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History

The Zonta Club of Fort Collins, Colorado is a member club of Zonta International, District 12, Area 2,
Chartered: December 5, 1997.
Sponsoring Club: Laramie

The following are the original 19 charter members:

Susan Gould – Project Manager w/Atrix Labs
Amey Grubs – Project Manager -PIP
Sarah Bennett – Loan Officer w/CTX Mortgage
Lisa W. Robinson – Real Estate Agent w/Coldwell Banker
Mary J. Currie – Loan Officer w/Pacific Mortgage
Paige Burkes – Ranch Manager w/Sundance Trail Guest Ranch
Kathleen Duff – Editor w/The Coloradoan
Marsha Smeltzer – Associate Athletic Director w/CSU
Patricia Gass – Co-Owner Gass Plumbing & Heating
Susan Winfield – Attorney (Susan J. Winfield)
J. Elaine Procter – Attorney at Law (J.Elaine Procter)
Donna L. Long – Certified Public Accountant w/Allend & Assoc.CPAs,PC
Teri Phipps – President Fireweed, Alpaca Ranch, LLC
Stella A. See – Volunteer, Board Member, Tutor
Susan F. Snyderman – Treasurer, SS Studio
Arleen Davy – Teacher, Poudre School District
Susan B. Miller – Retailer, Turquoise Exchange
Martha A. Denney – Director, Colorado State University
Lauri L. Herrmann-Ginsberg – Faculty, Colorado State University

Brief History of Club development:
This club initiated Zonta Putt Fun Day in 1997 at Alpine Family Funtier and participated in the annual Rose Day event. They later added an annual Golf Tournament.

Service Programs: The newly formed club also supported the Food Bank, The Sexual Assault Program through clothing donations
and trail clean-up thru adopt a trail program.

Lunch & Learns @ Front Range Community College – A brown
bag luncheon free to students was initiated.

Special Achievements: District 12 Host – Sept 2006 at the Marriott
Hotel – special guest: Beverly J. Morrow, Governor

The above information was gleaned from Zonta Club of Fort Collins first Scrapbook dating back to 1999.

Current Club Members:
Leslie Botha – Health Educator – Amey’s House
Angela Carter – Business owner
Sonia Cooper – Business owner – Cooper & Holly
Chris Davies – Choice Plus Insurance
Sandra Engebretsen – Registered Nurse
Melisa Esposti – Weld County Food Bank – grant writer
Tammy Eversole – Accountant, Certified Personal Trainer
Chariti Fisher – Program Manager/New Century Software
Rose Garcia – Business Owner
Amey Grubbs-Adams – Dude Ranch Consultant
Janet Gunderson – Owner/Property Management
Linda Hooper – Business Owner
Leah Rae Hunter – Business Owner
Kris Johnson – Business Owner
Marla Manchego – Counselor, Front Range Community College
Marie Meier – Business Consultant
Carmen Mendoza – Business Coach
Deanne Mulvilhill – Business Owner
Andrea O’Connell – Pregnancy counselor, Lutheran Family Services
Joanna Riley – Business Owner
Stacy Rosgen – Registered Nurse
Leila Russell – Business Manager
Patti Smith – Registered Nurse
Lucy Stefan – Aeronautical Engineer (retired)
Cindy Williamson – Property Manager (retired)
Judith A. Wray – Primary School Teacher (retired)

This past year our club membership has increased by fifty percent after losing three long time members to the newly created Greeley Club.

Yearly objective is to provide support through mentoring and scholarships to single parents.

The Zonta Club of Fort Collins has partnered with Front Range Community College (FRCC) working with their single parent program. Our Zonta Empowerment Program (ZEP) sponsors a Resource Fair and awards The Arlene Davy Scholarship to a qualified single parent.

Our Lunch & Learn Program was established to bring speakers to campus at lunch hour to talk on various subjects – free to students at FRCC.

We have also partnered with Colorado State University’s Gender Specific program advocating and creating awareness regarding human
trafficking along the Front Range.

This collaboration was the genesis for a poster contest. Area High School students were asked to submit a poster which would create awareness of human trafficking.

A poster viewing at The Artery in Old Town Fort Collins with speaker Lesley Botha from Amey’s House (home for girls rescued from sex
trafficking) followed our Flash Mob presentation. This event was well received crediting Zonta’s work.

Zonta Club of Fort Collins is currently preparing for our 3rd annual
Meet the Author Luncheon to be held Saturday, May 3rd at the Fort
Collins Country Club featuring local author Dr. Joan King who wrote
“A Life On Purpose”. Proceeds will go toward our Scholarship fund.

We also participate in the annual Rose Day Sale, recognizing International Woman’s Day with proceeds going into our general fund.

We currently are accepting applications for the Arlene Davy Scholarship, YWPA (Young Woman in Public Affairs) and the Jane M. Klausman Scholarship.

Special achievements: Hosted Area 2 Meeting April 2012 at Collindale’s Restaurant

Amey Grubbs Adams – past International President
Bridgett Masters – District 12 Treasurer
Heidi Lukowski – District 12 Board Member