October 2005 Newsletter
Volume V, Issue 10
from Betty H.
What a lovely Ice Cream Social we had in August at Pam Sufak's house!
Many of our club members came and to our delight three carloads of
African women and their children joined us for ice cream and fellowship.
These ladies continue to need our help. Call Janet Reedy if you are
available to work with one or more of them.
The District 12 Conference in Boulder will begin September 30 through
October 2. Eight of our members will be attending.
Looking forward to October, don't forget our International dinner at our
regularly scheduled third Monday. This is a potluck and each of us is to
bring an ethnic dish to share with the others. This should be a fun
night and as always we will have a great program.
Hope to see you all there!
Images courtesy of NOAA
District 10 site for information on current status
of Zontians affected by Hurricane Katrina.
More information on NOAA support activities
District 12 Conference
Notes from Susie N., October 2, 2005:
The District 12 Annual Conference ended today at noon after several
enjoyable days with old and new Zonta friends. The Pikes Peak Club was well
represented with Betty E., Kate B., Sharon R., Teri H., Renee T., Janet R.,
Kris W. and me.
The Broker Inn in Boulder was a wonderful, comfortable setting.
The meetings included business topics, reports from clubs-some raise a
surprising amount of Service dollars, new Board election, presentation by
Sandy Younghans, the President of Friendship
Bridge, and Chocolate Therapy. There were ample breaks and the Saturday
buffet food was excellent - Southwestern fare for lunch and a lovely
evening banquet with entertainment by the CU Buffoons (listen to samples on their web site).
One young fellow gave Teri his cars keys during a zippy number!
All the Zontians-of-the-Year were honored including our very own Teri H.
with Renee T. providing the bio and commentary on Teri's accomplishments.
Beverly Augustine of the Prowers County Club just celebrated 50!!! years as
a Zontian and was honored by the District.
The Zonta Store was crowded with buyers, sellers and lovely Zonta
ideas. Pikes Peak sold address labels which were well received,
refrigerator magnets (both from Renee), raffle tickets for Kris's "pamper
me" basket (later won by Jackie Stammons) and had a Silent Auction for a
Zonta scarf and bookmark courtesy of Renee. During a time I manned the
little section of the table we were allotted, I brought 3 raffle tickets
from my next-table neighbor, the Pueblo Club, for a $200 money tree - and I
won the drawing on Saturday night! Yeah!
The Sunday Memorial service is always touching and was followed by the
famous Broker Inn Sunday Brunch with entertainment by Betty E. and friends
with the comical recap of the weekend. Evelyn Haskel, our District Governor
and a classy lady, did a wonderful job leading the meetings and events.
Kate B. headed up the Nominating Committee that put together a
wonderful slate of District 12 officers. In the coming biennium, Sharon R.
was selected as the Nominating Committee Chair and Kris W. was elected the
Area 4 Vice-Director.
In advance of Debra Dion Krischke's formal presentation at our October
General Meeting, Sharon R. would like to invite any and all members of our
club who have questions/concerns to drop by her house at 3:00 p.m. on
Sunday, October 16th for a working session with Debra. This will be an
informal get together without time constraints where issues and questions
about the feasibility of a new fund-raiser for our club can be addressed.
Further information will be sent to you. Please let Sharon know that
you plan to attend and/or to get further instructions on location. Hope to
see many of you on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m.
For all the
Zontian Volunteers for the Refugee Program
Annual Volunteer Potluck
Lutheran Family Service's Refugee and Asylee Programs
wants to celebrate the hard work and dedication of all our volunteers.
Friday, October 28, 2005
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Room
Holy Apostles Catholic Church
4925 N. Carefree Circle
Corner of N. Carefree Circle and Oro Blanco Dr.
RSVP to Vanda Franowicz 719-314-0226 by October 20
Please bring your favorite food or drinks to contribute to the party.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Zontians and Friends of Zonta
4 - Fran S.
19 - Ellen S.
23 - Bobbi H.
Special Guest Speaker: Debra Dion Krischke
Owner of Team Effort Events
Debra's presentation will focus on a highly-successful fund-raising
event that she spearheaded for her home club and has since offered to
other Zonta Clubs around the nation.
International Pot Luck Dinner
Bring your favorite international dish and copies of your recipe to
Ways for Pikes Peak Area Zonta members to help refugees in Colorado
Contact Vanda Franowicz at 719-314-0223 or
Food stamps are only for food. Women and their families need paper
such as diapers, toilet paper, tissues, etc. All kinds of cleaning
products are in great need. PLEASE BRING THESE ITEMS TO OUR MONTHLY
1 on 1
Women and children need help practicing English and/or doing homework.
Some need to go shopping. If you have 2 hours to give once a week, please
call Vanda to be matched up
Beginning Wednesdays, Oct. 5, senior aged refugees will be attending
classes at Ruth Holly Library from 10-noon. If you can meet with 1 or 2
of them from noon to 2 pm, they can use your help reviewing the lessons.
Sort Donated Items
One person to work with a member of their staff is needed to help sort
out clothes and other donations at their storage area at Platte and
Wooten, east of Academy. Time to be determined.
Do you know of an organization that does winter coat drives? Lutheran
Family Services hopes to be connected to gather coats for their clients.
If you belong to a religious or work organization that would be
interested in assisting with the resettlement of new refugees, Vanda
would be glad to come speak to their program and hopes to find 6-10
Contact Vanda Franowicz at 719-314-0223 or
"Women, Heart Disease, and Stroke"
Courtesy of Gail Piper
"Heart disease isn't just a man's disease. Heart
attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are
devastating to women, too. In fact, coronary heart disease, which causes
heart attack is the leading cause of death for American women. Many women
believe that cancer is more of a threat, but they're wrong. Nearly
twice as many women in the United States die of heart disease and stroke
as from all forms of cancer."
This information is taken from an article on the American Heart
Association Web Site: www.americanheart.org/. Their telephone number is
Diet, exercise, and stress management are helpful in heart health.
- Gail P.
Remember - Exercise with a Zonta friend!
Dates to Remember . . .
September 29 to |
54th Zonta District 12 Conference|
Nut Orders Due to Pat K. |
October 16th 3:00pm||
with Debra Krischke
Sharon R's home
October 17th 5:30pm||
Nut Bagging at Pat K's home |
June 24-29, 2006||
ZI Convention, Melbourne, Australia|
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
Janet R. & Kate B. ||
Bobbi H. & Leee O.
Holiday Pot Luck || |
Rita J. & Kathy F.||
Pat K. & Betty H. ||
Pat R. & Laura S. ||
Betty E. & Liz G.-C. ||
Installation Dinner ||
Thank you ladies!
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