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Altrusa Club of Elgin, Illinois - Information

Welcome to our Website and greetings from the Elgin Altrusans!

Our club is comprised of women in business, education, nursing, arts and non-profits who come together to provide a variety of opportunities, with an emphasis on literacy, for improving our local community.

Our monthly meetings provide for friendship and networking as well as interesting programs that span the intergenerational make-up of our membership.

We contribute countless hours of service and monetary support to community organizations.  Some of these include an Elgin Community College scholarship, school supplies for Project Backpack, socks and underwear for Salvation Army's Christmas distribution program, YWCA's family literacy program, Literacy Connection, and books and activity sheets for first-time dental health patients at a local clinic.

The Elgin club was started in 1946 by a group of business and professional women.  Since 1950, we have celebrated volunteerism in May, honoring a non-Altrusa woman from the community who exemplifies the Altrusa Keys:  Amity, Loyalty, Talent, Reciprocity, Unity, Service and Achievement.  Many of these women have become members and continue to serve in a wide variety of volunteer roles within the community.

We welcome new members at any time.  Please use the information at the right to contact us.

Mission Statement

"To promote Community Service, with an emphasis on literacy, and to create fund raising opportunities that provide resources for designated projects."

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Meeting Date and Time

Board meets when needed - no regular meetings.

Club meets 3rd Thursday evening of each month


Club Contact:  Kathryn Canny


Altrusa International of Elgin

P.O. Box 361
Elgin, IL 60120

Club Officers


President:  Kathryn Canny  

Vice President: Sandie Moon

Secretary: Rebecca Jurs
Treasurer: Nancy Gerner
Directors:  Jerilyn Hoffman, Laura Schaefer, Sheila Ortiz


Foundation President:  Kathy Matthews

Vice President:  Nancy Schueneman

Secretary:  Clare Ollayos

Treasurer:  Joanna Wester

Directors:  Bridget Ranieri, Angela lucca, Dana Vierck, Christine Mitchell and Marge Haefliger


Committee Chairs

Newsletter:  Kathryn Canny

Website: Nancy Gerner

Print:  Pat Szpekowski

Yearbook:  Murna Hansemann 


Literacy:  Nancy Schueneman





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