Artesia, New Mexico

Altrusa International of Artesia, NM

Altrusa is an international non-profit organization making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service.
Our club offers an opportunity to make a real difference in Artesia, Lake Arthur and Hope. We undertake a variety of service, literacy, fundraising and international projects each year.
We are seeking new volunteers to join our organization and make a difference. Our members are from varying occupations and lifestyles, all sharing an interest in community service and enjoying the friendship, fun and satisfaction that comes from working together for the benefit of others.








On October 28, 2023, Altrusa International of Artesia, NM, held the 2nd Annual All Civic LuncheonThe Community Committee’s mission is to strengthen the bond between civic groups within Artesia, NM, and SE NM, so that their efforts can be combined to create solidarity in improving the neighborhoods, quality of life and safety/education of all citizens.  The project was created so that each committee member would decorate one table, holding 6-8 individuals.  Each area of the event was assigned a different member of the committee.  Approximately 106 hours were dedicated to this project by the committee with 56% of the Artesia Altrusa Club in attendance.  The event was advertised on the radio, social media, and personally invited Lions Clubs (Carlsbad & Artesia NM), Rotary, Desk and Derrick.

The Altrusa Club of Artesia, Rotary, Artesia and Carlsbad Downtown Lions, and Desk and Derrick, along with special Keynote Speaker Kate Asbill, Councilmen Jarrod Moreau and community members, were also in attendance. The councilmen declared October 28, 2023, ALL CIVIC DAY in Artesia NM.

Four outstanding civic minded individuals were recognized with certificates and Community Service pins.

Laurie Schotz – Altrusa Club of Artesia

Bob Stockwell– Carlsbad Downtown Lions

Pat Wood – Desk and Derrick

Terry Maupin – Artesia Downtown Lions

All Civic Luncheon Moto:  In order to make a difference you must be the difference.  Talking, reading, writing, are all good but DOING is what makes the difference!  By building a reciprocal relationship we work together to provide SE NM’s citizens from one month old to one hundred years old a better quality of life!  Applauding the Unsung Heros!

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Contact our Club President to arrange a no-obligation visit.

Meeting Information

3rd Monday evening & New Member Orientation on 5th Monday