The Zonta Club of Seligenstadt, in collaboration with the clubs of Aschaffenburg and Alzenau—all in Germany—organized their first rally on Sunday, 22 Sept, in honor of Zonta’s centennial.
The participants were greeted by the presidents and organizers—Christine Widmer and Martina Christl from the Zonta Club of Aschaffenburg (District 28), Dr. Eva Heberer from the Zonta Club of Seligenstadt (District 28) and Gisela Eichfelder, from the Zonta Club of Alzenau (District 14), on the grounds of the local School of Masonry in the vicinity of Aschaffenburg’s Castle.
To underscore their support not only of the local Zonta clubs but especially of Zonta’s goal to support women and end child marriage, the mayors of Aschaffenburg and Seligenstadt honored the rally with their presence. Mr. Herzog, mayor of Aschaffenburg, cut the ribbon with the youngest participant at the starting point. Dr. Bastian, Mayor of Seligenstadt, met and accompanied the guests on the ferry ride across the Main from the Bavarian side of the river to Seligenstadt on the Hessian side.
The course took 70 participants in 25 cars over to the airport of Ringheim, then crossed the Main River by ferry. Hessian Seligenstadt was explored on foot and the intricate country roads of the Bavarian Spessart took the participants to their final destination, the restaurant on the golf course Hofgut Trages near Alzenau.
The rally was accompanied and filmed by Ligaco Drone Experts, Seligenstadt, who donated their time. Excerpts of the filmed event will be publicized shortly on the clubs’ websites.
The rally netted €5,000 (approximately US$5,511), which will be donated as a joint contribution to the ZISVAW Fund in support of Zonta’s Ending Child Marriage project.