Our History – Altrusa International of St. Augustine, Inc.

Altrusa International of St. Augustine, Inc. was organized on April 11, 1959 as an extension of the Altrusa Club of Jacksonville. Altrusa International of St. Augustine was chartered on April 4, 1962, and incorporated in July, 1970. We are part of Altrusa’s District 3 which covers the southern states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Some current projects of the St. Augustine Chapter include: a scholarship program for students in transition attending St. Johns River State College and First Coast Technical College to which our club has awarded over $11,000.00; the Veterans Service Project; working with the Learn to Read program; providing emergency funds, clothing, and supplies for needy mental health patients; and, for the past 10 years, providing birthday “books and PJs” for children living at The Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County facilities.
Our major fundraising project is the Fashion Show which benefits our scholarship fund and other club projects.

Altrusa. What does it mean?
It comes from the word altruism—an unselfish regard for the welfare of others. That’s what Altrusa is all about, women and men using their talents and skills to benefit others in their community or throughout the world.
The St. Augustine chapter is involved in varied projects related to societal needs. Our newest project is participating in Days for Girls  – Turning Periods into Pathways. Through this program, we will be collecting materials that will be used to make menstrual supplies for girls and women throughout the world. We invite members of the community to join us in this project.


We meet on the third Thursday evening of the month. Please come join us. You’ll make wonderful friends, do good work and have some great fun!

To arrange a no-obligation visit, please contact our Co-Presidents Louise Bowman or Vicki Sellner at altrusastaugustinepres@gmail.com.