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Celebrate Zonta International Rose Day

Zonta Rose Day, which coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March, is a day to reflect on the voluntary work done by Zontians empowering women worldwide.

yellow rose 1We invite you to celebrate Zonta Rose Day by making a donation to the Zonta International Rose Fund in honor of someone who has made an impact in your life. By honoring a family member, friend, colleague or mentor who has positively impacted your life with this donation, you will continue supporting projects and programs that help women achieve a life free of violence and empower them to overcome gender barriers that hinder their access to health, education and professional advancement.

When you donate to the Rose Fund between 5 February and 6 March 2015, we will email your honoree a virtual yellow rose bouquet and your special message to let them know that they have made a difference in your life.

To make your donation to the Rose Fund, follow these easy steps:
Go to www.zonta.org/donate.
Designate a gift amount and choose the Rose Day Fund in the dropdown menu. Then click, “add donation.”
Enter additional information, billing information, payment information, your tribute recipient’s first and last name, and add your personal message in the description box.
Check the box, “mail a letter on my behalf to” and enter your tribute recipient’s address.
Click “Donate Now” at the bottom of the page.

If you prefer to mail in your donation, download the mail-in contribution form.

For assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact Zonta International Development Manager Bonnie Wolinski at bwolinski@zonta.org or call 1+630-928-1400, ext. 222.

The Zonta International Foundation is a 501c3 organization registered in the United States; contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by USA law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution. Please retain this receipt for your USA tax records. Tax deductibility outside of the USA is dependent on local tax regulations.

© 2015 Zonta International Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

District 6 Jane M. Klausman Award Winner

The Zonta Club of Alton-Wood River held their December meeting on December 18, 2014. It was a great celebration for two reasons.  The Club celebrated the holidays, which brings out the best in all people especially Zontians. And they also celebrated the District 6 Jane M. Klausman winner, Jasmine Scott.

klausman2014Jasmine joined the club’s celebration as she received her JMK certificate and award of $1000. She was very gracious and a real delight to be with that evening.  As a student at Eastern Illinois University, she is striving to do great things with her life.  She, with the assistance of one of her professors, has started a business. She plans to spend her next semester in Europe studying.  The JMK award will go toward making the semester a success.

In the above picture, you can see Jasmine accepting the certificate and check from the Area 3 Director, Elaine Rynders.  Elaine also presented Jasmine a $50 check from the Zonta Club of Alton-Wood River.

January – Amelia Earhart Month

Celebrate AE Month this January

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Help women get their wings.
Use the materials below to celebrate Amelia Earhart month this January. Honor Amelia by sharing information about our AE Fellowship to women in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering or make your donation today to the Amelia Earhart Fund.


Today, women remain a distinct minority in science and engineering, representing approximately 10 percent of professionals in these fields. The Amelia Earhart Fellowship program helps talented women, pursuing advanced studies in the typically male-dominated fields of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering, achieve their educational goals. The Fellowship enables these women to invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe. Amelia Earhart Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force.


Since the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded 1,438 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$8.6 million, towomen from 70 countries.   Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.






News Items:

  • Zonta clubs planning campaign activities:
    Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women
  • New Resources for Zonta Clubs


Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women 

Zonta clubs planning campaign activities: 
Equal rights and a life free of violence is NOT a women’s issue. It is a societal issue that has to be solved by women and men working together to achieve common goals. Most District 6 Zonta Clubs are planning to participate in the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence November 25th to December 10th, 2014.

Resources for Zonta Clubs:
New and updated Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign materials are available on the Zonta Says NO website.   http://zontasaysno.com/advocacy-tools/
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