Zonta Zephyr

Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
January 2003 Newsletter
Volume III, Issue 1

In This Issue:
Ponderings from the Prez
Member News
Information: Links
Dates to Remember


from Kris Wells

HAPPY 2003!

Most organizations have four different bones that make up its "body."
  1. Wishbones who wish someone else would do all the work.
  2. Jawbones who do all the talking but little else
  3. Knucklebones who knock everything anyone else tries to do
  4. Backbones who get under the load and do all the work.
Well, I think the PPAC has all BACKBONES! Everyone works so hard to promote Zonta's ideals. You all make me proud to be a Zontian.

The gathering was the largest, the food was the best, the donations were the most generous, and the gift exchange was the rowdiest ever! How can our parties get any better? Eleven brave Zontos (not Tontos, Tony) joined their wives as 29 of us celebrated the holiday season at Bob and Kate's lovely home. Even their ornaments are the Zonta colors of mahogany and yellow. The gifts for Full Circle were very generous - phone cards, toiletries, food, money, and jewelry. Thank you to all who donated and a special thanks to Betty and Susie who delivered the "goods."

But there's no holiday rest for busy Zontians . . .

In mid-January Earlene Herman will present color and makeup ideas to Harrison High School girls through their Intercept program. Pam Sufak offered to help.

Liz Groothof-Croddy will present a program on Japanese culture at the regional language conference in March in Denver.

We've been invited to attend the first International Awards luncheon at the Broadmoor, West Ballroom on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace will be presenting awards to companies and organizations who have made outstanding exports or international community service to Colorado Springs. The keynote speaker is Richard McCormick, President of the International Chamber of Commerce located in Paris, France. If you want to attend the $25 lunch, please contact Ellen Slavitz at 635-4685 or ellenslavitz@yahoo.com. Ellen is on the Global Advisory Council and thinks we qualify for an award, so I'm going to submit an application. Keep your fingers crossed!

You all do so much
for others - you
are truly

- Kris Wells

Cullen Weaver, our intern at CC, discovered that "Dress for Success" needs our help at their February 22 fund raiser, a fashion show. We could be models, ushers or general helpers. Keep posted for more details, bur mark your calendars now. "Dress for Success" is our program for February, so we'll learn more about them then.

In Denver on March 14-15 there will be a conference entitled "The Impact of Globalization on Women." Zonta is a cosponsor, so there may be some way in which we can help. We'll let you know when we know.

You all do so much for others - you are truly BACKBONES!!!

Our January meeting includes a program by a female firefighter, in honor of Amelia Earhart month. Don't miss this special session. See you on January 20 at 5:30 pm for the Board meeting and then 6 pm for the General meeting. Hopefully, Rita's sister and mother will join us. Come meet them!

Wishing you a new year filled with the joy of togetherness, the love of friends and family, and happy memories that linger long after 2003 is gone!

Zonta hugs,

Quote of the Month
"We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed."
-Mother Teresa

Member News

Member Profile - Dr. Pat Boone

Dr. Pat Boone is retired and presently enjoys painting, tap dance, and learning Spanish, French and Italian. A classic overachiever, Pat has been a counselor ("I've heard enough problems to last a lifetime"), owner of a Mail Boxes Etc., Flight Attendant, Flight Attendant Supervisor, and Station Agent, Bookkeeper, Real Estate Agent, Math, Science and Reading Teacher, Stylist for a department store catalog, owner of a bicycle rental in a state park, model, etc. Pat loves to have fun and enjoys movies, charity work, and people, especially those who think differently from her and trying to understand the reasons behind their opinions. She still hates wasting time or being bored and enjoys the vitality of the Zonta meetings. She wishes she had known about Zonta years ago, as women had an lonely, uphill battle during the time she was in the work force. Having learned to say "No" (being a recovering perfectionist and oldest of five children with an alcoholic father), she still has a sympathetic heart, but prefers to help people help themselves instead of just giving them charity or doing things for them that they can do for themselves. Pat went back to school 20 years after college graduation for her graduate degrees, so she knows it's "never too late."

"I'm appreciative of those in Zonta who have shown me such kindness this past year and look forward to impacting our community thru Zonta."

See Pat working at the club project, "Rebuilding Together"

January Birthdays

Pam Sufak - January 5
Lois Nesselhauf* - January 10
Suzanna Spears* - January 11
Rita Jones - January 15

*Friends of Zonta

Refreshment Schedule:

Month Food Drinks
Jan Kate Teri
Feb Phyllis Susie
Mar Shannon Pat K.
Apr Janet F. Mary Louise
May Installation Dinner
June ?? Betty E.
July Kris ??
Please contact Rita to sign up to bring food in June and/or drinks in July. Thank you!


Update on Full Circle Alternative: The wonderful and generous gifts, food, money and phone cards collected at the Holiday Party were delivered to Full Circle Alternative on December 17th by Betty Edwards and Susie Nulty. A tour of the facility by Director Deb was followed with a photo shot and discussion of future projects. The house is in beautiful condition with large, bright rooms and a 7 foot Christmas tree donated by Rick's Nursery. The food pantry and clothing room were part of the basement tour. Even the basement was clean with great lighting, finished hallways and a large laundry room. It is a terrific project for our club to support.


Please save your card fronts (holiday, thank you, birthday, etc.) to send to St. Jude's Ranch. If the members bring them, Kris or Rita will mail them out to this worthy cause. Thank you!

Featured Links of the Month
The United Nations and the Status of Women: Setting the Global Gender Agenda
Women's Status in mid 19th-Century England

Dates to Remember . . .

January 205:30 pm Board Meeting - Gold Hills Substation
January 20 6:00 pm General Meeting
September 26-272003 District Conference Billings, MT
July 3-82004 International Convention - New York City
All General Meetings, unless otherwise notified, are at:
Gold Hills Substation
705 S. Nevada
6:00 - Social time, 6:15 - Meeting

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