Zonta Zephyr

Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
September 2001 Newsletter
Volume I, Issue 9

In This Issue:
Ponderings from the Prez
Bits from Betty
Information: Links & Books
Dates to Remember


from Kris Wells

Hello Ladies,

I can't believe it's September already! Where did the summer go?

Although we didn't have a formal general meeting, August was a busy month for us. On Sunday, August 12 we gathered at the lovely home of our Governor, Betty Edwards, for a delightful afternoon ice cream social. The sudden rain shower couldn't dampen our festive spirits. Seven members attended: Pat, Bobbi, Kate, Susie, Rita, and of course, Betty and me. Shannon had a conflict, but she sent her ice cream anyway! We appreciate her efforts. My three guests had a wonderful time, and we hope to see them again soon. They all want included at the September informational meeting. If you know Debbie Kessler, ( she attended our May induction meeting) , Ruth Roland or Helen Smithwick, please tell them all the advantages of being Zontians. They received the lovely tri-fold brochure that Kate just updated for us.

The brochures were again flying on Saturday, August 18 when we were very well represented at the second annual Cultural Festival at the Fine Arts Center. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area was expertly explained over and over by Shannon, Pam, Sharon, Pat, Betty, Eva and me. Our atlas was a huge success, and the raffle winner, Mary Ann Brisbin, was thrilled. When I delivered it to her, she said that when she doesn't have anything new to read, she loves to read atlases. Hers is very old, so she had wanted a new one. Thanks, Phyllis, you were there in spirit, as was Rita, who very generously donated candy. Shannon taught us an origami paper box, and the kids loved to fold them. Pam makes great cranes, and the kids did those better than us. Many ladies seemed interested - I have those raffle cards, and several should be invited to our next informational meeting. I'll get that info to the membership committee, Bobbi and Pat. All in all, the event was excellent exposure for Zonta, and our only expense was the $20 table fee, thanks again to the generosity of so many Zontians who provided the extras and "manned" the table.

September will also be a busy month for us. Our next general meeting is September 17 at the Day Nursery, 104 E. Rio Grande. We'll meet at 6 p.m. after the Board meeting for a tour and talk about welfare to work reforms. Our meeting and treats will follow.

Then September 21-23 is the social event of the season, the 50th District Conference hosted by our own Governor Betty. Kate will represent us at the Presidents' Parade, and Rita will be our delegate with Susie as the alternate. I hope you're all registered so as not to miss this gala affair. I made the baskets: one in silver for Zonta Odyssey:2001 and the other gold to commemorate the 50th conference. Let's hope they bring in lots of money!

We have Zonta shirts! They're gorgeous and at great prices. Run, don't walk to get yours from Betty now!

See you September 17, if not before.

Zonta Hugs,

District 12 Information

Quote of the Month
"How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don't have a voice to speak?"
-Isabel Allende


by Betty Edwards


At the next general meeting, I will bring a few samples of the shirts with our club name that some of us were able to order. I do have a couple in a large size that have not been sold. We had the opportunity at the ice cream social to see pictures and to order shirts and they were delivered as promised within one week. That allowed some of us to wear them at the Colorado Springs Cultural Festival 2001 on Saturday, August 18. Many thanks to our Prez Kris for arranging our participation in this event. It was a great public relations event for Zonta as well as a recruiting tool.

Shirt prices vary from $9.35 to $26.10 with four styles available: short sleeve front button, pque golf Tee, long sleeve denim shirt, and scoop neck Tee.


I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it to the District Conference in Denver, September 21 - 23. You need to come and enjoy a conference where you don't have to work so hard! You will have the opportunity to meet an International Director, Barbara Fera, from Canada, and a representative from the Zonta International Staff, Dorceen Boyle. In addition, we'll have Senator Widels from the Colorado Legislature plus the District YWPA winner and an Amelia Earhart Fellow from CU.

Then, too, there are the many other Zontians from the district that you can exchange ideas with and develop new friendships. If you have a time problem, you can sign up just for Saturday. Please try to be there, it is a great opportunity for Zonta growth.

See the District Conference web page on the Denver II web site for further information.

Featured Link of the Month: The National Women's Hall of Fame

Information: Links & Books

Women's History

September Reading - Featuring "Reading Group" Links

Pages & Pages Booksellers (Australia) Reading Group recommendations

Jenny Hartley on Reading Groups (United Kingdom)

Book Woman Book Club

Yahoo Reading Groups

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is now TESSA: Trust-Education-Safety-Support-Action...A Community Without Domestic Violence


Dates to Remember . . .

September 175:30pm Board Meeting at the Colorado Springs Day Nursery (CSDN)
104 E Rio Grande
6:00pm All Members - Tour of Colorado Springs Day Nursery
6:30pm General Meeting at CSDN facility follows tour
September 21-23 District Conference - Denver **Early registation deadline 9-1-2001.
Late registration accepted through the conference.
Special hotel rates available until 8-21-2001 unless block not filled - call the hotel today!
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