The spirit of giving is the hallmark of the Altrusa, International Club of Lawrence, Kansas. A club whose members give of their talents, time, service and resources to make Lawrence and Douglas County a great place to live and learn.
For those seeking opportunities to take leadership roles, create projects that benefit the young and old, assist with the promotion of Literacy and provide a focus on a better community, you may want to join us on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for meetings that are educational, diverse, respectful and fun.
Since 1951, Altrusa has proudly established many community partnerships. Some of those projects include the original snack bar for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, assisted with the early beginning of Douglas County Hospice, was instrumental in the Vials for Life, and brought the Books for Babies program to many Lawrence families. Altrusa is a Lawrence education Association Partner with New York Elementary School, created the River City Reading Festival, provides scholarships for local High School and College students, participates on Relay For Life Teams and provides a Birthday Book Program for Douglas County CASA, just to name a few. Over the past few years, Our Books for Babies project has provided over 10,000 books to babies born at LMH.
Our Lawrence Club is a member of District eight with projects, conferences and service that include the states of Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. As an International organization, we strive to celebrate our motto of Patriotism, Efficiency and Service.
Come and share your talents and service with over 60 members from professions that encompass Education, Health and Medical Services, State and City agencies, Banking and Accounting, Business and Technology, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Landscaping and many more. For more information, please contact me.
All Things Altrusa,
Mary Chappell, President