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In 1997, the club presented the Leita Marsh Leadership in Service Award to a member of the Dallas community who embodied the concepts of leadership and altruism. Leita Marsh, a charter member of the Dallas club and a pioneering professional woman, she was the first female pharmacist in Texas and had her own pharmacy. During her 67 years as an Altrusa she exemplified those very attributes by devoting her time and resources to serving her community. Our club funded the presentation of a plaque to the recipients, acknowledging their achievement as a leader in service. In addition, we made a donation to a 501(c)(3) organization of the recipient’s choice as approved by our Board of Directors. In 2002, the club changed the award to a $500 scholarship in pharmaceutical studies to a deserving student, and in 2005, we added the Leita Marsh Scholarship Fund for Pharmaceutical Studies under our Foundation.