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Welcome to the home of Altrusa of Laconia!


A chapter of


"Leaders In Service"

About Altrusa International of Laconia

ALTRUSA OF LACONIA is an enthusiastic group of individuals 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 1946 and was chartered in 1947 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 and the deadline for submission is April 1 of each year.

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 Sept - June as follows:

Business Meeting: Monthly meeting will be held at Taylor Community, Woodside Bldg. @ 5:30 2nd Tuesday of the month. Programs to follow when scheduled.

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

MEMBERSHIP - Membership in Altrusa is extended to individuals who are of good character and must either be employed in a business or profession or a civic minded individual that is retired and seeking membership in a service organization.  We achieve as a group what individuals cannot do alone.

Being a service organization we offer the opportunity for you to serve your community with other people who also value service.  It provides networking opportunities, and long lasting friendships.

We feel membership in Altrusa is an honor and it is also an opportunity to meet people that have the same desire to work together in helping others. We encourage all members to attend meetings on a regular basis, participate in club projects and serve on committees.

Annual membership dues are $100.00 a year. Once you become a member you are a part of an International Organization that is made up of 14 Districts throughout the world.  You will be invited to participate in annual conferences, workshops and leadership training seminars. These conferences are a great learning experience and also much fun. It is an honor to be an Altrusan. 

As the founder of Altrusa International Mamie L. Bass put it best; “It is not enough to be good, Altrusans, must be good for something”

Everyone has something to offer!

If you are interested in becoming an Altrusan please download and complete a Membership Application form and mail it to us at:

Altrusa of Laconia
P.O. Box 124
Laconia, NH 03246

If you have any questions, please email us via the Contact Us page.


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