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2017 marks the 100th Anniversary for Altrusa International, Inc.  We’ll be celebrating throughout the year, with the highlight being our Centennial Convention held July 21-24, 2017 in Nashville, TN.  More information can be found in our Centennial Celebrations toolkit – we’ve posted historical documents, 100 4 100 challenge information, centennial newsletters, and much more!  Please consider donating to our Centennial fund to help our 100-year dreams come true.


We make our communities better through leadership, partnership and service.

 That is our goal. Founded in 1917, Altrusa is relevant to many civic-minded people who are interested in creating better communities. Last year, Altrusans proudly gave over a million volunteer hours around the world, including clubs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Bermuda, Ireland, India, Scotland, New Zealand and Russia.

Several decades ago, Altrusa decided to institute literacy as an area of focus for the organization; since then, service areas have expanded to include HIV/AIDS and disaster relief. During our last biennium, Altrusans assisted in relief efforts for the Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes, as well as the Tsunami in Japan. Most importantly, Altrusans give their time and resources in areas that are deemed most important in their local communities.

The Altrusa story is evolving every day through club accomplishments. When you visit any Altrusa club, you will see leadership and service in action.

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2017 Altrusa International Inc. Convention
7/21/2017 - The 55th International Convention will be held on July 21-24, 2017 in Nashville, TN at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.
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Altrusa's 100th Birthday Party - Dancing through the Decades! See you there.

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