Zonta’s November meeting each year recognises a local woman worthy of the Woman of Achievement Award. This year’s recipient was Kath Berridge. President Glenys Brown welcomed Kath to the meeting, as well as a number of her friends and colleagues from Encounter Centre.
Glenys spoke of Kath’s involvement at Encounter Centre for 35 years since 1982. Kath has been a Board director, involved with Governance of the centre and co-ordinator of the Encounter Centre shop for over six years. Encounter Centre provides a place where people living with a disability come to socialise and be entertained or participate in activities to help their well-being.
Kath was involved in Pelican Club, when it began, as mentor, organiser, cook and bus driver. She introduced Junior Pelicans and after Leann Symonds presented Kath with her award, Nat Young, a young man who knew Kath when he was a boy of 10 and a member of Junior Pelicans, presented her with a bouquet of flowers.
The Bystander Workshop held on November 24, organised by Zonta and run by the YWCA, enabled people to learn more about the issues of violence against women.
Glenys reported on the launch of Shine the Light, the digital display above the Victor Cinema, which will be showing during the ‘16 days of activism’. Zonta will have an exhibit in the Christmas Tree exhibition in the Town Hall. The Christmas dinner meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 12, at the Hotel Victor, 6.30 for 7pm.