Club Members Share COVID Impact on Local Non-Profits

Fall Zonta Club meetings have been very educational!  Our Program Committee is having our very own Club members who work in various local non-profits speak about how they are staying successful with supporting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In October, Sarah Williams/Edgerton Community Outreach (ECO) Executive Director, shared how critical the Food Pantry is. They are challenged with budgetary needs as their Thrift Store was closed during the initial lockdown while the community needs remain.  ECO continues to use caseworkers to meet in controlled, safe ways.  In November, Jessica Lueptniz/YWCA, shared how the initial lockdown forced them to place people in need of safe shelters in local hotels.  Once the lockdown lifted, the YWCA was flooded with calls from women in need.  They were able to extend their services to include appointment-only times in addition to offering support via phone.  Guests welcomed to any Club Meeting – the first Tuesday of each month (September – June).

Women with a Vision Scholarship

Applications for the 2020 Zonta Club of Janesville Women with a Vision Scholarship are now available by requesting an application form from the scholarship committee at janesville_scholarship@zontadistrict6.org

This scholarship is awarded to a woman who is a single mother, residing in Rock County, who is pursuing completion of a degree at Blackhawk Technical College or the University of Wisconsin Whitewater at Rock County that will empower her to attain employment that provides a family-sustaining income. The applicant must have earned at least 12 college credits and must be able to maintain a GPA of at least 2.75. She must be currently enrolled in one of the colleges and be able to complete at least 6 college credits each semester.

The scholarship award may be used for tuition, books, fees and equipment required for course work. The value of the scholarship is $2500 for one year, $1250 per semester.

Applications must be submitted by email to janesville_scholarship@zontadistrict6.org by May 1, 2020.

28th Annual International Women’s Day Luncheon

Around the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated in March to honor the achievements of women. The Zonta Club of Janesville is hosting our 28th annual luncheon which will take place March 13, 2020 at the Pontiac Convention Center. Sandy Sullivan is our keynote speaker. The Zonta Club of Janesville will also be presenting an award recognizing a local women for her outstanding commitment to empowering women.Tickets are available online for $45 with a processing fee. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Jessica at (608) 289-4347. No fee for tickets purchased with cash or check. Zonta International is a global organization of professionals working together to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy. Funds raised through this luncheon are used to support “Women With a Vision”, a program that supports single mothers who are enrolled at BTC and UW-Rock County. Zonta Club of Janesville also provides funding to Edgerton Community Outreach, ECHO, the YWCA of Rock County, and Zonta International programs for service and education.

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Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA)

Applications for the 2020 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Janesville by email: janesville_scholarship@zontadistrict6.org

The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the empowerment of women.

Applicants are asked to reflect on their voluntary commitment to their school and to their community and the problems limiting the empowerment of women in their own country and worldwide. The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program looks to the young women of today for the leaders of tomorrow.

Applications are due to the Zonta Club of Janesville by email to: janesville_scholarship@zontadistrict6.org by February 15, 2020. Applicants who will be 16-19 years of age on April 1, 2020, studying at a secondary school, college or university in a Zonta district/region, or who are studying elsewhere but are citizens of a Zonta country at the time of application, are eligible to apply. The application process must start with a Zonta club and applicants must contact the Zonta club for deadline information.

Women with a Vision Scholarship applications available

Applications for the 2019 Zonta Club of Janesville Women with a Vision Scholarship are now available by requesting an application form from the
scholarship committee at janesville_scholarship@zontadistrict6.org

This scholarship is awarded to a woman who is a single mother, residing in Rock County, who is pursuing completion of a degree at Blackhawk Technical College or the University of Wisconsin Whitewater at Rock County that will empower her to attain employment that provides a family-sustaining income. The applicant must have earned at least 12 college credits and must be able to maintain a GPA of at least 2.75. She must be currently enrolled
in one of the colleges and be able to complete at least 6 college credits each semester.

The scholarship award may be used for tuition, books, fees and equipment required for course work. The value of the scholarship is $2500 for one year, $1250 per semester.

Applications must be submitted by email to janesville_scholarship@zontadistrict6.org by May 1, 2019.