The Zonta Club of Bundaberg is hosting a centenary dinner on Saturday, August 10 to mark 100 years since a pioneering group of women from Buffalo, New York, first had a vision to help their community while achieving greater equality for women.
A century later, the vision from that first meeting has transformed into an international movement of 29,000 women in 63 countries who are turning gender equality into a reality.
Zonta Club of Bundaberg president Tanya McLoughlin said everyone is welcome to attend the dinner at Rowers on the River, which will look back on 100 years of achievement and to what lies ahead for Zonta, both locally and internationally.
“As a Zonta Club we’re proud to work alongside other members of the Bundaberg community and service clubs for the betterment of our region, which is why we’re inviting our community to join us at our centenary dinner,” Mrs McLoughlin said.
“As well as a fantastic meal at Rowers on the River, there will be entertainment from the St Luke’s Anglican School Chamber Strings Group and talented upcoming female musician Jamelia Barnes.
“To join us, simply book online via the Zonta tickets website or by the links on our Facebook page, The Zonta Club of Bundaberg.”
The Zonta Club of Bundaberg are an active group who contribute to the community in many practical and promotional ways including:
- The provision of scholarships to women attending CQUniversity
- Making breast cushions for women undergoing breast cancer treatment
- Hosting the local International Women’s Day breakfast
- Supporting girls from low socioeconomic backgrounds with their school fees and costs
- Assembling birthing kits for local mums
- Promoting gender equality at local events such as the Pageant of the Lights.
“The vision to improve the lives of women and to achieve equality that a group of inspiring women had 100 years ago has turned into a service club with branches working towards that goal across the globe,” Mrs McLoughlin said.
“The Zonta Club of Bundaberg plan to keep contributing towards that global goal by supporting and advocating for women and girls for many years to come while contributing positively to our community.
“Zonta is a remarkable organisation and worldwide movement that has achieved so much for women, it’s well worth celebrating and we hope to see plenty of community members join us for the dinner.”
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