Service with a Smile

District Three Conference

Held in Winston-Salem, NC

May 4-6, 2017


Conference opened with a Welcome Reception hosted by Altrusa Intl. of Waynesville, NC.  They furnished us with delicious refreshments and we met with a number of our friends from other clubs.



Color Guard Presentation at Opening Ceremony


The Opening Ceremony followed the Welcome Reception.  North Carolina Veterans presented the Color Guard.  Members who were slated for nominees of District Three Board and District Three Foundation participated in the Flag Ceremony.  District Officers, Committee Chairs and Past Governors were recognized.  Carol Thomas of the Orlando-Winter Park, FL Club presented the In Memoriam Ceremony and our very own Dr. Marjorie Strawn was included in this ceremony.

On Friday morning, Gwen Gibson and Margaret Cannon set up the decorations for Friday Breakfast.



Friday Breakfast Table Decoration Prepared by Our Club


We had used the theme of “School Supplies” because our District Three Project was to supply school supplies to The Village.

The guest speaker for Friday Breakfast was Dicy McCullough who is an author of children’s books.

Then it was on to our First Business Meeting.  The Registration Report showed a total of 113 in attendance.  The 2017-2018 Budget was presented and adopted.  Margaret Cannon, Chairman of Nominating Committee, presented the nominees for District Three Board.  Tammy Hall & Kitty McElhaney presented new ideas on how conferences could be handled in the future.



Margaret Cannon, Past Governor who presented Altrusa Accent


The Friday Luncheon was hosted by the District Three Foundation. Foundation Awards were presented and a live auction was conducted by Margaret Cannon.



Delegate Gwen Gibson with her Most Extravagant Hat


Several Workshops were presented Friday afternoon.  Gwen Gibson attended the workshop “Archiving, Looking Toward the Future” and “Under Charter Club.”  Margaret Cannon attended the workshop “Easeful Body-Peaceful Mind-Useful Life.”

Friday Night was Fun Night.  Music, dancing, games and food were provided.  There was a Hat Parade and Gwen Gibson won in one of the categories.



Birthday Cake at Fun Night Festivities



Dancers a Fun Night


Saturday Morning was the Awards Breakfast.  Our club won the following awards:

    • Outstanding Community Service
    • Governor’s Achievement
    • Todd Jordan Yearbook

The Second Business Meeting followed the Awards Breakfast.  The following were recognized as the ones elected to the 2017-2019 District Three Board:

     Governor-Elect - Kitty McElhaney-Lake City FL Club

     Vice-Governor - Cheryl Myers-Waynesville, NC Club

     Treasurer - Shannon Schell-Lake County FL Club

     Directors - Carol Thomas-Orlando-Winter Park FL Club

                            Dimple Overstreet-Starke FL Club

                            Frances Ferguson-North Georgia FL Club

The following were recognized as the ones elected to the 2017-2019 District Three Foundation:

 Foundation Trustee - Karen Robertson-Tampa Bay FL Club

                    Julie Keiper-Waynesville NC Club

 Foundation Treasurer - Scott Tice-Ocala FL Club


It was announced that the 2018 District Three Conference will be held in Lake Mary, FL.


International Representative Diane Eberhard invited us to the 55th International Convention that will be held in Nashville, TN on July 21-24, 2017.  Margaret Cannon, Centennial Member, outlined the 100th Birthday Party that will be held at the Convention on Sunday, July 23rd.


Incoming Governor Christy Bryant presented her biennium theme of “Making Connections” which included Leadership, Service and You/Membership.


Margaret Cannon participated in the Past Governors Luncheon with 10 other Past Governors, the Intl. Rep. and the incoming governor.


Saturday night was the Governor’s Banquet whereby the 2017-2019 District Three Board was installed by Past Governor Beverly Hardy.