On Saturday, January 26th, Altrusa International of St. Augustine held a Celebration of Service in Watson Realty’s Conference Room on Route 1 South in St. Augustine.
During the Celebration, we shared information about our ongoing projects such as the Bette Johnstone Scholarship for Students in Transition, birthday Books, PJs and Backpacks for children in the Homeless Coalition, and Literacy Day. We also discussed a new project – Days for Girls. This international project is one in which organizations make kits to be used by girls and women during their menstrual periods. The project has reached one million girls and women in 125 countries. It is our hope that the community will participate in this project with us.
During the program, several community members spoke about how much our Altrusa club means to the area.
Nancy Shaver – former Mayor of St. Augustine
Allyson Berger – INK, St. Johns County School District
Martha Benitez, Betty Johnstone Scholarship Recipient and Arlene Dennison, FCTC
Ann Breidenstein, Learn to Read