Sue Hart installed as Governor District Eight Altrusa International

(Kansas City, Missouri) – Altrusans from Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma recently attended the 57th District Eight Altrusa Conference in Norman, Oklahoma. Eleven members from Altrusa International of Greater Kansas City, MO attended workshops and business sessions during “The Sky’s the Limit” conference. Workshops included information on Communications, Leadership Development, Membership Growth and Long Range Strategic Planning. In addition, attendees were updated on activities of Altrusa International, Inc. by Beverly Herzog, International Director, and member of Altrusa International Inc. of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Sue Hart, Altrusa International of Greater Kansas City, was installed as District Governor along with the newly elected officers to serve the 2013-2015 biennium.

Representing Altrusa International of Greater Kansas City at the conference were Pat Brown, Sue Hart, Pat Parr, Mary Rix and Bethany Stanley all from Overland Park, KS; Marne Close, Suzanne Gladney, Jane Hart, and Shannon Johnston all from Kansas City, MO; Jenny Troutman of Prairie Village, KS; and Barbara Britt of Excelsior Springs, MO. Suzanne Gladney and Barbara Britt has the privilege of installing the new officers of the District including club member, Sue Hart as the governor.

Sue Hart of Overland Park, Kansas became an Altrusan in 1984. She has served at the local club level in many capacities, including President, Treasurer twice and chaired the club's 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. She has also served at the District level in various offices during the past decade. She has been a banker nearly her entire career, including helping to charter a new bank in Johnson County, Kansas in 2001. From 2007-2010 , she served on the board of the Kansas Bankers Association as the representative from Region 1. Currently, Sue Hart is a member of the loan review team for UMB Financial Corporation in Kansas City, MO.

Altrusa International is an international association of civic-minded women and men who volunteer their energies and expertise in projects dedicated to community betterment. Nearly 10,000 Altrusans worldwide are proud of their community commitment to enhance the lives of those in their local and global communities. Since their inception in 1917, Altrusa clubs and members, like Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. Lillian Gilbreth, have been providing hands on community service. Providing over 1 million collective volunteer hours in their communities, Altrusa clubs serve in over 360 communities in 11 countries. Altrusa espouses volunteerism, service and fights for literacy and against HIV/AIDS. The nonprofit Foundation assists projects emphasizing literacy. Altrusa International is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Inspired by Thoreau, Altrusan Mamie L. Bass put it best: “It is not enough to be good; Altrusans must be good for something.” In addition to increasing our repertoire of service across the country and world, Altrusa Clubs have launched extensive membership efforts to welcome interested citizens to join us in our campaign for change. Our members are drawn from all cultures, from all age groups, and from all economic standings, with a common thread of wanting to give back. For more information about Altrusa, check out the club's websiste at www.altrusa.kc.org or contact Club President, Bethany Stanley by e-mail at bethany@kirchenbaum.com .

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