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 month's Member Spotlight is on Ami Hardy who has been a member for 2 years.
Ami, can you please take a moment to introduce yourself?
Hi! My name is Ami Hardy. My family and I live in Rainbow City, AL. My husband, Rickey, and I have 3 children: Rickey, Jr., Breanna, and Jacob. As our children got older (only 1 left at home now), I apparently began to subconsciously fear empty nest syndrome. Therefore, we now have four cats (Chino, Gatsby, Maisey, and Trouble) and a dog named Diesel. So as you can see, we have been cured by fur!
I work for Scott Logistics Corporation as a logistics coordinator. We are a freight brokerage group. When you buy from Amazon, Chewy, Kroger or even Bargain Hunt, I may have negotiated with the trucking company to get the products to the store.
How did you hear about Altrusa and how long have you been a member?
It all started with an invitation to Game Night 2 years ago. My best friend, Angela Walker (our current president) invited me and I had a blast with the ladies in the group that night! I also remember my mom and her best friend talking about Altrusa when I was younger. If my memory serves correctly, the two of them helped decorate some events for the club years ago, however they were never members.
What do you like most about being a member? Any specific events or activities that stand out to you?
I love being a member of Altrusa! I love that we work together while having a great time to do things and give back to our community. I like that one of my fellow members was also my kindergarten teacher, and I've gotten to share with her as an adult, many of the life rules she thought me years ago. I also enjoy being in the club with my best friend, Angela, while making new friends along the way. I love being a part of such an amazing group of people! It's almost impossible to pick just one event or activity that we have done was my favorite. I loved the Home, Garden and Design Show last year (and I can't wait for it to come around again this year), and I enjoyed listening to LaDonna Gatlin sing at the Women's Show as well.
What do you feel you bring to the Club?
Well, I've been told I make a mean pineapple upside down cake. Seriously, though, I like to think that I bring a servant's heart, a willing hand, and a smile to the club. I feel like every member possess those traits though. So maybe they just like me for my cake?!?
What do you wish the Club did different? Better? Added?
Maybe I am biased, but I think our club is really good! The only thing I would change is to add more members. Y'all are missing out on a great chance to have some fun and give back to our community at the same time! What are you waiting for? Come join us!
Where do you see the Club going in the future?
Bigger and better than ever!
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.