Zonta Service Dollar Awards

 

By Peg Ryan
September 29,2016

Custer, SD – Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills presented its annual Service Dollar Awards at the Custer Senior Center on Tuesday, September 27,2016.  Each year Zonta distributes to community groups the funds it has collected from various fundraising events throughout the year.  The funds are divided among local non-profit agencies and groups that are providing services that assist and enhance the lives of women in our communities in Custer and Fall River Counties.

This year Zonta solicited proposals from groups in which they described the programs needing support.  Seven of the proposals were selected for awards.  These were:

  • $400 – The Custer Storehouse for its assistance to women and their families in need of food and household supplies;
  • $250 – Prairie Hills Transit to help with its work providing transportation for those who need it;
  • $250 – Custer County Library for books by and about women and girls;
  • $300- Custer Middle School for transportation of girls to the annual Women in Science Career Fair at the School of Mines in Rapid City;
  • $500 – Custer YMCA to support child care services and specifically its Babysitting Training Program for teenage girls;
  • $500 –  W.E.A.V.E. (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) for its programs to aid victims of domestic violence; and
  • $400 – Chatauqua Artist Co-op of Hot Springs to support its efforts to teach sales and marketing techniques to women artists to help them achieve business success.
  • “Free the Black Hills of Human Trafficking” lip balm project — $100 (previously given

 

Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills is part of an international organization dedicated to helping women reach their full potential.  For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/ZontaSBH/

 

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Jeanne Fischer and Michelle Watland describe Custer Storehouse programs at the Zonta Annual Service Dollar Awards at the Custer Senior Center, Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo: Peg Ryan

 

Storehouse

Jeanne Fischer (L) and Michelle Watland (R) receive a check for the Storehouse from Gail Davies (Center) of Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills at the Zonta Annual Service Dollar Awards at the Custer Senior Center, Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo: Peg Ryan

 

W.E.A.V.E.

Donna Talley (L) of W.E.A.V.E. received a check from Laura Burden (R) a member of the Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills at the Zonta Annual Service Dollar Awards at the Custer Senior Center, Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo: Peg Ryan

 

Custer County Library

Shirley Kennell (L) of the Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills  presents a check to Custer County Library Director Doris Ann Mertz (R) at the Zonta Annual Service Dollar Awards at the Custer Senior Center, Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo: Peg Ryan

 

YMCA Babysitting Training and child care programs

Donna Talley (R) of the Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills  presents a check to Lori Pond (L) from the Custer YMCA at the Zonta Annual Service Dollar Awards at the Custer Senior Center, Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo: Peg Ryan

 

Custer Middle School

Kristi Nelson (L) of the Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills presents a check to Nate Frisch (R) Program Advisor for the Custer Middle School Girls in Science program at the Zonta Annual Service Dollar Awards at the Custer Senior Center, Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo: Peg Ryan

 

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Laurie Arthur of the Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills presents a check to members of the Chautauqua Artist Co-Op in Hot Springs at the Zonta Annual Service Dollar Awards at the Custer Senior Center, Tuesday September 27, 2016. Photo:Peg Ryan (L-R) Gail Pinkerton, Laurie Arthur , Jean Willmshen, Judy Sweet, Phyllis Boernke.

 

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