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March 2006 Newsletter
Volume VI, Issue 3

In This Issue:
Peak View
Member Information
Status of Women Information
Featured Links
Dates to Remember


from Diane R.

Club 222 is off to a roaring 2006. Not only should we be proud of our mission, but also proud of our members. Educating ourselves on women in service, we learned much from Teri Hermans’ experience as one of the American Red Cross – DoNut Dollies in Vietnam. Looking at our slate of upcoming leadership changes, shows a full roster of highly qualified, interested, and involved members. The Area 4 Meeting in Pueblo will have member representation as well as the Zonta International Convention in Melbourne in June. Mark your calendars for International Women’s Day and Rose Day – March 8th and watch for notices on the change of venue for our March meeting.


Quotations of the Month
"Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society."
"Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving."

- Mary Catherine Bateson

Click here for list of past quotes!

Glass Slipper Ball 2006

Support your club projects!
Chair and Co-Chair: Laura and Sharon
Silent Auction: CHAIR NEEDED!
Please contact Laura or Sharon

Sponsors: Gail and Rosalie
Decor: Pam
Flowers: Kris and Susie
Bands: Janet
Printing: Teri and Helen
Tickets/Reservations: Betty and Kathy


Pikes Peak Scrapbook



From our PEP Z Group

We have studied many sources for information to prepare for a possible emergency.

As a committee we have decided that the book to start with is, Are You Ready? This book comes from FEMA. One free book is provided by calling 1-800-480-2520 and following the prompts. Your book should arrive in approximately two weeks.

We are asking that each member call and order a copy of this book. We are suggesting that Liz allow one sticker for each member that does so.

The FEMA web site is easy to access through your internet connection. It is: This site will give you an overview of what you might like to know or need to know.

Our committee will meet on April 13th, 2006 at my home. If you have any questions regarding PEP please get them to Rita Jones, Helen Smithwick or me. We will be glad to research your question if we receive it before April 13th.

We will provide to you, in the future, other sources of information regarding this issue.

Recently, one of our committee members was glad that she learned where the water shut off is. A hot water pipe ruptured unexpectedly. Knowing where the water shut off was prevented possible injury and additional damage.

Best Regards,
PEP Z Committee Members


March Birthdays
Zontians and Friends* of Zonta

19 - Eva Mattedi
28 - Pat Rosas




Status of Women

Status of Women - Around the World
News from February 2006

Courtesy of Leee O., Status of Women Committee

Don't miss this in-depth resource regarding current information about women around the world! Watch for a new listing in the March newsletter.

Index of Status of Women Links



Zonta International
Pikes Peak Area Club Entry
by Kris Wells


Here's a Liberian refugee woman with an armful of caring from our club at an international potluck dinner in their honor. Last February 2005, we sampled their vegetables and soups, and they loved our chocolate desserts. This hands-on project gave her and 12 others many "hands-up" in their new country, the USA.

The Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area is dedicated to global service. In the past one third of our fund-raising dollars went to the international projects sponsored by Zonta International. The remaining funds are divided among several local groups. It is a thrill to help so many, but we gain even greater pleasure from hands-on contributions in addition to the monetary support. In 2004 we joined a local refugee program to help a group of Liberian women who had just arrived in the United States and came to live in Colorado Springs, We met them in both large and small groups, helping where we could. Deliveries of food, small appliances, and clothing were the first necessities. One gift was a toiletries basket, and the Liberian woman recipient called to ask in what order they should be applied. Of course the bath salts come before the moisturizing lotion! In February 2005 we hosted another gathering that was a reciprocal exchange. We asked the ladies to wear their native garb and bring their traditional dishes for all to share. It was a most memorable evening as we ate Liberian bean soup with American potato chips. The ladies took home generous donations of blankets, dishes and clothing. Our annual August ice cream social was more fun with the Liberian women as our guests. We ate frozen treats with sweet toppings, but they ate only plain vanilla ice cream because they weren't familiar with the other flavors. Then in December 2005 we contributed gift cards, basics, like soap, socks and gloves, as well as special treats for their holiday gathering. This is truly an international service project, conducted at the local level. We give the ladies helping hands through our hands-on project in their new home, Colorado Springs.


General Meeting
New Location
The Warehouse Restaurant
25 W. Cimarron Street
March 20th
Don't miss it!

Zonta Founders

Sneak Peak at the special March 20th program

Better Angels: Diversity Leadership for the 21 st Century
Big changes in our workforce and communities offer big opportunities, yet we face divides of historic proportions. To reap rewards in the world as it is today, we must transform fear and embrace diversity. Great leaders have always been diversity leaders: those who harness the strength in differences with the power of shared ideals. Jody's insights will challenge, entertain and inspire you to build your own diversity leadership skills with "better angels" that include courage, compassion and a commitment to full inclusion.
Bio: Jody Alyn is president of JODY ALYN CONSULTING, a change management firm which provides organizational development, corporate training and inclusion based change management services to corporate, school, government, health care and nonprofit organizations.
Jody's clients include companies like NASA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Memorial Hospital, and the US. Olympic Committee. She also served as Diversity Coordinator for the City of Colorado Springs where she designed and implemented a comprehensive diversity plan and over two dozen customized programs for 2500 government employees that gained public recognition for the City. Another client recently received both state and national awards for work done under her guidance. Jody's positive, committed to excellence approaches and her content rich programs offer practical steps to benchmark business practices, build relationships, tap new markets and increase productivity and potential.
As a member of the National Speakers Association, Jody speaks locally, statewide and nationally. She has published numerous articles on diversity related topics.
Jody has degrees from Colorado College and the University of Colorado. Jody Alyn Consulting is a woman owned, small business that focuses on organizational learning, diversity leadership and cultural change
Visit her website at and see her newsletter!


Ways for Pikes Peak Area Zonta members to help refugees in Colorado Springs

Contact Vanda Franowicz at 719-314-0223 or


Food stamps are only for food. Women and their families need paper goods such as diapers, toilet paper, tissues, etc. All kinds of cleaning products are in great need. PLEASE BRING THESE ITEMS TO OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS.

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

Small Group

Beginning Wednesdays, Oct. 5, senior aged refugees will be attending ESL 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 volunteers.

Contact Vanda Franowicz at 719-314-0223 or



Featured Link of the Month!

AARP Rip-off Alert
Please note #10
Buy a $2 pen to write your checks!

Click here for links from past newsletters!

Dates to Remember . . .

March 6th - 5:15pm Board Meeting
March 20th 5:30pm General Meeting - The Warehouse
March 31st-April 1st Area 4 Meeting in Pueblo
April 3rd - 5:15pm Board Meeting
April 15th Committee Reports due to President
April 17th 5:30pm General Meeting
May 15th Installation Dinner & Awards Banquet
2006 First Annual Glass Slipper Ball!
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
March Special Location The Warehouse Restaurant
April Betty E. & Liz G.-C. open
May Installation Dinner

Thank you ladies!

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