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Thank you to all our supporters who have rallied behind the Zonta Club of Glens Falls during the pandemic. As our community slowly and safely rises from the effects of COVID, we are optimistic that we will continue to receive support in our mission to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally.
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Debra Grobe Searles (Zonta Club of Glens Falls Advocacy Committee),
Katelyn Jensen (Director, Marketing and Communications, GF Hospital) and
Jeanne Noordsy (Coordinator,DVCCC, a program of Catholic Charities)
delivered items to display at the hospital as a part of the 16 Days of Activism in the
Glens Falls community.
It is the hope of Zonta and the Silent Witness Project, to sound the alarm to our citizens , that no woman should have to live in fear in Glens Falls !
16 Days of Activism
Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women
November 25 – December 10
Zonta Club of Glens Falls
Receives the Citizen Honoree Award from the Veterans & Community Housing Coalition
Of Warren, Washington, & Saratoga County.
During the 6th annual Veteran’s Ball held at the Hall of Springs, in Saratoga Springs, Zonta members were acknowledged as women warriors by Cheryl Hage Perez, executive director of the Veterans & Community Housing Coalition. VCHC has made a commitment to help homeless Veterans attain and maintain permanent housing, achieve financial stability, have access to health care and equally important regain their dignity. The Programs of Veterans & Community Housing Coalition provide a resource and ray of hope for homeless Veterans. For several years, Zonta Club members have organized food and household supply drives for Guardian House, a homeless women’s veterans living facility, in Ballston Spa, NY. Recently, VCHC has been a Zonta grant recipient, receiving much needed funds for the women veterans living in Guardian House.
"The Stepping Up" Award Winner
Several members of the Zonta Club of Glens Falls virtually attended the Biannual Zonta District Conference, which covers District 2 of Zonta International and is comprised of 20 Clubs in two countries.
At Conference, the Governor of District 2 presents a significant honor entitled "The Stepping Up" Award, which is given to a Club or individual who has contributed to the District in a significant way.
This year’s recipient is Kathleen LaBelle of the Glens Falls Zonta Club. In her remarks, the Governor, Theresa Harris, cited Ms. LaBelle’s work on succession planning, leadership training, and education.
Of special significance, is Ms. LaBelle’s unique signoff “ Let’s remember to be kind to each other” cited as a much needed sentiment in these difficult days of COVID.
Ms. LaBelle is a native of the area. She joined the local Zonta Club is 1994 and has served on numerous committees at the local and district level, including President of the local club, Area 1 Director and District Governor. Currently, she chairs the Leadership and Development Committee, a group essential to ensuring the future of Zonta.
For 25 years, Ms. La Belle served as the Chief Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts in Washington County and served as President of the New York State Court Clerk’s Association. Currently, she is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Queensbury.
In addition to her volunteer work with Zonta, Ms. LaBelle has served on the Board of the Glens Falls Hospital Guild as well as the Washington County STARS program, and is presently an active member of the Glens Falls Foundation Hospital Guild Committee.
She resides in Glens Falls with her husband David and has two sons and three grandchildren.
School Supplies to SUNY Adirondack
Post Star article:
QUEENSBURY, New York (Aug. 25, 2021) — Vera Bradley joined forces with Zonta Club of Glens Falls and Soroptomist International of the Adirondacks to deliver school supplies to SUNY Adirondack.
The college’s Hub, a center dedicated to meeting students’ non-academic needs, received 70 backpacks, seven messenger bags, five laptop covers and five iPad covers from the Vera Bradley location in The Outlets at Lake George on Route 9. The retailer accepts customer donations during checkout, then provides the supplies to regional entities to fulfill its mission of empowering girls and women.
Zonta and Soroptimist International also raised money to provide The Hub with 125 notebooks, 12 pocket folders, 15 packs of sheet protectors, 38 packages of highlighters, 150 pens and pencils, 30 water bottles and 62 packs of Post-It Notes.
“To see how many students struggle to secure the necessities and still manage to succeed at college is inspiring,” said Tara Booth, assistant professor of Counseling.
Zonta Club is the local branch of a global organization dedicated to empowering women through service and advocacy. Locally, the group offers scholarships, awards and grants, organizes community events in line with its mission and helps women secure resources to leave dangerous domestic situations.
Soroptimist International of the Adirondacks is part of an international volunteer service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls.
“It always amazes me what a small group of dedicated women can accomplish, especially with the support of like-minded members of our business community,” said Lorraine Abess, president of Zonta Club of Glens Falls. “I would like to thank the Vera Bradley Outlet of Lake George and Soroptimists for helping with this tremendous donation effort.”
Vera Bradley staff and members of Zonta and Soroptimist International presented the donation to SUNY Adirondack President Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., and Skylar Dorrer, SUNY Adirondack alumna and student ambassador on campus.
“We are honored that Vera Bradley chose SUNY Adirondack as the recipient of this generous gift,” Duffy said. “We greatly appreciate the continued support of Zonta and Soroptimist International, both of which already work closely with the college in promoting the interests and well-being of all our students, particularly women.”
The Zonta International Advocacy Action Center is a easy to use tool to take action to improve the lives of women and girls. Click below to take action today to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault on College Campuses and to Support the Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Last Updated: 1/18/2022