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L-R Altrusa Club members join Club President Niki Payne of David Bush Realtors, Linda Griffith, Senior VP of U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Angela Caronia Accounting Manager, Amy Gavigan, Trust Administrative Officer, VP U.S. Trust BOA, and attorney Tamika Jones Abendroth of Jones Abendroth Law, PLLC, as they spent their time off from work on Martin Luther King Day serving others by preparing the classrooms at Vickery Meadow Learning Center's west campus. Over 70 business women and men are members of the service club that focuses on making Dallas a better place to live and work. Mondays in February the club will have Networking Happy Hours at Savor in downtown Dallas so anyone interested in joining the club can meet club members and learn more about it.

Altrusa Club Members Volunteer at Vickery Meadow Learning Centers on MLK Day

Members of the Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas Club volunteered on Monday, January 18, to help prepare classrooms for the spring semester at both the Vickery Meadow Learning Center’s Main Campus on Ridgecrest Road and Vickery Meadow West Campus located at 1018 Gallagher Street.

VMLC will begin their 12 week program in both of these locations, and had need for assistance in preparing the classrooms with cleaning and stocking each location.  The Altrusa club of Downtown Dallas focuses on literacy efforts and non-profits which help women and children in crisis in the city of Dallas.

VMLC serves 1,200 adults and 330 young children annually by teaching English literacy skills at no charge in low income, highly diverse neighborhoods--including Vickery Meadow, West Dallas and East Dallas. Learning English increases self-sufficiency and the opportunity for a better life.

Altrusa International of Downtown Dallas members have volunteered with Vickery Meadow Learning Centers and Vogel Alcove for years, and other agencies including Attitudes and Attire, Educational First Steps, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Meals on Wheels, the Human Rights Initiative among dozens other local non-profits.  

In February the club will sponsor five Monday Night Networking Hours at Savor Gastropub located at 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201 on the northwest corner of Klyde Warren Park downtown. A portion of the proceeds raised each Monday will go to the Altrusa Foundation which makes grants to local non-profits that benefit women and children in Dallas.

Guests are invited to attend and learn more about the club and the service the business women and men do in Dallas. To find out more about the Altrusa club see: or contact Membership Chair Monica Urbaniak at to attend a noon meeting at the City Club downtown.

For more information on the Savor Networking Events contact Debby Weber at

 PROSPECTIVE MEMBER LUNCHEON February 16: for guests interested in learning more contact Monica at

February 16
11:45  The City Club, takes the place of the Monthly Program Meeting 

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