Altrusa makes a difference


Many of the 30 active members of Altrusa International, Inc., of Washington C.H. participated in one way or another in Saturday’s Make A Difference Day community-service project. The local club has been volunteering its energies and expertise to better the community for 41 years now, and the international organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year in 2017. Gathering for a quick group photograph as the young authors’ workshop draws to a close are these nine Altrusans: (from left) Julie Hidy, Teresa Combs, Debra Corbell-Grover, Teresa Persinger, Janet Martin, Nancy Hammond, Troi Penwell, Cathy White and Alice Craig.


Altrusa’s second-annual “Authors Make a Difference Book Workshop” took place on the fourth Saturday of October at Carnegie Public Library. The local club has long participated in the nationwide day of-service known as Make A Difference Day, and for the second year attracted 20-plus eager youngsters—along with parents or grandparents and siblings—to the library’s activity/meeting room to write and/or illustrate books with the theme “X Makes a Difference to Me.” Shown in the library entrance with coordinator Debra Corbell-Grover’s poster to promote the event is Altrusan Troi Penwell.


Young Annabel has just finished her creation and is about to leave Carnegie Public Library with a goodie bag, complete with homemade iced cookie baked by Altrusan Diana Kirkpatrick and her own choice of a colorful gift book to take home. Because literacy is a major emphasis of the international organization, Altrusans Julie Hidy and Nancy Hammond were especially impressed with the subject Annabel chose for this particular book: “BOOKS Make a Difference to Me.”


Many of the 30 active members of Altrusa International, Inc., of Washington C.H. participated in one way or another in Saturday’s Make A Difference Day community-service project. The local club has been volunteering its energies and expertise to better the community for 41 years now, and the international organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year in 2017. Gathering for a quick group photograph as the young authors’ workshop draws to a close are these nine Altrusans: (from left) Julie Hidy, Teresa Combs, Debra Corbell-Grover, Teresa Persinger, Janet Martin, Nancy Hammond, Troi Penwell, Cathy White and Alice Craig.

Altrusa’s second-annual “Authors Make a Difference Book Workshop” took place on the fourth Saturday of October at Carnegie Public Library. The local club has long participated in the nationwide day of-service known as Make A Difference Day, and for the second year attracted 20-plus eager youngsters—along with parents or grandparents and siblings—to the library’s activity/meeting room to write and/or illustrate books with the theme “X Makes a Difference to Me.” Shown in the library entrance with coordinator Debra Corbell-Grover’s poster to promote the event is Altrusan Troi Penwell.

Young Annabel has just finished her creation and is about to leave Carnegie Public Library with a goodie bag, complete with homemade iced cookie baked by Altrusan Diana Kirkpatrick and her own choice of a colorful gift book to take home. Because literacy is a major emphasis of the international organization, Altrusans Julie Hidy and Nancy Hammond were especially impressed with the subject Annabel chose for this particular book: “BOOKS Make a Difference to Me.”

Many of the 30 active members of Altrusa International, Inc., of Washington C.H. participated in one way or another in Saturday’s Make A Difference Day community-service project. The local club has been volunteering its energies and expertise to better the community for 41 years now, and the international organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year in 2017. Gathering for a quick group photograph as the young authors’ workshop draws to a close are these nine Altrusans: (from left) Julie Hidy, Teresa Combs, Debra Corbell-Grover, Teresa Persinger, Janet Martin, Nancy Hammond, Troi Penwell, Cathy White and Alice Craig.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_20161022_131153.jpgMany of the 30 active members of Altrusa International, Inc., of Washington C.H. participated in one way or another in Saturday’s Make A Difference Day community-service project. The local club has been volunteering its energies and expertise to better the community for 41 years now, and the international organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year in 2017. Gathering for a quick group photograph as the young authors’ workshop draws to a close are these nine Altrusans: (from left) Julie Hidy, Teresa Combs, Debra Corbell-Grover, Teresa Persinger, Janet Martin, Nancy Hammond, Troi Penwell, Cathy White and Alice Craig.

Altrusa’s second-annual “Authors Make a Difference Book Workshop” took place on the fourth Saturday of October at Carnegie Public Library. The local club has long participated in the nationwide day of-service known as Make A Difference Day, and for the second year attracted 20-plus eager youngsters—along with parents or grandparents and siblings—to the library’s activity/meeting room to write and/or illustrate books with the theme “X Makes a Difference to Me.” Shown in the library entrance with coordinator Debra Corbell-Grover’s poster to promote the event is Altrusan Troi Penwell.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_20161022_112840.jpgAltrusa’s second-annual “Authors Make a Difference Book Workshop” took place on the fourth Saturday of October at Carnegie Public Library. The local club has long participated in the nationwide day of-service known as Make A Difference Day, and for the second year attracted 20-plus eager youngsters—along with parents or grandparents and siblings—to the library’s activity/meeting room to write and/or illustrate books with the theme “X Makes a Difference to Me.” Shown in the library entrance with coordinator Debra Corbell-Grover’s poster to promote the event is Altrusan Troi Penwell.

Young Annabel has just finished her creation and is about to leave Carnegie Public Library with a goodie bag, complete with homemade iced cookie baked by Altrusan Diana Kirkpatrick and her own choice of a colorful gift book to take home. Because literacy is a major emphasis of the international organization, Altrusans Julie Hidy and Nancy Hammond were especially impressed with the subject Annabel chose for this particular book: “BOOKS Make a Difference to Me.”
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_20161022_130130.jpgYoung Annabel has just finished her creation and is about to leave Carnegie Public Library with a goodie bag, complete with homemade iced cookie baked by Altrusan Diana Kirkpatrick and her own choice of a colorful gift book to take home. Because literacy is a major emphasis of the international organization, Altrusans Julie Hidy and Nancy Hammond were especially impressed with the subject Annabel chose for this particular book: “BOOKS Make a Difference to Me.”