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Welcome to the home of Altrusa of Laconia!

A chapter of


"Leaders In Service"


New Hampshire Family Literacy Day - April 12, 2014

This is a statewide endeavor and Altrusa is proud to be able to represent Laconia with your help. Our event will be held at Woodland Heights Elementary School, Laconia from 9am to 12pm and will put books into the hands of local children and assist Altrusa in our goal of promoting Literacy.

Working with the GSRC allows us to purchase new books for $1 each. Our aim is to encourage sponsorships in any amount. All sponsors will be listed in event program. However, sponsorships of $50 or more will include a label on each book naming you as the donor. Altrusa is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Credit card donations (via the paypal link below) to this wonderful cause are accepted or you may print out and submit the donation form below to participate in this worthwhile cause. A book is a gift that can be opened again and again. Knowledge is priceless and our local children will benefit from your gift for years to come.

** Click Here For A Printable Donation Form

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Donate today using our secure paypal link.

NOTE: If donating $50 or more be sure to indicate how you would like your labels to read during your check out.

About Altrusa International of Laconia

ALTRUSA OF LACONIA is an enthusiastic group of women of all ages, businesses and professions.  We have a proud history of community service in the Lakes Region area, and we strive for projects that will help us make a difference.

The Laconia club of District One* was organized in 1944 and was chartered in 1945 under the direction of our first president, Rose Emery.

REQUEST A DONATION FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION: In order to best meet the needs of the community, while ensuring the mission of Altrusa is met, we require all donation requests be submitted via mail or email. Please note: donation requests must be received at least 45 days in advance of the needed funds.

Click here to download the Donation Request Form

MAKE A DONATION TO ALTRUSA OF LACONIA: If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation to Altrusa of Laconia, please click the secure PayPal link below:

Please note: a PayPal account is not required to make a donation.

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL INC.  - Founded in 1917, Altrusa was the first national service organization of business and professional women.  (Visit our “Club Info” to view some notable Altrusans.)  In 1935 Altrusa became international with extension into Mexico.  Today, we are worldwide with 14 districts encompassing 19 countries and membership of close to 15,000.  Altrusa has been associated with the United Nations since 1946 and is a member of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).

ALTRUSA LACONIA SCHOLARSHIPS - Altrusa offers scholarships in the following categories:

  • Dr. Alice Normandin Scholarship is for a woman pursuing a career in the health field
  • Katherine Daigneault Scholarship is for a woman pursuing a career in the business field
  • Rose Emery Scholarship  is for a woman pursuing a career in the education field
  • Adrienne Stevens –Margaret “Peg” Normandin Athletic Scholarship is for women who have participated in the extra-curricular Athletic Program at Laconia High School who are continuing their education in a degree program

Applications must be received by May 1st for consideration.


MEETINGS - Altrusa of Laconia meets year-round as follows:
Board Meeting – 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm at The Taylor Home, Laconia, NH
Business Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm at The Taylor Home, Laconia, NH

If you would like information on joining Altrusa of Laconia please click here.

To learn more about Altrusa District One please click here
To learn more about Altrusa International please click here

*District One clubs include:
Bermuda – Connecticut – Maine – Massachusetts – New Hampshire — Quebec/Montreal – Vermont

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