Members of Zonta Club of Ottawa, attended the Zonta District 2 Fall Seminar in Oswego, NY on the weekend of October 20th. What a surprise and as we proudly received from Past International Governor (PIG) Marjorie Lavin the…Zonta District 2 Governors ‘ZI HONOR AWARD’ Team event – 2018 Fall Seminar
Zonta International District 2 Honor Award:
This award was initiated and developed by Past Governor, Margaret Mitchell, 2008-2010, to be presented to a club for an event that displays a sense of teamwork in working together to promote Zonta’s Mission. Sample projects could be an Amelia Earhart event, a fundraiser, chartering of a Z club, a Service project, opening a new club or hosting a seminar, workshop or conference.
Our club was recognized for the following…
#1. New Cornerstone Shelter for Homeless Women Fundraiser:
We raised $6500 to sponsor a room at the new shelter, for a homeless woman. Also that we are continuing to raise money and the hands on work we will continue to do once the women move in.
#2. ManUP Project: (group of male students from LDHSS)
Fundraising for a program that we believe in and that we have financially sponsored since 2015. Male high school students teaching other male students to respect girls/women, no harassing, no bulling, no violence etc…
I’m so very proud of everyone, with all that has happened since 2016 we still did amazing service and advocacy in our Ottawa community and to be recognized for this TEAMWORK is an incredible feeling!
Sincerely, Cindy O’Neil, President
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 29,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, working together to improve the lives of women and girls, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives.
- To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
- To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
- To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian and nonpartisan.
The Zonta Club of Ottawa is located geographically in District 2, and Area 4. Clubs in District 2 are located as far south as the Mid-Hudson Valley and as far west as Syracuse, N.Y. Area 4 includes clubs in Canton and Odgensburg, N.Y. and Montreal, Quebec. In October 2017, our Club attended with Val Hume, Lynda Pearson and Krystal Valencia were our reps.
Zonta International Foundation (ZIF), the official charitable foundation of Zonta International, advances and sustains Zonta’s global service and advocacy programs.
Canada signed CEDAW on July 17, 1980 at the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women, and ratified CEDAW the following year on December 10, 1981. The decision to ratify was reached through the Continuing Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee of Officials Responsible for Human Rights.