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Chula Vista, CA Hilary Sloan President Danielle Robello Vice President Glenda Hogg Secretary Lily Ramirez Treasurer Irascema Quilantan Immediate Past President Zaneta Encarnacion Director

ALTRUSAGA Altrusa Club of Chula Vista, California Inc.

Volume 55, Issue 1

President’s Corner

Welcome to the 2018-19 club year. We are planning on having a fantastic service and fundraising year. Our board directors will be designing our programs for the year.

Donna Moss Director

I am incredibly excited to be your club president for this club year. Thank you to all my board members that will be volunteering their time to may sure our club members are heard for membership service and fundraising.

Lillian Leopold Parliamentarian Eva Salas Altrusaga Editor

Vision: “Leaders in Service, making a difference in the South Bay” General Meeting Wednesday June 20, 2018 5:30-6:00 p,m. Social Gathering 6:00 p.m. Meeting/Dinner Mangia Italiano 248 Third Avenue, Chula Vista Dinner 21.00 each Salad w/chicken 25.00 each RSVP with 619 582-6876 Sharon Brower

June 2018

We wrapped our club year with the District Eleven Conference in Tucson, Arizona. It was a fantastic time to catch up with club members and to learn more about our international project. I will be presenting our international project to our club this business meeting for members to decide on how we are going to help the Days for Girls Campaign. I am excited to announce that District Eleven will continue to be represented at the International level. We have three past governors and myself that will be a part of Beverly Hardy’s biennium for 2019-2021. It is my hope for this club year to meet with all the “newer members” of 5 years and under to help mentor. Service and fundraising are a central focus of our club, but without membership, these tasks are challenging. I not only want to build our club but the The board meeting date for July has strength of our club. We will have been moved to July 11 due to the an all club workshop, led by Shauna July 4 holiday. Board meeting start Stokes, on service to determine time has been changed for all future what projects and scholarships we meetings to 5:30 pm. will be supporting for this club year. At July’s meeting, Patti Rahiser Committee strategic meeting will be will conduct the Ways and Means held July 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. for the fundraiser workshop to establish subHospitality, Communication, ASTRA, committees. I can not wait to see you and Membership committees. All all at the June’s business meeting. committee members are asked to attend.



Altrusa International of Chula Vista, Inc. is an organization of professionals dedicated to a more

literate and educated community. This is accomplished by providing direct service and financial support to organizations in the South Bay.

Club Updates Club Chairs for 2018-2019


Sharon Brower Eva Salas


Joy Watley Hillary Sloan


Sharon Brower


Ceci Garcia


Shauna Stokes


Lily Ramirez

Ways & Means

Patti Rahiser Betty Waznis

Please sign up to join a committee at the June business meeting.

• Bianca Quilantan graduated from Chico State University and is currently working for the Austin daily newspaper in Austin, TX for the summer. She will be returning to Chico State in the fall to finish some remaining classes.

• Isis Perez will be heading to Chico State this fall to begin a Master’s degree program in biochemistry. She will continue to be a member of our club and maintaining our website.

• Iracsema Quilantan’s son, Diego, recently attained Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.

• Stephanie Loney retired as Principal Librarian from the Chula Vista Public Library and has left the area and our Altrusa club. She and her husband, Jeff, have moved to Sea Ranch, north of Bodega Bay. She would love to have people visit – her e-mail address is • Alana Wilson just retired, after 30+ years, as a teaching assistant for special needs students in Lancaster.

Altrusaga is published monthly for Altrusa Club of Chula Vista.

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Dinner Menu

Mailing address: PO Box 6225 Chula Vista, CA 91909

Warning: Please be suspicious of any unsolicited emails coming from the International Office. Currently we are aware of one email address ( that has been compromised. There may be an email that appears to be from Tanika Wilson, our Executive Director with a link requesting that you review a report. Please do not open the link. If you are unsure if the email is authentic, please call the office at 312-427-4410. Other emails from altrusa. org may be compromised as well, we will communicate an all clear once the issue has been resolved.

Chicken Parmigiana w/Meat Sauce

Stuffed Shells Florentine w/White Sauce

June Birthdays 2 Glenda Hogg 3 Iracsema Quilantan

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A check for $340. from Sempra Energy to the club foundation for the hours Edalia Gomez gave helping work on the Casa Seguras gift baskets and the Esperanza Rising project. A letter from Southwestern College thanking Altrusa for the $2000. ASTRA scholarships donation along with a program recognizing Altrusa for its support on page 18.

A letter to our ASTRA group from South Bay Community Services thanking them for their donation of clothing for their at risk families.

Year end committee report s due to Hillary. Reports received as of this date are from Service, Finance and Foundation.

An 8 X 10 plaque from Night to Remember for the 2018 thanking Altrusa for their support of this event. In addition to a Thank you card and photo book from A Night to Remember.

Letter from the YMCA of San Diego County addressed to Foundation President Helyn Sloan thanking us for our donations. Letter addressed to Rosemarie Hudson about the impact our donation to the YMCA has meant.


Edalia Olivo-Gomez will be initiated as honorary member at the June 20 meeting. Welcome Edalia!


Service Projects

Shauna Stokes, Chair

Club Service Projects to be Decided at June Meeting

Please plan on attending our June 20 club meeting, as we will be voting on the service projects we want to fund and take part in for this club year. We expect all members to participate in at least one service project. If you would like to serve on the service committee and did not sign up at the April club meeting, there’s still time! Below is the information that was attached to the May Altrusaga, that was decided at our April club meeting. Thank you!

Summary of Service Project Program Results From April 2018 Club Meeting

• Club members want to suggest projects and recommend the projects and funding • Club members want the club to continue to be a hands-on/direct service club and check writing club • Club members want to keep the current service project categories and current percent of club foundation’s service plan budget, per below: 24-25% Community Service 35% Literacy 20-21% International 18-19% Scholarships 1-2% Left for club donations to Altrusa International Foundation Grants program and Club 21 (not discussed at this meeting if we want to continue funding these).

• Club members want one major and one minor project for each service project category, as part of the club’s strategic plan. That translates to four major and four minor projects. • Club members also agreed that every member of the club is a member of the service committee, similar to what we did this year re: ways and means committee, whereby each club member was expected to play a role in the club’s fundraiser.

• Some written comments by individual members: »» One major hands on service project that everyone is involved in. Like our one major fundraising project. »» Need to match projects to our mission (not just a niceto-do) »» Adult literacy

Altrusa Club of Chula Vista, Inc. Foundation Budget for 2018-19 Club Year

$25,000 Funds Approved by Foundation Board Funding based on %

Service Project Category

% of Budget

$500 Altrusa International


$5,250 International Projects


$6,000 Community Service Projects


$4,500 Scholarships


$8,750 Literacy Projects


Foundation Donation

$25,000 TOTAL


Sharon Brower, Chair

ASTRA meetings will resume in September after the fall semester starts up again at Southwestern College.

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Ways & Means Patti Rahiser, Chair

ANNUAL FUND RAISER We have had a well deserved break from executing the Club’s annual fund raiser. Come July we need to gear up for 2019! The post event survey you completed in February is the guiding tool for our planning session at the July general meeting. As the Club has determined that all club members are members of the Ways & Means Committee annual fund raiser project, be prepared to volunteer for your part in creating an even more successful 2019 Mardi Gras event!!


Lily Ramirez, Chair

Payment will be due at our August 15 business meeting and tickets will distributed at the meeting.

Day at the Del Mar Races

WHAT IS ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT)? It is the electronic transfer of money from one bank account to another, either within a single financial institution of across multiple institutions via computer-based systems, without the direct intervention of bank staff. Altrusa International of Chula Vista is in the process of setting up these services to receive payments, donations or contributions using the following methods. Paypal, e-check (picture of check), Zelle, or ApplePay. Detail information will be provided in the next Altrusaga.

Dues Due: There are 4 who have not paid their $115. dues for

2018-2019. Lily will send out another email and copy both Hillary and Danielle to the 4 explaining that failure to pay will result in a late fee incurred by the club and see what can be done to encourage their renewal.

Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:00 p.m. Gates open 2:00 p.m. Races

$25 per seat with 4 seats per table Shaded seating in the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant area.

Win! Get your tickets here: (619) 392-0295

Meet Julie Robello

If you have not met her yet, please stop by and say hello. She is probably sitting with Danielle Robello – her daughter. Favorite quote: “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven”.

On the day I was born President Johnson passed the Economic Opportunity Act, also known as the poverty bill. This plan was aimed at helping Americans overcome poverty. The Beatles’ I Want to Hold Your Hand was at the top of the charts. The United States was at war with Vietnam and my father was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. A gallon of gasoline was 30 cents.

My mother tells me that I was born at Hospital Guadalajara in Tijuana and that my paternal grandparents and my father were at the hospital anxiously awaiting my birth. After a difficult delivery, my mother woke up to a room full of my father’s friends and my grandfather’s smiling face. I was born and lived in Tijuana, México until the age of 14. My favorite memories are of our family and friends getting together and enjoying music, dancing, lots of food and all of us kids running around happily and carefree. My favorite school activity was performing in school dances and plays. My favorite teacher was Ms. Lupita, my 6th grade teacher. I attended Hilltop High School in Chula Vista. My favorite extra curricular activity was working the lights for school plays as part of the theater club. My favorite thing to wear when I was in high school was an off the shoulder black dress with small pink roses that my mother made for me. The funniest moment I remember was a Christmas auction in my sophomore year. My best friend and I decided to bid on a 15 foot Christmas tree just for fun. Not in my wildest dreams did we ever imagine that we would be the only ones bidding on the tree and so we ended up carrying this huge tree across the lunch area and into the parking lot where my mom helped us loaded into the top of a little navy blue Volkswagen station wagon. Employed as a Special Education Teacher. What I know is that “you get out of it what you put into it”. My favorite exercise is dancing and my favorite hobby is reading because it makes me so relaxed and provides me with new knowledge. My last bus trip was in Puerto Vallarta, oh what a ride. No soul mate, I have Danielle and son Jonathan. Altrusa Club of Chula Vista


Bachelors University of in Business Phoenix Management

Masters in Special Chapman University Education and teaching credentials (Administrative, Multiple Subject, and Specialist Credential) Masters in Business San Diego Global Management Knowledge and International University Leadership Doctoral in Concordia Educational University Leadership in progress

One of my most rewarding memories was speaking to my graduating peers during our graduation at San Diego Global Knowledge University.







Board Meeting*


Last day for membership fee before reinstatement fees


Board Meeting* - joint meeting with Foundation Board, select make a difference day project


Business Meeting** - Ways and Means Workshop Adopt Foundation and Club budgets Adopt Committee Plans and Strategic Plan Finalize Yearbook 50/50 Opportunity Drawing

Deadline to submit articles to District for District Service Bulletin newsletter

Business Meeting** -Service Projects Workshop, establish Committees, committee strategic planning Communications provides raffle basket. *All Board meetings on first Wednesday of month at 5:30pm at Mangia Italiano restaurant unless otherwise noted **All Club meetings on third Wednesday of month at 5:15 social time and 6pm start at Mangia Italiano restaurant unless otherwise noted

Altrusaga june2018  

Altrusa Club of Chula Vista monthly newsletter

Altrusaga june2018  

Altrusa Club of Chula Vista monthly newsletter