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Local Altrusa Members Receive National Awards

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Altrusa International Palisade, Inc., recently earned awards at the annual District Ten Conference in Roswell, New Mexico, for their 2014-2015 service projects.

1st Place:  Jen Hanson District Ten Community Service Award, Christmas Food and Gift Baskets project.

1st Place:  Ethel Fritch District Ten Literacy Award and the Letha H. Brown Literacy Award (an International award), “I Like Me” books, given to every kindergartener at Taylor Elementary and Noah’s Ark Preschool. The Club has been involved in this project for 17 years in conjunction with the AT&T Pioneers Club.

2nd Place:  Nancy Taylor Environmental Award for the group’s dedication to recycling books at their “Make A Difference Day” book giveaway held every October.  Books remaining go to the Friends of the Library, R-5 high school, and Salvation Army.

In addition District Ten recognized the Club for net membership gain and attendance at meetings.

Altrusa International, Inc. offers members the opportunity to invest our time and talent to help our communities. The Palisade Altrusa Club, 19 years old this year, engages in other projects, including many small donations to needs in the Palisade Community, athletic scholarships for Mt. Garfield Middle Schools students, Teacher Appreciation Breakfasts at our local schools, and Cup of Warmth at Palisade’s Olde Fashioned Christmas.  Money for projects is raised through pecan sales, our famous peach sundaes and parfaits at the Palisade Sunday Markets, and through donations to the Altrusa International Foundation of Palisade.

Inquiries about membership and projects are always welcome…970-464-5021, 970-261-1998.  Like us on Face Book @ Altrusa International of Palisade.

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Juliann Adams is the Executive Director of the Palisade Chamber of Commerce. Before taking on her current role she was the Director of Sales and Events at Wine Country Inn since opening in 2008. Her background is Graphic Design and Sales and Marketing. She and her husband Dan have a small vineyard in Palisade. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Juliann loves Palisade and wants everyone to experience the community's resources. "Life Tastes good here all year long"

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