Zonta Zephyr

Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
February 2004 Newsletter
Volume IV, Issue 2

In This Issue:
Ponderings from the Prez
Betty's Bits
Member Information
Kudos Kolumn
Information: Links
Dates to Remember


from Pamela Sufak

Hello Zontians and happy February. We have so much to do and to look forward to, we hardly notice the weather, right?

Our "panel-of-women-in-non-traditional-jobs", needs a title, and some publicity, and some ideas about questions from all of you, and some plans about finding our audience. Please be a part of this by contacting Shannon to volunteer for an hour, or a job, or to contribute and idea.

We are looking ahead to our yellow roses and our opportunity to honor women who have made an outstanding contribution, or who have been very special in our lives.. Please be thinking about how many you want and to whom you would like to present them. Orders and money will be collected at our February meeting.

I don't know about all of you, but I enjoy the member spotlight. Is anyone willing to take on the coordination? If so, contact Susie Nulty. We love to have a short biography to help us get to know each other. The past ones are available to review on the web site at: http://zontadistrict12.org/pp_profiles.html

We are missing Janet but wish her much happiness in her move and retirement. And we are excited to have Rosalie Dorland back. Rosalie commutes at this time, from Denver, but hopes to be able to transfer to Colorado Springs (we hope so too) She has already volunteered to assist with the panel development so KUDOs to Rosalie.


Quotation of the Month
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
- Louisa May Alcott

Betty's Bits

by Betty Edwards

Enjoyed meeting with Phyllis Zell a couple of times these last weeks. It is always a joy to be with her and catch up on her news. She is busily working on a Master Gardner's certificate which is something she has been wanting to find the time to do for a while now. Isn't this great, now we'll have someone we can question about stuff like aphids, etc. Or, maybe she can explain the raccoon who strolled by my patio door during the last snow, ignoring me completely while putting his nose way up in the air as if he smelled something not quite to his liking.

Good news from Rosalie, she is now working with an organization that sends her to Colorado Springs often. We had a get-together last week and spent a lot of time talking about how wonderful our club is and how wonderful it is to have her back with us!

Please mark your calendars for the Area Meeting on March 26 and 27, in Canon City. We'll want to make a good showing for our Area Director, Kate Brewster, as well as to learn things that will help us keep our club on top. I plan to go down on Friday night as I always enjoy the informal meal we have together that night, before the main meeting on Saturday. Let's get some car pools going!!!

Breast Cancer Research Stamp

After a short hiatus, the Breast Cancer Research (BCR) stamp can be sold at all Post Offices again. On Friday, President Bush signed H.R. 2673, an omnibus appropriations bill that extends BCR stamp sales through Dec. 31, 2005.
The BCR stamp had to be taken off sale this past Dec. 31 until the new measure was passed.....
Since 1998, the BCR stamp has raised more than $35 million for breast cancer research. Think what two more years can do.
from www.curebreastcancer.org

You may buy these stamps on-line at shop.usps.com and select "stamps by subject" then "social awareness."

Member Information

Visit the 57th Zonta International Convention web site!
They have information about New York and the Convention hotel.

Highway Cleanup! - Mark your calendars!

April 3rd - Meet at Pat Kosley's home - 9:00am
(Backup date is April 10th)

International Women's Day

Remember to order your yellow roses at the February meeting!

Free gift cards will be available for those who want to include some information about Zonta (pre-printed) plus a personal message.

Service Committee

Please bring card fronts, cell phones, toiletries, containers and feminine supplies for St. Jude's Hospital, the Call to Protect program and the Marion House.

Thank you!

Kris, Status of Women and Service Committee Chair

Kudos Kolumn

KUDOS to Kris Wells the Colorado Foreign Language Teacher of the Year!

KUDOS to Helen Smithwick for her thorough and well-written minutes that keep Zontians informed (especially those who miss an occasional meeting).

Here you have the opportunity to thank and/or praise your fellow Zontians for something above and beyond. Send all contributions to the newsletter editor - nulty@csdco.com.

Featured Link of the Month
National Association of Commissions for Women
The voice of women empowered to achieve equality.

Dates to Remember . . .

February 165:30 pm Board Meeting - Gold Hills Substation
February 16 6:00 pm General Meeting
March 26-27 Area Meeting in Canon City
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

Refreshment Schedule for Upcoming Meetings
February Phyllis Zell Kris Wells
March Teri Hermans Renee Troppe
April Kate Brewster Sharon Roggy
May Installation Dinner
June Earlene Herman Liz Groothof-Croddy
July Ellen Slavitz Ava Heinrichsdorff

Thank you ladies!

Please send comments and suggested information for the newsletter to nulty@csdco.com.

Pikes Peak Area Club Information

District 12 Information

Zonta International

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