2015 - 2016 Board of Directors

Margaret Goodhue receives
the president's gavel from
outgoing president,
Marianne Cross
President: Margaret Goodhue
President-Elect: Gail Kubik
First Vice President:: Sonja Horn
Second Vice President: Lori Michaels
Secretary: Roberta Hoey
Treasurer: Janyne Yehling
Treasurer-Elect: Tracie Rief
Immediate Past President: Marianne Cross
Director: Dana Gleason
Director: Diane Winger

2015-2016 Board Members (L to R): Margaret Goodhue, Gail Kubik, Sonja Horn,
Lori Michaels, Roberta Hoey, Janyne Yehling, Dana Gleason, Diane Winger,
and Marianne Cross. Not pictured: Tracie Rief

Altrusa provides scholarships to area students

Altrusa members honored this year's scholarship recipients and their families at a meeting on May 12, 2015. Five local students were selected to receive scholarships of $1,000 each.

L to R: Cheyenne Foster, Zane White, Brenna Gaber, and Marisa Jahnke.
Not pictured: Theresa Tafoya.
Cheyenne Foster will be attending the Delta/Montrose Technical College studying early childhood education. Zane White from Olathe High School will attend the University of Alaska at Fairbanks studying fire science. Brenna Gaber from Montrose High School will attend Fort Lewis College.  She was planning to study agriculture business but that major is no longer offered, so she has selected a double major to approximate the same overall studies. Marisa Jahnke from Montrose High School will attend Colorado Mesa University studying counseling psychology and art education. Theresa Tafoya from Olathe High School will attend Regis University studying biology with a medical focus.

The scholarship review committee was extremely impressed with these five candidates and our entire Altrusa club wishes each of them great success in their future studies.

Altrusa provides needed supplies to residents at Anciano Tower

Becky Wolford (L) and Elaine Moore pose with the cases
of supplies donated to the residents of Anciano Tower.
In our third year of support for the low-income residents of Anciano Tower, Altrusa International of Montrose changed the focus from the prior years. At the suggestion of the Member Services Director at the Tower, we agreed to provide much-needed supplies of laundry detergent, dish soap, and toilet paper for each of the residents.

Members donated $371 to add to the $250 line item in the 2014-2015 Service Budget. Project chair Elaine Moore coordinated the purchase and delivery of the items, The manager of the Household Products department, Roger Johnson, was extremely helpful in coordinating the special orders. Committee member Sandra L. Tyler asked 5 local dentists -- Dr. Bloss, Dr. Clader at Colorado Smiles, Dr. Drakulich, Dr. Stucky, and Drs. Spencer-Gross and Dodsworth at True Grin -- to each donate 10 toothbrushes, 10 toothpastes, and 10 dental floss (or mouth wash) to the project for the 49 residents. They were glad to participate in the project.

Altrusa of Montrose was pleased to support these truly forgotten members of our community.