Saturday, September 29, 2007

Peconic Bay Report at District Conference

Greetings from Peconic Bay.

Out on eastern Long Island, the apples are ready for picking, pumpkins are full on the vine and the beaches are empty again.

In the coming year, Peconic Bay is looking forward to:
- a service project for a homeless shelter
- joining other Long Island clubs for the Amelia Earhart gala
- a project with the Riverhead Parent Leadership Initiative, which mostly serves women returning to the workforce
- and volunteering for the U.S. Postal Service Food Drive

With the help of Karen Siegel, our Area 1 Director, and Kelly Daniele, president of the Suffolk Club, our neighbors to the west, we are also planning two ZINGs to increase our membership by 20 percent. We may only grow from seven to nine, but that’s double the Zonta average.

Peconic Bay meets on the second Tuesday of every month. We have established a tradition of researching and discussing women’s issues in a particular country each meeting, an activity that enlightens our advocacy efforts. In October, we’ll be talking about the status of women in Turkey, a Muslim country. It promises to be a lively discussion.

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