Zonta Zephyr


May 2005 Newsletter
Volume V, Issue 5

In This Issue:
Peak View
Member Information
Kudos Kolumn
Information: Links
Dates to Remember


from Helen Smithwick

Hi sister Zontians!

It's almost May, spring has sprung, trees are beginning to turn green and you can't miss the blossoms everywhere. Life is full of bright, shiny new life and I am trying hard to take just a minute between busy moments to appreciate it all - hope you can do that too - try a drive down Palmer Park Boulevard between Uintah and Union on your way from here to there - it's well worth a detour - the color will take your breath away! We all live such busy lives; I think spring just intensifies that! April was typical, with all that we did; the Area 4 Meeting organized so successfully by Sharon Roggy; the wine-tasting the night before at Laura's house; the meeting, at which we presented our YWPA scholarship to a wonderful young lady, Kristyn Rodzinyak, and at which Tamara Brody challenged us to live the life of our dreams. (I'm still working on that!) Here's what's coming up in May, it starts off slow, but, hold onto your hats - it gets faster! The board is meeting May 2nd at 5:30 at Montague's, as always everyone is welcome. Then things heat up for a while - The Intercept students' graduation party has been changed to May 13th at the Country Buffet, Citadel Crossing at 6:00 - 8:00 (yes - that is the night before the Fashion Show). Please call Kris Wells if you have any questions and make sure that you get any items you signed up for to her before then. Our big fund-raiser the Fashion Show and Luncheon follows on May 14th at the Broadmoor Hotel. I hope you are all busy selling tickets and getting raffle items together. Don't forget to get your ticket information and table reservations to Liz by May 4th and your raffle information to Kate by May 10th. And, before you get a chance to catch your breath - there is our installation dinner on May 16th at Bennett's Bar-B-Que (5245 N. Academy). Then you can slow down for a little while - until next month!

A friendly reminder, if you haven't sent in your dues ($83 to Zonta) for next year to me please do so as soon as possible. If you are not planning on continuing your membership, please let me know that too so I can stop asking you!

Take the time to have a wonderful, Zonta-ful May!

-Helen Smithwick

Quotation of the Month
"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."
- writer Katherine Mansfield

Click here for list of past quotes!

Fashion Show and Luncheon Coming Up May 14th

The April General Meeting

by Renee Troppe

Tamara Brody, gave us an opportunity to challenge ourselves by asking the question "Are you living the life you dreamed?" We were able to assess that idea by looking at the wheel of our own life to see if we are well balanced or were flat in certain areas. With this information we could recognize what we might want to address to reach our goals. It was a wonderful program which ended with a poem that follows:

Finding Her Here

by Jayne Relaford Brown

I am becoming the woman I wanted,
Grey at the temples,
Soft body, delighted.
Cracked up by life
With a laugh that's known bitter
But, past it, got better.
Knows she's a survivor -
That whatever comes,
She can outlast it.
I am becoming a deep,
Weathered basket.
I am becoming the woman I longed for,
The motherly lover,
With arms strong and tender,
The growing up daughter,
Who blushes surprises,
I am becoming full moons
and sunrises.
I find her becoming,
This woman I wanted,
Who knows she'll encompass,
Who knows she's sufficient,
Knows where she's going
And travels with passion.
Who remembers she's precious,
But knows she's not scarce -
Who knows she is plenty,
Plenty to share.

May Birthdays
3 - Mary Louise Clay
10 - Helen Smithwick

Scrapbook from Area 4 Meeting

Click here for a listing of Zonta Member profiles!

Service Committee Update

Ladies, there's been a date change for the Intercept Graduation Party. The dinner party will be on Friday, May 13 from 6-8 p.m., at The Country Buffet in the Citadel Crossing, one week later than originally scheduled. Hopefully you'll be rested enough to work at the fashion show the next day!

We have 10 gift bags, 10 frames, 10 hand knit scarves, 10 bubble bath bottles, 10 disposable cameras and 10 porcelain jewelry boxes. However, there is still a need for balloons, roses and money for dinner. If you'd still like to help, please contact Kris before May 10. Thanks in advance to Rita, Susie, Gail, and Phyllis for helping Kris to represent Zonta at the party.

Kris, Service Committee Chairman

Zonta Founders

General Meeting
Installation Dinner
May 15, 2005
Bennett's Bar-B-Que

Anyone interested in purchasing a pin from Avon which features a heart with a globe (with Asia on its face) to support the tsunami effort, please send an email to Liz Groothof Croddy at groothofcroddy@att.net
The pin costs $4.25, and $3 goes directly to the tsunami aid effort. (Avon also sells products that support breast cancer research as well as other past goodwill efforts.)
A photo of the pin and information is available at http://www.youravon.com/articles/info_library/heartofasia.html

Kudos Kolumn

KUDOS to Kris Wells for not only hosting the group who came to her house to talk about the Refugee Project, but also for feeding us yummy quesadillas and key lime bars! - from Helen Smithwick

KUDOS to Betty Edwards for buying 4 dinners for the Intercept party. - from Kris Wells

KUDOS to Pat Rosas for the lovely gift bags, bubble bath and porcelain boxes for each graduating senior. - from Kris Wells

KUDOS to Rita Jones and Helen Smithwick for their generous donation of disposable cameras. - from Kris Wells

KUDOS to Susie Nulty for the lovely hand knit scarves. - from Kris Wells

KUDOS to Eva, Helen, Renee, Phyllis, Rita, Kate, Susie, Pat K., Kris and Sharon for their excellent reports....which have all been sent in for the 2004-2005 Year! - from Teri Hermans

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 Links of the Month!

Mother's Day

History of Mother's Day

Mother's Day Mammograms Continue to Save Lives

Click here for links from past newsletters!

Dates to Remember . . .

May 1 Membership dues must be received by Helen!
May 2 5:30 pm Board Meeting
May 13
Intercept Graduation Dinner 6-8pm
Citadel Crossing, Country Buffet
May 14 Fashion Show
May 16 Installation Dinner
June 24-26 ZI: Interdistrict Membership Seminar of the Americas'

All General Meetings, unless otherwise notified, are at:
Gold Hills Substation
705 S. Nevada
5:30 pm for social and food

Refreshment Schedule for Upcoming Meetings
May Installation Dinner

Thank you ladies!

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

Pikes Peak Area Club Information

District 12 Information

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