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March 2012
Zonta Pikes Peak
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SPECIAL MEETING IN APRIL SAVE THE DATE!
Apr 11, 7pm
Call for tickets
719-476-2200 f
                   MISSION_Pikes Peak Area
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SPECIAL MEETING IN APRIL
In lieu of our regular program meeting in April, Zonta PPA will join forces with Let Them Have Faces, (LTHF) a local non-profit that partners with organizations providing direct services for victims of violence, to sponsor the screening of the documentary film Playground.
 
http://www.zontapikespeak.org/playground.pdf 
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Stargazers Theater (10 South Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910)
Cost: $8.50 (plus taxes/fees)
 
Human trafficking is happening in our own backyards. The film Playground, produced by George Clooney, looks at commercial sexual exploitation of children in America and explores the approach taken by the criminal justice system. A panel discussion will follow the screening. To view a clip from the film, go to http://www.playgroundproject.com/. Tickets are available through the Zonta website (www.zontapikespeak.org) under “Upcoming Meetings, April Information” or by calling 719-476-2200. Zonta will have a table at the event providing information about our organization and offering some of our fabulous merchandise (jewelry, cards, etc.) for sale.
 
Catch up with club member activities

Fundraiser for Zonta

In the month of February, NEVER a Victim, a Self-Defense and Awareness program founded by Zonta Member, Doris Rivera-Black, held a fundraising event for Zonta Pikes Peak.  As a result of the fundraiser, NEVER a Victim presented Zonta Pikes Peak with a check for $132.  NEVER a Victim donates 20% of proceeds to a different women's organization each month. On February 20, 2012, Doris Rivera-Black also gave a presentation to Zonta Pikes Peak on "How to defend yourselves with your head as well as your hands."  

Zonta Participates in the Regional Science Fair:
 
The Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair was held March 10 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area was proudly represented by members Dee Nelson and Laura Stamp as judges.
 
Zonta Awards: One $50 award for Senior High Division
 
                        One $50 award for Junior High Division
 
“to encourage youth to explore topics in math and science which improve the health and/or economic self-sufficiency of women and girls.”
 
  
2012 Recipients:
 
Sara Volz, 11th grade, Cheyenne Mountain HS, “Optimizing Algae Biofuels: Artificial Selection and Nitrogen Stress as Methods to Induce Lipid Synthesis”
 
Sara’s project was a more specific extension of a project she began in junior high school, and has expanded each year up to today. She is developing methods for increasing the lipid content in algae cells in order to use those lipids as the basis of a bio-fuel to eventually replace fossil fuels in many applications. This project has “Real-World” relevance in that the ultimate result would improve the environment, make efficient use of non-viable soil environments and decrease dependence on finite fossil fuels.
 
Alison Henry, 7th grade, The Classical Academy, “This is Your Bean; This is Your Bean on Drugs”
 
Alison’s project was a study of the effects of pharmaceuticals on plants and thereby making inferences about those effects on humans. Her study was motivated by her concern about the findings of pharmaceutical chemicals in drinking water and in greater concentrations in non-potable water which is used to irrigate plants. This project has “Real-World” relevance in that it directly relates to the health of all people and especially women in their reproductive years.
 
Service Update
 
The Service Committee is proud to announce the 2012 Pikes YWPA Winner. Click Here for more information about YWPA.

    Amanda Fisher!

She is the Student Body President of James Irwin Charter High School, Varsity Captain for Basketball and Volleyball. She is active in her community and has volunteered abroad helping those in need.
She plans to attend Colorado State University with an area of emphasis in Social Work.
 
  
Key dates this Spring
We will be meeting at the Colorado Springs Country Club , 3333 Templeton Gap Road, on Wednesday, April 4th at 5:30pm and all are welcome.

 
Point of Contact:  Pam Sufak


Email:tara@taraenolan.com
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