Making a Difference … Zonta Noosa Golf Day Fund Raiser.

The Zonta Club of Noosa held their first “Zonta Noosa Invitation Golf Day” at the Noosa Golf Club, on Sunday 6 August, 2017.


A very big thank you to all who contributed, attended and supported this event.  Without the support of individuals and businesses, this would not be possible.

Your support and contributions are making a difference to the lives of others!

Purpose of the event: Proceeds from the day will be put towards renovating the ‘SHINE Houses Project’ which for the past 10 years has provided shelter for local women and their children affected by domestic violence. These three safe houses are in desperate need of repair and the club needs public support to help raise money to go towards the $27,000 needed so these houses become a welcoming, safe and secure haven for the families taking refuge.

Background: Safe Homes in Noosa Everyday (SHINE) houses are the hard work of the Zonta International group. Zonta International is a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women worldwide through Service and Advocacy.  Members of Zonta Noosa volunteer their time and talents to address women’s issues in our local community and worldwide. They belong to a strong organisation which focuses on sustainable changes. They develop themselves while developing our society.  In other words, they empower and become empowered.

In May, 2004, the Zonta Club of Noosa hosted a Forum on Domestic and Family Violence in conjunction with the Noosa Council. The Zonta club was instrumental in pulling together several working groups supporting the same issue.

The outcome of the forum was recognition that there was a great need in Noosa for a refuge for women escaping domestic and family violence. As a result, in 2005, the SHINE project was born.

In just over two weeks three houses were built (a phenomenal effort) and so local women have had short-term emergency accommodation available in their time of need.

Until the houses were built, women escaping domestic violence had nowhere to go in Noosa and were forced to relocate to other shires, having to leave jobs and support bases of neighbours and friends. For children, it meant a change of school and major disruption in an already confusing and emotional time.


Recognition and thanks to the following Sponsors, Donors and Businesses/Individuals who donated items for the 2017 Zonta Noosa Golf Day.






Kind donations made by Individuals and Businesses:

  • Tony Cox
  • Helen & Joey Estate, Yara Valley
  • Gympie Golf Package (Derek Connolly: Great Eastern Motor Inn)
  • Twin Waters Golf Club: Golf Lessons
  • Links Hope Island Golf Package (Mark Brady)
  • Treasury Wines
  • Floor Plans R Us
  • Titleist: Golf Bag
  • Berkelouw Book Shop, Eumundi
  • The WORKS on the Marina (Hair, Beauty and Bridal Salon)
  • FLUX Restaurant & Lounge
  • The Surf Club Noosa Heads (Peter Thynne)
  • Douglas Aitchison
  • Tres Belle, Designer Fashion Reclaimed, Noosaville
  • The River Read
  • Noosa Thriller
  • Noosa Charters
  • Nest Gift Shop, Eumundi
  • Road to Cacao, Eumundi
  • Pearls for Girls
  • Eumundi Meats
  • A Little Shop of Soul (Cooroy)
  • Blue Brown Bag (Cooroy)
  • Sirocco Restaurant
  • Cooroy Shoes and Accessories
  • Scotch and Soda
  • Smyths Inc (Hairdressing Salon)
  • Islander Resort (Moondoggy’s Cafe and Bar)
  • Imperial Hotel, Eumundi