Zonta Zephyr


October 2005 Newsletter
Volume V, Issue 10

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


from Betty H.

What a lovely Ice Cream Social we had in August at Pam Sufak's house! Many of our club members came and to our delight three carloads of African women and their children joined us for ice cream and fellowship. These ladies continue to need our help. Call Janet Reedy if you are available to work with one or more of them.

The District 12 Conference in Boulder will begin September 30 through October 2. Eight of our members will be attending.

Looking forward to October, don't forget our International dinner at our regularly scheduled third Monday. This is a potluck and each of us is to bring an ethnic dish to share with the others. This should be a fun night and as always we will have a great program.

Hope to see you all there!

-Betty H.

Quotation of the Month
"Opportunities are usually disguised by hard work,
so most people don't recognize them."

- Ann Landers

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.

More information on NOAA support activities


District 12 Conference
Boulder, Colorado


Notes from Susie N., October 2, 2005:
The District 12 Annual Conference ended today at noon after several enjoyable days with old and new Zonta friends. The Pikes Peak Club was well represented with Betty E., Kate B., Sharon R., Teri H., Renee T., Janet R., Kris W. and me.
The Broker Inn in Boulder was a wonderful, comfortable setting.
The meetings included business topics, reports from clubs-some raise a surprising amount of Service dollars, new Board election, presentation by Sandy Younghans, the President of Friendship Bridge, and Chocolate Therapy. There were ample breaks and the Saturday buffet food was excellent - Southwestern fare for lunch and a lovely evening banquet with entertainment by the CU Buffoons (listen to samples on their web site). One young fellow gave Teri his cars keys during a zippy number! All the Zontians-of-the-Year were honored including our very own Teri H. with Renee T. providing the bio and commentary on Teri's accomplishments. Beverly Augustine of the Prowers County Club just celebrated 50!!! years as a Zontian and was honored by the District.
The Zonta Store was crowded with buyers, sellers and lovely Zonta ideas. Pikes Peak sold address labels which were well received, refrigerator magnets (both from Renee), raffle tickets for Kris's "pamper me" basket (later won by Jackie Stammons) and had a Silent Auction for a Zonta scarf and bookmark courtesy of Renee. During a time I manned the little section of the table we were allotted, I brought 3 raffle tickets from my next-table neighbor, the Pueblo Club, for a $200 money tree - and I won the drawing on Saturday night! Yeah!
The Sunday Memorial service is always touching and was followed by the famous Broker Inn Sunday Brunch with entertainment by Betty E. and friends with the comical recap of the weekend. Evelyn Haskel, our District Governor and a classy lady, did a wonderful job leading the meetings and events.
Kate B. headed up the Nominating Committee that put together a wonderful slate of District 12 officers. In the coming biennium, Sharon R. was selected as the Nominating Committee Chair and Kris W. was elected the Area 4 Vice-Director.

You're Invited!

In advance of Debra Dion Krischke's formal presentation at our October General Meeting, Sharon R. would like to invite any and all members of our club who have questions/concerns to drop by her house at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16th for a working session with Debra. This will be an informal get together without time constraints where issues and questions about the feasibility of a new fund-raiser for our club can be addressed.
Further information will be sent to you. Please let Sharon know that you plan to attend and/or to get further instructions on location. Hope to see many of you on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m.

For all the Zontian Volunteers for the Refugee Program

Annual Volunteer Potluck
Lutheran Family Service's Refugee and Asylee Programs wants to celebrate the hard work and dedication of all our volunteers.
Friday, October 28, 2005
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

St. Andrew's Room
Holy Apostles Catholic Church
4925 N. Carefree Circle
Corner of N. Carefree Circle and Oro Blanco Dr.
RSVP to Vanda Franowicz 719-314-0226 by October 20
Please bring your favorite food or drinks to contribute to the party.
We look forward to seeing you there.

October Birthdays
Zontians and Friends of Zonta
4 - Fran S.
19 - Ellen S.
23 - Bobbi H.

Status of Women

Status of Women - Around the World
News from September 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

Presales - Order your nuts from Pat K. by October 12th!
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
October 17th

Special Guest Speaker: Debra Dion Krischke

Owner of Team Effort Events
Debra's presentation will focus on a highly-successful fund-raising
event that she spearheaded for her home club and has since offered to
other Zonta Clubs around the nation.

International Pot Luck Dinner

Bring your favorite international dish and copies of your recipe to share

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

Contact Vanda Franowicz at 719-314-0223 or Vanda.franowicz@lfsco.org


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 Vanda.franowicz@lfsco.org

October is

"Women, Heart Disease, and Stroke"

Courtesy of Gail Piper
"Heart disease isn't just a man's disease. Heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are devastating to women, too. In fact, coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack is the leading cause of death for American women. Many women believe that cancer is more of a threat, but they're wrong. Nearly twice as many women in the United States die of heart disease and stroke as from all forms of cancer."
This information is taken from an article on the American Heart Association Web Site: www.americanheart.org/. Their telephone number is 800-242-8721.
Diet, exercise, and stress management are helpful in heart health. - Gail P.

Remember - Exercise with a Zonta friend!

Featured Links of the Month!

Jewish High Holy days

Early Celtic Traditions Foreshadowed Halloween - An NPR program with Bob Edwards and Thistle and Shamrock host, Fiona Ritchie

Pumpkin Nook - Everything you would ever need to know about pumpkins: growing, eating, facts, carving, history, games and more.

Halloween Customs and Traditions

Click here for links from past newsletters!

Dates to Remember . . .

September 29 to
October 2
54th Zonta District 12 Conference
Boulder, Colorado
October 3rd Board Meeting
October 12th Nut Orders Due to Pat K.
October 16th 3:00pm Working Meeting
with Debra Krischke
Sharon R's home
October 17th 5:30pm General Meeting
November 7th Nut Bagging at Pat K'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
October International Dinner
November Janet R. & Kate B. Bobbi H. & Leee O.
December Holiday Pot Luck
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!

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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