July 2005 Newsletter
Dates to Remember
Is it hot? Or is it just me! Summer is off to an exciting start. In June, Liz brought in such a wonderful speaker from Homeland Security. We found out that there are many roles that women play in this world. Some are very sad. But, that is what Zonta is all about, advancing the status of women worldwide.
Our July speaker will be Odette, whom many of you have already had the pleasure to meet. She will tell the story of growing up female in the Belgium Congo, what changes took place and what their lives are like today.
Just a reminder, try your best to arrive at 5:30 pm for our general meetings and serve yourself refreshments. We want to be sure our speakers will be able to start at 6 p.m. and finish by 6:45 p.m. so our meetings will not run over. We know your time is important and we understand we must have a chance for social time as well.
Keep a lookout for information on our Annual August Ice Cream Social as to the date, place, time and what you should bring.
Our club members have been so kind to purchase items from our general meeting silent actions to raise money for our "Down Under Fund". It is so important for us to be represented in Australia next summer plus, the experience of attending International Convention is unforgettable. The items purchased in NYC are almost gone. Please consider donating something in any price range. You may find something unusual on your travels, You may want to choose something from your business. You may have received a wonderful gift that wasn't to your taste but it might be just what one of us has been looking for! Just bring the item, unwrapped, and the minimum bid price to our meetings and it will be lined it up for silent auction! Thank you.
July Meeting, Monday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Speaker: Odette, Refugee from Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa
"Women Living in the Congo Today."
Also, find out who was chosen as our Zontian of the Year!
"I have been at war from the beginning. I've never looked back before. I've never had the time and it has always seemed so dangerous. To look back is to relax one's vigil."
- actress Bette Davis
First, a few updates from the Women's Lobby concerning legislative actions during 2005.
Congratulations to Leee O.! She has been selected for a GS-13
job and will be working on material development for space systems at
ARSTRAT. As usual, I'm not sure just what all those acronyms mean but
she can be sure that we all will ask her!! In any event, what I do know
is that it is an honor to be a GS-13 and we wish Leee great success.
The weekend of June 24 - 26 in Denver was fantastic. The seminar
featured many of the top officers/directors of Zonta International and
their expertise and wide range of experience was most inspiring. The
sad part was not seeing more of our members there, but Sharon R. and I
tried to get the information we could and ask the questions we thought
might be of value.
Had lunch with Ellen S. last week. She enjoyed her time with
Zonta but finds her need to find full-time employment a very high
priority right now. Ellen said she would consider joining Zonta again at
a later time.
It's gratifying to watch our club get reorganized with new and existing board members and new and existing committee chairs, and to see the high energy level involved with the planning of 2005-2006. PPA is a viable club with all sorts of talent and personal dedications - it will be a super year! Of course, that includes the NewZ committee. :-)
SUMMARY OF THE SUMMIT
Those ideas included:
From the President....
The Board is working on putting the Calendar together for this 2005-2006 Zonta Year as well as enhancing and recognizing the leadership status of the Committee Chairs. We - your Pikes Peak Area Zonta Board - look forward to providing leadership and direction for another wonderful year!
Our July speaker will be Odette, whom many of you have already had the
pleasure to meet. She will tell the story of growing up female in the
Belgium Congo, what changes took place and what their lives are like
KUDOS to Leee O. for her wonderful Status of Women resource pages now available on our club web site.
KUDOS to Kate B. and all members for the wonderful Fashion Show event. - from Leee O.
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 -
Status of Women
- Around the World
This resource of current women's issues will be updated periodically.
|July 18||5:30 pm General Meeting|
|August 15||5:30 pm Board Meeting - Montague's|
|August - TBA||Annual Ice Cream Social|
|June 24-29, 2006||ZI Convention, Melbourne, Australia|
Thank you ladies!
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