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November 2005 Newsletter
Volume V, Issue 11

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


from Helen S.

By necessity, I am doing a massive spring-cleaning this fall! After 30 years in the same house, we are moving and there's a lifetime of stuff to sort through. While I am sifting through it all and throwing some things out, it occurs to me that it is good to do this every once in a while in every aspect of our lives, so that old, comfortable ways of thinking can be re-evaluated too. Is it time to rethink how we do Zonta fund-raising? Are we ready to make a big move - to the next level? It is exciting to consider the possibilities that Debra Krischke presented to us at our October meeting. What a concept! We could make a real difference to our chosen charities with some seriously big donations. I invite all of you to think about it and come ready to share your opinions and help the club decide at our next meeting.

But don't let all that thinking distract you from the serious task of bagging nuts for our fall fundraiser! We are meeting at nut lady, Pat K's house on Monday November 7th at 5:30. Come ready to have fun - to chat, to laugh, to eat Pat's delicious soup and to bag nuts too!

Did you catch the news last week about the police raids on 18 massage parlors in Denver which were suspected of being involved in human trafficking of women? Also did you read the articles in Sunday's Gazette on Human Trafficking and in the Denver Post on Sexual Slavery? One of the Zonta International Funds' projects addresses the issue of Trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovenia - and here it is happening just up the road from us. It could not be more current. We are fortunate that our program Committee had already scheduled for us to learn more. At our November meeting we will have a presentation from the Polaris Project, an organization which is involved locally in anti-human trafficking. It will be interesting.

-Helen S.

Quotation of the Month
"Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand." - Chinese proverb

Click here for list of past quotes!


Hurricane Katrina

Images courtesy of NOAA
See the District 10 site for information on current status
of Zontians affected by Hurricane Katrina. There is an excellent slide show (PowerPoint) available.


Photos from the
District 12 Conference
Boulder, Colorado

Fort Collins Scrapbook



From our PEP Z Group

PEP stands for Personal Emergency Protection. Four club Zontians are working on a publication for us to use as our own first responders to an emergency situation. The most anticipated event here would probably be a big snow storm or a tornado.
This month's question is:
Do you know where your gas, electric, and water shut off's are inside and outside of your home?


November Birthdays
Zontians and Friends of Zonta

3 - Earlene Herman
5 - Liz Groothof-Croddy and Teri Hermans
14 - Betty Edwards
24 - Gail Kozhevnikov



Status of Women

Status of Women - Around the World
News from October 2005
Courtesy of Leee O., Status of Women Committee

Don't miss this in-depth resource regarding current information about women around the world!

Index of Status of Women Links

Fund Raising Project


Nuts will be bagged and ready to deliver by November 7th.
Please come for the nut bagging November 7th, 5:30pm
at Pat K's home.

Prices (all in one-lb. bags):

Pecans $9.00
Cashews, Mixed Nuts $8.00
Almonds (slivered, roasted or smoke house) $8.00
Pistachio, Walnuts $7.00

Northern Nut Growers Association Nut Recipes
Nut facts and recipes from John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
Food Down Under Nut Recipes

Zonta Founders

General Meeting
November 21st

Special Guest Speakers:
Amanda Finger, Coordinator for the Colorado chapter of Polaris Project, an NGO that works nationally and globally to combat all forms of human trafficking.
Jim Smithwick, member of Community Outreach Team with Polaris Project and member of DU Task Force on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Also related to a famous local Zontian.
Dr. AJ Alejano-Steele, professor of women's studies and health psychology at Metropolitan State College.


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 Links of the Month!

Rosa Parks

Click here for links from past newsletters!

Dates to Remember . . .

November 7th Nut Bagging at Pat K's home
November 14th 5:30pm Board Meeting
November 21st 5:30pm General Meeting
December 18th 4:00pm Holiday Party at Laura S.'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
November Janet R. & Kate B. Bobbi H. & Leee O.
December Holiday Pot Luck Laura S.'s Home
January Rita J. & Kathy F. Sharon R.
February Pat K. & Betty H. Phyllis Z.
March Pat R. & Laura S. open
April Betty E. & Liz G.-C. open
May Installation Dinner

Thank you ladies!

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