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January 2006 Newsletter
Volume VI, Issue 1

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


from Renee T.

January is always a time to reflect on the previous 12 months and plan for the coming 12 months. Zonta members have helped many in need and were also in need themselves due to Katrina and other disasters. We should be proud of our mission, advancing the status of women worldwide, and all the ways we work to accomplish it both internationally and locally. Connecting with Zontians at our area, district and international meetings has changed my life and made me understand how important our role is. I hope you will consider attending as many of these conferences/conventions as you can in 2006.

Happy New Year!

-Renee T.

Quotation of the Month
"The glass ceiling gets more pliable when you turn up the heat."
- politician Pauline Kezer

Click here for list of past quotes!

Glass Slipper Ball 2006

Support your club projects!
Kate B. will have information available soon.


Photos from the
2005 District 12 Conference



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:
Is one of your 2006 New Year's Resolutions to be prepared for a natural disaster or emergency?


January Birthdays
Zontians and Friends* of Zonta
5 - Pam Sufak
10 - Lois Nesselhauf*
11- Suzanna Spears*
15 - Rita Jones



Status of Women

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

Zonta Founders

General Meeting
January 16th

Program: Evie Ashmore, current District 12 UN/International Chair, will speak on Zonta's connection to the United Nations, current international projects and CEDAW, which is a statement of principles to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. Find out what countries still have not signed.


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!

These are the Modern-Day Trailblazers
New Year's Resolutions
Healthy New Year's Resolutions
5 Healthy Resolutions for Women
New Year Trivia Quiz

Click here for links from past newsletters!

Dates to Remember . . .

January 9 - 5:30pm Board Meeting
January 16th 5:30pm General Meeting
2006 First Annual Glass Slipper Ball!
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
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

Pikes Peak Area Club Information

District 12 Information

Zonta International


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