NOTICE: While most events are now virtual in light of COVID-19 restrictions, Altrusa Richardson is still committed to serving the community it has supported for many years. For the latest updates and upcoming events, please refer to our calendar of events webpage.
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Upcoming events

    • Thu, December 03, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • Besa's Restaurant

    Calling Altrusans! - from  Membership Committee

    The Dinner Divas will meet on Thursday, December 3, at 6:30 pm at what was our normal first Thursday dinner place, Besa’s at Jupiter/ Lookout.   If your comfort level says yes and you need an Altrusa boost of fun sign up on the website for this dinner.  Altrusans will bond and laugh after Thanksgiving at Besa’s. We will also be helping a local business and our friend Al. 

    The Membership Committee is offering a variety of activities, outdoor, indoor, stay home, and different times of the day for you to pick your comfort level and or availability.  We want members to have activities that keep us in touch with each other and Altrusa. 


    • Mon, December 07, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • Via Zoom - Registration Required to get access
    Register

    Altrusa Wine and Chocolate Literary Society (AWCLS) 



    This is to change and confirm December 7th as the date for our December meeting/Christmas "party".  

    Our meetings will continue to be on the 4th Monday of the month for the remainder of our club year on Zoom.  

    After the December meeting, Pam Johnson will send the list of books for2021.  

    Just bring your own wine, chocolate or snacks - or just bring yourself.

    Topic: AWCLS - Altrusa Book Club

    Time: December 7, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    You will receive Zoom signon information in the email sent to remind you that you are registered for the meeting.


    • Thu, December 10, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (CST)

    Human Rights Day is especially important this year as we fight COVID 19.  Please join us tomorrow as we remember to think of others as we pass through this trying time.

    Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

    2020 Theme: Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights

    This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination.

    10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.

    Under UN Human Rights’ generic call to action “Stand Up for Human rights”, we aim to engage the general public, our partners and the UN family to bolster transformative action and showcase practical and inspirational examples that can contribute to recovering better and fostering more resilient and just societies.

    Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

    Human rights are at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as in the absence of human dignity we cannot hope to drive sustainable development. Human Rights are driven by progress on all SDGs, and the SDGs are driven by advancements on human rights. Find out how UN agencies strive to put human rights at the centre of their work.

    Human Rights must be at the centre of the post COVID-19 world

    The COVID-19 crisis has been fuelled by deepening poverty, rising inequalities, structural and entrenched discrimination and other gaps in human rights protection. Only measures to close these gaps and advance human rights can ensure we fully recover and build back a world that is better, more resilient, just, and sustainable.

    • End discrimination of any kind: Structural discrimination and racism have fuelled the COVID-19 crisis. Equality and non-discrimination are core requirements for a post-COVID world.
    • Address inequalities: To recover from the crisis, we must also address the inequality pandemic. For that, we need to promote and protect economic, social, and cultural rights. We need a new social contract for a new era.
    • Encourage participation and solidarity: We are all in this together. From individuals to governments, from civil society and grass-roots communities to the private sector, everyone has a role in building a post-COVID world that is better for present and future generations. We need to ensure the voices of the most affected and vulnerable inform the recovery efforts.
    • Promote sustainable development: We need sustainable development for people and planet. Human rights, the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement are the cornerstone of a recovery that leaves no one behind.


    • Sat, December 12, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
    • Ability House, 615 Woodhaven Pl, Richardson, TX 75081
    Register

    Ability House Christmas Party

    • Mon, January 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • Via Zoom - Registration Required to get access
    Register

    Altrusa Wine and Chocolate Literary Society (AWCLS) 



    Our meetings will continue to be on the 4th Monday of the month for the remainder of our club year on Zoom.  

    Just bring your own wine, chocolate or snacks - or just bring yourself.

    Topic: AWCLS - Altrusa Book Club

    Time: January 25, 2021, 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    You will receive Zoom signon information in the email sent to remind you that you are registered for the meeting.


    • Sat, February 20, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CST)
    • -

    The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.

    In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly designated February 20 as the World Day of Social JusticeThis is a day intended to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, and unemployment. 

    Unfortunately, all three of these issues exist in our community of Richardson.  Due to the pandemic, the past year has highlighted and exacerbated them as never before.  Take a moment to think how you might be able to make an impact in one of these areas.  Remember, many small acts by individuals can change the world in monumental ways.
    • Mon, February 22, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
    • Via Zoom - Registration Required to get access
    Register

    Altrusa Wine and Chocolate Literary Society (AWCLS) 



    Our meetings will continue to be on the 4th Monday of the month for the remainder of our club year on Zoom.  

    Just bring your own wine, chocolate or snacks - or just bring yourself.

    Topic: AWCLS - Altrusa Book Club

    Time: February 22, 2021, 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    You will receive Zoom signon information in the email sent to remind you that you are registered for the meeting.


    • Sat, February 27, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
    • Ability House, 615 Woodhaven Pl, Richardson, TX 75081
    Register

    It's Vera's Birthday

    • Sat, March 06, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
    • Ability House, 615 Woodhaven Pl, Richardson, TX 75081
    Register

    It's Kathleen's birthday!

    • Mon, March 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CST)
    • -

    The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.

    International Women's Day is celebrated worldwide on March 8 every year. In different parts of the world the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements.

    2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

    A challenged world is an alert world. 

    And from challenge comes change. 

    So choose to challenge!

    https://www.internationalwomensday.com/External.aspx?u=https://www.internationalwomensday.com/2021Theme

    • Sat, March 20, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Ability House, 615 Woodhaven Pl, Richardson, TX 75081
    Register

    It's Henry's Birthday!

    • Mon, March 22, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Via Zoom - Registration Required to get access
    Register

    Altrusa Wine and Chocolate Literary Society (AWCLS) 



    Our meetings will continue to be on the 4th Monday of the month for the remainder of our club year on Zoom.  

    Just bring your own wine, chocolate or snacks - or just bring yourself.

    Topic: AWCLS - Altrusa Book Club

    Time: March 22, 2021, 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    You will recive Zoom signon information in the email that reminds you that you are registered for the meeting.

    • Wed, April 07, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • -

    The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.

    In 1948, the First World Health Assembly proposed the establishment of a World Health Day to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization and to urge governments, organizations, and companies to invest in health and build a safer future.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is the leading global health authority within the United Nations System. The work of WHO is varied and can mostly be summarized through their 6 point agenda.

    • Promotes Development 
    • Fosters Health Security 
    • Strengthens Health Systems 
    • Harnesses information, research and evidence 
    • Enhances Partnerships
    • Improves Performance 


    • Fri, April 16, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, April 18, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave, Georgetown, Tx 78628

    More information and details to come about the 2021 District Nine Annual Conference.

    • Mon, April 26, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Via Zoom - Registration Required to get access
    Register

    Altrusa Wine and Chocolate Literary Society (AWCLS) 



    Our meetings will continue to be on the 4th Monday of the month for the remainder of our club year on Zoom.  

    Just bring your own wine, chocolate or snacks - or just bring yourself.

    Topic: AWCLS - Altrusa Book Club

    Time: April 26, 2021, 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    You will receive Zoom signon information in the email that reminds you that you are registered for the event.

    • Sat, May 01, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Ability House, 615 Woodhaven Pl, Richardson, TX 75081
    Register

    It's Nina's Birthday!

    • Sat, May 15, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • -

    The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.

    The International Family Day was proclaimed in 1993 by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution echoing the importance the international community attaches to the family. This day is an occasion to promote awareness and better understanding of the social, economic, and demographic processes affecting this important unit of society.

    Families around the world are changing, many becoming smaller, as the number of single-parent households grows. Currently, 65% of all families are made up of either couples living with children of any age, or couples living with both children and extended family members, such as grandparents. The diminishing number of extended families and the increasing number of single-parent families put into sharp focus the issue of social protection.

    For more information, visit:

    https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-of-families

    • Mon, May 24, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Via Zoom - Registration Required to get access
    Register

    Altrusa Wine and Chocolate Literary Society (AWCLS) 



    Our meetings will continue to be on the 4th Monday of the month for the remainder of our club year on Zoom.  

    Just bring your own wine, chocolate or snacks - or just bring yourself.

    Topic: AWCLS - Altrusa Book Club

    Time: May 24, 2021, 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    You will receive Zoom signon information in the email you receive reminding you that you are registered for the event.



    • Sat, June 05, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • -

    The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.

    In order to motivate people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote the fundamental role of communities in changing attitudes towards environmental issues, and to promote cooperation for environmentally sustainable products and processes, the General Assembly of the United Nations, in its resolution of 15 December 1972, proclaimed June 5 as World Environment Day.

    World Environment Day (WED) was established in 1972 but first held in 1974, which shows that concern about the environment goes back several decades at least. 143 countries take part in World Environment Day, and the day focuses on environmental concerns ranging from pollution to global warming and sustainable food production to protection of wildlife.

    For more information, see:

    https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/world-environment-day-2021/

    • Sat, June 19, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Ability House, 6615 Woodhaven Pl, Richardson, Tx 75081
    Register

    Summer Party at Ability House

    • Wed, July 28, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Sat, July 31, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Charlotte, North Carolina

    More information and details to come about the 2021 Altrusa International Convention.

    • Fri, July 30, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • -

    The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.

    In the context of the need for raising awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights, the United Nations General Assembly decided on 18 December 2013 to designate July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

    Every year the US Department of State releases a Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), which ranks countries from Tier 1 (most compliant in meeting minimum standards for eliminating trafficking) to Tier 3 (failure to comply with minimum standards for eliminating trafficking). This annual report is a tool that can be used to encourage countries to acknowledge trafficking within their borders and take action to eradicate it.


    Some statistics of interest:

    • People are trafficked for sexual exploitation, forced labor, forced begging, forced marriage; for selling children and as child soldiers, as well as for removal of organs;
    • Women make up 49% and girls 23% of all victims of trafficking;
    • Sexual exploitation is the most common form of exploitation (59% share) followed by forced labor (34% share);
    • Most victims are trafficked within their countries’ borders – those trafficked abroad are moved to the richest countries.



    • Thu, August 12, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • -

    The United Nations has designated 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.

    On 17 December 1999, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendations of the World Conference of Ministers of Youth and proclaimed August 12 as International Youth Day, with the aim of:

    • Improving youth participation in the activities of the United Nations as well as in society and in decision-making.
    • Developing policies in priority areas such as education, employment, hunger and poverty, health, environment, drug abuse and juvenile delinquency.
    • Developing channels of communication and cooperation between youth organizations of the United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental youth organizations.

    The Focal Point on Youth selects a theme for the day often with input from youth organizations and members of the UN Inter-Agency Network in Youth development. It also organizes a virtual commemoration of the Day. The Program encourages youth around the world to organize activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country.


    • Tue, September 14, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • TBD

    This-Tender-Land-RROB

    The 2020 Richardson Reads One Book author lecture has been postponed until next year due to COVID-19. William Kent Krueger was scheduled to come to Richardson to speak about his book, “This Tender Land,” which in March 2020 was selected as the 2020 RROB selection. Krueger’s visit has now been rescheduled for Sept. 14, 2021.

    Next spring, a 2021 Richardson Reads One Book kickoff party will be held to announce an enhanced RROB program that will include a surprise element to complement “This Tender Land.”


    • Tue, September 21, 2021
    • (CDT)

    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

    The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

    The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.


    • Fri, April 29, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • Sun, May 01, 2022
    • (CDT)
    • TBD

    More information and details to come about the 2022 District Nine Annual Conference.


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