Zonta Zephyr

Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
June 2001 Newsletter
Volume I, Issue 6

In This Issue:
President's Message
Bits from Betty
Information: Links & Books
Dates to Remember

President's Message

by Kris Wells

Hello Ladies,

Happy almost summer to all of you! I can't wait for the end of school - it's nearly here. I'm leaving town on June 7 for Mexico and then Spain and won't return until July 3. The other officers will also be traveling on June 18, so we decided to cancel the June general meeting. So the next general meeting will be July 16 at 6pm at the Police Operations Center. Join us for a Las Vegas night after the meeting. We'll roll the dice and play BUNKO, a fast-paced easy-to-learn game. Bring an unwrapped white elephant gift to trade away to a lucky winner. As usual, snacks and drinks will be provided. The social gathering starts at 6pm, and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Bring a prospective member so she can see how much fun we have. See you there!

Our annual planning session will be on Saturday, July 21 from 1-4pm at my house, 2609 Rigel Drive. Eat lunch first and bring ideas for your committee assignment. The Zontos and other family members are invited to join us at 5pm for a cookout here AFTER we work.

Those of you who attended the Installation dinner had first pick of committee assignments. Here's the list of what we have so far. Please email me if your name isn't here yet or if you'd like an additional assignment. We can always use the help!
I. FINANCE: chairman: Shannon Rowan
II. FUND RAISING: chairman: Gail Piper
fashion show chairman: Kate Brewster
III. MEMBERSHIP: chairman:
co-chairman: Bobbi Hamilton
IV. STATUS OF WOMEN / SERVICE: chairman: Nawana Britenriker
YWPA chairman: Sharon Roggy
V. PROGRAM / FELLOWSHIP: chairman: Eva Mattedi
co-chairman: Rita Jones
Zipper chairman: Liz Groothof Croddy
chairman: Susie Nulty
co-chairman: Pam Sufak
chairman: Phyllis Zell
co-chairman: Rita Jones
Legislative Awareness chairman: Fran Souchek

Also here's a list of the standing committees and the responsibilities of each. Now there's no excuse that you didn't know what the job was! :)

Seven Standing Committees:

A. Prepares and monitors the two club budgets: operating funds and the service fund.
B. Handles all club accounts.
C. Reserves funds for district conferences and convention registration.

A. Devise money-making plans. Nut sales in the fall and the Fashion show in May are the two primary fund raisers.
B. Suggest other ways and means to raise funds.

A. Conducts an orientation for potential new members once or twice each year.
B. Ensures that growth and retention is a constant and ongoing process.
C. Encourages members to submit names of prospective members.
D. Organizes the induction and nurturing of new members.

A. Conducts the Young Woman in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award every year.
B. Informs members about legislative issues that concern the needs of women so that well-informed decisions can be made.
C. Recommends donations to international projects - 1/3 of total service funds.
D. Makes recommendations and supervises club service projects that involve time, energy and finances of the club.

A. Creates a program schedule for the year in cooperation with other committees.
B. Invites, introduces and thanks guest speakers to club meetings.
C. Conducts the Zonta Incentive Program - Zipper - at each meeting.
D. Arranges the venue and physical requirements for club meetings.
E. Is responsible for birthday greetings, support for members in times of personal crisis, and general club fellowship.

A. Maintains the Web site.
B. Arranges for media coverage of all Zonta activities.
C. Produces the club newsletter.
D. Maintains archives and history of the club.
E. Publishes the club roster.
F. Send club photos and news to headquarters.

A. Informs the club of Zonta International focus.
B. Plans and conducts a gathering in celebration of International Women's Day, March 8.
C. Promotes Zonta contacts worldwide.
D. Disseminates information provided by Zonta International United Nations Committee.


So mark those calenders now:

July 16 - General Meeting
July 21 - Planning Session
August 12 - Ice Cream Social

Enjoy the Colorado sunshine, and get some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Zonta Hugs,

Quote of the Month
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
-Mark Twain

Bits from Betty

by Betty Edwards

Karen Pauley sighting. It was a happy time for me on my recent trip to Texas in that I was able to visit with Karen Pauley in Houston. She is settled in her beautiful high rise apartment with a gorgeous view of the Houston sky line. Her job is very satisfying and challenging and she's enjoying it very much. She sends greetings to her Zonta friends. Her only complaint is that she misses Colorado Springs. Needless to say, my major complaint is that we all miss Karen's being in Colorado Springs!


The funeral services for Sharon Cushman, Zonta Club of Canon City member, were held on Tuesday, May 8, at the United Presbyterian Church in Canon City. There was a huge crowd and much evidence of the esteem in which Sharon was held. She was a long time member of the Zonta club there, 1984 - 2001, and was a past president. We will all miss her dedication to Zonta and Marisa DeGregoriis expresses the club's feelings, "I have always seen Sharon as a strong and very loving woman, giving to her family, her community, and her friends."

Featured Link of the Month: Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence

Information: Links & Books

Zonta Members and Friends Birthday List


Books - Summer Reading
Chinook Bookshop, Inc. and Amazon.com - Women's Fiction

Zontian of the Year - Fran Souchek
Big Zipper of the Year - Kate Brewster
Little Zippers: Liz Groothof-Croddy and Rita Jones

Dates to Remember . . .

June 4Board Meeting - Cancelled
June 5-6Artful Women Exhibit - Canon City
June 18 General Meeting - Cancelled
July 16Board Meeting - Prior to General Meeting
July 16General Meeting - South Nevada Police Station
July 21Planning Meeting for 2001-2002
September 21-23 District Conference - Denver
All General Meetings, unless otherwise notified, are at:
Gold Hills Substation
705 S. Nevada
6:00 - Social time, 6:15 - Meeting


**Please send comments and suggested information for the newsletter to Sufak1@aol.com or nulty@money.org or betlow@aol.com.

© 2001 Zonta International