District Twelve Recognized at Altrusa International Convention 2023!

Dear District Twelve Altrusans,
We had twelve Altrusans from six different clubs in our district attend the 2023 International Convention in San Antonio last week. Four of our attendees were first-timers to Convention. I think if you talk with anyone who went, you will get a great report of a lot of fun exploring, learning, networking, celebrating and enjoying Altrusa together. San Antonio was a fun place, and Convention was great!
While there will be an article in the August DSB with more information and photos, I want to congratulate the following District Twelve members and clubs who were recognized in many ways at Convention:
  • The ASTRA Club of Roseburg, OR won FIRST PLACE for the International ASTRA Service award for this biennium. The award was accepted by Cynthia Mounts on behalf of the Roseburg ASTRA club. Congratulations!
  • Altrusa of Longview-Kelso, WA won the Facebook Service Challenge, Round Two. The award was accepted by Past International President Ilona Kerby. Congratulations!
  • Altrusa International of Pendleton, OR won the Club Net Gain Membership Award for 2021-2022. The award was accepted by Immediate Past President Dorothy Bowen. Congratulations!
In addition to these wonderful club awards, we have two District Twelve members who were elected on the international level.
  • Dorothy Bowen, Altrusa International of Pendleton, OR was nominated by our district for the Altrusa International District Foundation Board. Dorothy gave a wonderful speech to the delegate body and was elected to the Internaitonal Foundation Board for a four year term! With her extensive grant experience, they have already asked Dorothy to Chair the Foundaiton Grants Committee. Congratulations, Dorothy! We're proud of you!
  • Bettina Schempf, Altrusa International of Corvallis, OR, has served on the International Board for the past two years. Our district nominated Bettina from the floor for the role of Altrusa International Treasurer. Bettina is well-qualified with her professional experience, gave a wonderful speech to the delegate body, and was elected as the Altrusa International Treasurer to serve for this biennium. Congratulations, Bettina! We're proud of you!
District Twelve had a strong presence at Convention. We have a lot of information to share with our clubs and, with the courage of Bettina and Dorothy to run for and get elected into an international leadership role, we will continue to have a strong presence in our international organization.
Altrusa grows leaders! Each of us use our talents to make a difference in our communities and our organization.
For more information and photos, watch for our August District Service Bulletin (DSB) coming out in a few weeks.
With hearts and hands in service,

Debbie McBee
District Twelve
Altrusa International Inc.