The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley started celebrating Zonta’s centennial anniversary at their local 4th of July Parade in Old Town Newhall.
Many of the club’s members walked in the parade together wearing Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women shirts. The club honored Zonta International President-Elect Sharon Langenbeck, who served as the parade’s Division 3 Marshall. She rode in a 1964 skylight blue Ford Mustang convertible. She was followed by a City of Santa Clarita Valley Trolley decorated with Zonta Says NO banners and occupied by Zontians waving to the crowd.
The club’s ongoing service efforts are demonstrated through numerous local projects and programs, through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.
Their ongoing advocacy impact is built around Zonta International’s Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.
In 2016, the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley started the Red Dress Project during the 16 Days of Advocacy (November 25-December 10) in the fight against domestic violence. Seven red dresses are displayed around the community to symbolize seven women who have lost their lives, in one year, to domestic violence in Santa Clarita.
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Check out how else the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is honoring Zonta’s centennial at https://www.scvzonta.org/centennial-celebration.