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Dec. 2017







March 2018 Newsletter
Zontians unite for International Women's Day and Zonta Rose Day

Zontians around the world celebrated Zonta Rose Day and International Women's Day 2018 by visiting their local government, hosting panelists, engaging in discussions on gender equality and more.

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect onprogresswe have made, to call for change and to celebrate the women who have made a difference in their countries and communities. Zonta also recognizes this day as Zonta Rose Day, a day on which members are encouraged to make a donation to the Zonta International Foundation in honor of an influential or inspirational individual.
To recognize the day, the Zonta Club of Wellington hosted Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, for a breakfast and discussion on women's empowerment around the world.

She was also presented with a certificate recognizing her Honorary Membership in Zonta International.

Watch Helen Clark's interview on International Women's Day below.
Rt Hon Helen Clark interviewed by Dr Gill Greer
Watch this short tutorial on navigating the Zonta Leadership e-learning program.
Zonta Leadership Program video tutorial
Zonta International hosts events at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations, New York

Zonta International co-hosted seven sessions during the 62ndSession of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in New York. Zontians gathered in New York Cityfrom 11 to 21 March to discuss a variety of themes related to empowering women and girls.
Zonta International President Sonja Hönig Schough tweeted this image from the CSW62 opening session.
Many people joined the discussion on how to tackle gender bias in media industries on 14 March.
Along with the Permanent Mission of Niger to the UN and UNFPA, Zonta held a discussion on ending child marriage in Niger.
Follow Zonta International's social media pages for suggestions on how you can renew your dedication to empowering women this membership year.
Remembering past ZIF Board Director Laura Fei

Laura Fei, Zonta International Foundation board director from 1995-1999 and Zontian of District 31 for more than 50 years, passed away in her sleep in early March. She was 103 years old.

Laura was affectionately nicknamed the “Mother” of Taiwanese Zontians for her dedication to promoting Zonta's mission, recruiting members, sponsoring new clubs and raising Zonta’s visibility in the local communities.

Fluent in English, she was also active in leading Taiwanese Zontians to contribute to Zonta International through service, donations and fellowship.
Laura joined the Zonta Club of Taipei I in 1965, two years after the club was chartered as the first Zonta club in Taiwan. As club president, she helped establish the Zonta Club of Taipei II in 1971 and the Zonta Club of Taipei Hsien the following year.

Taiwan, now Area 1 and Area 2 of District 31, was previously Area 4 of District 17. When Laura was Area 4 Director, she coordinated to have Taiwan host the 1973 District 17 Conference, the first such Zonta event ever held locally. In 1974, she organized a three-day charity event to raise US$25,000 for the Amelia Earhart Fellowships.

In 1981, she volunteered to organize Zonta International’s first Trip of Knowledge. More than 40 members from 10 Zonta countries visited Taiwan for tours, seminars and home stays to foster fellowship and promote cultural understanding.

A memorial service for Laura is scheduled on 28 April in Taipei.
Zonta International 64th Convention
In four months, Zontians will come together in Yokohama, Japan to attend the 64th Convention.

Updates regarding the tours and ticketed events, and a useful resource have been created to help plan your stay in Yokohama. Please note that all reservations for the Hiroshima & Okayama tour must be booked by 30 March.
Please reach out toExperient, Zonta International's event management company for the 2018 Convention, withquestions regarding the registration process and tours and events. Experient can be reached atzonta@experient-inc.com.
Get to know the 2017 international JMK Women in Business scholars

These 12 international recipients of theJane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarshipare from six different countries and have demonstrated outstanding achievements and potential in business or a business-related field.
Zontians in Action
Every month, we highlight the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs around the world. Has your club impacted your community through its actions?Share Your Storythrough our website and tag your social media posts with #ZontiansInAction.
Zonta Club of Lagos 1, Nigeria

TheZonta Club of Lagos 1 has held multiple events during the 2016-2018 Biennium to help educate children in their community, including a panel discussion on International Day of the Girl Child, free health screenings, and more.

Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada

In the news: The Zonta Club of Ottawahonored 41 third- and fourth-grade students from 11 local schools at the club's annual Girls Recognition and Awards Tea. The students were selected for outstanding citizenship.

Zonta e-Club of Thailand I, Thailand

Zonta e-Club of Thailand I began an online campaign based on the theme "Once Upon a Time" to address the problem of domestic violence. The campaign included posters with images and statistics, which were shared throughout the 16 Days of Activism.


Zontians in Action
Every month, we highlight the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs around the world. Has your club impacted your community through its actions?Share Your Storythrough our website and tag your social media posts with #ZontiansInAction.
Zonta Club of Lagos 1, Nigeria

TheZonta Club of Lagos 1 has held multiple events during the 2016-2018 Biennium to help educate children in their community, including a panel discussion on International Day of the Girl Child, free health screenings, and more.

Zonta Club of Ottawa, Canada

In the news: The Zonta Club of Ottawahonored 41 third- and fourth-grade students from 11 local schools at the club's annual Girls Recognition and Awards Tea. The students were selected for outstanding citizenship.

Zonta e-Club of Thailand I, Thailand

Zonta e-Club of Thailand I began an online campaign based on the theme "Once Upon a Time" to address the problem of domestic violence. The campaign included posters with images and statistics, which were shared throughout the 16 Days of Activism.







Zontians raise awareness for wide range of issues during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Zontians from around the world came together to march, educate and cover their communities in orange as part of the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaigns.

During the 16 Days of Activism, which ran from 25 November to 10 December, clubs were encouraged to take action in their local communities to raise awareness about ending violence against women.

Clubs focused on domestic violence, raised awareness of issues facing female migrants and hosted educational programs with topics ranging from preventing early marriage and teen pregnancy to female genital mutilation. The most common visibility activity this year was lighting local buildings, statues and tourist destinations orange, the color associated with the campaign.

This year, Zonta International also specifically focused on human trafficking. Human trafficking affects almost every country in the world, either as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. A majority of these victims are female and of these female trafficking victims, 72 percent are exploited sexually, 8 percent face other forms of exploitation and 20 percent are forced into labor.

Learn more about human trafficking on theZonta Says NO to Violence Against Women facts page. Thewebsitealso has updated materials, including resources to assist clubs in using the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention and Anti-Trafficking Convention.
WATCH:Avideo featuring action and advocacy from Zonta clubs during the 16 Days of Activism.
2017 Zonta Says NO recap
New program update available

A new report on the project addressing human trafficking and unsafe migration in Nepal is available. The report covers the period from April to August 2017.

Zonta International has committed US$1 million to UN Women for the project, which aims to create sustainable systems for addressing the links between human trafficking and foreign labor migration of women and girls in Nepal.

The project is based on a Theory of Change that says if legal framework is in place, if favorable social norms are promoted and women are equipped with economic empowerment opportunities, there will be a reduction in trafficking and labor migration of women.
31 women receive Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships
Zonta International is pleased to announce the 2017 district, regional and international recipients of the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. The scholarshipencourages more women to pursue education and careers in business.
These 31 recipients from 18 countries have demonstrated outstanding achievements and potential in business or a business-related field.Congratulations to our 2017 scholars.
Districts 17 and 26 clubs grow membership numbers by including younger generations

Growing membership is an important aspect of keeping a Zonta club thriving and effective. Select clubs in District 17 and District 26 were recently recognized for their success in recruiting new members and sustaining large membership numbers.

In the Philippines, the Zonta Club of Manila III in District 17, has discovered a practice that grows their membership significantly. Years ago, Olivia Ferry, International President for the 2006-2008 Biennium, reportedly invited her children and grandchildren into her club. Soon, the rest of the Zontians in the District 17 club were doing the same.

Winnie Teoh, chairman of the Zonta International Membership Committee, said during her time as district Governor from 2012-2014, the Zonta Club of Manilla III was small. Now, the club has more than 60 members and club meetings have good attendance. Teoh said much of their success comes from recruiting club members from the millennial generation.
At the District 26 conference, seven clubs were recognized for their success in membership growth. The clubs have all seen a recent growth of 6-20 percent. The clubs recognized were Zonta Club of Hakodate Hokkaido, Zonta Club of Matsumoto, Zonta Club of Kyoto Miyabi, Zonta Club of Otsu, Zonta Club of Nara Manyoh, Zonta Club of Fukui Reinan and Zonta Club of Fukuoka.

Yoshiko Nishimura, club president of the Zonta Club of Kyoto Miyabi, said the club was very proud to receive the recognition, especially since it was not always easy to increase their membership.

Nishimura said they were able to grow their numbers because club members are constantly engaging people in their community with topics related to Zonta International and their local club. The club also hosts events specifically targeted at community members instead of only focusing on existing members.

Nishimura said even though it can sometimes be difficult to recruit new members, it is necessary to keep up the efforts because new members are beneficial to the club.

“They bring us new ideas and power to make our club more active,” Nishimura said. “Fresh ideas and some new ways of thinking inspire us.”




29 June - 3 July 2018

DearBrenda,

As a respected Zontian, we invite you to register to attend the2018 Zonta International Convention. We hope you will say 'yes' to an experience of a lifetime when you join Zonta members from around the worldin beautiful Yokohama, Japanfor theZonta International Convention.

To register,you will need your Zonta member ID, which is173628.
  • Early Bird rate: US$390 endsmidnight CST28 February.
  • Second Period rate: US$450 ends midnight CDT 20 May.
  • Final Registration rate: US$525 from 21 May - onsite.
Once you register, you will be provided with the link to book you room at the InterContinental Yokohama Grand. This is the only way to receive the special Convention room rate.
Do you have questions regarding the registration process?Please reach out to:Experient, Zonta International's event management company for the 2018 Convention atzonta@experient-inc.com.

To learn more about the program, special events and tours, please visitconvention.zonta.org.
BE CREATIVE. HAVE FUN. LEAVE INSPIRED.
SHARE YOUR STORY FESTIVAL

Every day, around the world, Zontians are working to improve the lives of women and girls - and we believe these innovative and inspiring stories need to be shared. We will feature great Zonta stories of service, advocacy and membership on the main stage at the 2018 Convention.

Do you have a story to share?Find more information and enter your club atconvention.zonta.org(space is limited).

 

 

December 2017 Z-Letter

 

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Top Row:Golden Z Club of St. Michael's College of Laguna;Golden Z Club at the University of San Carlos; Bottom Row:Z Club of Childlink High School;Z Club of Auburn

Service Award winners implement impressive projects

Click hereto read about the projects the sixEmma L. Conlon Service Awardwinnersimplemented in their schools, community and internationally.



The Emma L. Conlon Service Award is a contest for Z and Golden Z clubs to recognize clubs whose projects and programs best express the ideals of Zonta International through local and international service and advocacy to empower women.

 

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A Golden Z Club ofBangkok Universitystudent helps a woman atthePathum Thani Home for the Aged

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Bangkok University Golden Z Club serves elderly women and educates community on important issues

As part of their project to serve under-served women, students from the Golden Z Club of Bangkok University, Thailand, visited women at a home for the elderly. Theyalso delivered a series of lectures to their peers on topics such as human trafficking, suicide, teen pregnancy, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, divorce and other worldwide issues.

 

Click hereto read more and view additional photos.

 

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The Clothesline Project was displayed on the Oregon State University campus.

Oregon State University Golden Z Club raises awareness on campuswith Clothesline Project

 

The Oregon State University Golden Z Club, USA, created a display for the Clothesline Project at its school's Student Experience Center Plaza last month. The Clothesline Projectis a visual display dedicated to raising awareness about the reality of violence within our society.

 

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Zonta International President Sonja Hönig Schough (fourth from left) is seen with students at the District 26 Z Club and Golden Z Club Summit.

Students inspire each other at District 26 Z Club and Golden Z Club Summit

 

Members from Z clubs and Golden Z clubs in 11 different schools came together in October for the District 26 Z Club and Golden Z Club Summit in Takamatsu, Japan. Students presented their projects, inspiring one another with the ways they have served their communities.

 

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The Girls Rockfair includes a full day of hands-on learning, science games and experiments.

Oregon Z and Golden Z clubs join Zonta Club of Coos Bay Area for 'Girls Rock' STEM fair

 

SWOCC (Southwestern Oregon Community College)Golden Z Club and the Z Clubs ofMarshfield High School and North Bend High School, USA, helped the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area with the third annual "Girls Rock" STEM fair in October. Girls Rock is free and open to all elementary school girls in the county for hands-on science, math and technology experiences presented by local women with careers in those fields.

 

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Members of the Batavia High School Z Club take a moment for a photo during their busy semester.

Batavia High School Z Club fills semester with service activities

 

The Batavia High School Z Club, USA, has had a busy first semester. They began their year with a successful Salvation Army food drive, collecting more than 35 large boxes of nonperishable food. The club helped with a Halloween party at the YMCA and a Fall Festival at a local elementary school. The club also co-hostedthe Zonta Holiday Festivalwith the Zonta Club of Batavia, Genesee County. Proceeds from the event will go to Zonta International Foundation's International Service Fund.

 

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St. Hilda's Collegiate School Z Club members pose with the managers of the two shelters for which they collected sanitary items.

St. Hilda's Collegiate School Z Club collects sanitary products for women in need

 

The St. Hilda's Collegiate School Z Club, New Zealand, held a sanitary drive to benefit women at two local shelters. Students collected three containers of products and presented them to the managers of the Dunedin Women's Refuge and Dunedin Women's Night Shelter.

 

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Theresa Robertson, Shared Hope International ambassador, spoke to the Flatirons Golden Z Club about how to end sex trafficking.

Flatirons Golden Z Club hosts Shared Hope International ambassador

 

TheFlatirons Golden Z Club, USA, recently hosted an ambassador for Shared Hope International, whichstrives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. The ambassador,Theresa Robertson,spoke about the effort to end sex trafficking through a three-pronged approach--prevent, restore and bring justice--and shared ways for the students to help protect their peers from vulnerability.

 

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Students add messages to the 'kindness wall' at Manlius Pebble Hill School.

Manlius-Pebble Hill Z Club spreads kindness to peers

 

For World Kindness Day on 13 November, Manlius-Pebble Hill Z Club, USA, wrote positive and inspirational notes to other students and friends at their school. The messages were displayed as part of a "kindness wall" outside of the school's guidance office.

 

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Students raise awareness for Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women

 

From 25 November to 10 December, Zonta International encouraged its Zonta clubs and student clubs to participate in the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign. Below are some ways our Z and Golden Z clubs took part in the campaign.

If your club participated in this campaign, please encourage your sponsor club to submit your story atzonta.org/ShareYourStory. Or, emailpr@zonta.org.

 

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Young Zonta Luxembourg Z Club, Luxembourg

Approximately 300 people joined theYoung Zonta Luxembourg Z Club andZonta Club of Luxembourg for a march to end violence against women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Saturday, 25 November.

 

 

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CIS Z Club, South Korea

Members of CIS Z Club visited South Korea's National Assembly and Rep. Nam In-soon of the Minjoo Party of Korea to share information about the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.

 

 

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CQUni Mackay Golden Z Club, Australia

Members of the Golden Z Club at CQUniversity Mackay, participated in a Reclaim the Night walk as part of the 16 Days of Activism.The event aims to raise awareness of the right for women and girls to walk safely at any time of the day or night, free from the risk of sexual violence.The club's president, Paigen Hunter, spoke at the event.

 

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Asa Whittaya School Z Club and Bangkok University Golden Z Club, Thailand

Students from Asa Witthaya School Z Club and Bangkok University Golden Z Club joined Zontians from District 17, Area 6, in a parade during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

 

 

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Triumph High School Z Club, USA

Members of the Triumph High School Z Club joined the Zonta Club of Cheyenne, Wyoming, for a silent march during the 16 Days of Activism.

 

 

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Cagayan National High School Z Club, Philippines

Preceding the 16 Days of Activism, the Cagayan National High School Z Club, in partnership with the Zonta Club ofTuguegarao,launched "Shade of You" at their school.Female students and teachers wore orange shades (sunglasses) to show their support of the campaign for a society free of violence against women. This campaign calls for girls and women to clearly see their roles as advocates for gender equality. Z club members also conducted a classroom-to-classroom campaign from 27 November to 12 December to reach out to more students and orient them about different shades of women's rights.

 

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Porterville High School Z Club, USA

Members of Porterville High School Z Club in California borrowed T-shirts made at a crisis shelter by domestic violence victims and hung them on their school's quad during the lunch hour.The Z club advisers at the campus were present to help set up and answer questions from the students and other teachers who visited the display.

 

 

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UAFS Golden Z Club, USA

During the 16 Days of Activism, the Golden Z Club of UAFS (University of Arkansas Fort Smith) prominently placed a display on the campus to raise awareness of the campaign and to Say NO to Violence Against Women.

 

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Welcome to new Z and Golden Z clubs!

 

The following Z and Golden Z clubs were chartered since 30 September 2017:

 

District 3

  • Langley High School Z Club,USA,sponsored by the Zonta Club ofFairfax County

District 11

  • Z Club of Northview High School, USA, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Dothan Area

District 17

  • NTC Education Bantangas Inc. Golden Z Club, Philippines, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Greater Rizal I
  • Roxas National High School Z Club, Philippines, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Baguio
  • TCU Z Club, Philippines, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Makati & Environs

District 27

  • Brugge Golden Z Club ("Young Zonta Brugge"), Belgium, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Brugge
  • Hannover Golden Z Club, Germany, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Hannover
  • Z Club of Young Zonta Luxembourg, Luxembourg, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Luxembourg-Multiculturel

 

November 2017 Newsletter

Join the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign

 

It is time to embrace the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign. This year, during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Zonta International will add trafficking as one part of the campaign. Human trafficking or trafficking in persons as it is commonly referred to at the United Nations. Human trafficking affects almost every country in the world, either as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims, the vast majority of whom are women and girls.

 

For the 16 Days of Activism, which runs from 25 November-10 December, Zonta clubs are encouraged to take action to address violence against women and domestic violence or to align their actions with Zonta International to plan activities to focus specifically on human trafficking. TheZonta Says NO to Violence Against Women websitehas updated materials, including resources to assist clubs in using the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention and Anti-Trafficking Convention to support their advocacy efforts.

 

Let us know what your club does to fight violence against women this year during the Zonta Says NO campaign.Submit a photo and storyof your club taking action through the Share Your Story initiative.

 

 

 

New program updates available

 

A new report on the Liberia Fistula Project from theperiod of 1 January – 30 June 2017 is now available.Click hereto read it.

 

Zonta International has supported the Fistula Project since 2008. Its goal is to contribute to the elimination ofobstetric fistula and the reduction of maternal mortality, morbidity and sexual violence against womenwhile improving the health and socio-economic status of women and girls in Liberia. For the 2016-2018 Biennium, Zonta has committed an additional US$1 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the project.

A new report is also available on the Delaying Early Marriage in Niger project from the period of January – June 2017.Click hereto read it.

 

Zonta International has worked with UNFPA to reduce early marriage and early pregnancy in Niger since 2014. The program is intended to provide teenage girls in Niger with new skills, health knowledge, and social and economic empowerment.

 

An additional US$1 million has been dedicated to this project for the 2016-2018 Biennium. This contribution will reach an additional 11,000 adolescent girls.

 

 

District 6 collects feminine hygiene products for first-ever district-wide service project

 

During the District 6 Conference, Zonta club members lined up beside long folding tables, packing tampons, pads, soap and hand sanitizer into bags to be donated to women in homeless shelters.

 

The activity was part of an initiative spearheaded by the district to provide feminine hygiene products to women who may not be able to afford them.

 

According to the United Nations, an estimated 2.5 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation. Many of these people are women.Timemagazine reported that 40 states in the U.S. have a tax on menstrual products, increasing the price on items that are already too expensive for some women. Women who are homeless or incarcerated cannot always access or afford sanitary products. It can even reach a point where some women trade food stamps for tampons.

 

Organizers of the conference asked attendees to bring feminine hygiene products to be donated to the Road Home Dane County homeless shelter in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Calling it the “Period Project,” members brought in more than US$5,000 worth of products to create 150 “Period Packs.” Each pack includes pads, tampons, hygiene wipes, soap, hand sanitizer, and underwear.

 

View a news broadcast of the eventhere.

 

 

 

 

2018-2020 International Committees

 

Our international committees are an excellent opportunity for Zontians to contribute their skills and competencies to Zonta, as well as to act on Zonta's mission. If you have the skills, competencies and time, consider serving on one in the next biennium. Please read more about the committeeshere.

 

If you would like to be part of the data selection base for committees, please send an email to President-ElectSusanne von Bassewitz.

 

 

Zontians in Action

 

Every month, we highlight the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs around the world. Has your club impacted your community through its actions?Share Your Storythrough our website and tag your social media posts with #ZontiansInAction.

 

Zonta Club of Sydney, Australia

 

The Zonta Club of Sydney continues to support young women in engineering by awarding their 16th annual Women in Engineering & IT Education Award.Their annual breakfast and awards ceremony encourages female undergraduate engineering students.

 

 

District 27

 

District 27 organized a bike ride preceding the district conference to create a “sea of orange” in support of the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.

 

 

Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, USA

 

The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, USA, is working to support young women studying sciences through multiple programs and events.

 

Each year, the club sponsors two female middle schools students in sixth through eighth grade to attend week-longSTEM summer camp at Niagara University in Niagara Falls that focuses on careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

 

Z Club of District 32, Area 1

 

Z club members participated in an advocacy meeting in South Korea with national leaders.

 

Z club members from District 32, Area 1 visited South Korea's National Assembly and Rep. Nam In-soon of the Minjoo Party of Korea to share information about the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.

 

 







South Korean Z Club advocates to end sexual violence against girls

 

The CIS Z Club, South Korea, is working to increase awareness regarding teenage girls and their rights. Joined by teachers and Congressman Seunghee Yoo, the students participated in a flash mob, singing, dancing and spreading the message to "stop sexual violence against girls." The Z club members made signs and banners with statistics and emphasized the necessity of modifying the law, "Act on the protection of children and juveniles against sexual abuse." They also distributed about 1,000 fans they made with the message, "Protect young girls on the street who are under the threat of violence."

 

 

Mackellar Z Club brings Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign to local schools

 

Mackellar Z Club, Australia, participated in the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, creating signs and a video that was shown at local schools and used in pastoral care programs. The students also joined with the Zonta Club of Northern Beaches to assemble 2,000 birthing kits.

 

 

Seinan Jo Gakuin University Golden Z Clubdonates books to school children in Cambodia

 

Earlier this year, theSeinan Jo Gakuin University Golden Z Club, Japan, donated 45 English books to Bathey Middle School in Cambodia. Club members visit the school each year, and communicate with the students by showing each other traditional dances and culture. The Golden Z club has donated more than 500 books to the school so far.

 

 

St. Therese MTC Colleges Z Club and Golden Z La Fiesta feed children and clean up local neighborhood

 

In celebration of Nutrition Month in the Philippines, the St. Therese MTC Colleges Z Club and Golden Z La Fiesta joined together to facilitate a "feeding" program inBarangay West Timawa Molo, Iloilo City. Students distributed hot broth, breads and juices to the children, and also taught them proper hand-washing techniques. Last month, the Z and Golden Z club members organized a clean-up drive in the neighborhood, a regular activity that aims to increase awareness for environmental protection and conservation.

 

 

Avonside Girls H.S. Z Club collects school supplies for children in Fiji

 

The students of Avonside Girls H.S. Z Club, New Zealand, collected school supplies for underprivileged children in Fiji. Their club president, Cassidy, delivered the supplies in person this summer.

 

 

Golden Z Club SOCC members volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

 

Members of the Golden Z Club at Southwestern Oregon Community College (SOCC), USA, spent time during their school's summer break repairing a fence at a Habitat for Humanity house and reorganizing tools in the store. Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organizationthat works to create decent, affordable housing. Now, the Golden Z club is looking into assisting with evacuation and recovery efforts for the Chetco Bar Fire.

 

 

District 23 promotes student clubs at its fall conference

 

District 23, Australia, promoted its Z and Golden Z Club program at its conference during the first weekend of September.For the first time, a Z and Golden Z club flag was part of the flag parade that opened the conference. On the last day, a seminar titled "Leading the Way with the Youth of Today" includedinformation on how to establish Z clubs and Golden Z clubs and projects they have participated in. St. Catherine's College Golden Z Club, the district's only Golden Z club, put together a special video for conference attendees.

 

 

Welcome to new Z and Golden Z clubs!

 

The following Z and Golden Z clubs were chartered since 30 June 2017:

 

District5

  • University of Akron Golden Z Club, USA, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Zonta ABC

District 16

  • Z Club of Rotorua Girls High School, New Zealand, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Rotorua

District 17

  • Z Club of Cataggaman National High School,Philippines, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Tuguegarao
  • Prois International Christian School System Z Club, Philippines, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Cagayan de Oro I
  • SMCL Senior High School Z Club, Philippines, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Laguna
  • Taguig City University Golden Z Club, Philippines, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Makati & Envrions

District 22

  • The Ambassadors Z Club, Australia, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Caloundra City Inc.
  • CQUni Mackay Golden Z Club, Australia, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Mackay Inc.
  • St. Cath's Z Club, Australia, sponsored by the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays Inc.

District23

  • Melton Secondary Z Club, Australia, sponsoredby the Zonta Club of Melton Inc

 

District 30

  • Z Club Stara Zagora, Bulgaria,sponsored by the Zonta Club ofStara Zagora

District 31

  • Concordia Z Club, Taiwan (ROC), sponsored by the Zonta Club of Chia-Yi

 



 

District Conference Toolkit

The District Conference Toolkit is available on the Zonta International website here: https://membership.zonta.org/tools/DistrictConferenceToolkit.

More tools will be added as they are made available.
Foundation Focus

New donation experience
We have recently upgraded the Foundation's online donation site to provide a better user experience for Zonta International members and Foundation donors.

This new site will allow you to:
  • Designate your donation to multiple funds with a single transaction
  • Personalize a customized eCard for your tributes
  • Set up and manage your monthly donation
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Encouraging girls to become scientists "not rocket science"

In her new book,"The Only Woman in the Room,"Eileen Pollack reflects on her time as a physics undergraduate student at Yale University and the barriers women in science still face today. Rather than becoming discouraged, she uses her experiences as a challenge to get others to help more girls interested in STEM. Watch her recent appearance on PBS News Hour below:



How are we helping women stay in STEM?
While it is vital to ensure girls' education in STEM and to encourage them to pursue careers in engineering, the challenge does not stop there. With an increase ofwomen in STEM careers considering leaving within five years, and more than half of U.S. women leaving technology field employers mid-career, we have to ask what we are doing to women in STEM fields. More than half of women surveyed said they had been discriminated against in their job, with more than 75 percent indicating it was because of their gender.
Read the report from McKinsey & Company onlineabout how companies are seeking to correct gender imbalances and finding and keeping talented women in their teams.
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NASA MATHEMATICIAN AWARDED PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
Katherine Johnson contributed to the U.S. space program before NASA was created. She recently received the highest award a U.S. citizen can receive.