At the July 10 Altrusa of Delta's business meeting, Demeris York, president of the Delta club, honored Amanda Twamley for her dedication to Altrusa International by presenting her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Amanda is retiring her appointment as the international ASTRA chair which she has held since 2011.
During her tenure, she successfully accomplished three of the five goals set out for the ASTRA clubs which included focus on service and community; establishing four ASTRA scholarships; and revising the ASTRA manual to assist the ASTRA advisors. Her success did not end there as all three ASTRA clubs of Delta (Delta High School, Delta Opportunity School and Cedaredge High School) have been very successful with all their community service projects, such as Families Plus, Deltarado Days, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Food for Thought; book drives for the Jamaica Outreach Program, the Abraham Connection; coat check and decorating for the annual Sugar Plum Festival, day before Thanksgiving bake sale, Salvation Army bell ringers, Highway 65 cleanup project, Seats and Feets Challenge and the list goes on. Twamley has worked tirelessly with the students of ASTRA and her hard work has been a tremendous asset to the community and to both the Altrusa and ASTRA clubs.
Altrusa is an international non-profit organization, making our local communities better through leadership, partnership and service. They are a group of civic-minded people who strive to create better communities worldwide. Giving over one million volunteer hours annually across 12 countries, Altrusa International's focus is literacy, with general service areas in HIV/AIDS and disaster relief. Additionally, individual clubs meet a wide variety of local needs.
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