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Altrusa Club

Altrusa Club met at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Bella’s Diner.

Dr. Jolene Schauer and Sue Maly were hostess for the evening. President Maly lead the table grace.

After dinner, Schauer, Altrusa Governor for District Seven, which consists of 24 clubs in, Nebraska, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, presented her program. The Altrusa International Inc. and “Days for Girl’s” have come together in partnership to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

In poorer areas young women are helped with feminine hygiene. Days for Girls is creating a world of dignity, health, and opportunity for all, through sustainable menstrual care solutions and health education. This movement has reached one million girls and women in 125 countries. Altrusa clubs donate money or sew kits to send where needed. For more information, go to www.daysforgirls.org.

Maly called the business meeting to order. Secretary Rhoda Holstine sent the minutes electronically. No discussion. Minutes were approved and filed.

Treasurer Marion Brown presented the treasurer’s report. It was approved and filed. Brown read a thank you note from the Friends of the Library.

Lou Stover provided a birthday cake for the Jefferson House on Dec. 29.

Dedication of the Habitat for Humanity homes will be held in the spring.

The nominating committee of Mary Caffey and Colleen Dilley will search for a vice president and one director for the coming year.

The fall luncheon was discussed. Dates for the event and the type of quilt design will be decided at the next meeting.

The Altrusa bookmarks are being updated. The committee of Schauer, Jakie Pawling and Karen Rathje discussed the quantity and prices. Brown made a motion to allow the committee to make the final decision. Schauer seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Under new business, Jane Peterson made a motion to have two scholarships this year, one for $1,000 and one for $500 to be presented at the Achievement Dinner in April. Pawling seconded the motion. Motion carried. Pawling will also be on the committee for Scholarship and Senior Recognition applications.

Letter for the 2021 District Seven Conference was discussed. Fremont at this time does not have the facilities to host such an event. The offer was declined.

Schauer has a January birthday.

Lou Stover is still the top seller of the streak-free cloths for the club.

No further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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