Zonta Zephyr

Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
July 2001 Newsletter
Volume I, Issue 7

In This Issue:
Message from the President
Health Tip
Information: Links & Books
Dates to Remember

FLASH! New domain name for District 12

District 12 Information will be added soon and the Pikes Peak Area Club will be listed under this link along with other District 12 clubs.


Hello Ladies,

Hope you're all enjoying the summer. As you read this, I should be winging my way home from sunny Spain. We Zontians are a traveling bunch. Susie flew to Toronto for her brother's wedding, Sharon went to Australia, and Fran is all over Europe! Pam even traveled - she went to Pittsburgh! Don't knock it until you've been there; you know I grew up just north of Pittsburgh.

I have an application for us to participate in the second cultural festival at the Fine Arts Center on Saturday, August 18, 2001 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As international as we all are, I thought it'd be a great way to showcase Zonta. We can rent a display table for $20. Last year over two dozen ethnic and cultural organizations participated, and it was declared a huge success. The Festival is free and open to the public. We could also do a performance, but I thought we'd pass on that until next year. :) Seriously, for $20 Zonta would get a lot of exposure. We could pass out international treats (with help from Peng Jones) and make origami (with help from Liz) and paper tissue paper flowers from Mexico (with help from yours truly), all the while talking about Zonta and passing out information. If we=B9d get even one new member, the six hours would be worth it! Let me know what you think. I'd need lots of help from members. If several of you each came for two hours, no one would be burdened too much. Call me with your ideas and favorite hours to sit at the table - before I call you.

Update those calendars:
July 16 - Board meeting followed by the general meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m. BUNKO! Bring a white elephant gift for prizes! Bring guests!!
July 21 - Planning meeting from 1-5 p.m. at Kris's house. BBQ at 5 p.m. for the Zontos and families. Bring either a salad or dessert. Susie and Kris will provide drinks and chicken.
August 12 - Ice Cream Social from 3-5 p.m. at Betty Edwards' house with the Board meeting following. Note the time change! Bring prospective members!

Zonta Hugs,



by Dr. Mary Beth Guevara

Is Fat-Free Good for Me?

Often when we think of changing to a good diet, we base our food decisions on the myth that if food is fat-free, it must be good for us. This is simply not true. Fats are an essential part of our diet. There is a layer of fat surrounding each cell in our bodies and layers of fat around each nerve to insulate them. Our problem is that we are surrounded by sub-standard fats that don't nurture and protect the body. These fats are from fried foods, using oils at too high of a temperature, and from pre-packaged foods that are not designed to protect the integrity of the oils. Oils such as these can be harmful, even cancer-causing.

So what can we do? We can cook at a low temperature with Olive Oil, preferably Virgin Olive Oil, or butter. Basically, lots of foods have goods sources of fat. We just need to remember that food prepared fresh is the best bet for having our bodies be healthy. In Colorado Springs, stores like Wild Oats, Vitamin Cottage, and Mountain Mama's have fresh organically grown foods that nourish our bodies much more so than frozen fat-free meals, or carbohydrate-rich comfort foods. Decreasing our consumption of french fries and potato chips and man-made oils like margarine is a good start to decreasing our intake of harmful oils. When making menu decisions, remember, we are only as healthy and vibrant as the foods that we eat.

Quote of the Month
"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
-Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)


by Pam Sufak

A young African-American man being interviewed on television explained to the interviewer his personal beliefs that he felt led to his success. He recognized early on, he said, that no person had the power to deny him his goals if he didn't relinquish them.

To remind himself of this observation he adopted as his personal motto "The world is Mine"(TWISM). He achieved success in the sport of basketball and with his earnings built a company in East Los Angeles that would provide employment and teach job skills, giving people a hand up and a way out of poverty. He named his company TWISM for his personal motto.

His name is Shaquille O'Neal.

Featured Link of the Month: The Women's Alliance

Courtesy of Pam Sufak

The Women's Alliance is a collection of organizations Nationwide, that offer "business clothing, career advice and job skills training (to) disadvantaged women."

Information: Links & Books

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

Books - Summer Reading - Amazon.com - Award Winners


Dates to Remember . . .

July 16Board Meeting - Prior to General Meeting
July 16General Meeting - South Nevada Police Station
Short meeting followed by BUNKO! Please bring a prize to "win."
July 21 1pm-5pmPlanning Meeting for 2001-2002 - Kris Wells home
July 21 5pmBBQ Dinner at Wells' home. Zontos and family invited
August 12 2pm-4pmIce Cream Social at Betty Edwards' home
August 12 4pm-4:30pmBoard Meeting at Betty Edwards' home
September 21-23 District Conference - Denver
All General Meetings, unless otherwise notified, are at:
Gold Hills Substation
705 S. Nevada
6:00 - Social time, 6:15 - Meeting


**Please send comments and suggested information for the newsletter to Sufak1@aol.com or nulty@money.org or betlow@aol.com.

© 2001 Zonta International