January 2015 newsletter - Zonta Club of Brisbane Inc.
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Save the date! Arty Party opening night 24 March 6pm and pop-up market 28 March
It's not too late to sponsor a yellow rose for the Judy Anderson Memorial Garden at McLeod Golf Club.  Please provide $30 to our Treasurer, Christina, if you would like to contribute one.  Details of a dedication ceremony will be circulated shortly.  
Click here to read Windana's letter of thanks for our Christmas gift drive
The United Services Club has a strict deadline for finalising meals.  As it is assumed you will be attending all meetings of the Club unless an apology is received, it is critical that you inform Christina Carelton by noon on Monday, 2 February if you will not be attending the meeting. 

Tel or text: 0424 047 053, email: 

Any member from whom an apology is not received is automatically invoiced for her meal ($45). 
Santa, you are looking better every year!
A future Zontian has arrived!  On 23 December 2014 little Zara joined Kelly McIntyre and her husband Ben.  Weighing 3.52kg at birth, she is healthy and a source of great delight for her parents.  Congratulations Kelly!

Zonta Club of Brisbane Inc board

Susan Davies (President)
Adrienne Irvine (Vice-President)
Christine Maclean (Secretary)
Christina Carleton (Treasurer)
Nerida Cooksley (Director, membership)
Lyn Agnew (Director, service)
Jane Keating (Director, advocacy)
Genevieve Gray (Director, fundraising)
Anna Bratti (Director)
Amanda Stoker (Director, communications)

From the President's desk

Welcome back to Zonta for the countdown to the end of the Zonta year - our AGM is in May, so only three more months!
Attending the dinner meeting each month - how may members think that is the most important thing about being in Zonta? While that is a key part, the most important things in Zonta actually happen in COMMITTEE MEETINGS. We are not a networking group - we are a SERVICE organisation.
A club of our size - we are now number 64 of some of the finest practitioners in their fields - cannot function efficiently by using our dinner meetings for discussion and planning. That must be done in  committees. There is fine work being done in our committees:

  • Service (Lyn Agnew)
  • Membership (Nerida Cooksley)
  • Fundraising (Genevieve Gray)
  • Advocacy (Jane Keating)
  • Fellowship (Julie Mannion)
  • Communication (Amanda Stoker)
  • Parliamentarian (Joan Godfrey)
  • Historian (Ailsa Gillies)

If you have not attended a committee meeting this year then your membership is falling below the standard required.
Sad to say, too much is left to a small band of members who turn out for everything - they are carrying the club! It is not sustainable.
Let's all make a vow for the next 12 months, to:

  • Join a committee,
  • contribute to the planning,
  • attend a function,
  • and rope in friends and family when Zonta needs support
  • oh ! and come to the dinner meetings whenever you can!

I look forward with warm anticipation to welcoming each and every one of you back to Zonta next week.

Our December meeting was, as always, a fun one!  Enjoy these happy snaps from the night.
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