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THE CHEERFUL EARFUL AUGUST 2013 This newsletter is brought to you by the Communication Committee of the Macomb Altrusa Club, Macomb, Illinois

“Leading to a Better Community” Altrusa is an international non-profit organization making our local communities better through leadership, partnership and service

 Next Meeting Information August meeting will be hosted by the Communication Committee


What: Exercise and Nutrition

 Next meeting information

When: August 28 Time: 6:30 pmHealthy Desserts will be served! Where: Curves 1601 W. Jackson St. (next to the Jackson Street Market) Wear comfortable clothes – we will be moving around!

 Minutes from July 24 meeting  Additional Announcements  “Just a minute with a member”  Calendar of Events

DRAFT OF MINUTES [To be approved at August meeting] Altrusa International of Macomb July 24, 2013 General Meeting We had several guests with us tonight from the Quincy and Canton clubs. We played a couple of games in order to get to know one another. This was followed by a potluck provided by Macomb club. President Liz Duvall called the meeting to order by everyone reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Introduction of guests: Laci Zurek stayed for the business meeting. She works at Mosaic Minutes of the June meeting were reviewed. Lynne Brinker moved, Sara Featherlin seconded that they be accepted. Passed Treasurer’s report was reviewed, no changes made, file for audit.

Standing Committees: Communications – no report. Hosting meeting in August at Curves, 6:30 Finance – no report Membership – always looking for new ideas. Media blitz, stories, radio shows, create placemats for restaurants/bazaar… Share any ideas with Karen Trusley

Service – Make a Difference Day, Oct. 26, use October 29th Moon Over Macomb, read fall/Halloween books to kids. Read-in at Chandler Park for the public, Sunday, Sept. 8 Old Business Summer Tutoring – Most of the tutoring is finished. 26 students participated, 10 tutors. Things went well. Waiting for tutors to finish and send reports. Other – Yearbooks were distributed tonight

New Business Alzheimer’s walk – Sept 21 Miriam volunteered to chair. $25 registration to walk, raise $100 to receive a T-shirt Make a Difference Day – see above Read-in World Literacy Day, Sept. 8, Chandler Park. Need to publicize, get ok from city hall Publicity Committee Report (Bazaar) Radio at Bazaar- interview members, vendors, and shoppers. See Nancy Dobey if you have ideas or questions. Other –  Looking for someone to co-chair the Kitchen committee – see Nancy Dobey 

Labor Day in Colchester, looking for help for the Lions club tent, see Lin Stults

Sara moved, Karen T. seconded we read at Pac Head Start once a month, passed.

Announcements – Next Board Meeting, August 13, 5:30 Everly House Next General Meeting, August 28, 6:30, Curves on West Jackson St. Communications Committee hosts. Submitted by Karen Iversen

Additional Announcements Update on member Here is an update from Nancy Dobey regarding Alta Sargent –

As many members know, Alta fell while on vacation at her daughter's house and fractured her pelvis in two places. Her injury did not require surgery. Her prognosis is great and she is recovering at a facility that is designed to get people back to independent status. She is doing daily physical therapy. She is now walking with a walker. At this time it is not sure when Alta will be able to return to Macomb –perhaps by late October? Alta enjoys hearing from us and is happy to get email and cards. Her family shares that they appreciate all wishes and prayers. Let’s all try to send get-well wishes to Alta! You can contact her a variety of ways --


 Mark your Calendars!  All members please plan to attend! Come one - Come all

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY FACEBOOK: If you are on Facebook - Alta is also on Facebook and you can send her a message that way EMAIL: Her email is: MAIL: Her address at the facility is: Alta O. Sargent Valley Eldercare Center Room 135 2900 14th Ave. South Grand Forks, ND. 58201 Or her daughter's address... Judy Sargent 37 Vail Circle Grand Forks, ND. 58201 PHONE: Alta's Mobile: 309-256-4291

BAZAAR YARD SIGN MISSING ! If you have an Altrusa Bazaar “Yard Sign” stored, please deliver it immediately to Signmaker of Macomb, 224 S. Normal St., for updating with our other yard signs. “Someone” told me they had a sign stored…but…. I forgot who it is, & they didn’t bring it by my house. Please deliver it so it can be updated and used with the others for this year. Thanks for your help. Nancy A. Dobey

Altrusa READ-IN ! WHEN:

Sunday, Sept. 8 2:00-4:00pm

WHERE: Chandler Park, Macomb Bring a Book! Bring a Magazine! Bring Anything That You Can Read! Bring a blanket or chair – read with us! Families-friends-children welcome! WE WILL JOIN WITH OTHERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE READING



Helping out at the Colchester Labor Day Festival Every year we traditionally assist the Lions Club in the Food Tent at The Colchester Labor Day Festival. PLEASE VOLUNTEER! Sunday – Sept. 1 – Lin Stults will have a sign up sheet at the August meeting

This is a super FUN way to help out the Lions! Help is needed from 10:00-4:00. Some ladies work better with a two hour shift.

Here are the available shifts:  10:00 am to Noon 4 people needed 

11:45 am to 1:45 pm 4 people needed

1:30 pm to 3:30 p.m. 3 people needed

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Clean Up Crew----1 – 3 people needed

Aprons will be available there or if you have one – Please wear it as we want the Altrusa name to be seen. Please remember these ladies and gentlemen help us with our Bazaar in November-They bring their muscles and work helping us! Thanks, Lin Stults

Coming Together! - July meeting with members from the Macomb and Quincy and Canton Altrusa Clubs (more photos end of newsletter!)

First Meeting of the 2013 Bazaar Kitchen/Concessions Committee The Bazaar Kitchen Committee has a 2013 planning meeting at Hardees West, 9:30 AM, Saturday, September 7.

following areas. If you are unable to attend, and have ideas or comments, contact Nancy Dobey before this meeting, so it can be discussed. Let me know if an important item for discussion has been left out.

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND !!!!! The meeting should last no more than 60 minutes….90 minutes at most.  Committee members should let me know if they cannot come.  Phone (w) 837-0643) or (h) 836-6395 Members of the Kitchen Planning Committee are: Nancy Dobey, Paula Rhodes, Kristi Kupka, Heather Munro, Cindy Roon, Valerie Dugan, Judy Kentner, Sara Wood, Lara Lessard, Peggy Ma, Rosalie Severinsen, Alta Sargent, Thelma Smiddy, and Lynne Brinker. Other invited members are: (Bazaar Co-chairs)…Judi Dallinger & Jeanie Sowers; (Treasurer/Cashiers)… Marsha McCormick; and (Volunteers) Lin Stults. Every club member is welcome & encouraged to be involved and to attend this meeting. Kitchen/Concessions is work intensive. Therefore, on Bazaar Day: ALL members are asked to check in & work in the kitchen-concessions-dining room when not busy with other Bazaar duties. Many hands make the work smoother. Committee members should come prepared with ideas about the

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Planning & coordinating food operation with Aramark & MJSH Purchasing & ordering food & serving supplies Delivery arrangements for food, serving supplies & donations Menu & Pricing Arrange Health Dept. Approval & supervise compliance with Regulations Food preparation (Organize the kitchen for cooking) Supervise & direct kitchen volunteers Supervise Main Kitchen Food Prep Breakfast-Drink Table Operation (Food Prep, Beverages, cashier) Desserts (Request, wrap, display, sell out) Organize, schedule, & Supervise Serving Lines Set up the Dining Room Supervise the Dining Room (Table clean/Tray Return, Condiment Table, Garbage)) Cashiers & EOD sell-out (Schedule, Cash & change, Pricing, Etc.)

See you at the meeting! Thank you, Nancy A. Dobey –Kitchen Comm. Chair

Volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Walk McDonough County Walk to End Alzheimer's When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 10:00 Registration starts at 9:00 Where: Citizen's Bank Plaza, Macomb Altrusa International of Macomb will once again be one of the sponsors of this year's Memory Walk. If you are interested in walking as a member of the Altrusa "team" during the event, please contact Miriam Satern, team captain, by email. If you are not able to walk, but you are interested in making a donation, please send a check to Miriam, or to another member of the team, so your donation will be counted toward the total amount raised by the Altrusa team.

We Need New Members! Please be thinking of folks that you feel would be interested in joining Altrusa and give their names/email addresses to Karen Trusley ( We can then contact them and invite them to an upcoming meeting or event!

Nancy Dobey will have information about the Memory Walk to distribute to club members that are interested in being a part of the Altrusa team at the meeting on Wednesday, August 28. Unfortunately, I am teaching a class on Wednesday nights this fall so I won't be at the August 28 meeting. However, if you want to send me a donation, you can send it to my home address: 824 Glenoak Drive or you can send it to me through campus mail if you work at WIU. Or, give your donation to another member of the team. Please remember to send me your name if you are interested in being a part of the team. I will compile the list of team members and send it through e-mail to all members of the Club prior to the Memory Walk on Saturday, September 21, if they want to make a donation. Thank you, Miriam Satern

Please Donate Blood! September 28th (Saturday) we will be sponsoring another Adopt a Day at MVRBC. Please be sure to sign up if you can or invite a friend or family member to do so.

“Just a minute with a member” Each month we will feature a Macomb Altrusan - to learn a little bit more about each other!

Say Hello to Karen Trusley, Chair of the Membership Committee - our featured member of the month! Karen – tell us a little bit about yourself… I came to Macomb officially in January of 2006 to pursue my MS in Sport Management here at WIU. I grew up in Carthage and obtained my BA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Illinois College.

What type of work have you done? I have worked in childcare centers, in college admissions, senior care, and most recently in HR at WIU. I have volunteered in the past with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Best Buddies.

What do you like to do for fun? I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

How did you get involved with Altrusa? Sara Featherlin invited me when I was at the Bazaar last year and I came for one meeting and was hooked:)

How have you been involved with Altrusa? I have worked at the bazaar, attended national conference, served on the communication committee and currently I am in the role of membership chair.

What do you like best about being a member of Altrusa? Meeting amazing women who are involved in the community and are willing to do service projects that better the Macomb area and those in it. Giving back of our time is truly rewarding.

Tell us one surprising thing about you! I was accepted to the University of Australia at Perth to study abroad for the second semester of my senior year at IC and I had the chance to graduate early, buy a car, and come to grad school in Macomb- well, we see what I chose :).

Would you like to be in the next “Just a minute with a member”? Who will be our next featured member? Be like Karen this month!  answer the 6 questions like she did  send me a photo @ That’s all there is to it and you could be in our next newsletter!

 Macomb Chamber of Commerce Link to the August 2013 Newsletter: Link to the August 2013 Newsletter inserts:

 Facebook Did you know Macomb Altrusa has a Facebook page? Check it out at Click the “Like” button when you visit our Facebook page! and share the page with ALL your friends and tell them to like our page too!

Check out our Facebook page for photos from

the July meeting!

August 6

August 15

August 23

August 23

Jean Sowers

Nancy Reed

Nancy Dobey

Wanda Black

Sept. 7

Sept. 8

Mary Small

Marsha McCormick

Sept. 9 Judy Kentner

Sept. 19 Pat Waggoner

Calendar of Events

2013-2014 Macomb Altrusa Officers and Board President Liz Duvall

August 28

Altrusa General meeting

President-Elect Cindy Roon

Sept. 1

Colchester Labor Day Festival – Help at the Lions Food Tent

Past President – Miriam Satern

Sept 4

CUPP Table Fair at WIU

Recording Secretary Anne Abbott

Sept. 7

15th McDonough District Hospital Annual Golf Tournament

Treasurer Marsha McCormick

Sept. 7

Sept. 8

Altrusa Bazaar Kitchen Committee meeting – 9:30 – Hardee’s Celebrate International Literacy Day: Read-In at Chandler Park

Sept. 10

Altrusa Board meeting

Sept. 14

Power of the Purse

Sept. 20-22

Al Sears Jazz Festival

Sept. 21

Alzheimer’s Walk

Sept. 25

Altrusa General Meeting

Sept. 26

Legislative Luncheon

Sept. 28

Altrusa Day at the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Vice-President Rosalie Severinsen

Corresponding Secretary Kristi Kupka Committee Chairs: Communication – Karen Iversen Finance – Marsha McCormick Membership – Karen Trusley Service – Penny Pollock

Coming Together! Members of the Quincy Club, Canton Club and Macomb Club July 24, 2013 at Macomb

Coming Together! Members of the Quincy Club, Canton Club and Macomb Club July 24, 2013 at Macomb

Bring a Book! Bring a Magazine! Bring Anything That You Can Read!

Bring a blanket or chair – read with us! JOIN WITH OTHERS ALL AROUND THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE READING! Sponsored by the Altrusa International Club of Macomb our mission is supporting area literacy and literacy programs.

Altrusa Holiday Bazaar 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 9, 2013 Macomb Jr./Sr. High School


BOOTHS ……….. Crafts, Commercial, & Original Art ALSO ……………. Gifts, Raffles, & 50-50 Drawing CONCESSIONS … Sandwiches, Soup, Desserts, etc. SUPPORT ………. Education, Tutoring, Scholarships, & Community Program  INFORMATION..Call (309) 836-6008 or Contact

SPONSOR: Altrusa International of Macomb P. O. Box 19, Macomb IL 61455


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