ASTRA - an acronym formed from.......

A = Ability - To know that all of us have special talents to share with others.
S = Service - To improve the lives of those less fortunate in the community
T = Training - To develop leadership ability and potential.
R = Responsibility - To learn to accept obligations and know the satisfaction of carrying projects through to a successful conclusion.
A = Achievement - To experience success; to know that a group can accomplish so much more than any one individual.

ASTRA is ...

  • A volunteer organization for young people, sponsored by local Altrusa Clubs.
  • An opportunity to use your time and talent to enrich the lives of others.
  • Working with other local civic and volunteer groups on service projects of lasting benefit.
  • Interaction with the business, professional and civic leaders who are members of the sponsoring Altrusa Club.
  • A unique opportunity to form lasting friendships and share your ideas, goals and aspirations with others in your peer group.

ASTRA is for You!

  • Experience the satisfaction that comes from being involved in activities that will make your community a better place to live
  • Develop your leadership potential by assuming positions of responsibility in your Club.
  • Benefit from the assistance and experience offered by your sponsoring Altrusa Club.
  • Be a part of the Altrusa International Family - ASTRA and Altrusa Club members, working together to make an impact on today's world.

For more information about District Nine ASTRA contact Rose Strawn -



The International office has graduation cords available for graduating high school and college ASTRA members. The cords are red and silver and will be mailed to ASTRA Clubs upon request to Adriana Mena at the International office. It is recommended that you ask for approval from your school prior to ordering the cords. Please submit to Adriana the ASTRA Advisor’s name, permanent address and e-mail address, and a personalized letter will be sent with the cords.


End of Year Club Activity Reports are due to the International office no later than April 1, 2016. This report is one way for ASTRA Clubs to be recognized for their outstanding service within their community. From these submissions, five ASTRA Clubs will be randomly selected. Altrusa International Foundation will then provide a $100 donation in each Club’s name to the organization of their choice.


Be sure to submit ASTRA scholarship applications to the International Office by March 15th!


End of Year Club Activity Reports, scholarship application forms, and other resources can be found online at .


If you have any questions, please contact Rose Strawn, via email at .

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