About


Mamie L Bass

Altrusa International was founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1917 by Mamie L. Bass.

In 1935, Altrusa became international when the first club in Mexico was organised. Since that first step over US borders, Altrusa moved into Puerto Rico, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, India, Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, Great Britain, Bermuda, Canada, and New Zealand. In 1946, Altrusa sent its first representative to the United Nations.

In 1962, Altrusa International established the Altrusa International Foundation, which is dedicated to improving economic well-being and quality of life through a commitment to community services and literacy. In 1966, the organization began to look to America’s youth as the future of Altrusa and established ASTRA service clubs. ASTRA encourages young people, ages 13 to 21, to participate in community service.

Enjoy this video about Altrusa International and its 100 years Centennial Legacy!

100 years centennial legacy from HDM on Vimeo.

District Eleven includes Arizona, California,Nevada, Hawaii, Sonora Mexico, Baja California Sur and BAja California NOrte, Mexico.

As Altrusa expanded acrossed the United States, District Eleven was formed in 1957 during a reorgnaization of the Districts. There are currently twenty active clubs.

The 29th of March 1985 marked the official formation of Altrusa International Incorporated District Elevent at the Annual Conference held in Wellington. The first District Governor elected was Phoebe Day of the Santa Barbara.

The District Board is now elected once every two years and is comprised of a number of board members led by a Governor as well as appointed Chairpersons.

District Board

Pat Zoller

Governor

San Diego

Melinda Aguirre

Governor Elect

Central Coast

Bonnie McPherson

First Vice Governor

Tucson

April Smith

Second Vice Governor

San Luis Obispo County

Melanie Hodges

Immediate Past Governor

San Luis Obispo County

Andrea Shallcross

Director

Eastern Sierra

Leslie Johnson

Treasurer

Anaheim

Hillary Sloan

Secretary

Chula Vista

Pat Youong

Parliamentarian

Tucson

Melanie Hodges

Training Chair

San Luis Obispo County

Governor

Pat Zoller


Governor Elect

Melinda Aguirre


First Vice Governor

Bonnie McPherson


Second Vice Governor

April Smith


Immediate Past Governor

Melanie Hodges


Director

Andrea Shallcross


Treasurer

Leslie Johnson


Secretary

Hillary Sloan


Training Chair

Melanie Hodges


Parliamentarian

Pat Young


District Chairs

Kathleen Telleria

Astra Chair

Golden Valley

Katharine Raley

Communications Chair

Oxnard

Margee Neer

Leadership Chair

Eastern Sierra

Sandy Pfefferkorn

Literacy Chair

San Diego

Aggie Kurzynn

Membership Chair

Los Angeles

Glenda Hogg

Service Chair

Chula Vista

Kathy Girard

DSB Editor

San Diego

Leslie Johnson

Webmaster

Anaheim


Astra Chair

Kathleen Telleria


Communications Chair

Katharine Raley


Leadership Chair

Margee Neer


Literacy Chair

Sandy Pfefferkorn


Membership Chair

Aggie Kurzyna


New Club Building

Gail Swain


Service Chair

Glenda Hogg


DSB Editor

Kathy Girard


Webmaster

Leslie Johnson