Zonta Club of Greater Sacramento Vol 2 Issue 13 Member of Zonta International June 2011 Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide ZCGS Club News Speaker: Bethany Young Holt Imagine… one product that would prevent BOTH unintended pregnancy and STDs ZONTA CLUB OF GREATER SACRAMENTO At the Zonta Club of Greater Sacramento meeng on May 25, 2011, guest speaker Bethany Young Holt introduced members to a brand new internaonal movement afoot to develop Mulpurpose Prevenon Technologies (MPTs) for reproducve health that will prevent BOTH unintended pregnancy and sexually transmi.ed infecons and disease (STDs). It is very excing! To date, researchers have worked either on pregnancy prevenon, STDs, or AIDS prevenon. This new movement is uning product developers, advocates, health care providers, researchers and government leaders around the single goal of facilitang the development and introducon of new products that will prevent simultaneous risk of BOTH unintended pregnancy and STDs. The goal is to help foster collaborators and bridge silos that can o3en hinder eﬃcient scienﬁc progress and public health, and to mobilize as many resources as possible to see to the development and introducon of these new products. The aim of the newly formed internaonal Iniave for Mulpurpose Prevenon Technologies (IMPT) is to develop and introduce combinaon products that women can use to protect themselves against pregnancy and STDs in one easy step, saving lives and protecng families. Consider these facts: ο Not only does poor sexual and reproducve health negavely aﬀect women’s socioeconomic wellbeing, it is a major impediment to global and economic development. ο More than half a million women die each year from complicaons associated with pregnancy. ο Women make up 61% of adults living with HIV in many sub-Saharan African countries. Continued page 2 Who Are We Inside this issue: Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professional women working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Speaker: Bethany Young Holt 2 New Member Welcome Bethany continued 2 North American Inter-District Mtg 3 Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian and nonpartisan. Membership Director’s Message 3 ZI Yummy Fundraising/next mtg 4 Volume 2, Issue 13 ZCGS New Members We are very proud to induct our 4 new members: Ruth Crowley = Retired Admin Law Judge Bethany Young Holt = CAMI/Public Health Institute Director Helen Norris =CSUS Associate Vice President Colleen Pacca = Fulcrum Management Group Welcome to our new members, Picture from left to right: Terri Goldstein, Ruth Crowley, Bethany Young Holt, Helen Norris, Colleen Pacca and Patti Wilson Speaker: Bethany Young Holt continued MPTs are some of the most innovave health soluons in development aimed at simultaneously prevenng unintended pregnancy and STDs, including HIV. This new category of convenient and easy-to-use products will meet the needs of women as their reproducve health risks change over me. Women all over the world will beneﬁt from the simplicity and eﬀecveness of these new products. MPTs in development include drug-device combinaons, mulvalent vaccines, and other novel approaches. This new iniave is currently supported by the US Agency for Internaonal Development (USAID) and a few small donors, and is coordinated by the Folsom, California-based Coalion Advancing Mulpurpose Innovaons (CAMI), a project of the Public Health Instute. For more informaon about MPTs and how you can support this innovave approach to improve the health of women and their families worldwide, contact [email protected] or visit: www.cami-health.org Page 2 NEWSLETTER President’s Message & Events Dear Zontians, The North American Inter-District Meeting was awesome. The theme was “Building a Better Zonta”. The agenda had four tracks available that you could choose to move through. Advocacy: Creating a North American Strategy on Zonta Issues, Advocacy at the club levelHow to keep Members Informed and Engaged, Ratifying CEDAW in the US, Joy Orlich Co-Chair and ZCGR Member, Patti Wilson ZCGS Membership Working for Women’s Total Health. Director, ZI President Dianne Curtis Leadership: Addressing Intergenerational Issues-what do women in Zonta want, Beating Negativity and Driving Positve Change, Growing Leadership in Zonta-what does the data tell us, Mentoring and Coaching Zontians to Excellence. Membership: Best Practices in New Club Building, Stategies for Membership Growth-An exciting new approach, Working for Win-Win in Zonta Conflicts, Getting Zonta Business Done Well. Public Relations: No More Public Relations Planning-Its Time for Doing, Using Internet Technology to Raise your Club’s Profile, Maximizing Social Media to Zonta’s Advantage, Branding, Marketing, and Reaching a Multi-Cultural Audience. Lots of information and I could only attend a small part...great news it is all on a CD for us to share. New and Easier Email address: [email protected] It streamlines our email and web address for the purpose of branding. They are looking at Joy welcoming us to the meeting, but a great group from all over North America. An informational Networking Café at the opening reception. Congratulations to our new club President Maury Khon. Because Maury is crazy busy with her other volunteer position with the Technical Women’s Organization (TWO) and their upcoming national training conference here in Sacramento she is not able to be inducted until later this summer. Until that time Patti Wilson will continue to oversee the duties of the President of the Zonta Club of Greater Sacramento. June 22, Wednesday, Dinner Meeting at Espanol Restaurant with speaker Sister Judy Illig, Executive Director from Wellspring Women’s Center. Patti Wilson will also share information on an ongoing Zonta International project to have CEDAW (Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women) ratified by the United States. The club will also be donating single size shampoos, soaps and lotions, feel free to bring more. July 27, Wednesday, Location TBD, Dinner Meeting with the Dean of Folsom Lake College, Dr. Monica Pactol. August 24, Wednesday, Espanol Restaurant with speaker Jo Carson. District 9 has sent out a club challenge. In honor of the ZI President being from District 9 we are challenged to raise “Dollars for Dianne”. They are asking for every member of the club to donate to the Zonta International, the amount of the individual donation does not matter. Our club is around 50% participation. All donations turned in are tax deductible. All clubs that meet the 100 percent mark will be invited to a special ZI Foundation reception at the International Convention in Torino, Italy. Visit www.zonta.org to donate. In Sisterhood, Patti Wilson, ZCGS Membership Director VOL 2 ISSUE 13 Page 3 June 22, 2011 ZONTA CLUB OF GREATER SACRAMENTO Wednesday 6:30pm Cost: $25 Includes a 3 course meal ZCGS 2201 Francisco Dr, Ste 140-362 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 Speaker: Wellspring Women’s Center Espanol Restaurant 5723 Folsom Blvd Sacramento CA 95819 New E-mail: [email protected] Advancing the status of women worldwide Check us out on FACEBOOK www.zontagreatersac.org http://zontadistrict9.org/ Look for more information about the yummiest Zonta International Foundation Fundraiser you can ever imagine. Internationally considered one of the world’s finest chocolatiers, they still make their chocolate the old fashioned way, following one simple rule: No preservatives, waxes, gums or hydrogenated oils Make your order through the Zonta District 9 website. The very best chocolates I have ever had!!!
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