deadline must be paid for whether the member attends the meeting or not. An unused reservation may not be given to another member.

Past events

Thu, October 19, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting
Thu, October 19, 2017 COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Santa Project for NETWORK
Thu, October 19, 2017 Teddy Bear Time
Mon, October 16, 2017 UN DAY: World Food Day
Sat, October 14, 2017 Senior Book Rotation
Sat, October 14, 2017 New Member Orientation/Re-Orientation, Add an Altrusan Day & OWT Nominee Meet & Greet
Wed, October 11, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Thu, October 05, 2017 Business Meeting
Wed, October 04, 2017 Teddy Bear Time
Sun, October 01, 2017 UN DAY: International Day of Older Persons
Wed, September 27, 2017 Teddy Bear Time
Tue, September 26, 2017 Richardson Reads One Book
Mon, September 25, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Thu, September 21, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting
Thu, September 21, 2017 UN DAY: International Day of Peace
Wed, September 20, 2017 Teddy Bear Time
Sat, September 16, 2017 RETENTION: Annual Book Swap
Thu, September 14, 2017 Celebration of Life - Jan Skinner
Wed, September 13, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sun, September 10, 2017 OUTREACH / INTL RELATIONS: Feeding Children Everywhere - Compassionate Richardson Hunger Project
Sat, September 09, 2017 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Breakfast: The Three Cs—Communication, Crucial Conversations and Conflict Resolution
Fri, September 08, 2017 UN DAY: International Literacy Day
Thu, September 07, 2017 Business Meeting
Thu, September 07, 2017 Community Outreach Committee Meeting
Wed, September 06, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Auction
Mon, September 04, 2017 SENIORS: Twin Rivers Assisted Living Bingo
Mon, August 28, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Wed, August 23, 2017 Lunch Bunch
Mon, August 21, 2017 Foundation Trustee Meeting
Sat, August 19, 2017 UN DAY - World Humanitarian Day
Thu, August 17, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting
Sat, August 12, 2017 UN DAY - International Youth Day
Thu, August 10, 2017 Sophomore Sisters Committee Meeting and Dinner
Wed, August 09, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Mon, August 07, 2017 SENIORS: Twin Rivers Assisted Living Bingo
Sat, August 05, 2017 ABILITY HOUSE: Robert's Birthday Celebration!!
Thu, August 03, 2017 Area 51, Extraterrestrial Party
Thu, August 03, 2017 Business Meeting
Sun, July 30, 2017 UN DAY - International Day of Friendship
Mon, July 24, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Fri, July 21, 2017 2017 Int'l Convention - 100th Anniversary Celebration
Thu, July 20, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting
Wed, July 12, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Mon, July 10, 2017 Altrusa Supports Fire Department - Pet Respirator Donation - Pets Welcomed to Attend!
Thu, July 06, 2017 Business Meeting
Thu, July 06, 2017 Altrusa supports NETWORK: "Tools for School"
Mon, June 26, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Sat, June 24, 2017 ABILITY HOUSE: Gift Giving Celebration
Fri, June 16, 2017 SENIORS: Tie One On for Father's Day
Thu, June 15, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting
Wed, June 14, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sat, June 10, 2017 SENIORS - Richardson Public Library Book Rotation
Thu, June 08, 2017 Foundation Trustee Meeting
Thu, June 08, 2017 SENIORS: Twin Rivers Grand Opening
Thu, June 01, 2017 Business Meeting
Fri, May 26, 2017 Altrusa of Richardson Salutes Older Adult Month/Be Informed and Be Prepared!
Thu, May 25, 2017 May 2017 Altrusa Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, May 24, 2017 Altrusa of Richardson Salutes Older Adult Month/Be Informed and Be Prepared!
Mon, May 22, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Thu, May 18, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting -May 2017
Fri, May 12, 2017 Mother's Day Tea
Wed, May 10, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Mon, May 08, 2017 RETENTION: Bridge
Thu, May 04, 2017 Business Meeting - May 2017
Thu, May 04, 2017 INT'L RELATIONS: National Day of Prayer Celebration
Mon, May 01, 2017 Network Book Collection
Sat, April 29, 2017 ABILITY HOUSE: Nina's Birthday Celebration!!
Thu, April 27, 2017 April 2017 Altrusa Joint Board of Directors Meeting
Tue, April 25, 2017 Appletree Court Assisted Living Live Auction
Mon, April 24, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Fri, April 21, 2017 Altrusa District Nine Annual Conference
Thu, April 20, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting - April 2017
Mon, April 17, 2017 Foundation Trustee Meeting
Wed, April 12, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Assisted Living Live Auction
Tue, April 11, 2017 Add an Altrusan Lunch Bunch / 100th Altrusa Celebration
Mon, April 10, 2017 RETENTION: Bridge
Sat, April 08, 2017 Richardson KAN Weekend
Thu, April 06, 2017 Business Meeting - April 2017
Wed, April 05, 2017 EDUCATION: Afternoon PreK Manners Party
Wed, April 05, 2017 EDUCATION: Morning PreK Manners Party
Tue, April 04, 2017 EDUCATION: Afternoon PreK Manners Party
Tue, April 04, 2017 EDUCATION: Morning PreK Manners Party
Mon, March 27, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Thu, March 23, 2017 March 2017 Altrusa Board of Directors Meeting (Joint meeting w/ Trustees)
Sat, March 18, 2017 MEMBERSHIP: Orientation / Reorientation
Thu, March 16, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting - March 2017
Sat, March 11, 2017 RETENTION: Altrouser Event - Lakewood Brewery Tour / Tasting Event
Wed, March 08, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sat, March 04, 2017 Ability Connection: Kathleen AND Henry's Birthday Celebration!!
Fri, March 03, 2017 ABILITY HOUSE: Shawn Sikes Memorial
Thu, March 02, 2017 Business Meeting - March 2017
Thu, March 02, 2017 Retention Committee Meeting
Tue, February 28, 2017 RETENTION: Altrusa Mardi Gras Celebration at Desperados
Mon, February 27, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Sat, February 25, 2017 Leadership Luncheon "Communication With Purpose"
Sat, February 18, 2017 ABILITY HOUSE: Vera's Birthday Celebration!!
Sat, February 18, 2017 SENIORS - Richardson Public Library Book Rotation
Fri, February 17, 2017 OUTREACH: Tooth Fairy Bags for NETWORK
Thu, February 16, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting - February 2017
Fri, February 10, 2017 Lunch Bunch - February
Thu, February 09, 2017 Foundation Trustee Meeting
Wed, February 08, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Thu, February 02, 2017 Business Meeting - February 2017
Sat, January 28, 2017 Memorial Pillowcase Tribute
Thu, January 26, 2017 January Altrusa Board of Directors Meeting
Tue, January 24, 2017 RETENTION: Painting with a Twist
Mon, January 23, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Mon, January 23, 2017 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Thu, January 19, 2017 Dinner/Program Meeting - January 2017
Wed, January 11, 2017 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Thu, January 05, 2017 Business Meeting - January 2017
Thu, January 05, 2017 Retention Committee Meeting
Thu, December 15, 2016 Dinner/Program Meeting - December
Wed, December 14, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sat, December 10, 2016 ABILITY HOUSE: Christmas Party
Fri, December 09, 2016 OUTREACH: CACCC Holiday Shop
Thu, December 08, 2016 OUTREACH: CACCC Holiday Shop
Mon, December 05, 2016 Foundation Trustee Meeting
Thu, December 01, 2016 Business Meeting -December, 2016
Wed, November 30, 2016 EDUCATION: Teddy Bear Time
Wed, November 30, 2016 INT'L REL: World Peace Art Contest Reception
Mon, November 28, 2016 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Sat, November 19, 2016 November/December Altrusa Board of Directors Meeting
Fri, November 18, 2016 Lunch Bunch November
Thu, November 17, 2016 Dinner/Program Meeting - November
Wed, November 16, 2016 EDUCATION: Teddy Bear Time
Tue, November 15, 2016 SENIORS: Appletree Court - Live Auction Event
Sat, November 12, 2016 ABILITY HOUSE: Shelley's Birthday Celebration!!
Sat, November 12, 2016 Fall Orientation/Re-Orientation
Wed, November 09, 2016 EDUCATION: Teddy Bear Time
Wed, November 09, 2016 2016 OWT Wrap-up Meeting
Wed, November 09, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sat, November 05, 2016 DISTRICT NINE: 2016 Fall Leadership Event
Thu, November 03, 2016 Business Meeting - November, 2016
Thu, November 03, 2016 Service Committee Chairs Meeting
Thu, November 03, 2016 MEMBERSHIP CMTES: Holiday Party Planning
Wed, November 02, 2016 EDUCATION: Teddy Bear Time
Mon, October 31, 2016 World Peace Art Contest "Imagine a World at Peace"
Sat, October 29, 2016 Richarson Public Library Book Rotation
Fri, October 28, 2016 Outstanding Women of Today Awards Luncheon
Thu, October 27, 2016 Making Corsages for OWT
Wed, October 26, 2016 EDUCATION: Teddy Bear Time
Mon, October 24, 2016 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Thu, October 20, 2016 Dinner/Program Meeting - October
Thu, October 20, 2016 COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Santa Project for NETWORK
Wed, October 19, 2016 EDUCATION: Teddy Bear Time
Wed, October 12, 2016 Foundation Trustee Meeting
Wed, October 12, 2016 EDUCATION: Teddy Bear Time
Wed, October 12, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Tue, October 11, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Senior Living - Live Auction Event
Sat, October 08, 2016 RETENTION: Lunch & Shopping at The Urban Flea Market
Mon, September 26, 2016 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Tue, September 20, 2016 Richardson Reads One Book
Thu, September 15, 2016 Dinner/Program Meeting
Wed, September 14, 2016 RETENTION: Alamo Drafthouse AIR Event
Wed, September 14, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sun, September 11, 2016 Feeding Children Everywhere
Sat, September 10, 2016 RETENTION: Book Swap
Fri, August 26, 2016 RETENTION: Lunch Bunch
Mon, August 22, 2016 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Thu, August 18, 2016 Dinner/Program Meeting
Tue, August 16, 2016 SENIORS: Pillow Photo Op!
Thu, August 11, 2016 Foundation Trustee Meeting
Thu, August 11, 2016 Foundation Trustee Meeting
Wed, August 10, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sat, August 06, 2016 ABILITY HOUSE: Robert's Birthday Celebration!!
Mon, July 25, 2016 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Thu, July 21, 2016 Dinner/Program Meeting
Thu, July 14, 2016 RETENTION: Mustache Party
Wed, July 13, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sun, July 10, 2016 Celebration of Life Memorial - Carolyn Swanson
Thu, July 07, 2016 Business Meeting
Mon, June 27, 2016 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Fri, June 17, 2016 SENIORS: Tie One On for Father's Day
Thu, June 16, 2016 June 2016 Dinner Meeting
Wed, June 08, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Sat, June 04, 2016 SENIORS: Book Movers
Thu, June 02, 2016 Business Meeting
Mon, May 23, 2016 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Thu, May 19, 2016 May 2016 Installation Dinner Meeting
Sat, May 14, 2016 RETENTION: Wine Tasting Event
Fri, May 13, 2016 RETENTION: Lunch Bunch
Wed, May 11, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Fri, May 06, 2016 SENIORS: Mother's Day Luncheon
Thu, May 05, 2016 Business Meeting
Thu, May 05, 2016 2016-2017 Service Committee Chairs Meeting
Sat, April 30, 2016 Ability Connection: Nina's Birthday Celebration!!
Mon, April 25, 2016 RETENTION: AWCLS (book club)
Mon, April 25, 2016 OUTREACH: Spring Book Collection
Fri, April 22, 2016 District Nine Conference
Thu, April 21, 2016 April 2016 Dinner Meeting
Sat, April 16, 2016 OUTREACH: Neo Natal 1st Birthday Party at MRMC
Sat, April 16, 2016 Abillity Connection: Shawn's Birthday - CANCELLED
Wed, April 13, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo
Tue, April 12, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Senior Living - Live Auction Event
Sun, April 10, 2016 CHARTER BANQUET for Altrusa Frisco
Sat, April 09, 2016 INT'L PRESIDENT Meet, Greet and Eat w/ Silvia Silverman
Thu, April 07, 2016 Business Meeting
Tue, April 05, 2016 SENIORS: Appletree Court - Live Auction Event
Mon, March 28, 2016 City Council Recognizes KAN
Thu, March 17, 2016 March 2016 Dinner Meeting
Wed, March 16, 2016 EDUCATION: Teddy Bear Time
Wed, March 09, 2016 SENIORS: Atria Bingo