Monday, July 20, 2009

A New Year for Zonta

The new Zonta year has begun for Peconic Bay.

We have a roster of eight members -- all returning, and a list of service projects -- some familiar and one new.

During our July meeting in Hampton Bays (thank you to Kay for hosting our meeting and for the lovely photo of Rosa rugosa), we discussed the following:
  • Schedule occasional meetings on the “west coast” to make it easier for Lori and Diane L. to attend.
  • Our August meeting will focus on Sudan, where women were recently flogged in public for wearing pants.
  • In the fall, Mona will join Barbara in a service project to improve literacy among women. (This is the Literacy Suffolk program, under which Barbara is already tutoring three women in English.)
  • In the spirit of Zonta, Mary Ann recommended that we all read "Three Cups of Tea," an account of one man's quest to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • Kay reported that the recent Peconic Community Council conference on women’s issues, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling,” drew about 80 participants. We should pay attention to this organization, as they seem to be active.
We next meet on Tuesday, August 11, at 6:15 p.m. Prospective members will be our guests for dinner at:
----The Mill House Inn
----284 Mill Road
----Yaphank, NY 11980
----(631) 345-0361

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