The “Fill a Bag Project” in February exceeded all expectations! We collected and filled over 350 new or gently used pocketbooks / backpacks / tote bags with donated toiletries, snacks, make-up and other personal items, along with notes of encouragement. The filled bags were distributed by representatives from Dress for Success, local domestic violence shelters and homeless shelters. The outpouring of support from individuals, businesses, programs and groups was amazing. Women recipients have been sending us heartfelt thank you’s for the generosity. The media exposure has heightened awareness for Zonta and we have several inquiries from women interested in possible membership. Check out pictures and accolades at zontaqv.org/fill-a-bag-with-hope-project/
Our March meeting will be an important one. We will celebrate Zonta Rose Day and International Women’s Day; we will finalize nominations for 2016-2018 biennium.; we will have a formal business meeting with committee reports; and we will identify an organization which will benefit at this year’s Silent “no more!” Auction – please come prepared with proposals. Also, please bring baskets, items, services and gift certificates for the May 2nd Auction and help us spread the Save the Date message—we need good attendance at this important event.
This month I will be receiving the official Club Convention Mailing which will include all of the information we need to prepare for the Zonta International Convention in Nice, France: credentialing information, information on candidates, report of the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee and more.
Thank you for all that you do to make Zonta a great place for wonderful people to connect, advocate, serve and make a difference in the lives of women.
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