As we come together to accomplish all that we do, whether locally, regionally or globally, please remember: we are STRONG WOMEN with POWERFUL VOICES
It is an honor to serve as the President of the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area. This year's theme is STRONG WOMEN—POWERFUL VOICES.
I chose this theme as a representation of myself and the work that I do as a personal trainer and the owner of a fitness center. Growing up I was raised by a single mother who was always telling me, “dynamite comes in small packages” and, “I may be small but I am powerful.”
In this upcoming year I know we, as STRONG Zontians, will come together. We will volunteer our time, raise money through making fudge and selling it, through preparing an auction basket and purchasing tickets for the Celebrity Dinner, and having fun at a bowling tournament. All that fundraising will allow us to assist in funding local non-profit organizations with our community grants, educate women about entering the ever-changing work-world, help further education for women through our scholarships, and provide school supplies to Coos County schools.
We will use our POWERFUL voices to advocate for awareness and prevention of violence against women.
STRONG WOMEN – POWERFUL VOICES represents all of us. Zontians are strong women, and united, we have powerful voices.
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.