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Mansavage speaks at Zonta meeting

The regular membership meeting of the Zonta Club of Jamestown was held March 5 at the Gladstone Inn & Suites. Guests for the meeting were Merri Mooridian and Kendra Krueger.

Shelly Mansavage, local coordinator for the Meaningful Out of School Time program, was the guest speaker. Mansavage outlined services that are provided during the after-school program. Students receive healthy snacks, supervised recess, homework help and an extensive variety of planned activities using a range of curriculums from programs such as science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), engineering adventures and music. Also, community partnerships have been developed with the University of Jamestown, Safe Shelter in Jamestown and the North Dakota State University Extension Service to bring in programs such as “Bully Buster” and “School Gardening.”

A raffle was held for members only along with a “donate all the change from your purse” activity, with all proceeds donated going into the Rose Fund.

Zonta Rose Day was March 8 and was held in conjunction with International Women’s Day. On this day, Zonta members worldwide were encouraged to publicly distribute yellow roses, or items bearing the image of yellow roses, along with information about Zonta International and issues relating to improving women’s lives. The Rose Fund can be used where it is most needed for program and award support or operating expenses.

Another fundraiser was held where Zonta members assisted with the dance held at the end of the Runnin O’ the Green on March 15.

The next Zonta Club meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gladstone Inn & Suites. The guest speaker is Lisa Jackson from Jamestown Regional Medical Center. She will present information about 3-D mammography.

Visitors are welcome. Attendees should contact Kara Helgeson at 252-6668 so a meal may be ordered.