About the Yellow Rose Award 

The Zonta Club of Hervey Bay Yellow Rose Award is an annual event that recognises women in our community who have made a significant impact on the lives of others through their employment, volunteer activities, or associations. Many outstanding women contribute their talents and skills to improve the quality of life of others in our community. The Award seeks to honour these women and to provide visible examples to inspire the next generation of women and girls.

The Zonta Club of Hervey Bay dedicates this award in honour of the late Jennifer Ferris, former President, Treasurer and Chair of various committees of the Club, who embodied the spirit of a true Zontian. Her tireless dedication to Zonta, cheerful attitude and witty personality was an inspiration to many of us who continue our work of service and advocacy for women and girls in the community and beyond.

Since its inaugural year in 2022, the event has raised close to $7,000 which has allowed the Club to support various local organisations including Myriam Cottage, Bayside Transformations and J & T Helping the Homeless, Yoorana Domestic Violence & Resource Service Inc, and Hervey Bay Girl Guides.


About Zonta Club of Hervey Bay 

The Zonta Club of Hervey Bay was chartered in December 1990 and is part of the Zonta International District 22 which comprises of five (5) Areas. The Zonta Club of Hervey Bay is part of Area 2.   Hervey Bay, a coastal town approximately 290 kilometres from Brisbane, is considered as the whale watching capital of Australia, with easy access to the World Heritage listed K’gari/Fraser Island. 


Zonta International is a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.


Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognised as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.

How we do this

The Zonta Club of Hervey Bay works at the international, district, and local levels to achieve the Zonta objectives through:

  • Education
    • Projects to support young people and women in our community to enter careers for the future such as the Women in STEM scholarship.
  • Service 
    • Donations to support various community organisations
    • Birthing Kits to assist traditional birth attendants in developing countries
    • Fundraising for local and international projects
  • Advocacy
    • Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children
    • Awareness raising through the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence
    • International Women’s Day breakfast
    • Raising community awareness through events and media
    • Partnerships with likeminded organisations
  • Membership
    • Promoting membership at community events
    • Promoting membership at community events Holding social events to support members
    • Participating in district forums to increase and support membership.

The Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6.00pm at the Hervey Bay RSL or via phone or zoom.  If you would like to contact us to learn more write to us at PO 1035, Hervey Bay, Q., 4655 or phone the Secretary on 0418 748 708.  Alternatively, please send an email with your contact details.

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