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Altrusans from three states expected for Delta conference

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Facebook photo Altrusa's service project, "Dress a Girl," is featured in the kiosk on Main Street in front of Wells Fargo.

About 80 Altrusans will be arriving in Delta this week for the 64th annual District Ten Conference. District Ten is comprised of 12 clubs in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Altrusa International of Delta is the largest of the 12.

The theme for this year's conference, "The Road Less Traveled," was inspired by the Delta Tourism Cabinet, explains Vicki Ripp, conference chairman. Jo Rosenquist is co-chair.

District board members will meet Wednesday and Thursday, and the conference will open at Bill Heddles Recreation Center Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4.

Training, leadership development and fellowship highlight the two-day event. "Dress a Girl Around the World," an international project of Altrusa International of Delta, will be showcased, along with the Altrusa International service project, Days for Girls.

Local Altrusans sewed 118 dresses for girls in Third World countries for the "Dress a Girl Around the World" campaign. Days for Girls involves sewing kits of washable feminine hygiene products for women around the world.

On Saturday, Delta resident Renee Eaton will be installed as district governor, replacing the outgoing governor, Rose Price of Montrose. District governors are elected to two-year terms.

Attendees will also hear from a guest speaker, Anthony Poponi of Crested Butte, on the topic, "Head-to-Toe Happiness," aimed at techniques and skills to live a happier, more productive and fulfilling life both at home and at work.

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