Why Join Altrusa International of Gainesville, FL, Inc.?

Why I joined Altrusa (and why I’m still a member almost 20 years later):

From Carole Oglesby – member of Altrusa of Gainesville

“I was honored to be invited to join Altrusa International of Gainesville in 1994. With more than 100 members, Altrusa offered me the opportunity to expand my volunteer involvement, to make new friends, and to work with some of Gainesville’s most active leaders in business, government, education and community service.

Today, I still marvel at the breadth of Gainesville Altrusa’s continuing contributions to our community: among them, Altrusa House adult day health care center, assistance to the county’s homeless students, literacy programs in our elementary and middle schools, and SFC scholarships for women re-entering the workforce.

My membership in Altrusa continues to provide me with many opportunities to contribute to our community, as well as social and fellowship activities, stimulating programs, and many treasured friendships.”

Why I joined Altrusa and Feel Like I've Been a Member 20 Years!:

From Kim Pace -  member of Altrusa of Gainesville:

“It was a simple invitation that came to me in my office:  Come find out more about Altrusa at a wine and cheese reception!  How lucky I was that I decided to attend.  At the October 2011 meeting at Altrusa House, I met some wonderful people who were all committed to service in the community.

That was only a few years ago, but I feel like I have been a member of Altrusa for much longer than that.  The members were quick to welcome me into the club, and I immediately became involved in the many activities and service projects.  I've since served as a Director on the Altrusa Club Board for two terms, where I have served with some remarkable women who lead this club with such dedication and selflessness.  As a club, we all work tremendously hard, but we have a good deal of fun in the process.  Each project is extremely rewarding as we know it benefits the community in so many ways.

As the saying goes:  in helping others, we help ourselves.  I most certainly believe that being a member of Altrusa for these past few years has enriched my life tremendously!"

Altrusans helping on a community service project.

How to Become a Member

Altrusa membership is open to both women and men. If you are interested in becoming a member of Altrusa International of Gainesville, please contact Karen Wishart, 2nd Vice President and Membership Chair at jimsbbq@windstream.net or contact any current member of Altrusa.


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Open Letter of Invitation for Prospective Members (.doc)

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