Gig Harbor Altrusa Club
Looking out for Children...While Having Fun
Altrusans work hard for the identified needs of the children of our community...literacy for children, basic clothing and school supplies, music scholarships and the community kitchen at the Boys & Girls Club, to name a few. They have been called on to help with a full range of projects and programs that are identified by the local organization. An affiliate of Altrusa International, which was formed in 1918, the local club began in 1981, establishing a record of service and leadership. In 2001, the club formed Altrusa of Gig Harbor Foundation to facilitate tax-free donations to benefit the community. Today two local members, Dyane Nauman and Rhonda Hauter, serve as District Board Members and Officers, while Rhonda also serves as Vice Chair of Altrusa International's Marketing and Communications.
Altrusa is not all work and no play! Club members are a friends who enjoy putting together parties, tours, a night out at a movie or a barbecue in the back yard. The members attend community events as a group, and enjoy everything from ball games with The Chamber of Commerce to the Garden Tour benefiting TCC's Adult Basic Education program, interclubs with sister clubs in Puyallup or Olympia to art shows in our neighboring City of Tacoma.
The club welcomes new members, as well as Friends of Altrusa who are willing to help out with their programs and projects.