Zonta Club is Active in the Community
Red Car Parade - Bay Area Fun Festival
We’ve been a part of the parade for two years. We gather Red cars, drivers, and walkers and promote women’s health issues, specifically heart health. We doubled in size from the first year to this the 2nd year and we were placed at the beginning of the parade, because of what we promote. We are planning for the next year, and will again promote Women’s health issues. We were even featured on the Rotterdam opening slide show this past summer at the international convention
See Jane Run, October of every year This is a run/walk to raise money for the local Women’s Shelter, Jane’s House. We promote participation in our club and this year about 15 Zontians participated.
"Dress your Best - Stepping up by Dressing Up."
This has become a popular service to the local college center to the women who are re-entering the work force. We offer a 2 hr program on interview, hygiene, and dressing tips. Participants are required to attend, but generally feel they’ve learned valuable information. Also they are invited to visit the clothes closet that we’ve organized to pick out an appropriate interview outfit that they are allowed to keep.
Salvation Army Bell ringing - December
This is also a one-day event we participate in yearly. We staff the doors at Fred Meyer’s Department Store for the Salvation Army to raise money for their projects. Our fun goal each year is to raise more $$ than the Kiwanis. We usually win.
Shore Acres Hosting - December Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area is hosting the Holiday lights at Shore Acres State Park on December 10th, 2008. The holiday lights is a most beautiful display of more than a quarter of a million Christmas lights displayed throughout the garden area at Shore Acres State Park. The light display begins the day after Thanksgiving and goes through New Years Day with 40,000 to 50,000 visitors viewing this incredible display. Zonta Club of Coos Bay is proud to be a part of this South Coast tradition since 1987.
This is the local Marshfield High School leadership club of future Zontians. They became officially chartered in Oct of this year. We try to facilitate and attend their meetings. They are often guests at our luncheons and are invited to take part in many of our service projects listed above.
Little Red Schoolhouse
Supplying basic school supplies to those in need throughout the public school system within Coos County the club has raised over $25,000 through grants and
donations which will be spent during the 2008-2009 club year.
Zonta International seeks to: improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy; work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions; promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
Zontians are executives and professionals decision-making positions willing to contribute to improving the legal, political, educational, professional, economic and health status of women. Each club includes members from a variety of occupations and professions. To ensure professional diversity within each club, Zonta membership is by invitation.
Luncheon meetings are held on the first and third Fridays of each month at the Red Lion Hotel in Coos Bay, Oregon. To learn more about us and how you might join one of the strongest, most active service clubs promoting the advancement of women, come be our guest for lunch.