Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley will be honored by the city of Santa Clarita at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Zontians will be present to receive this Proclamation to honor Zonta International (ZI) for 100 years of empowering women and girls through service and advocacy reinforcing “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women” a worldwide campaign to transition from awareness to action. You may have noticed the banner hung near City Hall on Valencia Boulevard pedestrian over-cross.
In addition, the entrance to City Hall will become orange as it is lit with orange lights from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm to remind everyone to “say no to violence to against women.”
ZI became a reality on Nov. 8, 1919 in Buffalo, New York when a small group of pioneering women came together with a vision to help all women realize greater equality while using their individual and collective expertise in service to their community.
ZI is a non-governmental organization with prestigious general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Since 1923, ZI has provided more than $40.9 million to empower women and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions. Nearly 1,200 clubs support local and regional initiatives in 63 countries worldwide.
Zonta Club of SCV embraces the mission of service, advocacy, and awareness by providing hands-on service to improve the lives of women and girls. Scholarships and community grants are offered that benefit women and girls locally. Service programs are designed to improve the lives of women and girls – Girls’ Robotics teaches girls 8-14 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills as they build and operate lego robots; LifeForward monthly workshops are designed to empower and provide self-sustainability to women and Stemming the Tide of Human Trafficking which mentors at-risk populations of girls.
Zonta Club of SCV is most appreciative of this recognition by the city of Santa Clarita as the members continue to their efforts to empower women and girls.