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.

District 17 draws national attention for Centennial Walk

District 17 Area 05 Zonta clubs hosted a Centennial Walk on 9 November.

Information about Zonta and the event were shared broadly by local media. A one-pager story was featured in the PhilStar on 17 November.

The PhilStar is a daily newspaper with nationwide circulation. Members were interviewed by PTV4, and it aired on national tv.

The City Government of Taguig took drone footage of the event as well.

Zonta Club of Abidjan ensures centennial icon is seen across the city

Celebrating Zonta’s 100 years, the Zonta Club of Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire, District 18, organized a caravan of 100 taxis, many of which featured an image of the centennial icon.

The club also hung images and signs around the town to draw attention to Zonta International’s work.

Balloons in Zonta’s centennial icon color and golden “100” balloons were released into the air by a group of club members. They also celebrated with events with students at a nearby college and an award ceremony.

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