Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma Celebrates Zonta International Centennial

The Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma, USA, celebrated Zonta’s 100th anniversary in November in two ways.

First, club members furnished an apartment for Neighborhood Services Organization in support of a single mother and her 4-year-old son. The family’s homeless status arose suddenly, but club members responded by working one entire weekend to prepare and furnish an apartment where the family could live. Through this project, Zonta continues a long history of supporting victims and advocating against domestic violence and human trafficking.

The club also celebrated Zonta’s centennial at its November meeting, where members viewed a video on “What is Zonta?” and also heard a presentation about Zonta’s history of empowering women.

Zonta Club of Hsin Chu hosts free clinic to celebrate Zonta’s 100th anniversary

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.

Zonta Club of Kaohsiung YuHsiuan exceeds fundraising goal to support Centennial Anniversary Endowment Campaign

The Zonta Club of Kaohsiung YuHsiuan in Taiwan, District 31, recently turned 25 years old, one-quarter of Zonta International’s 100 years.

In honor of the two anniversaries, the club hosted “Hundred for Hundreds for Centennial Zonta,” a fundraiser that called on 100 people to donate US$100 each. The goal was to raise US$10,000 and donate it to Zonta International Foundation’s Endowment Fund to support the Centennial Anniversary Endowment Campaign.

In the three weeks leading up to the fundraiser, club members worked around the clock using state-of-the-art telecommunication applications (e.g. Line) to introduce Zonta and pitch the Centennial Anniversary Endowment Campaign to their friends, families and associates.

Withstanding enervation and with great perseverance, donations came flooding in. In total, they raised US$26,000 from 182 participants (including 153 people each donating US$100 and two donations of US$11,000).

During the celebration, the club not only introduced their services and activities, but also promoted and publicized Zonta International’s 100-year history, the Zonta International Foundation, celebrities, international service, education programs and media publications to the greater Kaohsiung area!

The club’s “Hundred for Hundreds” activity album was filled with photos and gratitude cards, and marked an unforgettable memory in our hearts.

The Zonta Club of Kaohsiung YuHsiuan’s members believe that each act of kindness will reverberate to women and girls every corner of the world, pave the way for a brighter and more empathetic future, and leave a gleaming impression on the illustrious history of the club.

The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey celebrated Zonta’s 100th Birthday with storytellers and the presentation of a special award

The Zonta Club of Harrisburg Hershey, District 3, celebrated Zonta International’s 100th birthday on 14 November 2019.

Members and guests enjoyed a trip down memory lane as “Zonta Storytellers” and shared Zonta’s history beginning with Marian de Forest in 1919.

The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey was one of 62 clubs to receive a Zonta International Centennial Anniversary Grant. The club’s US$5,000 grant went to support Shalom House in Harrisburg and its program “Voices of Hope.”

Shalom House Executive Director Denise Britton attended the centennial celebration and was also awarded the prestigious District 3 Centennial Champion Award. The club was honored to have District 3 Governor Joanne Gallos attend the celebration and present the award to Denise.

The social hour concluded with the group singing a rousing version of “Happy Birthday” to Zonta as Club President Elaine Weinert and Joanne Gallos blew out the candles on the birthday cake.