On 17 November 2019, the Zonta Club of Hsin Chu in Taiwan hosted a diverse and successful event campaigning Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women and celebrating Zonta’s 100th anniversary.
Several like-minded organizations participated in the event. Ten doctors were onsite providing medical advice to the public and a walk for health proceeded at the same time. As part of the event, the members of the Zonta Club of Hsin Chu Zonta donated 37 wheelchairs to three local hospitals for the disabled. The representatives from the hospitals expressed their appreciation to the donors.
All Zontians wore blue polo shirts with “Zonta 100” on them. Orange balloons printed with the Zonta logo and a banner “Zonta Says No” decorated the venue. Visitors were encouraged to put hand palm-shaped stickers onto the specially designed billboard to support eliminating violence against women. Twenty-two Z club students helped with the lucky drawing. Various musical performances attracted local people to listen to and even join Zontians in singing and dancing. The atmosphere was full of joy and happiness.
Five local media outlets covered the event, which helped to increase Zonta’s visibility and promote its claim for protecting women from violence.