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Shopping spree at the bookstore. (L to R: Chelsea Wallace and Mary Thurston)

Fall in Love with Zonta

Zonta Membership was excited, and proud, to welcome 16 women, from a wide range of professions, to our Fall in Love with Zonta membership drive event.  This mixer was held at Art in the Loft on Tuesday, February 16th, and was hostessed by our Vice-Presidents, Mary Linton and Pam Richardson. The purpose of the event was to give an overview of our mission and the Zonta Club of Alpena's various activities, offerings, and accomplishments. 

Guests for the evening included: Jill Preston Fournier, Danica Dumsch, Val Williams, Jaime Adams, Cindy Johnson, Betsy Silver Young, Mary Crittenden, Ellen Runkel Eagan, Ashley Straley Robertson, Erin McDonnell Kieliszewski, Tami Clewly, and Cynthia Muszynski. 

We hope that a good time was had by all! 

Zonta Literacy Committee 

The Zonta Club of Alpena's Literacy Committee is striving to provide books for Alpena Regional Medical Center's newborns and their siblings. In choosing ARMC as the location of our literacy project this year, Zonta has sought to ensure a wide distribution area, as women from several surrounding counties choose ARMC to aid in the delivery of their babies. Alpena County averages 250 to 300 births per year.

The Literacy Committee has an annual budget of $300.00. Therefore, on February 9th, committee members ventured to Blue Phoenix Books and purchased approximately 100 books (spending a total of $300.14). Each book will receive a custom Zonta Club of Alpena sticker and a loving home.