Zonta of the Southern Black Hills Seeks Worthy Causes

August 2 2017
Custer, SD – Zonta of the Southern Black Hills is asking to hear from local community organizations in need of funds.
Every year, Zonta of the Southern Black Hills donates to a number of local organizations, all benefiting women in the community, with proceeds from the chapter’s monthly planner and Custer business telephone directory. In the past, organizations such as Women Escaping A Violent Environment, the Storehouse, Mammo or Bust, the Custer Library and Girls In Science have all received a donation from the Zonta chapter. Over $60,000 has been given away in Zonta’s 22 year history to organizations and groups benefiting women in the community.
Organizations, groups and people who wish to receive a grant should submit a short request detailing the organization and its projects, as well as the amount of funds needed to fulfill the project(s) and how the organization/project benefits women in the Custer and Southern Black Hills community.
All submissions must benefit women, which coincides with Zonta’s mission to empower and help women. All organizations in the Southern Black Hills are eligible to apply, including those serving Custer, Hermosa, Hill City, Keystone, Hot Springs and Edgemont.
Requests may be emailed to southernblackhillszonta@ gmail.com or mailed to P.O. Box 28 Custer, S.D., 57730. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 15. Members of Zonta of the Southern Black Hills’ service dollar committee will look over the submissions and alert the organization of their selection, with funds to be given away at the end of October.
For questions or for more information, email southernblackhillszonta@ gmail.com.

6th Annual LUNAFEST® Film Festival Spotlights Advocacy For Indigenous Women

6th Annual LUNAFEST® Film Festival Spotlights Advocacy For Indigenous Women

 The 20-minute film, “Chosen,” is a true story about Brianna, a star student, cheerleader and waitress, who is lured into the world of sex trafficking when she moves to a big city to attend college.
The 20-minute film, “Chosen,” is a true story about Brianna, a star student, cheerleader and waitress, who is lured into the world of sex trafficking when she moves to a big city to attend college.

CUSTER, SD – Lunafest, an annual traveling international festival that features women filmmakers, this year highlights a showing of “Chosen”, a short film made to help stop human trafficking. It will be followed by a discussion, and a presentation on “Service and Advocacy of Indigenous Women.”

The festival of “Short Films By, For, About Women” is hosted by Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills at Custer High School Saturday, April 1, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. The club is part of a worldwide organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women.

“Chosen” is a true story of two teens tricked by traffickers. Brianna, 18, was a star student, cheerleader and waitress eager to break out of her small town to attend college in the big city. Lacy, 13, enjoyed church and school but struggled to help care for her siblings while her stepfather was deployed and mother worked to support the family. Brianna and Lacy relate how traffickers used manipulation to lure them into the world of sex trafficking.

The 20-minute movie will be shown at 12 and 2 p.m. The film discussion group will be at 12:30 p.m. and the presentation on Service and Advocacy of Indigenous Women is from 1 to 2 p.m.

In addition to this and other documentary shorts, Lunafest includes films in the genres of art, animation, and fictional drama. Nine movies on the program cover topics such as health, leadership, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

All proceeds from Lunafest benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills.

The movies will be screened in connection with a trade show of exhibitors representing local businesses and services. Trade show hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase during that time.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trade Show featuring Business and Service Exhibitors

10:00 a.m. Continuous showing of Lunafest films begins; final showing at 3:00 PM

12:00 Noon Film “Chosen”

12:30 p.m. Film Discussion group

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Presentation on Service and Advocacy of Indigenous Women

2:00 p.m. Film “Chosen”

TICKETS: Admission to Films: $10.00 Suggested Donation

No Charge for Trade Show or Presentation Service and Advocacy of Indigenous Women

Custer JR/SR High School  Google Map.
1645 Wildcat Ln, Custer, SD 57730

SPONSORS: Edward Jones, Black Hills Energy, Carson Drugs, State Farm Insurance, Women Escaping a Violent Environment (W.E.A.V.E.), South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence, Custer Real Estate

 

Hill City Rally – Vanderhall Laguna Photos – Monday August 8, 2016

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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It,s a crowded main street in Hill City Monday afternoon August 8, 2016 as Rally riders take a break from enjoying the Black Hills scenery. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Rally riders and spectators enjoy the parade of bikes and comfortable seating in Hill City Monday August 8, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Welcome to Hill City, riders and passengers make good use of their cell phones to capture cycle scenes Monday August 8, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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This Vanderhall Laguna was a surprise on Main Street in Hill City Monday August 8, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press. See specs website below.

Website: Vanderhall

 

FRAME:
Aluminum mono

BODY:
Carbon Fiber

CAP SHADE:
Carbon Fiber

SUSPENSION:
Pushrod front coil over, rear single-sided swing arm coil over

STEERING:
Electric Power Steering

FRONT TIRES:
TBD and 235/35Z R19

REAR TIRE:
TBD and 315/30Z R20

FRONT WHEELS:
18×8.5 or 19×8.5 Aluminum Rotary Forged Wheels

REAR WHEEL:
18×12 or 20×12 Aluminum Rotary Forged Wheels

ROTORS:
330mm cross drilled, ventilated rotors

CALIPERS:
Front Brembo Calipers

ENGINE:
1.4 VVTi Turbo 4 cylinder 200 horsepower @4300rpm, 200lbft torque

TRANSMISSION:
6 speed Auto, 6 speed Auto-Manual

CLIMATE CONTROL:
Air conditioning and heating control module, Heated Seats

DRY WEIGHT:
1550lbs/703kg

Zonta of The Southern Black Hills Seeks Grant Applications From Community Organizations

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Custer, SD – July 28, 2016 – Zonta of the Southern Black Hills is asking to hear from local community organizations in need of funds.

Every year, Zonta of the Southern Black Hills donates to a number of local organizations, all benefiting women in the community, with proceeds from the chapter’s monthly planner and Custer business telephone directory. In the past, organizations such as Women Escaping A Violent Environment, the Storehouse, Mammo or Bust, the Custer Library, the Hermosa American Legion’s Girls State program and Girls In Science have all received a donation from the Zonta chapter. Over $60,000 has been given away in Zonta’s 21 year history to organizations and groups benefiting women in the community.

However, this year, the chapter will receive grant applications.

“In the past, we had granted funds through applications, as well as selected organizations and groups that we think deserve funds to continue with their mission,” said Carrie Moore, Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills president. “This year, we look forward to continuing the process of granting a number of groups and organizations with a donation to help with their mission based on their application. Now we can include organizations our club is not aware of.”

Organizations, groups and people who wish to receive a grant should submit a short request detailing the organization and its projects, as well as the amount of funds needed to fulfill the project(s) and how the organization/project benefits women in the Custer and Southern Black Hills community.

All submissions must benefit women, which coincides with Zonta’s mission to empower and help women. Proceeds from the fundraiser are open to organizations in the Southern Black Hills, including Custer, Hermosa, Hill City, Keystone, Hot Springs and Edgemont.
Requests may be emailed to southernblackhillszonta@gmail.com or mailed to P.O. Box 28 Custer, S.D., 57730. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Aug. 31. Members of Zonta of the Southern Black Hills’ service dollar committee will look over the submissions and alert the organization of their selection, with funds to be given away at the end of September.