Zonta Club of Bendigo recreates 1919 founders photo

The Zonta Club of Bendigo, Australia, braved the winter weather to recreate the original photo of Zonta’s founding members taken nearly 100 years ago in 1919.

Members enjoyed dressing up in their long, thick winter coats, furs and hats to celebrate their great organization and the milestone in the history of women’s rights.

More celebrations will continue throughout the year for the club.

Photo credit: Peter Little, husband of Zontian Dale Little

In the news: Zonta clubs of Buffalo and Grand Island present ‘Little Women’ to celebrate Zonta’s centennial

The Zonta clubs of Buffalo and Grand Island are joining with the Kavinoky Theatre to present a dramatic reading of the play Little Women, adapted by Marian De Forest from the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

The production celebrates Zonta’s centennial in a special way. The play Little Women was written by Zonta’s founder, Marian De Forest, of Buffalo, New York.

Read more at broadwayworld.com.

Zonta Club of Sofia kicks off celebration of Zonta’s 100th anniversary

The Zonta Club of Sofia launched the celebration of Zonta International’s 100th jubilee anniversary with a video clip, which was directed and created by Magdalena Ralcheva, the club’s president, with the participation of club members. Yanitsa Skenderova made and presented a short presentation about Amelia Earhart.

The clip’s premiere took place at an event organized by the Zonta Club of Sofia, which was concentrated around Amelia Earhart as a woman who is a bright example of qualities such as dedication, spirit, faith and the fight of strong women around the world.

The Zonta Club of Sofia again participated in the Zonta says NO to Violence Against Women campaign, but this year, in honor of Zonta International’s 100th anniversary, club members created the Art against Violence project, which supported the realization of the mono-spectacle The Angel’s Embrace, initiated and directed by Magdalena. The premiere took place on 25 November 2018, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children in Studio 5 at the National Palace of Culture. The event was successful and very emotional, the crowded hall has long applauded the performance of the talented actress Tezjan Ferad-Gianni.

Part of the revenues from the performances organized by the Zonta Club of Sofia is donated to organizations that help women and children victims of domestic violence. Among the organizations supported so far by the club are the Animus Association Foundation in Sofia and the Demetra Association in Burgas.

The mono spectacle is played every month in Sofia on the stage of Studio 5 in the National Palace of Culture and Zonta Club Sofia organized its performance in Burgas, which passed successfully in the crowded hall of the Puppet Theater.

The project is long-term and aims to travel across the country – popularizing the Zonta community and its 100th anniversary, the Zonta Club of Sofia, the cause of “No violence against women and children” and opposed to aggression and impunity in the society.

Zonta Club of Coos Bay celebrates 100 years of empowering women with ‘Zonta’s Greatest Show’

The Zonta Club of Coos Bay in District 8 celebrated Zonta’s 100th anniversary with an event titled,  “Zonta’s Greatest Show.”

During the event, the club recognized former Oregon state senator Joanne Verger as their 2019 celebrity.

Verger inspired the room as she was honored, having spent 50 years in public service both in Coos County and in Salem.

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Zonta clubs of Kaohsiung and Kaohsiung Yuhsiuan celebrate centennial anniversary and recognize awardees


The Zonta clubs of Kaohsiung and Kaohsiung Yuhsiuan, District 31, had an evening full of celebrating Zonta’s centennial anniversary and presenting awards to 12 students in high school, vocational school and college.

The awards focused on the fields of languages, science, math, technological skills, and sports, in addition to the Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

Participants in the big event included two students from Lesotho, ten American students learning Chinese in Kaohsiung, 12 award winners and their parents, six Z club students, eight Golden Z club students and Zontians.

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.