Zonta Club of Brisbane North Inc.

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We love to welcome new members to our club.

If you would like to know more about our Club and be invited to attend a Dinner Meeting, please send an email.

Our Club

Our Zonta Club of Brisbane North Inc. was established in 1978, and we are proud to have one original member who is still active in our Club. We are a group of professional and business women who are currently working or retired from the public, private, not-for-profit, community and university sectors. We come together to contribute our time in support of both the Zonta International Foundation, and local community initiatives, aligned with our Zonta mission of empowering women and girls worldwide through service and advocacy.

Our Meetings: Second Monday of each month (except January), dinner meeting at 6.00 for 6.30pm, at the Jephson Hotel, 63 Jephson St, Toowong QLD 4066

There are regular activities that we undertake each year. However, we are always open to new ideas on ways to fund raise and to advocate in support of our mission. We enjoy and value the fellowship and support that is gained in being a Zontian, and this is present in all that we do.

This is snapshot of activities that we are involved in.

Our advocacy activity

IMG_0160Our advocacy activity is primarily aligned with the Zonta International campaign Zonta Says No to Violence against Women. We contribute through community education (including our symbolic Zontian orange lady) and advocacy, and a guest speaker program.

Our service grants and activities

Service grants: In 2020, we provided service grants to a local women’s refuge.

Support cushions for women recovering from breast cancer: We regularly get together to assemble, sew and wrap these cushions and distributed them to local hospitals.Zonta Breast Cushions

Christmas women’s refuge ‘pamper packs’: This is a small contribution to brighten the lives of women escaping domestic violence.

Birthing kit assembly: With the help of university student volunteers, we assemble birthing kits for the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia. These kits are distributed to developing countries to reduce the incidence of deaths in childbirth.

Our awards program

Our Club offers the following local awards for women:

Advancement Grants – to enable women (who would not otherwise have access to scholarships or financial assistance) to develop their professional life or return to the workforce.

Chris Christensen Advancement Grant is awarded to a refugee or migrant woman or girl who fulfills the existing Advancement Grant Criterion.

Our Club also promotes the following Zonta International’s awards:

Young Women in Public Affairs Award –for young women aged 16-19 and studying in a secondary college or university and  have an active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership, support in Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship – for women pursuing PhD/doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering.

Women in Business Scholarship – for women pursuing undergraduate degrees in business management.

Our international project support

A third of our funds raised go to support international projects. During 2020-22 the Zonta International Foundation will support  Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection in Peru, Strengthening Response to GBV in PNG and Timor-Leste, Ending Child Marriage

Fundraising

We fund raise through varied activities such as sausage sizzles, trivia and movie nights, fashion shows, Christmas stalls and second hand sales.