Altrusans receive achievement award

ESCANABA – Altrusa International of Escanaba was recognized for its outstanding club achievement in community service with a second place “Mamie L. Bass Service Award” at Altrusa’s Annual District Seven Conference this past May in Red Oak, Iowa.

The award was established in 1963 by the International Board of Directors to encourage members of local Clubs to participate actively in service projects designed to meet specific local needs.

Career clothing is offered at no charge at the Bay College building

staffed by Altrusans. Donna Marchak, Career Closet chair, submitted the award application. Marchak accepted Escanaba’s award certificate at the monthly dinner meeting of Altrusa of Escanaba from immediate past President Brenda Kinsey, who attended the District Conference.

“Donna’s leadership at the Career Closet has led to the success of the program,” said Kinsey.

The Career Closet is one of Altrusa’s community projects and is located on Danforth Road in Escanaba, adjacent to the welding lab on the campus of Bay College. It is well stocked with professional and work clothing for anyone in need, at no cost.

It will be closed for the summer and reopen in the fall when school is in session or open by appointment by contacting Donna Marchak at 428-1643.

The Mamie L. Bass Community Service Award was established by the International Board of Directors in 1963 as a memorial to Altrusa’s first national President (1917), Mamie L. Bass. The name of the award was changed to the “Mamie L. Bass Service Award” by the International Board of Directors in July 1975.

For more information about Altrusa International of Escanaba and its programs, see the group’s Facebook page by visiting Altrusa of Escanaba.