Please view our President’s May 2017 annual report, accessed from the right hand column for an overview of our 2016-17 achievements.
Pine Rivers is a large and growing District within Moreton Bay Regional Council in south-east Queensland. MBRC is immediately north of Brisbane City and also includes Redcliffe City and Caboolture District.
The Zonta Club of Pine Rivers Inc. was chartered in 1994 and the business/dinner meeting is held on the second Wednesday evening of each month at 6.30 p.m. for 7 p.m. at the Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre, 646 South Pine Road, Eatons Hill.
The Pine Rivers Club supports local, Zonta District 22, and Zonta International service projects which further the ideals of Zonta. Our local service projects include:
- Assisting the Strathpine Domestic Violence Unit to support women and children in need by providing baby product hampers during the year and Christmas food and gifts hampers in December.
- Providing a $3,500 Zonta Pine Rivers QUT equity scholarship for a female, low income, sole parent tertiary student, which assists a woman to improve her status through education.
- Providing the R.A.V.E.S. Personal safety programme to school students at no charge to the school or students. See below for item with full details.
- Funding train the trainers for the national “Love Bites” High School programme.
- Making breast pillows for regional hospitals to provide to women who have had mastectomies.
- Making birthing kits which are sent to third world countries to provide new born babies and their mothers with a better chance of survival from disease.
We also donate a third of all funds we raise to the Zonta International Service Projects which are run in conjunction with United Nations agencies such as UN Women. These specific and monitored projects improve the lives of thousands of women and girls in developing countries. You can read more about these life-changing projects on the Zonta International website.
We are able to do all this through the efforts of our magnificent fund raising members. If you would like to support us please ask us about attending our International Women’s Day lunch, our Fun & Games Night or our Melbourne Cup Lunch. We also raise money through sausage sizzles at Bunnings and having various stalls at Moreton Bay Regional Council public events.
For Zonta Club of Pine Rivers membership enquiries or more information please contact Dot Patrick phone 0417 615 405 or send an email to:- email@example.com
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To apply for a Zonta Club of Pine Rivers Mini Grant please apply for a form by email, or fill in the form online and once you have completed the form print and either email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or post original copy to PO Box 447 Lawnton, 4501.
RAVES Programme 2017
The Zonta Club of Pine Rivers will continue to fund the R.A.V.E.S (recognise; assess; vocalise; escape; survive) personal safety system programme for some Grade 11 students and all grade 9 students in the Bray Park High School in 2017, in part by using the remainder of the grant provided to the Club by the Brendale Community Bank at the start of 2016.
The programme is facilitated by Erin Cash of Sweat Systems. Erin is a former Detective Sergeant in the Queensland police Service with specialisations in child abuse, crowd control and combative training methods.
R.A.V.E.S. consists of separate and different three-hour sessions for male and female students covering protective behaviours, basic self-defence principles and escape techniques, also how to handle peer pressure, bullying and defining destructive relationships.
President Glynnis Gartside says “we are thrilled to be able to offer this programme once again, and in a further Pine Rivers District High School. R.A.V.E.S aims to prevent or neutralise violent situations amongst young people, and to stop destructive behaviours which can lead to domestic violence later in life.”
It also enables the Club to use more of their hard-earned funds to continue to support many other causes which assist women and girls to live safe and productive lives.
NOT NOW, NOT EVER – Phone 1800 811 811
The Zonta Club of Pine Rivers supports the Queensland Government’s campaign NOT NOW NOT EVER : Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or family violence, make the call to D.V. Connect on 1800 811 811 for advice on safety strategies and available support services.