Beverly Garland Hotel, North Hollywood, CA (May 18, 2013)—Altrusa International Inc. District Eleven is under new management! At its annual Conference held at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood,  more than 100 Altrusa International members from across the states of California and Arizona convened to conduct business, including electing a slate of officers for the 2013-2015 biennium.

Installed as Governor for the biennium is Denice Gilb of Studio City, CA. Ms. Gilb is a tour guide throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, working for local Destination Management Companies. She has been a member of Altrusa International Inc. of Arcadia, CA, since 1989.  

Also installed are Governor-Elect Judy Sorensen of Oceano, CA First Vice Governor Melanie Hodges of Arroyo Grande, CA, Second Vice Governor Pat Zoller of San Diego, CA, Directors Melinda Aquirre of Lompoc, CA and Treasurer Sue Larkin of Glendale, AZ . Judy Tharp of Ridgecrest, CA will serve as Secretary, and Barbara Lindquist of Ventura, CA will serve as Parliamentarian. Immediate Past Governor Sandi Miller of Santa Maria, CA will remain on the board as well.  

Other highlights from the conference included a keynote address from local weatherman Fritz Coleman, and workshops to address the needs of incoming committee chairs for local Altrusa Clubs. The workshops were led by members of the District Eleven program team.  

What Is Altrusa International?
Altrusans around the world make our communities better through leadership, partnership and service. Founded in 1917, Altrusa is relevant to many civic-minded people who are interested in creating better communities. Last year, Altrusans proudly gave more than a million volunteer hours around the world, including clubs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Bermuda, Ireland, India, Scotland, New Zealand and Russia. Several decades ago, Altrusa adopted literacy as an area of focus for the organization; since then, service areas have expanded to include HIV/AIDS and disaster relief. During our last biennium, Altrusans assisted in relief efforts for the Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes, as well as the Tsunami in Japan. Most importantly, Altrusans give their time and resources in areas that are deemed most important in their local communities.

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