As a way to help our community to get to know Altrusa and it's members better, we are introducing our Monthly Member Spotlight! This months Member Spotlight is on Rita McClure who has been a member for 5 years.
Rita, can you please take a moment to introduce yourself?
I was born and raised here in Gadsden , AL. My husband Ronnie and I have one son, Alan who is married to Heather. Through them we are the proud grandparents of 3 year old Carson Nicole! Ronnie and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary in June of 2020. I am retired from the Etowah County Board of Education where I taught kindergarten for 25 years. I am a proud member of Mt. Caramel Baptist Church that I have attended since I was 2 years old! I am the church organist, choir, and part of the Women's Missionary Union.
How did you hear about Altrusa and how long have you been a member?
After retirement, I was out working in my yard when my neighbor Jane Blackman stopped by. She was an member of Altrusa and she introduced me to the club. Having spent so many years in the educational system, the hallmarks of Altrusa intrested me. Through her, I became a member in 2014.
What do you like most about being a member? Any specific events or activities that stand out to you?
Being able to be contribute to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library was one of my favorite events! Literacy is very important in our country. Through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, children receive a free age appropriate book each month starting at birth to age five!
What do you wish the club did different? Better? Added?
I just wish we could increase our funds in order to reach farther into the community. We have several wonderful fund raising events in store for 2020 and I really hope that the public can come out and support us in these events!
Where do you see the club going in the future?
Increasing memberships and further aiding in our wonderful Gadsden community!
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.