ONGOING SERVICE PROJECTS, 2000 to 2010 Lifeline: This has been an ongoing project since 1983.

The club purchases Lifeline units which are made available at no charge to members of the community. These units provide access to emergency help if someone is sick or hurt. Members install the units and we provide the battery operated buttons used to summon help. Those using the units pay a nominal monthly fee to the agency that handles responses. Through 2010 we have spent about $125,000 on Lifeline. As of May 2010 we had 108 units with a replacement value of $91,000. Scholarships: We annually provide scholarships to graduates of Montrose and Olathe High Schools. Since 1975 we have given nearly $57,000 in scholarships. We have two endowment funds established in honor of Past District Governors Connie McIntire and Margaret Goodhue. Tender Touches: Members make turbans and drain bags for men and women with cancer. We donated DVD players and movies to the San Juan Cancer Center for cancer patients to use while having chemotherapy. Seasons Readings: In partnership with the Montrose Daily Press we collect new and used books, wrap them, and give them to Montrose County Health and Human Services for distribution. Bosom Buddies Walk-Run: we have supported the walk-run as a $500 major sponsor every year since its inception – providing labor for registration, food preparation, and traffic/safety volunteers. Members also serve on the organizing committee. Buddy Bags: We sew and fill tote bags with books, writing material, etc., for children at the Tri-County Resource Center, Family Ties, and other agencies. Salvation Army Bell Ringing: Members spend a day ringing collection bells and Money collected by member donations is used to purchase gifts and groceries for needy families. We also bring food items to our club Christmas party for the baskets. Teacher of the Month: During the school year we present monthly Apple Awards to teachers who have been selected by their school principal to be honored. Love Hugs Bears: We provide teddy bears to children at Montrose Memorial Hospital emergency room and same day surgery, County Court, TCRC, Olathe Ambulance Service, and Victim’s Witness Program to adopt. ASTRA: we sponsor and support this club for high school students. We have supported the Tri-County Resource Center since its inception, paying the center’s rent for 14 years at a total donation of $21,760. When the safe house opened we provided $3,800 for renovating bedrooms. We have donated in excess of $7,000 for such items as electrical repair and purchasing clothing for rape victims and victims of domestic violence.

2000 – 2001 CLUB YEAR
President – Val Burnell President-Elect – Margaret Musselmann 1st Vice President – Carol Parker 2nd Vice President -- Elaine Moore Secretary -- Dorothy Hendrix Treasurer -- Sharon Vis Treasurer-Elect-- Gloria Hudson Directors -- Elsie Gonser and Ruth Health Immediate Past President – Donna Herman COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours 3,849.25 – fundraising and community service. Non-Altrusa service and member service were not counted. The following activities are in addition to ongoing projects listed on page 1. We celebrated our 25th anniversary with a luncheon and program during Val’s first week as president. Ninety one Altrusans (present and past members) attended including members from Grand Junction, our “mother” club. In conjunction with our anniversary we co-sponsored with the Montrose Daily Press a free public concert by the 101st Army Band. We had three Make a Difference Day projects -- collecting books; collecting pocket change in jars in public places to be donated to the GED program to defray the cost of taking the GED exam; and sending books to Nepal. Val collected picture dictionaries and textbooks, we put labels in them, and paid the cost of having Sherpas carry the books up the mountains to schools. For the Bosom Buddies Walk/Run we donated $500 and printed 5,000 copies of a flier encouraging mammograms and self exams and telling women where they could get financial assistance. These were distributed at Montrose grocery stores. Members served on the steering committee; and over 30 members manned water stations, helped with registration and timing, and baked muffins and served food. We continued work on Cottonwood Trail; had a display in the lobby of the Montrose Library on Altrusa locally and around the world; and removed old signs from telephone poles around Montrose. We paid for bus transportation for 1st graders from Cottonwood, Oak Grove and Olathe to visit the Montrose Public Library; Assembled child safety bags for Montrose County Public Health; collected clothes for Community Options; had a table at Chocolate Lovers Affair; judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show; and participated in Kids Voting Colorado

Donations made through Foundation include: $1,181 – Love Hugs Bears $ 19 – Clovis Food Bank postage $ 29 – DARE receptions $2,000 – 2 high school scholarships $2,000 – Library pledge $3,000 – Lifeline $ 823.50 – Literacy for donation to Adult Basic Education and Apples for Teachers $ 125 – Olathe High graduation party $1,000 -- McIntire Endowment scholarship $1,000 -- scholarship endowment fund $ 250 – Habitat for Humanity $ 250 Missoula Children’s Theater $ 749 – Centennial Junior High encyclopedia set $ 300 – Children’s Literacy Center $ 250 – Rotary fireworks $ 400 – Girl Power, a self-esteem conference $ 100 – Montrose High School choirs $ 415 – Montrose High School team for registration at national $ 250 – Montrose Memorial Hospital family center for teen birthing training films $ 150 – Adaptive Ski Program $ 500 – Montrose Juvenile Services $ 500 – Oak Grove Elementary, take-home books for 1st and 2nd graders $1,500 – Tri-County Resource Center for safe house $ 250 – Western Slope Senior Games $ 436 – TPPI for teen court $ 782.85 – Bosom Buddies Walk/Run sponsorship and breast cancer fliers $ 200 – Youth Appreciation Day $ 6 -- Environmental Our total monetary donations for community service this club year were $23,649.

Our first 25 years we donated 2000-2001 Club year we donated TOTAL

$250,000.00 23,649.00 $273,649.00

2001 – 2002 CLUB YEAR
President – Margaret Musselman President-Elect – Carol Parker 1st Vice President – Marge Keehfuss 2nd Vice President – Elsie Gonser Secretary – Elly Olson Treasurer – Marianne Cross Treasurer-Elect – Becky Wolford Directors – Vivian See and Leann Tobin Immediate Past President – Val Burnell COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours 7,105.25 – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service The following activities are in addition to ongoing projects listed on page 1. Our Literacy project was to tutor for the Children’s Literacy Center for 2nd and 3rd graders and we donated money for background checks for tutors. We also collected box tops for education with the funds used for the after school tutoring program This was the year we began making turbans and under arm pillows for cancer patients. We continued working on Cottonwood Trail and planned for an extension of Altrusa Park. We Judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show; had a shower for the TriCounty Resource Center, and helped clean up downtown Montrose in preparation for Ride the Rockies Make a Difference Day we cleaned up bike paths and collected magazines to be distributed to “reading places” in Montrose. There were other service projects but no records have been found for this year. Donations made through Foundation include: $ 750 – It’s About Pride $ 500 – Head Start at Riverside School for playground equipment $ 125 – Olathe High School Senior Party $2,000 -- Scholarships $2,500 – defibrillator There were additional donations made but no records were found for this year. Total service budget was $19,740.00 but final figures were not available. Total donations through 2001. 2001-2002 club year we donated TOTAL $273,649.00 $ 19,740.00 $293,389.00

2002 – 2003 CLUB YEAR
President – Carol Parker President-Elect – Marge Keehfuss 1st Vice President – Marianne Cross 2nd Vice President – Leann Tobin Secretary – Sharon Vis Treasurer – Becky Wolford Treasurer-Elect –Rose Price Directors -- Susan Woody and Rita Maser Immediate Past President – Margaret Musselman COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours 7,164.25 – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service In addition to our on-going projects (see page 1) a sprinkler system at Cottonwood Nature Trail was installed, and we worked on Cottonwood Trail for Make a Difference Day. Teepees were set up and we planted trees and bushes. We partnered with the City to landscape the extension of Altrusa Park. We landscaped the flower beds and donated $1,000 for new cement and gravel mulch. A memorial bench was installed in honor of Charles Maser and a memorial tree in honor of Susie Hauck. We made book bags for children at the Tri-County Resource Center; collected hygiene items, cards, books, candy, etc., for the military; answered phones at the Partner’s auction; provided manpower for Octoberfest; judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show; and baked 18 dozen cookies for a DARE reception. Donations made through Foundation include: $ 500 -- Bosom Buddies $ 100 -- Tri-County Resource Center for its program Making Change for Domestic Violence $ 350 -- Passage Charter School for day care center books, puzzles, etc. $ 250 -- Ross Reels and Hauck Engineering for their program “Shoes for Kids” $ 200 -- Chamber of Commerce for “Kids Voting” $ 300 -- Cancer Support Group at Montrose Memorial Hospital to pay for a facilitator $ 300 -- Montrose Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner $ 500 -- Girl Power 2003 conference $ 500 -- 21st Century summer school enrichment program $2,895 -- Community Dental Clinic for instrument washer $ 200 – Monte De Rosa Fiesta $ 200 -- Western Slope Fifty Plus Games $ 250 -- Montrose Library “Poetry on a Platter” event $ 500 -- Hospice to underwrite “Mountainfilm in Telluride” for the benefit of the child/teen center

$ 500 -- Montrose/Olathe School-to-Career Partnership for WorkKeys Assessment Certification $ 150 -- Montrose High School graduation party Unknown amount to Center for Independence Our total monetary donations for community service this club year are estimated at $24,000. Final figures were not available. Total donations through 2002. 2002-2003 club year we donated TOTAL $293,389.00 $ 24,000.00 $317,389.00

2003-2004 CLUB YEAR
President – Marge Keehfuss President-Elect – Marianne Cross 1st Vice President – Becky Wolford 2nd Vice President – Sharon Vis Secretary – Diane Douglass Treasurer – Rose Price Treasurer-Elect – Michelle Gottlieb Director – Lorie Bollig Director – Susan Woody/Judy Smith filled in during Susan’s absence Immediate Past President – Carol Parker COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours ??? – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service Susan Woody received the international Altrusa Community Leadership Award for work on Cottonwood Nature Trail and Altrusa Park. In addition to on-going service projects (see page 1) this year we began organizing all Montrose service clubs for signs displayed at kiosks at the city limits. We painted and redecorated the Community Options Conference Room. We helped with Ride the Rockies and judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show. We had an Altrusa Recycle Day and the 4R Recycle Sub-committee promoted curbside recycling. We sponsored a mini golf game booth for Community Fall Festival on 10/31, participated in Soldiers Angels by providing items of comfort and entertainment, and partnered with ASTRA for their Nepal project by donating clothing for children and buying satchels. We provided refreshments at the DARE reception and for a Tibetan movie. Donations made through foundation include: $1,918 -- Love Hugs $2,410 -- Defibrillator $4,037 -- Scholarships $ 529 -- Environmental $4,194 -- Lifeline $2,219 -- Literacy $1,000 -- Women’s issues $ 260 -- Underwrite a child’s expenses at Camp Good Grief $ 200 -- Montrose BMX Club for motocross facility $ 200 -- Youth Appreciation Day $ 500 -- Montrose County Health and Human Services Diabetes Extravaganza. $ 500 -- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused and neglected children $ 500 -- Bosom Buddies $ 250 -- Hospice for Letters from the Heart $ 250 -- Ross Reels for “Shoes for Kids” $2,000 -- Montrose Medical Missions for supplies, pharmaceuticals and equipment

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480 -- 21st Century Learning Center for 1 teacher for 8 weeks 100 -- Montrose High School choir for 9th annual dinner theater 100 -- Montrose High graduation party 100 -- Olathe High graduation party 250 -- Montrose Firefighters Association 500 -- School to Career program. 200 -- Monte de Rosas Fiesta 50 – Montrose High School Track Adopt a Hurdle 250 -- Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club power hour program 234 – Montrose Animal Shelter to expand facilities 200 -- Relay for Life entry fees 500 – Tri-County Resource Center for books and workbooks and to Passage Charter School for books 50 -- To bus children to chamber music event 50 -- Center for Mental Health for craft supplies for Cedar Creek day activities 50 -- Community Thanksgiving Day dinner 25 -- ASTRA

Our total monetary donations for community service this club year were $26,058. Total donations through 2003. 2003-2004 club year we donated TOTAL $317,389.00 $ 26,058.00 $343,447.00

2004 – 2005 CLUB YEAR
President -- Marianne Cross President-Elect – Becky Wolford 1st Vice President – Rose Price 2nd Vice President – Susan Woody Secretary – Robbie Turgeon Treasurer – Michelle Gottlieb Treasurer-Elect – Diane Douglass Director – Irene Means Immediate Past President – Marge Keehfuss We hosted district conference at the end of this club year and Margaret Goodhue was installed as governor. COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours 8,480 – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service In addition to on-going service projects (see page 1) we participated in Relay for Life; had a booth at the Fall Festival and gave away candy, decorated a table for KVNF’s Chocolate Lovers Affair, donated school supplies to Family Ties, and donated personal items for ASTRA’s Hope Boxes. We passed the hat and collected $300 for tsunami victims. Members read to Montrose and Olathe extended day kindergarten classes and Hooked on Books coupons were given to kindergarten students, redeemable at the library for a book. We judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show. Our Make a Difference Day project focused on recycling with members present at Centennial Plaza and the Recycle Center. We helped with field trips for 3rd graders to the landfill and recycle center, participated in Earth Day, and transformed a yard at a Community Options house into a zeriscape and rock garden. Work continued on the service club signage at the east and north entrances to Montrose. Nine service clubs are involved, with Altrusa spearheading the project. We partnered with the City of Montrose to obtain GOCO funds for restrooms at Altrusa Park. Donations made through foundation include: $3,507 -- Scholarships $2,000 – Montrose Medical $1,000 -- Tri-County Resource Center $5,511 -- Lifeline $ 500 -- Western Colorado Individual Practice Association for 3rd grade nutrition program $ 500 -- Hospice and Palliative Care $ 500 -- Montrose Senior Service Transportation

$ 200 -- Youth Appreciation Day $ 250 -- Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club black tie bingo $ 250 -- Montrose Sheriff’s Posse Search and Rescue Fund $ 200 -- Montrose Community Thanksgiving Dinner $ 50 -- Chamber of Commerce Kids Voting $ 500 -- Alzheimer’s Association for Memory Walk 2004 $ 200 -- Family Ties for DVD players for parenting and early childhood classes $ 500 -- Academic Booster Club $ 234 -- Animal Protection Agency for shelter expansion $ 263 -- Service clubs signage kiosk $ 100 – Montrose High School graduation party $1,000 -- Restroom in Altrusa Park Our total monetary donations for community service this club year were $23,649. Total donations through 2004. 2004-2005 club year we donated TOTAL $343,447.00 $ 23,649.00 $367,096.00

2005 – 2006 CLUB YEAR
President – Becky Wolford President-Elect – Rose Price 1st Vice President – Susan Woody 2nd Vice President – Evelyn Lawson Secretary – Melissa Herman Treasurer – Diane Douglass Treasurer-Elect– Linda Riba Director – Roberta Hoey Immediate Past President – Marianne Cross COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours ??? – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service In addition to on-going service projects (see page 1) we did a garden project for Community Options, had a booth at the Halloween Community Festival, judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show, and did a table at Chocolate Lovers Affair. We promoted and assisted with school recycling; placed trash cans and pet clean-up stations on Chipeta and Sunset Mesa trails, and landscaped around the two service club kiosks. We continued working on Cottonwood Trail and making and distributing buddy bags. We assisted with a teen sexuality workshop, collected and distributed excess books from the Ouray Library; and for Make a Difference Day set up a casual reading area at the Vista Charter School. Members donated for the purchase of a tree in Altrusa Park in honor of the late Irma Marten. We continued working with the City of Montrose to establish restrooms at Altrusa Park.

Donations made through foundation include: $3,000 -- scholarships, $5,500 – Lifeline (amount as of January 2006) $1, 679 -- Love Hugs Bears (amount as of January 2006) $ 500 -- Restroom at Altrusa park $ 750 -- Adult Basic Education $ 500 -- Bosom Buddies $ 100 -- Alpine Children, also buddy bags and love hug bears $ 500 -- Montrose/Olathe Career Partnership $ 200 -- Youth Appreciation Day $ 150 -- Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner $ 200 -- Boy Scout Troop 480Xto give Daily Press to nursing homes $1,000 -- Love seat for Hospice room at Montrose Memorial Hospital $2,500 -- Cancer Center $1,000 --North Side After School program

$ 250 -- Monte de Rosa Festival $ 100 -- Olathe High graduation party Unknown contribution to support Hwange villagers in Zimbabwe $1,378 -- Co-sponsored tee-shirts for Boys and Girls Club $ 380 -- trash cans and pet station on Chipeta Trail and Sunset Mesa Trail The proposed service budget for this club year was $28,750. Final figures were not available. Total donations through 2005. 2005-2006 club year we donated TOTAL $367,096.00 $ 28,750.00 $395,846.00

2006 – 2007 CLUB YEAR
President – Rose Price President elect – Susan Woody 1st vice president – Lorie Bollig 2nd vice president – Michelle Gottlieb Treasurer – Linda Riba Treasurer elect – Dorinda Elder Secretary – Nancy Davis Director – Brett Gowan Immediate Past President – Becky Wolford Total service hours 3,172 – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service In addition to on-going service projects (see page 1) we put on an e-waste recycle event that was an overwhelming success. People lined up well before the event started and extended onto the by-pass. We filled one and a half semi-trucks with retired electronics. For Make A Difference Day we provided services to the Tri-County Resource Center. The Literacy Committee set up a children’s reading room; the Environmental and Women’s Issues Committees overhauled the play area, setting up a swing set and other play equipment and drawing a mural on the side of the garage that secures this area; the entire club participated in a “shower” to give TCRC needed items; and we set up an account at Classy Closet that TCRC clients can use to get clothing. We received recognition in the USA Weekend magazine for our efforts. Members judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show. There were other service projects but no records are available.

Estimated Foundation donations, based on previous year, $25,000. The exact amount is unavailable as records are missing. $ $ $ $ 250 – Pediatrics Associates for their Reach Out and Read Program. 500 – Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club for their Power Hour 300 – Alex’s Lemonade Stand for cancer research 350 -- to purchase a mold to build concrete water filters for low income families in Mazatlan $10,000 – 14 scholarships Total donations through 2006. 2006-2007 club year we donated TOTAL $395,846.00 $ 25,000.00 $420,846.00

2007 – 2008 CLUB YEAR
President – Susan Woody President-Elect – Lorie Bollig 1st Vice President – Roberta Hoey 2nd Vice President – Connie Majors Secretary – Kaye Alexander/Dorothy Causey Treasurer – Kaye Hotsenpiller Treasurer-Elect – Cheryl Gibson Parliamentarian – Dorothy Causey Director -- ?? Immediate Past President – Rose Price COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours 4,983 – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service In addition to on-going service projects (see page 1) we made Buddy Bags for the Medical Mission, Dental Clinic , Tri-County Resource Center and children of those pursuing GED’s. For Make a Difference Day we provided dictionaries and Buddy Bags for the Adult Basic Education program. We did highway clean up; sponsored a workshop by Sue Hansen; donated jackets and warm clothing for a village in Nepal; had a Relay for Life team; judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show, and sponsored the Pennies for Peace project to provide educational opportunities in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We planted a perennial garden at Passage Charter School and purchased a compost bin for the school to compost food from the kitchen. We planted daffodils in Cerise Park and helped the City with their e-waste event. Donations made through foundation include: $4,110 -- Scholarships $4,385 -- Lifeline $2,360 -- Love Hug Bears $ 200 -- Youth Appreciation Day $ 500 -- Bosom Buddies $ 250 -- Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner $ 240 -- Hospice to be used for filling bags for children who have lost loved ones. $ 650 – Adult Basic Education for general use $ 350 -- ABE for GED scholarships $ 150 -- Passage Charter School for knitting supplies $ 500 -- Century 21 after school program $ 500 – Habitat for Humanity for computer and Diane Winger trained staff on software $ 100 -- Olathe High School graduation party $ 320 -- Montrose Meth Coalition for transportation vouchers $ 500 -- Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club power hour

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250 -- Pregnancy Center Earn While You Learn program 500 -- Montrose Wellness Center “New Me” curriculum for 5th & 6th graders 250 -- Monte de Rosa Fiesta 300 – Montrose High School graduation party 537 -- American Legion Post for Boys State and Girls State delegates 200 -- Fore-Kin Trails Society 250 -- Northside Elementary for enrichment textbooks 500 -- dZi Foundation for Kathmandu Friendship House for Girls

Our total monetary donations for community service this club year were $24,021. Total donations through 2007. 2007-2008 club year we donated TOTAL $420,846.00 $ 24,021.00 $444,867.00

2008 2009 CLUB YEAR
President – Lorie Bollig President-Elect – Roberta Hoey 1st Vice President – Kaye Hotsenpiller 2nd Vice President Diane Winger Secretary – Joey Huskey Treasurer – Cheryl Gibson Treasurer-elect – Bonnie Eakin Director -- Connie Majors/Anita Johansen replaced Connie when she moved Immediate Past President – Susan Woody Parliamentarian – Dorothy Causey COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours 9,050 – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service In addition to on-going service projects (see page 1) we donated four portable DVD players and movies to the Cancer Center. For Make a Difference Day we created a reading area at Passage Charter School. We helped with the City’s e-waste collection, participated in Habitat’s Women’s Build Day, and judged the Youth Appreciation Day talent show. We had a flag exchange program in which we gave new flags to those turning old, tattered flags. Sixty to 75 old flags were turned in and 23 new flags given out. We won first place for the Altrusa International Dr. Nina Fay Calhoun International Relations Award for the following projects relating to Three Cups of Tea – sponsored four evening presentations at the Montrose Public Library, had a lending library at Main in Motion; purchased school supplies for a Tibetan orphanage, and donated copies of Three Cups of Tea and Listen to the Wind to Montrose schools and to the public library. Donations made through foundation include: $7,248 -- Scholarships $4,344 -- Lifeline $2,154 -- Love Hug Bears $1,000 -- Montrose Medical Mission $ 250 -- Youth Appreciation Day $ 175 -- Centennial Middle School to help with fees for after-school activities $ 210 -- Hospice Camp Good Grief $ 500 -- Montrose Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner $ 200 -- Ouray Trail Group $1,500 -- Montrose Community Stadium for entrance and restrooms $ 500 -- Bosom Buddies. $ 500 -- Colona School renovation $ 300 -- Montrose High School graduation party $ 200 -- Columbine Senior Services Meals on Wheels

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100 -- Vietnam Moving Wall in Montrose 50 -- Montrose Animal Protection Agency 200 -- Community Options 320 -- Montrose Meth Coalition 500 -- Dolphin House 410 – Health and Human Services for basic household kit 150 – Women’s health seminar HOT Kisses to HOT Flashes (provides 6 tickets) 250 -- Monte de Rosas Fiesta 150 -- Hospice for art therapy supplies 350 -- Habitat for new office computer 160 -- Montrose Botanical Society for 4 feet of fence around Botanical Garden 100 -- Montrose Community Foundation 200 -- Boys and Girls Club for Keystone Conference in Denver 100 -- Purchased flags to offer to the public in exchange for tattered flags 100 -- Kava 100 -- 3 Cups of Tea books for schools and library

Our total monetary donations for community service this club year were $29,575. Total donations through 2008 2008-2009 club year we donated TOTAL $444,867.00 $ 29,575.00 $474,442.00

2009 – 2010 CLUB YEAR
President – Roberta Hoey President-Elect --Kaye Hotsenpiller 1st Vice President – Diane Winger 2nd Vice President – Linda Riba Secretary – Jeanne Kuchynka Treasurer – Bonnie Eakin Treasurer-Elect – Janis Marcha Director – Lita Sargent Director – Anita Johansen Parliamentarian – Dorothy Causey Immediate Past President – Lorie Bollix COMMUNITY SERVICE Total service hours 9,508.55 – fundraising, community service, non-Altrusa service, and member service. Roberta’s theme for the year was Altrusans – We Make It Happen! Nineteen members attended District Conference in Colorado Springs and we won nine awards: 1st place, Mamie L. Bass. 1st place, Nina Fay Calhoun International Relations Award. Distinguished Club Award. District Ten Membership Award, Net Gain Award and Hazel Henderson Membership Award. 1st place, Yearbook. 2nd place, Website Award. 2nd place, Newsletter Award. In addition, Donna Herman was presented the Governor’s Award. In addition to on-going service projects (see page 1) the club pledged $10,000 to Christ’s Kitchen to build an addition at MADA to enable the group to serve daily lunch to more people. The International Committee had numerous projects, including managing donations by members to the KIVA project. The approximately $300 donated by members was loaned in $25 to $50 increments to small business in third world countries. When the money was repaid it was again loaned out. As of April 1 we had assisted 173 entrepreneurs in 12 countries. We also promoted Pennies for Peace with a program at the Public Library to kick off a fund drive to gather funds for school building. International Relations purchased “Stones Into Schools” books for local schools and the Public Library, purchased and distributed school supplies for four elementary schools in Nepal, hired laborers to clear playground and soccer field at Nuntalla school and hired carpenter to build playground equipment at Chhulemu school. Club members volunteered at the San Juan Western Heritage Festival and national cowboy poetry contest. We had a table at the Montrose Volunteer Fair, did face painting at Youth Appreciation Day, and donated books to the Tri-County Resource Center and Tandem Families. Members operated an aid station for the Mission to Ride.

Members formed a team for the Knowledge Bowl (similar to the TV program Jeopardy) with funds benefiting the Montrose High School Knowledge Bowl Team. Members also formed a team for the Montrose Animal Protection Agency trivia competition, with profits to benefit MAPA’s work. The Environmental committee did a Kids on Wheels project which featured a bike safety rodeo, licensing of bicycles, bike tune-ups and a challenge to ride bikes to school. Weekly gift certificates were presented to students and two bicycles were given away Environmental also planted bulbs at Cerise Park and is giving grants to two non-profit agencies to recycle electronic waste. The committee is joining with ASTRA to plant a tree for Earth Day and will join with Alpine Bank to sponsor annual field trips for 3rd graders to visit the recycling center and landfill. The Environmental and Literacy Committees and ASTRA did a Make a Difference Day project together, collecting roadside trash and sorting out recyclables, and later presented books on global warming to middle school and high school libraries, Montrose Public Library, and Boys and Girls Club. The Literacy Committee sponsored an appearance by nationally known children’s author Dr. Michael Shoulders to speak at local elementary schools emphasizing the importance of reading and literature. After a police officer was killed in the line of duty members passed the hat and collected about $500 for Kinterknecht children’s education. Dusty Gavels spent many hours working on the club’s 35th anniversary, which will be celebrated with a luncheon on June 1. Donations made through foundation include: $6,718 – Scholarships $1,500 – Montrose Community Stadium $1,778 – Love Hug Bears $ 225 – Hospice and Palliative Care for art program at Camp Good Grief $ 250 – Youth Appreciation Day $ 500 – San Juan Western Heritage Festival for cowboy poetry rodeo $ 500 – Bosom Buddies Walk/Run $ 500 – Christ’s Kitchen $ 95 – Northside Elementary 3rd graders field trip to learn about waste disposal and trash recycling $ 500 – Community Thanksgiving Day dinner $ 200 – Dream Catchers Therapy Center $ 500 – Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club $ 200 – Partners Challenge Mountain Bike Race $ 300 – Montrose High School senior graduation party $ 500 – Montrose High School choral singers trip to sing at Carnegie Hall $ 500 – Early Childhood Center’s Fatherhood Reading Program $ 75 – Valley Manor’s “Ask Event” $1,000 – Montrose Medical Mission

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500 – Habitat for Humanity 50 – Montrose Animal Protection 500 – Montrose elementary after school program 500 – Dolphin House 500 – Community Options 200 – Montrose Arts Council to sponsor Central City Opera at Centennial and Olathe Middle Schools $ 250 -- Keystone Group of Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club to assist attendance at leadership seminar in Pittsburgh $1,700 – RSVP for computer and printer $ 300 – American Legion Auxiliary for Girls State $ 100 – Knowledge Bowl Team $ 500 – V-Day sponsorship $ 80 – MAPA trivia competition $ 250 – Camp Brainiac $ 250 – Monte de Rosas Festival $ 100 – Rotary Club July 4 fireworks $24,000 -- Lifeline

Our total monetary donations for community service this club year are $55,246.69. Total donations through 2009 2009-2010 club year we donated TOTAL $474,442.00 $ 55,246.69 $529,688.69

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