Come Celebrate International Women’s Day!

Join us in honoring the women in your lives who have made a difference. Bring in a story to share and picture (optional) about a woman who has helped empower you, who has made a positive difference in your life. This program is free and open to all.

Beginning at 6:00pm, Vocal Soloist Jan Knutson and students from Parker Arts Academy will perform musical selections, honoring women composers and songwriters. We will share stories throughout the evening. The Hedberg Public Library will join us by presenting a display at the event.

Light refreshments will be served; the JPAC cash bar will be open.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Janesville Performing Arts Center Gallery; 408 S. Main St., Janesville, WI.

This program is free and open to all. If you are interested in telling a story, please contact Edie Baran: ediebaran@gmail.com, or call/text 608-931-5705. We ask that your story be no longer than 5 minutes long. You may also just post your story on the display board at the event. Please visit the Janesville Zonta Facebook page for more details and to preview women’s stories.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.  For more information about the ZONTA of Janesville, email janesville_president@zontadistrict6.org or message us on Facebook!

Improve access to medical forensics for survivors of violence

Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and one out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.

The Alaska Comprehensive Training Forensic Academy (ACTFA), a pilot program run through the University of Alaska Anchorage, promotes forensic training for nurses and health care providers to build capacity for communities to respond to all types of violence.

The bipartisan S. 2655, or the Ensuring Forensic Care for All Victims Act, authorizes demonstration grants based off the ACTFA. Its purpose is to create funding opportunities through national demonstration grants to develop trauma-informed standards of care that
promote generalist forensic medical training tailored to meet health care professional and first responder needs.

The Ensuring Forensic Care for All Victims Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO) in August 2021. Please urge your senators to co-sponsor and support S. 2655. If they have already sponsored or cosponsored the bill, you can send a message of thanks

 

Zonta Club of Janesville is Expanding Fundraising Efforts – Join Us August 22, 2021!

The Zonta Club of Janesville is excited to announce our Meat Raffle Fundraiser, scheduled for Sunday August 22, 2021 at The Island Bar, in Fort Atkinson WI.

Our meat raffle will raise funds to help support local scholarships sponsored by the Zonta Club of Janesville.  The Woman with a Vision Scholarship is awarded to a single mother who intends to pursue an education that will empower her to attain employment that produces family sustaining wages.  In addition to funding tuition and fees, our club strives to provide other supportive services to ensure our scholarship recipient is able to support her family while going to school.

Our club also provides a business scholarship and a public affairs scholarship.  The Jane M. Klausman Woman in Business Scholarship is awarded to woman pursuing a business degree in college.  The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is provided to women, ages 16-19, who have demonstrated commitment to the volunteer sector.  Both of these local scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be selected for additional scholarships at the District and International levels of Zonta.

Your donations will help raise funds to allow the Zonta Club of Janesville to continue its support of local women through these scholarships.

 

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Recipient Named

Courtney M. Jentz, a UW-Whitewater student from Platteville, WI was named the recipient of the 2021 Zonta Club of Janesville Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. She will now be eligible for additional scholarships offered by Zonta International.

Ms. Jentz received the scholarship because of her outstanding record at UW-Whitewater in the fields of Accounting and Finance. She is vice-president of the Epsilon Rho Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi honors society at UW-Whitewater and has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service as she has pursued her studies leading to a career in public accounting.

The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are open to women enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program in business, leading to a business management career. The program is designed to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business-related fields in their communities and throughout the world.

The Zonta Club of Janesville is a club of Zonta International, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Program is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The scholarships are funded by voluntary contributions. The local club scholarship is funded by the Zonta Club’s nut sales in the fall and its Annual International Women’s Day Luncheon during the month of March.

Women with a Vision Scholarship Recipient Named

Theresa Phillips of Milton, WI, has been named the recipient of the Zonta Club of Janesville’s Women with a Vision Scholarship for 2021-2022.

The Zonta Club of Janesville began the Woman with a Vision Scholarship initiative in 2012 when the club decided to create a program to provide resources that would help single mothers earn post-secondary degrees leading to employment that would provide a family-supporting income. Such a program would have a significant impact on the lives of these mothers and their families, and over time the program would provide benefits to the entire community as more families headed by single moms would become economically self-sufficient.

Ms. Phillips is pursuing a degree in nursing at Blackhawk Technical College.

The Zonta Club of Janesville is a member of Zonta International, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  The Women with a Vision Scholarship is one of many local and international programs for women and girls sponsored by the Zonta Club of Janesville and/or by Zonta International. The Women with a Vision Scholarship is funded by the proceeds from the Zonta Club of Janesville’s Holiday Nut Sale in the Fall of each year, and its International Women’s Day Luncheon held on or near March 8.