The Zonta Club of Bundaberg Inc was chartered on 24 August 1990.
The Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Rowers on the River, cnr, Quay and Toonburra Streets, from 6:00 for a 6:30 pm start. The Club currently has 18 members, all of whom are dedicated supporters of the goals and ideals of Zonta International.
The Club is an active force in the Bundaberg Community, contributing by way of service and advocacy projects. Locally we provide a $1000.00 award each year to a woman who has completed the STEPS course at CQU and continues on to study an undergraduate degree.
We give an annual bursary of $300 to seven girls from the local area who are transitioning from primary to high school. This money is paid to the accepting high school to cover some of the expenses of the transition.
We also sponsor the Bundaberg SHS Senior Girls HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) team and have provided a Zonta perpetual trophy for the inter-school race that is held in Bundaberg annually.
Our club actively engages in the Zonta International 16 Days of Activism. In 2020 the stand of fig trees was illuminated in orange. We also had Zollies, orange cut our figures that can represent people, distributed throughout the town and nearby areas. Maybe in 2021 you will see us in the Pageant of Lights reminding spectators that Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.
Our club is proud to host an annual community breakfast for International Women’s Day. It is always held on the Sunday closest to 8th March and in 2020 we welcomed 155 guests.
Ongoing projects include purchasing materials and making cushions for local breast cancer patients and .providing ad hoc funding to the Bumble Bees Therapeutic Pre-School conducted by Phoenix House. This program is for 3 – 5 year olds who have experienced trauma.
Our members are committed to fundraising in order to support our local projects and to support Zonta International’s many aid, advocacy and educational projects. To ensure we meet our financial goals we engage in a range of fund raising activities e.g. movie and trivia nights. We are always looking for women and men to lend us their support.
We continually strive to find new ways that we can empower women and girls within our community and welcome all suggestions of ways that we can meet perceived need. You can follow us on https://www.facebook.com/ZontaClubBundaberg/
For more information about the Zonta Club of Bundaberg Inc. please send an email