Meeting January 6th 2011

 Marija Bikova 

We met on January 6, according the Christian tradition, it is the 12th Day of Christmas celebration. We gathered at the cosy cafe Domini Canis next to Velta's Museum. (AD Area 06 Velta Raudzepa) We were Marija Bikova and Velta, Iveta, Astrida, Eva, Margarita, Lidija, Dinara from Zonta Club of Riga, and Gaida from the Zonta Club of Jelgava.

Marija Bikova left a lovely impression. She is a talented, hard working, enterprising, responsible and active student. She is fluent in Latvian and English, her mother tongue is Russian. Marija told us about how she had earnt about the JMK scholarship. It turned out that it was via Google. In this connection we have decided to address the higher education establishments in Latvia and send them the information about JMK and Amelia Earhart Scholarships asking to include them in their scholarship lists. 

We gave Marija the 2010 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Zonta International District 21 Award. We together carefully studying the folder with the diploma and all other information that was the subject of our discussion. We told Marija about Zonta, briefly about the history and present of the organization, joint work with the UNO, the International president Dianne Curtis, about our District 21, our Governor Ruth Brunner, about how Zonta came to Latvia, our clubs and about scholarships.

Marija Bikov

We gave Marija a lovely bunch of yellow roses. The atmosphere was joyful and there were more flowers from Jelgava and Riga Clubs.Marija was interested in Zonta organization, the mission of raising the standard of life for women and girls. Marija said, there will come time when she supports young girls.

Iveta Ribena PAD Area 06, 2006-2008;
IT-responsible Area 06


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