Zonta Club of Warwick

Last Friday, Zonta Warwick held their very popular International Women's Day Breakfast. Lyn Agnew, Lieutenant Governor, Zonta International District 22 Ltd provided Ahmad some information about Zonta around the world and in Warwick:

“Zonta International was founded in Buffalo, New York, USA on 8 November 1919 with 9 Charter Clubs. A century later, Zonta has grown to an international service organization with 28,000 members in 62 countries around the globe. Zonta International is non-partisan and non-sectarian with membership open to men and women with experience in business or the professions. Its Mission is the Empowerment of Women Through Service and Advocacy.  Zonta International programs are funded by the Zonta Foundation for Women which is supported by donations from Zonta members, their communities, corporations and bequests.

Through Zonta’s education programs, women and girls pursuing education and careers in traditionally male-dominated fields are supported. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship assists women studying aerospace engineering and space sciences, enabling them to conduct groundbreaking research. Recipients of the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business ScholarshipsWomen in Technology Scholarships and Young Women in Public Affairs Awards are the next generation of leaders in the private and public sectors.

Zonta’s international service projects are conducted in partnership with UN agencies, and are responding to the health needs of adolescent girls and preventing violence in schools in Peru, ensuring that all women and girls in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste live life free from violence, creating opportunities for vulnerable and excluded children in Madagascar to receive education, and protecting the rights of millions of vulnerable girls and preventing child marriage in 12 countries in Africa and Asia.

The Zonta Club of Warwick, Inc also provides local young women with awards and scholarships to encourage their studies toward career and community service goals.  This year, the Club are raising monies to fund the purchase and assembly of Clean Birthing Kits which are distributed to trained midwives and medical services in developing countries.  

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Zonta International and its members celebrate Rose Day, a special day when Zontians are encouraged to recognize those individuals in their lives who have encouraged them or are exemplary leaders in gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

If you would like to know more about joining a Zonta Club, please contact zontad22lieutenantgovernor@gmail.com.”