The Zonta Club of Redcliffe Inc. was formed in May 1980 by Dr. Helen Row from the Zonta Club of Brisbane. It was originally called. the Zonta Club of Redcliffe Area, and included the Shires of Pine Rivers and Caboolture. These shires now have their separate Zonta Clubs.
Redcliffe is a bayside city situated about 30 km. north of Brisbane. Club Meetings are held at the Seaspray Room, Belvedere Hotel, Oxley Avenue, Woody Point on the fourth Monday of each month at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm dinner meeting.
We are a service club and we raise money in various ways. We work together through a committee system to achieve our goals. In spite of the present high standard of living in some parts of the world there are many needs that are not met by governments. We aim to meet many of these needs in our own community, as well as internationally through Zonta International, particularly in the area of women’s health and education.
Among the numerous individuals and organizations Redcliffe Zonta has helped are:
- The Skin Bank;
- Katherine Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital;
- Wesley Breast Clinic;
- Redcliffe Hospital;
- Dragon Boat Ladies; and
- Professor Ian Fraser’s Cervical Research.
People join service clubs because of their good citizenship, their ideas, abilities and energies. It is a way of giving something back to the community which helped to educate us. For ourselves membership in Zonta is very rewarding and stimulating.
Conventions are held every two years in different parts of the world. District Conferences and Area meetings are held in our own country. These are opportunities for us to improve leadership skills, meet new people, make new friends, network, and have fun and fellowship along the way.
If you are interested in learning more about Zonta please contact Gail Jennings by email or phone 0401 964 010.
For more information about the Zonta Club of Redcliffe Inc visit http://www.zontaredcliffe.org.au
Redcliffe members enjoying the 2011 District Conference