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President’s Corner Zonta Club of Dayton Advancing the status of women locally Happy New Year! This year I am most excited for us, as it will be the year that we charter our club, becoming the 1st Zonta Club in the Miami Valley Region, the Zonta Club of Dayton. Dearest Zontians, in the past year we have managed to be able to build our club from the grounds up, get to know people within the community and also be able to do hands on projects to help organizations within Dayton help women in difficulty. Over the past year, our contribution through a cell phone drive to the Artemis Center, as well as making care packages through your generous donations including soap, shampoo, alcohol swaps and such for YWCA women have been deeply appreciated by the community. As, 2012 came to a close our last meeting was a great summary of our objectives of integrating ourselves in the community of Dayton and helping advance the status of women and girls through the community for 2013. In addition to service programs, one of our objectives is also mentoring our young women and young professionals and entrepreneurs in the Dayton Community. We are happy to be starting this program as it will help us make an impact on Young professionals of our time, that are faced with growing concerns over an unstable economy, political and social issues daily. As said by our International President, Lynn McKenzie, we are a global organization and this was most made visible in 2012 in our International Convention. “Your actions and those of other Zontians throughout the world have made a real difference to improve the lives of women and girls. I encourage you as we move into 2013 to continue to seek out ways to improve the lives of women and girls. In the words of UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon when launching Un Women in 2011, "Investing in women is not only the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do. Last month, we initiated two projects to enhance our efforts to increase our visibility and credibility. The first is the Zonta Says NO campaign to end violence against women and girls.. The second is the Zonta Service Recognition Award, designed to recognize and profile the breadth of service activities our clubs and districts are engaged in.” I also wanted to inform you that we have signed the memorandum of understanding with UNFPA for the Liberian Project and are in the process of signing the MOU with the UN Trust Fund who delivers our ZISVAW projects. Additionally, I want to encourage you to consider joining myself and other Zontians at the 2013 Commission on the Status of Women in New York as we work to end violence against women. Lastly, I would just like to remember some words of St. Francis of Assisi which I think are really just particularly apt at the moment. ‘Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope’ … Sincerely, Besa Sharra President of Zonta Club Of Dayton
JAN MEETINGThe next meeting of the Zonta Club of Dayton will be on Jan 9th at 6:30 pm, at ourNEW LOCATION: Therapy Café East Third St Dayton, OH 45402. Buffet withappetizers will be provided. Cash bar for drinks.Note – if you are not able to find any parking, you may park across the street in thechurch parking lot.Everyone is encouraged to bring as many prospective members and guests to thismeeting. Guests are encouraged to come at 6 pm. Members will be available toshare information on the club, activities and membership. AGENDA • Welcome – Besa Sharra • Business meeting o Secretary’s Report -Nov meeting Minutes o Treasurer’s Report o Old Business Amelia Earhart Event Website Brochures Surveys o New Business- Meeting location and date change Committees Networking Event Fundraising Z-Night at the Downs • Next meeting: Feb 6, 2013 @ 6:30 pm OFFICERS 2012-2014 Acting President – Besa Sharra Acting Vice President – Acting Treasurer – Banu Turkoglu Acting Secretary – Jeanne Sharrah Sponsoring Organization Mentor (SOM) – Kathy Hughes
Zonta Club of DaytonClub Meeting MinutesNov 1, 2012 I. Call to order: President Besa Sharra called the meeting to order at 6:52 pm II. Introductions: Members and guests introduced themselves and told of women who inspired them in their lives. III. Who are we and what do we do? Power Point presentation by Tricia Coffey and Elizabeth Borton. Synopsis of what the group has accomplished so far and vision for future. IV. Secretary Report – Jeanne Sharrah -Sept minutes read, reviewed and approved as written V. Treasurer’s Report – Michelle Dirksen a. Report Attached (Click to go to report) b. Reminded to pick up Poinsettia sales on Nov 29 VI. Change for Women – Courtney – no report VII. Luncheon – Tricia and Rose Women of Influence click link for details a. Update on volunteer opportunities – contact Tricia to help VIII. District 5 Conference – Jeanne shared highlights from the conference a. Speakers – Nancy Holister 1st and only female governor of Ohio, Desni Crock- Turning Problems into Passion, Lynne Shuman – Touching lives through Sharing Life Experiences, Marilee Morrow –Touching Lives through technology, Kristi Bryant – Z and Golden Z Clubs, Sharon Langenbeck – Aeronautical Engineering b. Birthing Kits assembled for Cambodia c. Amelia Earhart Meeting – Partner with other clubs to put on event in spring. d. Dinner and silent auction raised $2500 e. Honored Joanne Van Sant f. 2013 conference in Cincinnati, Ohio IX. New Business a. New Venue – Therapy Café on Third street b. Amelia Earhart Day – Jeanne and Besa helping Cincinnati Club put together event to honor Amelia Earhart and promote young girls in aeronautical careers c. No meeting in Dec – members encouraged to support the Springfield Club’s Silent Auction/Dinner Dec 13, 2012 d. Jan meeting moved to the second Thursday due to the holiday e. Meeting adjourned at 752 pm X. Program a. Marj Vereen – gave short talk on Project Zonta headed by the Springfield Club. i. Helping girls in Juvenile detention reconnect with their mothers b. Kristi Bryant – Gave short talk on Z and Golden Z clubs – mentoring high school and college girls to be advocates. XI. Next meeting – a. Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm at Therapy CafeRespectfully submitted,Jeanne SharrahSecretary
MARK YOUR CALENDAR• January 9 – Membership meeting 6:30 pm – 8:00pm–Wednesday, NEW LOCATION: Therapy Cafe 452 East Third St Dayton, OH 45402 bring as many potential members as you can!• March 8, 2013 International Women’s Day• Commission Status Of Women 2013 March 4-15• March 14 2013- Women of Influence Luncheon• April 27, 2013 – Zonta Club of Louisville’s “Z-night at the Downs” Please Go To The Website For More Information
Your Contribution Can Make A Difference: In 2011, the YWCA Dayton domestic violence Zonta International Volunteer Support Request Women of Influence Honoree Luncheon Wednesday, March 14 2013Each year, the YWCA’s Women of Influence Awards Luncheon recognizes outstanding women in thegreater Dayton area who have made a difference in our community. This event inspires andencourages people and is the main fundraiser for the YWCA.Heralded as the region’s signature lunchtime event, the Women of Influence Awards benefits theefforts of the YWCA Dayton to address some of the most critical social needs in our community,including: domestic violence; racial justice; homelessness; teen issues; childcare, affordable housing;self-sufficiency; and personal development for women.This event is supported largely by volunteers – usually primarily women. This year we seek torecognize groups who are community minded that will work together to support the Y. These groupswill be called Circles of Influence and will be recognized in the 2013 Women of Influence LuncheonProgram Book.
Z – Night At The Downs 2013 Night Racing April 27thGates open 4:00 PM – First race 6:00 pmChurchill Downs, “Millionaires Row”, 4th Floor$75.00 per person: (Price same as last year)Gate, seat & racing programs included in price)Tables seat 8 peopleBar Opens 4:00 pm – Dinner begins 5:00 pmLimited Seating – order early! REAL EARLY!Payment with Reservations – ASAP no later than March 1, 2013Detach & return check payable to ….. Zonta Club of LouisvilleSend to: Joyce Seymour1301 Bent Willow LaneLouisville, KY 40214Name:___________________________________Address:________________________________City, State:_________________________________________Zip:____________Phone# ______________________________Email Address: _______________________________No. Price Total X $75= $
Zonta Club of Dayton Treasurer’s Report – Michelle DircksenCash for Charity: 9/6/12 10/4/2012Wine/beverage donations $81.00“Change for Women” $26.13 $35.00ExpensesRefreshments $30.00pdPaper and Ink Supplies $64.18pdIncomeMembership (7 applications holding) $Zonta Club of Springfield District 5: printing and 2 meetings @$50 ea. $200.00 $105.70 Support funds, Zonta of Dayton $200.00 $200.00