Zonta Says NO
During the 16 Days of Activism, 25 November-10 December, all Zonta clubs and districts are encouraged to take part in the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign and to take local, national and international actions to influence the making and implementation of laws, as well as changing gender-based attitudes and behaviors to end violence against women.
In 2019, the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign will focus on child marriage, one of the worst obstacles girls are facing globally and a severe human rights violation. Zonta clubs around the world are called upon to create awareness of this harmful practice among their members and the public.
Community Partners at Work
Walmart building community connections to support Zonta’s mission to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally
Zonta Champion Award recipients
(from left to right)
Nadia Giumarra RN, BSN, SAFE
Kathleen Braico MD, FAAP
Zonta Country Faire
Adirondack Balloon Festival
Dedication to Zonta's Centennial
Zonta Local Service Committee
Our Local Service Committee presents grants to several projects who align with the mission of Zonta to improve the status of women: Rachel Gartner with the Catholic Charities Organization, Leigha of Guardian House. Members of the Local Service Committee include Chair: Donna Dolly and committee members Dawn Judkins, Cherie Coe, Cindy Fitzgerald, Peg Hurlburt, and Betty Gancher.
Each month, the members of the Zonta Club of Glens Falls do an in-kind donation. In October, members brought donations for Victory's Closet, including kitchen items, small appliances, bath towels, sheets, personal hygiene items, and baby items. Victory's Closet is run by Catholic Charities with help from Soroptomist volunteers and assists local domestic violence survivors with starting over. In November, about sixteen bags full of these items were dropped off to Victory's Closet by members of the local service committee, who got to take a tour! We are proud to support this important resource in our community.
Zontians were awarded certificates by Zonta International
Pictured above left to right: President Frances Bowen, Irene Orton, a 25 year member and the Governor of District 2, Meta R. Murray, a 30 year member, and the International Foundation Representative, and Club Director, and Lynn Seidel, a 25 year member and chair of the Awards Committee.
Three members of the Zonta Glens Falls Club were recognized for their dedication and commitment to the goals and mission of Zonta International. Zonta has clubs in 67 countries and works to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Locally, the Club has three major fundraisers, and through these efforts, supports international projects as well as local service, and scholarships., The fundraisers are a woman's golf tournament on June 27th, and craft fairs at the Adirondack Balloon Festival in the fall, and adjacent to LARAC on June 15-16.
Longevity awards were presented by the Club's president Frances Bowen.
Centennial Celebration and Awards
Last Updated: 11/25/19