Zonta Zephyr

Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
March 2002 Newsletter
Volume II, Issue 3

In This Issue:
Ponderings from the Prez
Message from Adrian Davis
Book Recommendation
Dates to Remember


from Kris Wells


In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, you'll have a chance to toot your own horn at our next meeting on March 18. Women rarely brag about themselves, so think about what you want to share. What did you do in the past year that you are proud of? What can you toot your horn about? Bring your accomplishment, good deed or achieved goal to the next meeting. We'll all share ours and toot each others' horns!!!!

"Zontians are facing a new year - a new world. But we can - and will - do more. This new world demands it. One woman at a time. One community at a time." So reads the latest brochure I just received. This message really came home to me as Debbie Hindin-King reported on our international projects. I was so proud to be a Zontian, and I was thrilled that Angel, Patty, Karen and Ruth were there to hear too. It was the perfect opportunity to learn all about Zonta.

Also at our February meeting we pre-ordered 151 yellow long stem roses to present to our mentors, friends and colleagues. This living symbol of Zonta International will tell everyone what we do. If you didn't order any and still want to, please contact Pam Sufak before March 11 at 632-8858 or 338-5131 on her cell phone. You'll get the roses and yellow gift cards at our next meeting. How exciting to think that we're going to make more than 151 women happy! Isn't that what International Women's Day is all about?

For International Women's Day treat yourself to a hand-knit sweater donated to our club by charter member Audralee Holland. First come, first choice at the next meeting March 18, beginning at 5:30p.m. until 6:30 p.m. when our program begins. A minimum donation of $15 for each sweater is required. Over 80 pieces will be on display in various sizes; the quality is superb. I've been knitting for a few years, and I couldn't do anything like Audralee's work. The leftover sweaters will be sold at the Area meeting on April 5 in Pueblo.

The lovely millennium tree ornament is on its way to International headquarters for display on the friendship tree. Thanks to Eva for this most generous donation - I think that deserves a sticker!

At our next meeting we'll meet our YWPA winner, Shelley Abadi of Rampart High School. Thanks in advance to Helen Smithwick for the calligraphy work on the certificate. Another sticker?

Do you get the impression that our next meeting will be a fun one? I hope so. Elfie Prochaska will be our speaker. See you there.

Zonta Hugs,
Kris :)

Quote of the Month
The people I'm furious with are the women's liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. It's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.
--Anita Loos

Message from Adrian Davis

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 10:26:10 -0500
From: ald00@netscape.net

Dear friends,
I am studying in Italy with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest London & Florence program. Right now I am in Florence, Italy. I am studying Italian language, the history of Renaissance art and the history of Italian Fascism. Some monuments I have visited in Florence include: the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Uffizi gallery, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Santa Maria Novella and more. I have traveled to Assisi, Rome, Venice, Arezzo, Siena, Naples, Ravenna, and surrounding areas of Florence. I am learning about Italian culture and pursuing volunteer opportunities in Florence. In one month I will head to London to finish out this program. In London I will be studying art, history, theater and architecture. After two months in London I will return to the United States and continue my college education at the Colorado College. Thank you all for your help in providing this wonderful learning and growth experience. I wish you all a great year.

Adrian Lauren Davis

District 12 Information

Pikes Peak Area Club Information

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks 1995

Recommended by Susie Nulty

After spending 6 years in the Middle East as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks, an Australian, writes about the daily life of Muslim women, cultural forces, historical background and the current political situation. Iran, Ethiopia, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Afganistan and Iraq were some of the countries Ms. Brooks covers. I am not usually fond of non-fiction, but this was a very interesting page-turner and satisfied my need to understand Islam beyond what we read in the newspapers. Did you know that the First Islamic Women's Games took place in 1993 (since most Muslim women may not participate in the Olympics)? The book has an excellent conclusion (if you only read that chapter, it would be informative and thought-provoking). Colorado's Pat Schroeder's bill introduced in 1994 to ban FGM was noted as the first such legislation in the U.S. There was a glossary at the end (I wish I had discovered it before I finished the book). 255 pages. Available at the Pikes Peak Library.

Featured Link of the Month:
Women Watch: The UN Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women

NEW! List of featured links from prior issues - see the Pikes Peak Newsletter link list at

Dates to Remember . . .

March 185:30pm Board Meeting
March 186:15pm General Meeting
April 5-6Area 4 Meeting, Pueblo, CO
October 4-62002 District Conference Cheyenne, WY
All General Meetings, unless otherwise notified, are at:
Gold Hills Substation
705 S. Nevada
6:00 - Social time, 6:15 - Meeting


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