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Initiating three new members Ann Alongi (on left) with her sponsor Kathaleen Bauer, and Venus Jones (middle) with her sponsor Gazel Woods, and returning Altrusan Beverly Miles (second from right) with her sponsor Altrusa Club President Niki Payne on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the City Club, making the Downtown Dallas club 80 members strong.

The Altrusa Club of Downtown Dallas Inc. initiated three new members on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the club's monthly noon business meeting held at the City Club on the 69th floor of the Bank of America building in downtown.

New members are Ann Alongi, Venus Jones, and returning Altrusan Beverly Miles.

Alongi works for DxContinuum and is new to Dallas. In her acceptance speech after initiation she spoke of how much the club already means to her, to have friends in a new city where, when she moved here, she knew no-one.

Ms. Jones spoke about her commitment to volunteering and her hopes to expand her ability to serve others in the city through the club's outreach to the community.

Miles had been a member for years and is returning after a hiatus full of work and family obligations. She is a mortgage loan officer and enjoys serving others when she's not helping her customers with their loan applications.

Altrusa is a service organization for civic-minded people who strive to create better communities worldwide.  The club’s focus is on helping women and children in the Dallas Metroplex by performing service projects to fulfill the mission of “Educating Families for a Better Future”. The Downtown Dallas club is affiliated with Altrusa International, Inc. an international organization with over 300 clubs worldwide with a strong history of literacy education.

Since the club’s founding in 1982, it has raised more than $1,000,000 for community grants disbursed through The Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas Foundation and club members have contributed over 90,000 hours of service to benefit the Dallas community including tutoring children after school, helping women to dress for successful job interviews though Attitudes and Attire, delivering Meals on Wheels, and a number of other projects.

Altrusa raises money to support local community organizations through donations and through its gala, Dessert First.

The downtown club’s membership is a who’s who of business women and men who work throughout the community as attorneys, CPAs, business owners and entrepreneurs.

The club has an open meeting once a month to invite prospective members. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

For more information contact the club’s VP of membership Monica Urbaniak at or see the club’s website at

President Niki Payne;

Vice President of Service Nichole LeBoeuf


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