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Altrusa International District Fifteen

Leading to a Better Community

We believe that everyone is able to make a positive difference to the world around them. We can each volunteer our time, or donate our money, towards worthy causes. Our individual efforts are small, but they matter.

We can achieve even more when we bring people together. For over 100 years Altrusa clubs have collected members from varying occupations and lifestyles, all sharing an interest in community service.

We enjoy the friendship, fun and satisfaction that comes from working together for the benefit of others. Each club develops a program that is tailored to local needs, undertaking a variety of hands-on service and fundraising projects each year. One of our shared goals as an organization is to improve literacy, which we believe is the key to opportunity.

Through Altrusa activities we develop our leadership skills in a supportive environment. We welcome new ideas and aim to provide enough flexibility so that our members can give their time in a way that works for them.

Why choose Altrusa?

  • I joined Altrusa to meet new people and to give back to the community where I can. I love the ‘can do’ attitude and the camaraderie of the ladies. Also, that the funds raised go straight back into… Read More

    Lisa Gilmore, Queenstown

  • I joined Altrusa Oamaru because I wanted to help with projects in my local community.   Since joining Altrusa I have met an awesome group of women who I enjoy doing life with. These women inspire me. I love fundraising for… Read More

    Sharon Walsh-Grieve – Oamaru

  • I joined Altrusa in 2017 and was surrounded by a group of lovely very welcoming ladies who impressed me by how much of their time and vibrant energy they gave to others. Because of the support and encouragement around me,… Read More

    Jan Bolton, Timaru

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