Altrusa Club of Bedford, Indiana - Information

Mission Statement

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

Altrusa members were pleased to accept the generous contribution received from Hoosier Hills Credit Union.  The gift will directly fund postage costs for Lawrence County's Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  Through the DPIL, children receive one free book per month until they reach one free book per month until they reach the age of 5.  The Dolly Parton Foundation provides all the books.  The county in which the children live must pay for shipping the books.  The shipping cost is currently $1000.00 per month.  Everyone can help and contributions to this fund can help improve the literacy rate in our community.

Pictured:  Altrusa VP, Becky Bailey; Altrusa Membership Committee representative, Gloria Owen, Altrusa President Beth Snead; Altrusa Treasurer and HHCU Board Member, Jennie Edwards holding granddaughter, Lucy Perez.  Joining Altrusans are Debbie Hicks, Rotary Club liaison and Chair of the Dolly Party Imagination Library Committee, Hoosier Hills Credit Union Representatives, Diana Armstrong; Andy Fish SVP Retail Delivery:  Carrie allen; Lori Mollet; Kelsey Jones (partially hidden); and Ruth Ann Elkins.
Service Projects
  • Send Valentines & Christmas Packages to troops
  • Collect items for Becky's Place (a women's shelter)
  • Collect bottle caps for a Girl Scout picnic table project 
  • Help with the Imagination Library
  • Put together preschool book bags
  • Stone Bridge Health Care
  • LIFE pantry service day
  • Ring bells for the Salvation Army
  • Collect Box Tops for Education for local schools

Altrusans with just a few of the many gifts purchased for the residents of the Hauck House. Pictured are (L to Rt): Kay Weldon, Peggy Buck, Brenda England, Sare Harp, Pat Adams, Sara Kern, Susie Turner, Marti Arvin, Beth Snead, June Allen (Partially Hidden), Jean Tarr, Jennie Edwards and Nina Doan. Seated Mary Ann Roach and Pat Kruchten; (Not pictured in the photos: Mary Gabbard, Sammie Kay Polley, LaVerne Speer and Becky Bailey)

Annually Altrusa of Bedford bestows gifts, presents and treats on the Hauck House Residents from their wish lists. As usual, it was hard to determine who enjoyed the evening more, the residents or the Altrusans.


We take orders for pizzas & Italian sub sandwiches that our club members make.  The Oolitic Girl Scout Troup # 60653 works with us so they can earn money for their projects.  Orders are placed by contacting any Altrusa member.

Sponsor an annual Walk for Education to raise funds for scholarships and club projects.

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Meeting Date and Time

Club meetings are every second Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Board meets every second Monday at 5:00 p.m.


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Altrusa International
of Bedford Indiana
Bedford, IN

Club Officers

President: Becky Bailey

Vice President: Pat Krutchen

Recording Secretary: Gloria Owen

Corresponding Secretary:  Marti Arvin

Treasurer: Mary Barnes

Past President:  Beth Snead

Directors:  Beth Snead, Sara Kern, Peggy Buck, Susie Turner, Norma Hoffman

Committee Chairs

Communications:  Sammie K. Polley

Membership Development:  Becky Bailey

Service:  Sara Harp

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