Zonta says no to domestic violence

Ann Overall, Margaret Stephens, Faye Anderson, Anita Williss and Leann Symonds at the Gala Dinner.
Ann Overall, Margaret Stephens, Faye Anderson, Anita Williss and Leann Symonds at the Gala Dinner.

Five members of the Zonta club of Fleurieu Peninsula celebrated Zonta International's 100th birthday with over 200 guest including members from South Australian Zonta clubs, partners, guests from organisations supporting women and other community members.

The Centennial Gala Dinner was held at Adelaide's Grand Chancellor Hotel on Saturday, November 9 where participants enjoyed a meal and entertainment from the band Along Comes Mary.

During the celebration Natasha Stott Despoja AO, who is the founding Chair of Our Watch, the national foundation to prevent violence against women and children, was presented with an award by Jane Adornetto, Governor of District 23 which represents Zonta clubs in Southern Australia.

In recognition of Zonta's campaign against domestic violence, the Fleurieu club invites interested members of the community to a morning of information and discussion on promoting safe environments for women, children and families. There will be guest speakers from Women's Information Services, Junction Australia and a member of SA Police.

This free event is at the Apollo Motor Inn on Torrens Street, Victor Harbor on Wednesday, November 27 from 10am to 12noon, with coffee and cake to follow. To book your place, contact Leann on 8551 0542.

This is a joint project of Fleurieu Families, Junction and the Zonta Club of Fleurieu Peninsula.

To draw attention to the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women Campaign, there will be a digital video on the wall of Victa Cinema each night for the November 16 Days of Activism, thanks to the City of Victor Harbor.

A movie night featuring the film Judy was attended by 160 people to support Zonta's local and international projects. After a drink and cheese and biscuits on arrival, guests were treated to a wonderful performance by Renee Zellweger and supporting cast in the moving story of Judy Garland. The club thanks the Victa Cinema, Cup-A-Cake Cafe and National Pharmacies for their contributions.