Zonta Club of Fleurieu Peninsula October meeting

ACTIVE: President of Zonta Club of Fleurieu Peninsula Glenys Brown and Deena Constable from Fleurieu Families.get prepared for the Shine the Light event.

ACTIVE: President of Zonta Club of Fleurieu Peninsula Glenys Brown and Deena Constable from Fleurieu Families.get prepared for the Shine the Light event.

In November the Zonta Club of Fleurieu Peninsula will be taking part in the 16 Days of Activism, a global movement to unite women and girls in the campaign to end violence against women. 

On November 24, the City of Victor Harbor will be Shining the Light on Domestic Violence by illuminating the side of the council building with orange light.

A Bystander Training Workshop has been organised by Zonta for Friday, November 24, with a grant from the White Ribbon Day committee and support from Fleurieu Families and Junction Australia.

This workshop will be held at the Christian Gospel Centre from 10am until 1pm. It is being conducted by the YWCA through Rise Above the Pack, a community safety campaign that addresses issues around domestic violence.

The program is delivered by male and female facilitators and gives information to people in the community who wish to know what to do if they witness or suspect incidents affecting the respect or safety of women.

The workshop is free. For more information please contact Kerry on 8551 0553.

On the evening of Saturday, November 25, council has asked Zonta to be part of an event to launch a digital light show above the Victa Cinema starting at 8pm with the display illuminated at 8.47pm.

This will show through the 16 Days of Activism. This promises to be an amazing display of new digital art pieces by Care Vaughan and Nisa Schebella, with music by Maggie O’Moore at the launch.

On Tuesday, October 24, president Glenys Brown welcomed members and guests to Zonta’s International Night at the Hotel Victor. A number of members wore jewellery or clothing from other countries and the club’s flags of the 66 countries in Zonta International were displayed.

In keeping with the international theme guest speaker was Maureen Milne, a former recipient of Zonta’s  Woman of Achievement Award. 

Maureen took members through her ‘Journey with World Vision’ from 1969 to 2017. She became involved in this international, inter-denominational aid program, beginning with the sponsorship of a young girl in Vietnam.

After she moved to the Victor Harbor area Maureen started a branch of World Vision in her home in 1991. A visual presentation showed some of the many countries she has been to as part of World Vision’s aid programs, such as Sri Lanka, where she visited a young boy she was sponsoring.

Members were thanked for their participation in the information stand at the Port Elliot Show and helping on the gate at the Taringa Park Open Garden Day. Fundraising chairman Ann Overall and president Glenys thanked Allan and Carolyn Potter for donating 50 percent of the gate takings to the Zonta Club.

The meeting on November 28, the club will present the annual Woman of Achievement Award to a very worthy local woman.