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1861 - Andres Pico and partners granted state franchise to build toll road and cut 50-foot-deep cleft through (Newhall) Pass; they failed; Beale later succeeded [story]
Andres Pico


This year The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is having “Dessert First,” a Centennial event on Friday, Nov. 8, Zonta International’s birthday. Join us as the club celebrates 100 years of empowering women with this extraordinary event. We will have a celebration with music, a silent auction, and let’s not forgot lots of desserts that pair with wine, beer and spirits.

Zonta International is a worldwide organization that has empowered women and girls through service and advocacy for 100 years. It was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, by a group of forward-thinking women who were not satisfied with the predominantly social nature of many women’s organizations. Instead, Zonta’s founders envisioned a women’s service organization that would advocate for laws and policies that ensure gender equality and help every woman and girl realize her full potential. Through continuous engagement over almost 10 decades, Zonta International has become a respected and reliable agent of civil society. Zonta International is a non-governmental organization with general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Zonta International promotes and strives to protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidences of violence against them. Since 1923, Zonta has provided more than US $40.9 million to empower women and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions. Zonta’s nearly 1,200 clubs support local and regional initiatives in 63 countries worldwide.

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley brings these elements of service, advocacy, and awareness of our international mission to life in ways that directly serve our community. Providing hands-on service delivery while funding the work, dreams, and goals of others to improve the lives of women. Our members find the right niche to meet their interests, time commitment, and financial support. Along the way, our community and world benefit from our efforts. We offer several scholarships and community grants to women and girls in the Santa Clarita Valley. Plus, we have many service projects to better the lives of women and girls; like “girl’s robotics” at the Boys and Girls Club and LifeForward, a monthly workshop to empower and provide self-sustainability to women.

Event details:
When: Friday, Nov. 8
Reception time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mercedes-Benz of Valencia, 23355 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, 91355
Tickets: $100 per person
Available to purchase atSCVZONTA.ORG/Dessert-First

For more information, contact Beth Heiserman at DessertFirst@SCVZONTA.ORG.

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