Mary Ann Paeth - 1st Vice President
Mary Anne moved to Gig Harbor from The Willamette Valley in Oregon 25 years ago. She has a Masters in Education and spent 38 years teaching. Now Mary Anne spends her time volunteering and supporting the Gig Harbor community.
A retired educator from Las Vegas, Dr. Olve is enjoying her new life in Gig Harbor. Altrusa's emphasis on helping youth is a perfect venue for Jane's quest to join community efforts and continue making this a wonderful place for children to grow and prosper.
Nadine moved from Seattle to Gig Harbor in 2001. She began volunteering in grammar school as a Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girl. Nadine has a passion for animals and has been a volunteer at the Humane Society and Zoo. She is a huge advocate for education and donating to local causes and enjoys participating in local theater and concerts and plays the guitar, didgeridoo and hand drums.
Prior to moving to Gig Harbor, DenIse lived in New York. She was born in New York City and spent her childhood in the suburbs with her family, including her sister who is also an Altrusa member.
She moved back to NYC after college and spent her professionall career as a fundraiser. Along with small regional charities, she worked long term for Covenant House, Public Broadcasting and the National Auduon Society.
Now retired, Denise is spending a great deal of time in volunteer opportunities
She cares strongly about animal rescue and has a varietyof hobbies.
Pat Schmidt - 2nd Vice President
Pat has lived in Gig Harbor for over 30 years and she loves this community! She is married with 1 adult son, 2 golden retrievers, and a 22-year-old cat who rules them all. "It is an honor to be part of Altrusa — they are like family!"
Jackie joined Altrusa in 1976 and has held many positions in Altrusa on the local, district and international levels. Jackie was a member of the South Pierce County Club and transferred to the Altrusa Gig Harbor. We feel so very lucky that Jackie is now with us!