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 5.30pm for a 6:00 pm start. Prospective Member Information Sessions are conducted before the Monthly Dinner Meeting from 5.00pm. All prospective members are welcome to enquire to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance at the Info Session and join us at the Dinner Meeting.
The Club currently has 18 members, all of whom are dedicated supporters of the goals and ideals of Zonta International.
The Club has been a very active force in the Bundaberg Community, contributing by way of service and advocacy projects. Locally we provide a scholarship each year to a woman who has completed the STEPS course at CQU and continues on to study an undergraduate degree. The successful applicant receives $500 a semester for four semesters.
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.
We also sponsor the Bundaberg SHS Senior Girls HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) team and have provided a Zonta perpetual trophy for the race that is held in Bundaberg.
We are also 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 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 2021 we welcomed 160 guests.
Our club actively engages in the Zonta International 16 Days of Activism. We aim to light up the city of Bundaberg in orange each year reminding spectators that Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.
Ongoing Australia-wide projects include purchasing materials and making cushions for local breast cancer patients.
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 men and women 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.
For more information about the Zonta Club of Bundaberg Inc. please send an email or visit https://www.facebook.com/ZontaClubBundaberg