Sidney Altrusa Projects

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Bingo at Fairhaven 

Christa Morris & Ethel Estep hold Bingo the second Monday of each month at Fairhaven.  Please contact them if you would like to volunteer, donate prizes, or want additional information.

 Blood Canteen Blood Drive  

Each June Members supply beverages and snacks to those who donate blood. 

Wilson Hospice Care Packages

Joann Scott coordinates the collection and distribution of items for care packages. 

Salvation Army Bell  Ringing

Several members rang the bell on December 13th at Kroger for the Salvation Army raising $889.  

Spring Flowers at the Big Four Bridge

Members maintain the gardens at the Big Four Bridge in Sidney by weeding and planting the gardens. 

Compassion International, Inc.

The Sidney Club renewed a venture from the past - sponsoring a child overseas.  Compassion International, Inc. was chosen because Ollie Anthony and her husband, Bob sponsor a child through them and highly recommended this organization.  

This sponsorship provides the child with education, vocational programs, healthcare, key life skills, and the development of self-confidence. 

Our child resides in Burkina Faso in West Africa. This is ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world with a high illiteracy rate, with several thousand people migrating to Ghana in search of paid employment. 

Didier, age 12, is one of three children residing in a home with his mother and father.  He enjoys playing soccer and bicycle riding.   

He has sent correspondence which has been answered.  If you would like to write a letter to Didier, please contact Kay Miller at or call her at 492-7877.


Seminar Series 2012

Thursday, February 16: As a Certificated Etiquette Presenter and a Certified Employment Coach, H. Roger Fulk will share his knowledge about Technology Etiquette.

Thursday, March 15: Jim Bucher will tells us why It’s Great to Live in Ohio.


Thursday, April 19: Leap Before You Look has taken Dr. Lisa Alvetro to places and given her opportunities both personally and professionally that she never dreamed possible.

 This series will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Christ, 707 N Ohio Avenue in Sidney beginning at 11:30 am concluding at 1:00 pm. Join us for a delicious lunch catered by the Spot and wonderful speakers.

Adult Spelling Bee

April 12 started with Joe Laber, emcee, asked Stinger Bees Laurel and Colleen Chalfant to practice popping balloons with their stingers.  

Amy Zorn, pronouncer, took charge beginning with a practice round introducing each team member and annoucing who they represent.  After the practice round, the game was on.

Rotunda stumped the Cargill Worker Bees, who were awarded dictionaries for being the first to spell out.

Eighteen teams competed in the fourth Annaul Altrusa Adult Spelling Bee. The final two teams, Edison Community College and Bee Zee (Christian Academy) competed for a few rounds until Bee Zee incorrectly spelled "stanchion" which Edison spelled correctly and then for the win "ballyhooed."

The Bee was a huge success raising $4750 from team sponsors and donations. Edison Community College is eager to host the 2012 Bee. Watch for details

The registration fee of $250 per team will be used to promote education!  How is the bee promoting education? All of the funds will be awarded at the end of the school year as Scholarships to Shelby County residents.  In 2008 and 2009 five $1,000 scholarships and in 2010 ten $1,000 scholarships were awarded.

For additional information contact Breann Zickafoose at   

Holiday Auction

The Holiday Auction is held the first Wednesday of December.  Members and invited guests are welcome to bring items that will be auctioned off during dinner.  All proceeds go towards the operating budget.  This is the only fundraiser for which the profits are used for operating the local club.

Make A Difference Day

In 2008 over $300 was donated to Central and Longfellow Schools who benefited from “Make A Difference Day”. The money was used to pay for supplies or fees as needed for the students and classrooms.

Stinger Bee pops balloons during spelling bee
Make a Difference Day - Reading to children
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