Jeanne Kuchynka recognized for long-term community service

Jeanne Kuchynka (left) looks on as Linda Riba and
 Margaret Goodhue present her with the ESP award
From time to time, Altrusa of Montrose honors someone with an ESP (Extra Special Person) award for their outstanding service to our community. On June 2, 2014, Linda Riba, immediate past president (center) and Margaret Goodhue, past president and current President-Elect (right), presented the award to Jeanne Kuchynka (left). Jeanne has been an Altrusa member of 14 years and was recognized for her ongoing contributions to Altrusa through service on numerous committees, participation in the planning and execution of many fund-raising events, and her overall community service. Jeanne was surprised and very honored to be selected. She was presented with an engraved Altrusa paperweight and a lovely pitcher.

Altrusa Foundation of Montrose CO - Trustees

Officers elected for the 2014-2015 Foundation Board are:

Lita Sargent - President
Bonnie Coffman - Vice President
Sandra Tyler - Secretary
Ginny Spaven - Treasurer

Margaret Goodhue (Altrusa President-Elect)
Elaine Hale-Jones (Altrusa 2nd Vice-President & Service Chair)
Erin Berge (Altrusa Grants / Bequest Chair)
Kaye Hotsenpillar

Mission Statement
In accordance with Altrusa Principles: to expand community services; to enhance Altrusa's reputation in Montrose County; and to build financial credibility through efficient financial management and solicitation of grants, bequests and tax deductible donations.

Altrusa of Montrose recognized for top International projects

Altrusa International of Montrose CO received 1st place recognition at the recent District Ten Conference for our multiple International projects. The local club provided sports equipment to a school in Tibet and traditional Sherpa costumes for cultural awareness in Nepal; made micro-loans to 81 entrepreneurs in 13 countries; funded medical treatment to cure intestinal worms in children in Tanzania; helped fund commemorative wind chimes for veterans of foreign wars through the local Wounded Warrior organization; and donated relief funds to Altrusa International Foundation following the Philippines typhoon.

As the top club in District Ten for this category, our projects will be judged at the next International Convention in 2015 against entries from the other Districts. Our local Foundation received a monetary award of $100 from Altrusa International Foundation to use toward our international projects in the future.