Friday, 30 December 2011

A Very Zonta Christmas - 2011 Footprint of Service

As is the custom for this time of year, we look back and celebrate the successes of the year, and at the Canberra Breakfast Club we had plenty to work on.

In 2011, we:

made over 250 breast cancer care cushions

Raised about $11,000 at our Pre-Loved Fashion Sale in March

Racks and racks of wonderful donated clothes
And another $800 buying Blue Illusion fashion
Still wearing that club shirt and name badge!
 Supported a female PhD astrology student at Mt Stromlo with a $5,000 top up to her scholarship

Would you be able to complete your PhD on just $20,000p.a.?

Donated kitchen starter packs for 5 women leaving refuges to start a new life in a place of their own
What if you had no possessions? How would you cook a meal for the kids?
Packed and donated 333 emergency toiletry packs for women's refuges
Held a community day and packed 4000 birthing kits that went to Ethiopia.

Awarded $500 to our Young Women in Public Affairs award winner

See Samantha at the top? She's our Club's 2009 nomination who went on to win at Zonta International level

Hosted a Zonta Information stall at the Rotary Conference

We were the only non-Rotary stall there!

We also loaded up carloads of new and seondhand linen and towels for the refuges, enjoyed a range of guest speakers, attended Area Meeting and District Conference.

We don't do all this alone. We enjoyed working with an incredible range of people from multiple Canberra Rotary Clubs, students from Dickson College, Australian National University, Karinya House, Bega Women's Refuge, Oasis Refuge, St Vincent's, ATSI Cultural Centre, Lyneham Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the family, friends and work colleagues of our workplaces.

Success in Zonta is a conundrum - we are deeply grateful to every person assisting us to achieve our goals - and we believe that the work on which we focus makes a difference to the status of women in the Canberra region. Hopefully - one day - some of our work won't be needed anymore.

Best wishes to all Zontians and our friends (Hon Zons) for a successful 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Great annual report for your club. How about posting the date for the 2012 clothes sway on FaceBook?