Zontians from Hervey Bay share time, effort, and financial resources in order to support local and international service projects including:

 Zontians with friends and families are all smiles assembling Birthing Kits for women in developing countries.

These birthing kits have helped save lives of thousands of women and children around the world.

According to the United Nations, 60 million women give birth each year with the assistance of a traditional birth attendant or no assistance at all. In 1996, an estimated 585,000 women died annually in childbirth with developing countries accounting for 99% of these deaths. The Zonta Birthing Kits provide for a clean birth that may decrease the risk of death from infection and bleeding.  What started as a trial of 100 simple birthing kits to Papua New Guinea in 1999 has evolved into over 220,000 kits being sent to 26 countries through 30 organizations. Zonta clubs, Australia wide, assemble kits that are distributed to countries including Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, Burma, Tibet, Tanzania, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Nepal, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Fiji, Solomon Islands, West Timor and East Timor.The contents of a Zonta Birthing Kit are:

  1. 1m x 1m square plastic sheet (for the mother to lie on)
  2. 1 piece of soap
  3. 1 pair of latex gloves
  4. 3 cords to tie the umbilical cord
  5. 1 scalpel blade
  6. 3 gauze squares

5 Nov 2013 – Zonta Hervey Bay ladies ready to welcome guests and sell raffle tickets and sweeps during the Melbourne Cup Luncheon at the Bayswater Hotel.

The Zonta Club of Hervey Bay organizes local funding raising activities such as BBQ sizzles, strawberry crepes sales at the annual Hervey Bay Seafood Festival, auctions, dinners  and others, to support its local projects.

Zonta Club of Hervey Bay members Sue and Josie present Hervey Bay Riding for the Disabled with a cheque from on of the club’s fundraising projects.

Zonta Club of Hervey Bay President Jenny Ferris receives a certificate of appreciation from the Hervey Bay Riding for the Disabled on behalf of the club.
 Zontians and friends in their fashionable hats during an auction which raised over $3,000 for the benefit of the Hervey Bay Riding for the Disabled.

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