- To give back to the community through volunteer hours and service.
- To establish a new network of diverse friends and resources.
- To develop skills and leadership not possible through the workplace.
- To do something rewarding for people in need.
- To have fun!
Door County Altrusa Club members give these reasons for joining:
No matter the reason, most people feel better about themselves by becoming more altruistic – by showing unselfish devotion to the interests and welfare of others.
Steps to Membership:
To join Altrusa of Door County you will be sponsored by a current member. We like all potential members to attend three of our regular meetings before joining.
Once a new member has joined, they may begin to be involved in all of the club activities and projects. An orientation session is held for new members where current members discuss all aspects of the club, expectations and responsibilities of membership. New members are initiated at a designated dinner meeting and presented with an Altrusa pin.
If you would like to learn more about Altrusa before making a commitment, please join us at our next dinner meeting. Enjoy a meal with us and explore what we are all about. Please contact us ahead of time so that we can assign a member to greet you and let you know where that month's meeting will be held. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Contact Us page to send us an email through our website.
Cost of Membership:
Each year members pay $80 in dues. Our fiscal year runs from June 1 through May 31. The dues are split among our local club, district, and national entities.
The General Membership meeting is held on the third Tuesday of each month, opening at 5:30 PM for registration and socializing, with dinner served and the meeting beginning at 6:00 PM. The meeting location is changed monthly and members pay for their own refreshments. Dinner is not mandatory. Meetings usually last about 2 hours.
Structure of Altrusa of Door County:
The Board of Directors meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month at various locations. Board officers include president, past president, vice-president, second vice-president, treasurer, and secretary.The board also includes five directors.
The Door County Club currently has five committees:
Communications – responsibilities include the newsletter, press releases, brochures, directory production and website.
Finance – responsible for fundraisers, annual budget and assisting the treasurer.
Membership – responsible for new member recruitment, retention, revitalization, and leadership development.
Nominating – responsible for selecting the slate of candidates for elections.
Program – this committee is responsible for meeting programs and special meeting arrangements.
Service – responsible for planning and executing community service projects.