Columbus Metropolitan Library Thanks Altrusa for 12 Years of Support

In August, the Columbus Metropolitan Library thanked Altrusa of Columbus for donations the club has given to the library's Homework Help Centers over the past 12 years. Altrusa has supported the centers since the first location was opened in the Linden Library in 2004. In the years since, club members have not only volunteered at the centers, but also given more than $30,000 in monetary donations!

Representing Altrusa of Columbus at a ceremony recognizing the club were Treasurer Claudia Speakman, left, and President Jill DeVore, center, and Altrusa Foundation President Pat Fitzpatrick, second left.

For more information on the library's Homework Help Centers, call 645-2275 or visit


A Big Thank You from Easter Seals Too

Altrusa of Columbus was also thanked by Easter Seals for contributions it received through the club's award-winning books and school supplies project.

Cheers Ohio! a Success


Our thanks go out to the sponsors, donors, guests, and club members that supported the successful Cheers Ohio fundraising event. The event raised over $7500 to support the Altrusa Club of Columbus, Ohio Foundation’s literacy and service projects, and scholarships that are given locally and internationally.

A fantastic time was enjoyed by all who attended our May 21st fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed the thrill of bidding on silent auction items, the anticipation of winning a raffle and a great time answering Ohio trivia questions.

Congratulations to our generous community on the impact it will make in the lives of our grant recipients proving that together we do make a difference!

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Scholarship Winners


Altrusans heard from OSU Critical Difference for Women scholarship winners Natalya Kulenok, second left, and Jenna Fox, center, at their February monthly meeting. With the two are Altrusans Pat Fitzpatrick, left, Claudia Speakman, second right, and Linda Nusbaum.



A heart-felt congratulations is extended to our fellow Altrusan, Colleen McMurray, who was recently inducted into the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

Colleen has devoted her life to serving and educating others. Her commitment to Altrusa International has spanned 40 years, with service in numerous offices at local, district and international levels.

Click here to learn more about Colleen and her service to others.

Columbus Altrusans in Service on a National Level

At the recent Altrusa International convention in Kansas City, MO, Columbus Altrusan Linda Nusbaum (left) was elected as a trustee for the Altrusa International Foundation.

As well, Claudia Speakman was appointed chair of the International Bylaws, Resolutions and Recommendations Committee by President Silvia Silverman.

Photo courtesy Amy R. Miller.

Altrusa International of Columbus Ohio Meetings
(6:00pm social, 6:30pm meeting unless otherwise noted)




Octoer 6

Florentine, 907 W. Broad St.

Service Project: Treat Bags for Women's Fund Project

October 22


Make a Difference Day

November 3

China Dynasty, 689 W. Lane Ave.

Columbus Literacy Council ESL Students

December 1

Tony's Italian Restorante, 16 W. Beck

Christmas Party-Gift Exchange

January 5, 2017

Florentine, 907 W. Broad St.

CDFW Scholarship Students

February 2

Flowerman, 761 Busch Ct.

Flower Arranging    

March 2

Peking Dynasty, 2210 Livingston Ave.

White Elephant  and Speaker: Audra McMurray, founder of The Connection
Pet therapy program in Fairfieild County that has been providing reading programs for children since 2011

April 6

To be determined

Membership Meeting

May 4

Tony's Italian Restorante, 16 W. Beck

Altrusa Trivia-Fund Raiser Event Planning


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