Spina Bifida Bowl-A-Thon 2019
It is that time of year again! Time to kick off our Sunday shoes and put on our bowling shoes! That is right, it is time for the 2019 Spina Bifida Bowl-A-Thon! This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Spina Bifida Association of Gadsden to raise money an awareness about Spina Bifida. Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden has been a proud sponsor of this association for several years, not only through monetary donations, but also by sponsoring a bowling team for the event. This years Bowl-A-Thon will be held on October 19, 2019 at the Paradise Lanes Bowling Center in Gadsden, AL. Registration will start at 12:00 PM and we will start to bowl at 1:00 PM.
So, what exactly is Spina Bifida? Let's look at some facts:
So, are you an Altrusa member who would like to participate in this years Bowl-A-Thon? Please contact your Service Committee member Scott Browning and let him know you are participating. Cut off for registration will be October 1, 2019.
Are you a member of the community who is interested in Altrusa or learning more about Spina Bifida and would like a day of fun and fellowship? We would love to hear from you also and have you join us! You can contact Scott Browning and he will gladly provide you with more information. Cut off for registration will be October 1, 2019.
We hope to see you on the lanes!!!
Home, Garden and Design Show/Santa's Workshop
So if you are a first time visitor to our site or you are a member and have heard this all before, it is, as always, time to talk Home, Garden and Design Show/Santa's Workshop.
This year, Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden will be hosting two shows in one. Our 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Design Show will be a repeat of last years show in which we will host a variety of vendors from through out the area. The focus on this show will be, well, home, garden and design of course. We have several wonderful vendors signed up already including Plumbers Wholesale, Long Furniture, Leaf Guard, Champion Windows, Miller Sand and, new to us this year, Network Solutions. This event will take place in the North and South Halls at The Venue at Coosa Landing. Directly across from this, in the Meeting Halls, we will be hosting our 1st Annual Santa's Workshop. Vendors in this area will be decked out to kick off the Christmas shopping season! There will be clothing, jewelry, make-up and so much more! Santa will be on site for kids to get their pictures made also! Separating the two events, in the corridor, will be Candy Cane Lane where vendors here will have something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth!
These two shows are the biggest fund raising events for Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden. The proceeds from the vendor fees, sponsorship fees, and ticket sales all go back into our community and into our International Service Project. Last year, Altrusa used from the show to purchase gifts for needy families and also Red Wagons for Children's Hospital of Birmingham. Vendors will find that we offer very competitive booth fees for a show of this type. Guest will find ticket prices to be very affordable and a very enjoyable atmosphere. And again, proceeds go back into the community!
So how can you help in these events? There are several methods that you will find that will aide us in making these shows a success:
So that is it! Reach out to us and let us know you are interested in participating and we will gladly give you more details! Below are some video tours of last years 1st Annual Home, Garden and Design Show. This year, we plan to go even bigger!
In case you missed it, this past weekend Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden hosted this years annual Workshop! We had such a wonderful time planning and preparing for this event. We had over 50 members from through out District Four attend the event! District Four includes the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the following individuals and businesses that helped us with this event:
Thank you to all members who were able to join us this weekend and we look forward to events like these in the future!
August...the time of year when everything starts coming out in Pumpkin Spice flavor (they even have Pumpkin Spice Spam this year...someone tell me how that turned out please!), the leaves start to change color and the temperatures begin to cool. That is, unless you are in the South. Specifically, Alabama in August. We had our highest temperatures of the year this week, with highs in the 100s and the heat index even higher! Speaking of the heat index, why don't we just call it as it is...HOT!!! I myself am an AC type of guy. This week, I was thankful that our monthly meeting was held in the Tea Room at the Downtown Civic Center where the temperature inside was a cool 70 degrees.
This month's meeting was our Friends and Family Night! This is a time when current members invite their friends, family and prospective members to join us for food, fellowship, and BINGO!!!! It was great night had by all and we had some awesome prizes for our game night. If you missed out this year, it is not to early to mark your calendar for next year! We would love to have you, and if you are interested in becoming a member, please be sure to send us a message. We are always looking for new members to help in our goals!
Are you ready for Workshop?
Vendors, Vendors, and Vendors!
Guess what is just over two months away!?!?! If you are not thinking Home, Garden and Design Show and Santa's Workshop, please start thinking about it two months ago! Space is filling up, but we still could use some more vendors. Here is a list of possible vendors, so if you know someone in any of these areas that might be interested, please have them contact either Angela Walker or Scott Browning. They can also contact us here on our website.
We need vendors from the following areas:
So send them our way and let's have another wonderful show! Remember, show dates are 01 & 02 November 2019. Set up date will be 31 October. This event is again held at the The Venue at Coosa Landing.
Hi everyone! Just a reminder that next Thursday, 15 August 2019, is our Friend's and Family Night for Altrusa International Inc. of Gadsden! We encourage all of our current members to please invite prospective new members, friends and family to enjoy wonderful food and fellowship and learn more about what we as Altrusa does in our community. Please let Angela Walker know how many people will be attending with you so that we are sure to have enough food and seating. As always, we will meet at 6 PM in the Tea Room at the Downtown Civic Center. There will be lots of games and door prizes to give out throughout the evening. So be sure to clear your calendar and attend next weeks meeting!
Also, in two weeks we will be hosting Workshop for District Four. The date is 24 August 2019 and will be held at the Conference Room at the Gadsden Inn and Suites (200 Albert Rains Blvd). Doors will open at 9 AM and go until 4 PM give or take. Lunch is being catered by Local Joe's BBQ. We are looking forward to a great time with a lot of our District Four members in attendance!
Last but not least, November 1st is fast approaching and that means we are closure to our 2nd Annual Home, Garden, and Design Show and our 1st Annual Christmas Workshop. We still have a limited number of spots left for vendors, so if you know someone who is interested in becoming a vendor, please get with Angela Walker or Scott Browning and let them know. Last year we had over 100 vendors and 1500 guest through our doors, and this year we hope to increase that! So do your part and get the word out.
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.