Sixty-Seventh Annual District Nine Conference

April 21 - 23, 2023

Courtyard by Marriott / TownePlace Suites Grapevine 

2200 Bass Pro Court, Grapevine, TX 76051

See Important Links section below for Conference Registration and Hotel Reservation Information.

Rise & Shine in Celebration of 100 Years!
Final Agenda will be published prior to Conference
 Party of the Century!  The April 21st Friday Night Celebration will kick off the weekend's festivities.  Attendees are encouraged to dress in the decade your club chartered.  Join us as clubs from the 1920's, 1960's, 1990's, and 2010's - and all decades in between - come together to celebrate 100 Years of Altrusa in Texas!
Each club must report their Delegates and Alternates to the District Secretary to be eligible to vote at Conference.
Verify your Club Delegate count HERE
Delegate Reporting Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023
Send an email directly to District Secretary, Hope LaGrone at
Show us how your club can "Rise & Shine" by displaying all that your club is doing in your community, show us your creative side, and show off the great work your club has performed this past year.  
Our goal is to have a Club Display from every club in attendance at Conference.   
All Club Displays will be on tables in the Everything Room and each Club Display will be allotted 3 feet of display space.
Reserve your space TODAY!  
Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2023
Reserve your space by sending an email directly to Club Display Coordinator, Gail Richardson, at
On Sunday morning, April 23, 2023, we will recognize and honor former and current Altrusans who have passed away May 2022 to present. 

District Nine Clubs may honor deceased members with a special memorial recognition by submitting the member's information.  
Deadline: March 31, 2023
After completing the submission using the link above, email a Member photo to
2023 District Nine Conference host clubs Altrusa International of Garland and Altrusa International of Lake Cities invite you to participate in the District-Wide Conference Service Project by donating Spanish books for upcoming projects at local elementary schools.
Spanish Books can be purchased from any source, but here are some suggestions:
FIRST BOOK: Click HERE or use QR Code: 
use QR Code: 
AMAZON: Click HERE or use QR Code: 
We are also accepting new and used Spanish books.  All donated items can be brought to the Everything Room at the 2023 District Nine Conference.
Or, for your convenience, you may ship your items directly to:
Betty Sainz
c/o Altrusa International of (your club name)
1024 Kyan Ln
Carrollton TX 75006
Email Betty confirmation of your order if mailing to her address:
Monetary donations supporting this project must be made payable to "Altrusa International Foundation of Garland".
This project is a great way to support the Altrusa International Service Project "One Million Lives, One Book At A Time", which ends May 31, 2023.  Check out our current book count HERE!  Be sure to log your donated book count HERE and, in the "Books Donated To" question, list "2023 Conference Service Project". 

Each club is asked to contribute AT LEAST ONE (1) item, minimum value $25, to the District Nine Conference Silent Auction.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Altrusa International Foundation.
To ensure we have space for your item(s) and can prepare a proper bid sheet, each club is asked to submit an entry form via email for EACH auction item.  All Silent Auction items will be displayed in the Everything room and bidding will be done virtually, online via GalaBid.
Each item must be brought to Conference and delivered to the Everything Room before Noon on Friday, April 21, 2023.
Silent Auction Submissions deadline: April 7, 2023.   
Questions? Contact District Nine Foundation Liaison, Amanda Purdy at
Live Auction 
Live Auction items are needed as well.  
Questions? Contact District Nine Foundation Liaison, Amanda Purdy at
Thank you in advance for supporting the International Foundation!
Current Registration List as of 3-22-2023 (by Club)
(This information is directly from what was provided during the registration process and has NOT been audited.)

First Name Last Name Club Name Delegate?
Melissa Broughton Anderson County No
Laure Bruner Anderson County Delegate
Cynthia Castleberry Anderson County Delegate
Marla Naylor Anderson County Alternate
Diane Sloan Anderson County Alternate
Kathleen Smith Anderson County Board Member
Carol Bowens Arlington Delegate
Sandra Smith Arlington Past Governor
Cynthia Jolly Austin No
Donna Jones Austin Delegate
Holly Mabry McCoy Austin No
Wanda McCann Austin No
Linda Nichols Austin Past Governor
Joy Riley Austin Alternate
Robyn Riley Austin No
Ann Whitt Austin No
Jill Cecil Central Texas Alternate
Denise Edmonson Central Texas Delegate
susan frensley Collin County Delegate
Debbie Llacuna Copperas Cove Delegate
Brenda Taylor Copperas Cove Alternate
Roxie Vincent Copperas Cove Delegate
Guadalupe Carvajal Dallas Board Member
Betty Lawson Dallas No
Phyllis Meyerson Dallas No
Anne B. Reed Dallas No
Elle Reese Dallas No
Karen Wise Dallas Delegate
Nina Cox DFW Delegate
Linda Hurt DFW Board Member
Beth Miller DFW Delegate
Cindy Ward DFW No
LaVone Arthur Downtown Dallas Past Governor
Tena Callahan Downtown Dallas No
Christina Coultas Downtown Dallas Delegate
Martha Hofmeister Downtown Dallas Past Governor
Susan Melnick Downtown Dallas Delegate
Judy Porter Downtown Dallas Delegate
Debby Weber Downtown Dallas Alternate
Carolyn Rash Fayetteville/Dallas Guest
Janet Black Garland No
Rosalyn Blackshear Garland No
Tammy Caruso Garland No
Barbara Johnson Garland No
Karla Langston Garland Delegate
Patty Lucas Garland Alternate
Christy Miller Garland No
Mignon Morse Garland No
Helen Partain Garland No
Barbara Powers Garland No
Mary Powlen Garland Board Member
Shirley Raymer Garland Board Member
Glynn Raymer Garland Guest
Jordan Raymer Garland Guest
Tina Rhodes Garland No
Betty Sainz Garland No
Rhonda Schmid Garland Delegate
Wendy Sheriff Garland No
Debra Summerville Garland No
D'Anna Bates Greenville No
Frances Dalbey Greenville No
Luanne Dickens Greenville No
Vonda Jack Greenville Delegate
Tammy O'Dell Greenville No
Janet Weeks Greenville Delegate
Kathleen Witte Greenville Delegate
Kelli McBee Houston Memorial No
Tracey Fentum Lake Cities No
Eleanor Hill Lake Cities No
Gail Richardson Lake Cities No
Wendy Santiago Lake Cities No
Lee Scruggs Lake Cities No
Cindy Hanerhoff Montgomery County Delegate
Susie Merritt Montgomery County No
Eva Ray Montgomery County Guest
Debbie Davenport North San Antonio No
Linda Gomez-Whitener North San Antonio No
Nancy Khan North San Antonio Delegate
Pat Moss North San Antonio Alternate
Debbie Trammell North San Antonio Delegate
Ann Franklin Pampa Delegate
Barb Hahn Pampa Delegate
Kerrick Horton Pampa Alternate
Paulette Landry Pampa Alternate
Sandra Mathis Pampa Alternate
Sandra McKinney Pampa Delegate
Lynne Moore Pampa No
Trudy Sprinkle Pampa No
Brenda Tucker Pampa Past Governor
Sheila Winton Pampa No
Debbie Bourland Richardson Delegate
Pam Johnson Richardson No
Kimberly Kierce Richardson Board Member
Roberta Klein Richardson No
Julianne Lovelace Richardson No
Ginger Mayo Richardson Alternate
Sue McElveen Richardson Delegate
Cynthia McIntyre Richardson No
Mary Beth McLemore Richardson Alternate
Cindy MURRAY Richardson No
Mary Osentowski Richardson Past Governor
Marsha Peters Richardson Alternate
Nancy Rohm Richardson Alternate
Gloria Sandoval Richardson Delegate
Samanthia Slaight Richardson Alternate
Lynn Solomon Richardson No
Jean Stuart Richardson No
Robert Taylor Richardson Guest
Ginger Tonne Richardson Delegate
Jane Tucker Richardson Alternate
Ann Turner Richardson No
DIANE DELAFUENTE San Antonio Alternate
Carol Fochler San Antonio No
Nancy Ibarra San Antonio Delegate
JEAN QUINTANILLA San Antonio Delegate
Nahal Ranjbar San Antonio ASTRA Member
Gloria Sams San Antonio Alternate
Rose Strawn San Antonio No
Sharon Tramonte San Antonio No
Sylvia Zamora San Antonio Past Governor
Carolyn Alexander SETCER Alternate
Esther Coleman SETCER No
Carol Cooper SETCER No
wyvette covington SETCER No
Tina Hampton SETCER No
Karen Hill SETCER Alternate
Joyce Newsom SETCER No
De-Andre Warren SETCER Delegate
Geraldine Alford SW Dallas County No
Marva Crawford SW Dallas County Delegate
Lucile Dade SW Dallas County No
LAURA FRIAS SW Dallas County No
Kaitlyn Glover SW Dallas County Delegate
Charlotte Guidry SW Dallas County Alternate
Sharon Jackson SW Dallas County No
Candace Martin SW Dallas County No
Vickie Smith SW Dallas County No
Gail Woods SW Dallas County No
Jennifer Adams Temple No
Leticia Caraveo Temple No
Taryn Cox Temple No
Michelle DiGaetano Temple Delegate
Debbie Fendrick Temple No
Kathy Folley Temple Past Governor
Debra Hicks Temple No
Hope LaGrone Temple No
Beverly Luedke Temple No
Debbie Mabry Temple Past Governor
Debbie Mead Temple No
Linda Moore Temple Past Governor
Kelly Nix Temple No
Mary Pearson Temple Board Member
Regina Phinney Temple No
Deborah Pope Temple No
Sharon Schmidt Temple No
Tara Stafford Temple Delegate
Sharon Walzel Temple No
Carol White Temple No
Sylvia Winkler Temple No
Sherry Woodard Temple No
Sherri Woytek Temple No
Donna Wright Temple No
Diana Zaremba Temple No
Alice Coleman Texarkana No
Sue Foster Texarkana No
Stacy Hart Texarkana Delegate
Charity Richey Texarkana No
Janelle Williamson Texarkana Delegate
Marilyn Goodman The Brazos Delegate
Ovida Williams The Brazos Alternate
Sheila Athearn The Chisholm Trail No
CAROL CLEMENTS The Chisholm Trail No
Susan Fogleman The Chisholm Trail No
Leslie Russell The Chisholm Trail Delegate
Chris Scherer The Chisholm Trail No
Talitha Thompkins The Chisholm Trail Delegate
Vicky Cohen Waco No
Gretchen Hardey Waco Delegate
Frances Kirby Waco No
Sherry Patterson Waco Alternate
Mary Schange Waco No