Final Agenda will be published prior to Conference
 
 
 

Pre-Conference BONUS EVENT "Dancing & Dessert" Friday night - April 19

Bring your dancing shoes and appetite for yummy desserts, coffee/tea and a cash bar the night before Conference officially begins.  The DJ will be spinning our favorite dance tunes!
 

Wear something that represents your favorite service project!


Let your HEARTS of SERVICE shine as you mix and mingle with other District Nine members and
learn about the vast number of service projects our District clubs are doing!

DELEGATE REPORTING

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 22, 2024.
 
Report the name of your eligible delegate/s and alternate/s HERE.
 
Contact District Secretary, Mary Powlen at mpowlen4@yahoo.com for any questions or support.
 

CALL FOR VENDORS

Vendor
Vendors needed for the District Conference! Limited space available. Do you know a vendor that would be a good fit? Contact Sheryl King to recommend a vendor.
 
 
 
 

CLUB DISPLAYS

 
 
Show us your club's "HEART OF SERVICE"  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 placed on tables around the perimeter of the ballroom used for our meals, and each Club Display will be allotted 3 feet of display space. And bring your club banner which will be placed above your club display.
 
Reserve your space TODAY!  Send an email directly to Club Display Coordinator, Debbie Llacuna at debbie.llacuna@gmail.com 
 
Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024
 

 

MEMORIAL RECOGNITIONS

 
 
On Sunday morning, April 21, 2024, we will recognize and honor former and current Altrusans who have passed away in the last year. 

District Nine Clubs may honor deceased members with a special memorial recognition by submitting the member's information.  
 
Deadline: March 31, 2024
 

Submit memorial information HERE

 

After completing the submission using the link above, email a member photo to districtninealtrusa@gmail.com 
 

BRAG SLIDESHOW - SUBMIT YOUR BRAG HERE

Tell us about your remarkable Altrusa friend, project or club!  It will be included in a slideshow to be shown during conference.
Learn more and place an ad 
HERE.  Get Yours In Now!

 

ALL CONFERENCE SERVICE PROJECT

 
The Service Committee invites you to join our District-wide service projects for 2024 District Conference. This year, we will be blessing two separate organizations that provide much needed services to families with children and teens in South Texas.
 
 
The first is the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST). Altrusans across District Nine will be collecting books to give to children - from toddlers to teens - to help them through the death of a loved one. CBCST assists in many ways, including Grief Support Groups, Grief Counseling, Camp Heroes (grief camp for ages 7-11), Crisis Services, School-based Support Groups, and The Grief Education Institute (which offers healthcare professionals, educators and clergy the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that will strengthen their ability to assist children and families grieving the loss of a loved one).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The additional organization that we will be blessing is Southwest Key Programs, one of the largest Latino-led nonprofit organizations in the United States. Through its Youth & Family Services, they work to serve the needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. The Altrusa Club of North San Antonio works with this organization.
 

Find out more about the Conference Service Project HERE

 
 
 

SILENT & LIVE AUCTION ITEMS 

 
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 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Items may be dropped off on Friday between 4 - 5:30, as well.
 
Silent Auction Submissions deadline: April 5, 2024.   
 
Questions?   Contact Debbie Davenport at debbied081@yahoo.com or Linda Whitener at lwhitener@gomezfc.com. 
 
Live Auction 
 
Live Auction items are needed as well.  
 
Questions? Contact District Nine Foundation Liaison, Julie Ruiz at julie@lovegrouptravel.com
 
Thank you in advance for supporting the International Foundation!