Letter: Zonta Club raises funds to advance the status of women

By on November 18, 2010

The women of the Zonta Club of St. Charles-Geneva-Batavia and Zonta West-Illinois held their annual fundraising auction, Helping Women Bloom, on Nov. 9 at Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago and raised more than $23,000.

The evening featured silent auction items with 75 wonderful gift baskets, as well as a plated dinner. The 130 guests were treated to a wonderful presentation by each of the Tri-city mayors: Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte and Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, with each mayor auctioning a basket they donated to the club from their respective cities, and also offering opportunities for local kids to dine with the mayor and ride to school on a fire truck. The ladies of Zonta wish to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Mayors Burns, DeWitte and Schielke for their enthusiastic participation and support.

Thank you so much to sponsors, guests and fellow Zontians. Proceeds from this event enables Zonta to provide scholarships to women and girls in the Fox Valley community and to support local service organizations.

For more information, contact Christie Plotzke at (847) 931-2292 or visit www.zontawest-sgb.org.

Christie Plotzke