Patriotism: Devotion and Support for One's Country
Our June monthly meeting was held this Thursday 20th of July 2019 at the Downtown Civic Center in Gadsden. Our theme for this month's meeting was Patriotism, which is a key cause for Altrusa members. The Tea Room was decked out in red, white and blue, and as always we had a wonderful meal catered by April's Kitchen! Our door prize for the evening was a trivia question...let's see how you would do: The United States became a country in 1776 with 13 original colonies. When did Alabama join as a State? Check out the answer below!
Welcome New Member: Becky Snead!
This evening we were happy to welcome a new member to Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden, Becky Snead!
It's all about that budget...
June starts a new year for Altrusa, and as in any club, business, or organization, BUDGET is a big word that holds a lot of meaning. It is how we plan for the years donations, fundraisers, running cost, and everything else that goes into being a club. Our budget is what we took a look at tonight, and do we have some great things ahead of us! This year we will continue to look at donations to organizations that we have donated in the past, including Spina Bifida, Salvation Army, and Children's Hospital. We will also be looking at adding more to our school supplies for local children and also Support Our Soldiers, our International project. Altrusa is looking forward to raising more money this year to go back into our community! It is through projects like our Home, Garden and Design Show and Santa's Workshop that we raise the funds. So be sure to check out those events and contact us know if you are interested in being a vendor or a sponsor!
Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden would like to send warm wishes and congratulations to Nina King and her daughter-in-law. They welcomed a new baby girl into the world, Ophelia King! We wish the best to the mother and new child!
As one show closes, it is time to start planning for the next show! We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Design Show this 01-02 November at The Venue at Coosa Landing!
We had such an amazing turn out at our last Home, Garden and Design Show, that we decided to bring it back this year. We had tons of vendors and over 1,500 guest come through the doors. And we learned...A LOT! We learned what worked, what didn't work, what might work, and what we will never discuss ever again. Now we have took all that, combined it, and are ready to bring you a bigger and better show this year! Our vendors will take notice that we have carefully planned out a better lay out for them so shoppers will be able to flow easily through out the show. Shoppers will find more vendors than last year and we also are excited to announce....
...We will be doing two shows in one this year! That is right, TWO SHOWS FOR ONE COST AT THE SAME PLACE! We will once again use the Main Hall of The Venue for our Home, Garden and Design Show. Then right next door we will have the Meeting Hall filled with our Christmas Workshop! We will have unique vendors throughout with lots of great offers just in time for the Holiday Shopping Season. Santa will be on site both days, so you can bring the kids out and get that check mark in. Separating the two events, we will convert the Concourse into Candy Cane Lane, filled with lots of delicious goodies! And like last year, we will have Local Joe's BBQ in the concession handing out their amazing BBQ for our guest.
So mark your calendars now, because you are not going to want to miss this! Tickets will be on sell at the ticket counter for $10.00 each, while kids 10 and under get into the BOTH SHOWS free. Again, TWO SHOWS, ONE LOW PRICE!!! Where else can you find this?!?!
If you or someone you know are interested in being a vendor at either of our shows, please check out our Events page and contact us there. Or you can simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in November! Stay posted as we will be updating more as we go!
I am Scott Browning and I am the newest member of Altrusa International of Gadsden, however, I have been a volunteer of theirs for a while now. I became a member because I wanted to do something to give back to my community. I look forward to what I can contribute to the club my many talents and time.