The Plainsmen Z Club has been working on ways to help women and children both in Laramie and Internationally.

Z Club is a community service club, that primarily focuses on helping women and children. Z is short for Zonta, which means honest, trustworthy and inspires the ability to work together for service and world understanding.

“All of the girls who are part of the Z Club at Laramie High School hope to make a difference in our community,” Z Club President Morgan Billington said.

On Nov. Tuesday 7, the Z Club will be hosting a free child care service.

Z club teamed up with Climb Wyoming and will be providing child care services to the members of Climb Wyoming and the community on Nov. 7.

According to the Climb Wyoming website, Climb Wyoming “is a non-profit organization that sets out to help low-income single mothers to discover self sufficiency through career training and placement.”
Nov. Tuesday 7, is a staff development day, so students will be out of school.

Z Club is giving parents the opportunity to drop their kids off for the entire day, and games and food will be provided.

Members of Z Club took a CPR and First Aid training class, specifically for the child care service day.

Nov. 18-16, Z club will be hosting a diaper drive at Ridley’s.

Slips will be given to shoppers that give specific details of what kind of diapers are needed. The diapers donated will be given to Heart-Heart and Safe House.

Heart-Heart is a pregnancy center that helps women with pregnancy issues.

Safe House is a residential center that provides comprehensive services to victims of violence and sexual assault and children.

Z Club is also working on a Days for Girl Project, which helps send female hygiene products to Uganda.

“The members of our club have been collaborating wonderfully throughout this year so far,” Junior Morgan said.

In December Z Club will be buying presents for children in Safe Houses and will be donating a Christmas tree.

In the Spring, Z Club will also be hosting a 5K run and a self defense class.

Z Club has thirteen members and is sponsored by Tamara Bretting. They meet every Thursday during lunch and sometimes on Sundays.

Billington is the President, Bei Driese is Vice President and Becky Barbier is the Secretary.