Membership Forms

Recommendation for Membership Form

Emeritus Membership Form

Affiliate Membership Form

From February 2015 the Recommendation for Membership Form should be used to register a new member. A copy of this form should be shared with your:

  • Club Treasurer
  • Club Membership Chair
  • Club President
  • District Treasurer
  • District Membership Chair, and
  • District Governor.

You do not need to send a copy of this form to the International Office. Instead you can register your new member, and pay their International Dues, using the new Altrusa International website

Note that Emeritus Membership status must be applied for at least 3 months before 1st of June dues rollover. If the dues of the member applying for emeritus status are not current then their application will not be successful.

Club Membership Committee

Guide for Club Membership Committee

Membership Workshop Template

Sponsorship and Ceremonies

Sponsors Guide

Initiation Ceremonies

Altrusa Installations

New Member Kit

The content of a New Member Kit, or whether there is one given at all, is up to each individual club. These resources may be useful:

District Fifteen Brochure

Altrusa International Brochure

Welcome from International President Leanne Milligan

Altrusa Foundation Brochure

Welcome from Foundation Chair Sandi Miller

ASTRA Brochure

Altrusa Resource Guide

As a club you might also include:

  • A copy of your latest club newsletter
  • A copy of your club brochure or rack card
  • A few of your club business cards
  • A copy of your club yearbook that includes club policies
  • A club membership certificate

You should also present an Altrusa membership pin & name badge to every new member.


Remember, if your club is under charter strength, you are eligible for revitalisation funding from District Fifteen.

Revitalisation Fund Application

Club Revitalisation Manual

Membership Growth Action Plan

Chris Collie Recruitment and Retention Tips

New Club Building

New Club Building Manual

New Club Building Material Kit



International Awards

Dr Nina Fay Calhoun International Award
Outstanding club achievement in international relations.
Entry due 15th March.

Letha H Brown Award
Outstanding service to the community through literacy projects.
Entry due 15th March.

Mamie L Bass Award
Outstanding service to the community.
Entry due 15th March.

Community Leadership Award

ASTRA Service Award

Awards Advice

Tips and Hints on Entering the Service Awards

District Fifteen Awards

Margaret Inch Award
Recognizes an Altrusan who has shown positive leadership in their community and club.
Entry due 15th March.

Governors Award
Recognises outstanding club achievements in all areas of club operations.
Entry due 31st March.

Club Fundraiser Recognition Certificates
Recognition of club fundraising projects collecting over $1000.
Entry due 31st March.

Newsletter Award Criteria
Entry due 15th March.

Yearbook Award Criteria
Entry due 15th March.

Lynnette Young Membership Growth Award (no application form)
Awarded to the club that has the most new members from 1 April to 31 March

Net Membership Gain Award (no application form)
Awarded to the club with the highest net increase in membership, which reflects both recruitment and retention, from 1 April to 31 March



Altrusa reflects what so many leaders are searching for; an opportunity to develop their leadership skills. Being a leader can be as great as getting your club and your community stakeholders to address important needs in your community or as simple as participating on a community service project team.

Leadership Opportunities

Find out more about the opportunities available at club and district level by reading job descriptions for the

Club Board & Committee Chairs

District Board

District Chair Job Descriptions

District Service Chair

District Leadership Training and Strategic Planning Chair

District Membership and Revitalisation Chair

District Bylaws, Resolutions and Recommendations (BRR) Chair

District ASTRA Chair

District Communication Chair

District Foundation Chair

District International Relations Chair

District Program Co-ordinator


World Travellers King Country

World Travellers King Country run the Altraveller programme, which donates funds from Altrusa travels to Altrusa International District Fifteen each year. When planning travel, please contact WTKC.