Since 1990, the Zonta Club of Bundaberg has worked tirelessly to empower women through service and advocacy.
Last week, the club's efforts were recognised as part of the Bundaberg Regional Council Australia Day Awards ceremony.
The local organisation was named Community Group of the Year.
Members envision a world in which a women’s rights receive higher recognition and every woman can achieve her full potential.
President Le-Anne Allan said she was honoured to receive the Australia Day Award on behalf of all club members.
“We feel very humbled that we have been acknowledged and people have recognised the work we do and understand and appreciate the work we do in the community,” she said.
Le-Anne said Zonta's aim was to empower women and girls worldwide.
“We are very much into education.
“Zonta says yes to gender equality and we firmly believe in education for women and young girls.
“We have a number of awards that we present every year to primary school, high school, to university girls etc but how do we do that? We fundraise.”
The club hosts an International Women's Day fundraising event every year as part of their calendar as well as the Zonta Says No campaign which runs over 16 days to support ending violence against women and girls.
“We cover many different areas,” she said.
“One of the highlights of being part of this organisation is meeting so many of our wonderful members over the years.
“One of the best things about this club is women supporting women.”
Some of their recent activities include's the refurbishment of the Victim Statement Room at the Bundaberg Police Station, and regular donations to Cancer Council and the Bundaberg Base Hospital's Breast Care wards.
Find out more about the Zonta Club of Bundaberg here.