Monthly Archives: November 2020

Area 4 Advocacy Event – Zonta Says NO!

The morning of November 7th, found members of the Frankfort, Indy, and Lebanon clubs at the Lebanon Memorial Park for our 5th annual “Zonta Says NO!” walk. As you can see, it was a beautiful, blue sky morning,  part of the warmest November weekend in Indiana in 11 years, and a beginning to a true Indian summer weekend!

Before the walk, Ericka Lee, Senior Director of the Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (DVIPP) at the YWCA Greater Lafayette, spoke to the group about the challenges they have faced during this time of COVID and shared a couple stories of women and children they have served. Later, Ericka shared the following statistics for 2019: Helped 1872 clients; 536 women attending support groups; and 525 women served through outreach, legal, and walk-in services. The DVIPP serves six counties, including Clinton, and last year the program served residents of Clinton County with 209 calls to the crisis line; 35 attended support groups; and 231 youth and 308 adults engaged in outreach programs.

About 20 people participated in this year’s walk, including members of the Clinton Prairie and Lebanon Z Clubs, and after the walk about 16 went from the park to Arni’s in downtown Lebanon for lunch where we enjoyed great company and fellowship!