District 17 Area 6 celebrates Zonta’s 99th birthday

Zonta International District 17 Area 6 held a 99th anniversary celebration to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Zonta International on 8 November 2018 at The Peninsula Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand.

Highlights of the event were a panel discussion on “99 Years Zonta International / 49 Years Zonta in Thailand and Zonta’s role in Thailand 4.0” followed by the launching of centennial car stickers and birthday cake cutting.

The hashtag #zonta100years was introduced and recommended to Zontians to be used on social media.

100 Books for 100 Families: A Zonta Club of Cebu 2 centennial project 

Zonta Club of Cebu 2 joined the Zonta world to celebrate Zonta International’s centennial anniversary by distributing 100 books, donated by club members to the families of 100 children enrolled in the Cabancalan Elementary School of Mandaue City. These children regularly participate in the club’s Alimbukad Family Literacy and Bonding project.

The Alimbukad: Basa Pamilya is a K-2 family literacy program. Its goals are to promote daily reading at home and to empower parents to boost their children’s learning potential by making books an integral part of their lives. By empowering the parents, stronger family bonds are developed. The family learns the value of literacy and that, if pursued, will contribute significantly to the eradication of poverty for generations. Families and the whole community will value time for reading as recreation and sharing of positive experiences.

It is envisioned that these 100 books will spark the designation of simple, reading corners in the homes of these 100 families.

In the news: Zonta International District 2 passes torch to commemorate centennial anniversary

Zonta International’s District 2 is commemorating Zonta’s 100th anniversary with a torch that each club will keep for a month. The Zonta Club of Oswego will display the torch in windows of Wayne’s Drug and The River’s End Bookstore and will also hold a ceremony on September 20 at the Oswego Farmers’ Market.

Read more on oswegocountytoday.com.

In the news: Zonta Club of Montgomery-Fulton celebrates Zonta’s centennial with torch-lighting ceremony

In 1983, members of the Zonta Club of Albany reached out and created the local Zonta Club of Montgomery and Fulton counties, which is located in the organization’s second district. 

“There is a need in every county in this country to help women, to help girls have the best lives that they can have. So yes we’re needed in this county, we are needed in Fulton County. We are needed where ever we are,” said Inge Zimmerman, a member of the Zonta Club of Montgomery-Fulton.

The Zonta Club of Montgomery-Fulton has undertaken multiple projects over the years since it was established to raise funds to improve the lives of the women in their community.

Click here to read more at recordernews.com.