Wow, over 100 men and women had so much fun on December 11th at Springside Inn raising money for “Gifts for Grandmas raising Grandchildren.”
Zonta District 2 Governor
Candace B. Edwards
Melina Carnicelli and Demetra Vounas celebrate Melina winning highest bid on beautiful handmade Christmas Wreath donated by Mikka Wristen Nodzo.
Auctioneer Dean Cummings helped make the evening exciting as we raised our paddles bidding on over 30 auction items donated by Zontians, friends and community businesses. A special thank you to Mike Orofino of Lulu’s Catering for donating a catered event; Merry-Go-Round Theatre for season’s tickets; Owasco Marine for a pontoon rental; Vicki Myers for a gorgeous hand painted decorated chair and Mary Ellen Moochler for a 24 inch flat screen TV that were all used as special surprise auction items. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Zontians, local businesses and attendees who donated over 50 more items for the silent auction and this worthy cause. We raised almost twice as much as last year’s auction which had been our largest ever. The love and caring could be felt throughout the room all night.
Our Zonta District 2 Governor, Candace Edwards, of the Zonta Club of Syracuse has set her motto for the biennium as Step UP to Communication, Education and Leadership. She addressed the event attendees briefly and explained about the Zonta mission and acknowledged some Auburn Zonta leaders including Gloria Wristen, past International Treasurer and past District 2 Governor as well as Karen Macier and Sue Ann Cunliffe both past District 2 Governors. She welcomed Zonta Club of Cortland President and Past Area 3 Director Bonnie Calzolaio and thanked current Area 3 Director, Anne Malvaso from the Auburn Club for being her traveling buddy as she travels around to the 19 clubs of District 2 in Eastern NY and Canada.
Click Here for a recent article about Zonta written by Gloria Stootman Wristen for the Auburn Citizen.
SAVE THE DATE! Our 21sth annual 2 woman scramble, the 2015 Sherri Peter Memorial, Zonta Club of Auburn Women's Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 27th at Highland Golf Club.
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