Thanks for Celebrating Our Golden Anniversary

Why?

Imagine a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman can live to her full potential. This is the vision of Zonta International.  Zonta International improves women’s lives by increasing their access to education, health care, legal services and economic opportunities while supporting efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls. The Zonta Club of Victoria is one of hundreds of clubs, operating in more than 60 countries, working together to empower women through both local and global initiatives.

What Was it?

On November 10, about 125 people joined to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Zonta Victoria empowering women- and the 99th anniversary of Zonta International doing the same.

Ticket Sales Beneficiary

A portion of the ticket sales went to the Victoria Foundation to be invested into the Zonta Club of Victoria Fund- which currently generates grant money to support Zonta's local causes. The Zonta Club of Victoria is partnering with HerWay Home, who will be the recipient of this grant for the next few  years beginning in the spring of 2019. Together we will support and empower local women and girls.

More on HerWay Home

HerWay Home is a non-judgmental health and social resource for pregnant women and mothers with young children or babies, who have a history with substance use and who may be affected by mental health issues, violence, and trauma. Since it opened its doors five years ago in Victoria, HerWay Home has helped transform the lives of more than 200 women and their children.  Watch the video, "Letter from Jane" to see how HerWay Home helps these women.

Silent Auction Beneficiaries

About $5000 were raised through our silent auction to support Zonta's many scholarships and international causes, such as the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship, the Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship, Amelia Earhart fellowships, education initiatives for girls in developing countries and a program to end child marriages.

Make a direct donation to the Zonta Club of Victoria Fund

Slide Show

This is the slide who that was running at the Gala

Golden Gala compress (pptx)

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Thanks to our silent auction donors

3 Days in a Lexus

Whale Watching for Two

Bring a friend and come and watch the whales.

Spa for two

2 spa pool gift certificates from Oak Bay Beach Hotel: a trip to remember!

Dinner Anyone?

A gift certificate at Fish Hook Restaurant

Tickets to Ballet Victoria

2 tickets December 28-30

Tickets to the Opera

Tickets to Countess Maritza Opera in April/May courtesy of Pacific Opera Victoria

Trip for Two

Enter your bid to WIN a trip for two to any scheduled WestJet destination

Fine Dining at Zambri's

Gift certificate for Zambri’s generously donated by Quickscribe (making legislation more easily accessible)

Westin Bear Mountain

Round of golf? Trip to the spa? Westin Bear Mountain offers a gift certificate to go anywhere at their Golf Resort and Spa

Draft or Update your Will

Legal services for a will donated by Scott Farquhar of Pearlman Lindholm

Helijet dollars

Treat yourself to a Helijet trip

Trip to Race Rocks

Gather 8 of your friends for a trip for 9 to Race Rocks with thanks to Pearson College.