Zonta Zephyr

Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
April 2004 Newsletter
Volume IV, Issue 4

In This Issue:
Ponderings from the Prez
Betty's Bits
Member Information
Kudos Kolumn
Information: Link
Dates to Remember


from Pamela Sufak

Busy and exciting times are ahead with the installation of new officers and the International Convention in the "Big Apple," my beloved home town!

I will leave this office after one year with mixed feelings. Some regrets and some relief; some joys and a profound gratitude that you honored me with your respect and support this last year. You wonderful Zontians deserve a president who is highly engaged and capable, which you will have in Teri Hermans. I am excited about our future under her leadership.

We are strong and healthy and we are growing! We keep enriching our club with more substance and content each month. Committee's are working, extras are being generated and fun is afoot. I hope you all remember to keep the fun and enjoy our Rocky Mountain Springtime!

Zonta Hugs to All,

Highway Cleanup! - Mark your calendars with the NEW date!

April 17th - Meet at Pat Kosley's home - 9:00am
Should be finished by noon.

Betty's Bits

by Betty Edwards

Sorry to hear of the death of Liz Groothof-Croddy's mother last weekend. Liz is traveling to Boise to be with her sisters at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

Our president, Pamela Sufak, rushed home from a trip last week to have some emergency surgery. She is recuperating at home this week, and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Pat Kosley, our Nut Lady and Membership chairman, is heading to Texas later this week to be with her daughter who will be recovering from surgery. She reports she will be gone for some time and has asked me to fill in with membership inquiries, etc.

Other notes -

The United Nations Association has re-established a chapter in Colorado Springs. Their organizational meeting on February 24 was well-attended and they are meeting monthly to support the work of the United Nations. For further information, please contact Dr. Patricia Richard-Amoto, email: richardamato@earthlink.net. Patricia is a member of AAUW and lives in Woodland Park.

Must mention the March 30th meeting at the Penrose Library for the "Women of Colorado Nonprofit Showcase." See kudo's for our organizer, Earlene Herman. She recruited several of us to be there with her to answer questions, etc. The volunteers included Rita Jones, Teri Hermans, Renee Troppe, Kate Brewster, Kris Wells, and Betty Hudson. We gathered a few names of prospective members so that was a bonus to our educating the community on what Zonta is and what it does. Good effort!

Quotation of the Month
"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die -- whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness."
- Gilda Radner (1946-1989)

Pikes Peak Club Scrapbook Addition! The Pin-Making Party

Images courtesy of Kris Wells

Visit the 57th Zonta International Convention web site!
They have information about New York and the Convention hotel.

Pikes Peak Area Club Meeting in Images....

Courtesy of Renee Troppe

YWPA Awarded to
Rebecca L. Barton
of Rampart High School
Special Meeting Guest, Mary Benoit, District 12 Governor
Betty Edwards, Former District 12 Governor and Past President of the Pikes Peak Area Club
And for more, see our web site scrapbook

Area 4 Meeting - Report from Teri Hermans

The area 4 meeting was a resounding success thanks to Kate Brewster, Area Director and our Canon City hostesses!

Special guests: Governor-Mary Benoit, Lt Governor-Evelyn Haskell, Jackie Sammons-Director of ZI Board, and 2 wonderful speakers-Lola Spradley-Colorado State Representative and Speaker of the House & Donna Vessey-a character actress & CEO/owner of Donna Vessey Entertainment
Total attendees 28.......11.5 members from the Pikes Peak region attended and thoroughly enjoyed (.5 - Betty Edwards who came for a short time). Attendees were Kate Brewster, Rosalie Dorland, Rita Jones, Kathy Fortner, Betty Hudson, Earlene Herman, Sharon Roggy, Renee Troppe, Ellen Slavitz, Phyllis Zell, Betty Edwards, Teri Hermans
Highlights: a fabulous 4 course dinner at Le Petit Chablis on Fri night attended by 18 Zontians; A beautiful setting in Canon City at the Holy Cross Abbey on Sat; a well organized informative Saturday Meeting "Building our Future"; 2 excellent speakers; Donna Vessey spoke about "Women in Business"-ask one of the attendees about how to spend $1440 dollars a day??; Lola Spradley-Representative and Speaker of the House is only the 14th woman in the history of the U.S. to hold this position-interesting discussion regarding Colorado Legislative session and how amendment 23 has impacted the 7 member Finance Committee which she chairs; Building Leader activities, and 2 fun Team building activities; A great presentation on ADVOCACY by our own Mother Z, Betty Edwards and her cheerleading team of NewZs Pikes Peak Raffle Basket - Phyllis Zell took in $88 and Jackie Sammons won! (Kate Brewster won the Italian basket from Canon City AND Amelia Bearhart). There were lots of wonderful things to spend $$ on....some beautiful jewelry from the Canon City group.
Teri Hermans

Recycle your Zontian magazine!

Please bring your unwanted, well-read Zontian magazines to
our General Meetings and give to Susie. They will be used
as handouts at various local events. Thank you!

Zonta Club of Pikes Peak HIGHLIGHTS of 2003-04
5 Objectives of Zonta

report by Teri Hermans at the Area 4 Meeting



TO IMPROVE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE AREAS OF Health, Education, Economics, Legal, Political, and Professional Areas

TO WORK FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING, GOODWILL AND PEACE through a world fellowship of Executives, in business and the professions


Fashion Show Just a Month Away!!!

As you all know, our next fashion show is scheduled for Saturday, May 8th, in the Penrose Room at The Broadmoor Hotel. Tickets have been distributed, but I would like anyone who has extra tickets to contact me as soon as possible so that other people might try to sell them. It would be great to have all 120 tickets sold as soon as possible.

Secondly, don't forget to contact Liz Groothof Croddy with your numbers as soon as you can so that she can arrange seating .... I'm sure everyone would like to sit with their own guests!!

Finally, please remember to get your raffle prize information to me prior to April 28th, either by e-mail (catebrewster@aol.com), by filling out the raffle sheet and mailing it to me (2807 Marilyn Road 80909) or by telephone (630-8801).

This is going to be a great event with fashions provided by Shops at Briargate. There will certainly be something for everyone!!
Kate Brewster

Kudos Kolumn

KUDOS to Kris Wells and Renee Troppe for providing images of the pin-making party and the March General meeting

KUDOS to Teri Hermans for providing an excellent Area 4 Meeting report for the Pikes Peak Area Club

KUDOS to Kris Wells, Rita Jones and Phyllis Zell for putting together another big money-making basket and selling tickets at the Area 4 meeting. Moneys benefit the Big Apple Fund!

KUDOS to Earlene Herman was awesome in arranging the Zonta club's participation in the "Women of Colorado Nonprofit Showcase" at the Penrose Library, Tuesday evening, March 30. She scheduled the ladies, followed up with the organizers for information, arranged our table with gorgeous yellow roses and handouts, acquired our donations for the drawings, and, of course, looked beautiful with her colors in her choice of wardrobe. Congratulations, Earlene. Good job. -From Betty Edwards

KUDOS to Earlene Herman for getting Zonta a spot at the Penrose Library event. It was a great thing for our club to participate in. -From Renee Troppe

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 Link of the Month
56th Conference on World Affairs
See Renee Troppe's daughter, Megan McLean, listed under Staff Link

Dates to Remember . . .

April 1 NYC Convention registration deadline @$300
April 17 Highway Cleanup Project!
April 185:30 pm Board Meeting - Gold Hills Substation
April 18 6:00 pm General Meeting
May 8 11:30 am 20th Annual Spring Fling Fashion Show and Luncheon-Penrose Room, Broadmoor
May 17 Installation Dinner - Edelweiss Restaurant
June 1 2004-2005 Dues payments to HQ
July 3-82004 International Convention - New York City
November 8 Zonta International Day
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

All General Meetings, unless otherwise notified, are at:
Gold Hills Substation
705 S. Nevada
6:00 - Social time, 6:15 - Meeting

Refreshment Schedule for Upcoming Meetings
April Kate Brewster Sharon Roggy
May Installation Dinner
June Earlene Herman Liz Groothof-Croddy
July Ellen Slavitz Ava Heinrichsdorff

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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