Service / Advocacy / UN
Local Service/Advocacy Project
Service Committee Chooses local Programs from the following agencies to be Funded in 2012:
Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish County
Domestic Violence Serices
Open Door Theatre
Providence Intervention Center for Assault & Abuse
Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission
Zonta International Foundation
Lester B. Pearson College
Amelia Earhart Fund
Jane Klausman Scholarship
Women in Transition Scholarship
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship
Our ongoing service/advocacy project for 2009 is the distribution of business cards displaying the local Domestic Violence hotline. We are asking ALL businesses to make available these cards where women would normally gather (clinics, medical offices, spas, etc.) If anyone is interested in acquiring some of the cards to distribute, contact info@zontaeverett.
For International service projects please see www.zonta.or
Governor Gregoire signs Proclamation
In response to the Zonta Club of Everett’s request, Governor Christine Gregoire has proclaimed November 25, 2008 the Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women in Washington State.
The Zonta Club of Everett was chartered in 1929 and is affiliated with Zonta International, a worldwide service organization of business and professional executives dedicated to advancing the status of women worldwide. Zonta International has selected the eradication of violence against women of all generations as a focus locally and internationally. The Zonta Club of Everett contacted local and state officials and requested that they join Zonta’s worldwide campaign to end the violence.
Violence is inflicted against women all over the world: in the United States a woman is battered every 15 seconds and 700,000 women are sexually assaulted annually; in Washington State one in five women reports being injured by domestic violence sometime in her lifetime; in Snohomish County; between July 2005 and June 2006 alone, the only confidential domestic abuse hotline in Snohomish County received 5,981 calls for help.
Violence against women disrupts and destroys lives in our homes, schools, workplaces and throughout our society. By drawing attention to this alarming and pervasive phenomenon, Zonta International hopes to reduce the numbers of women and children whose lives are damaged and improve the quality of life for all of us.
The opportunities for service are endless in our community. Through the Zonta Club of Everett and through Zonta International, we can help women and girls reach their dreams through educational opportunities, to help stop violence against women and girls, and to improve women’s lives through a variety of local and international service projects. Through Zonta International, projects are in four parts of the world: Bolivia, Niger, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. We encourage our members to participate in Zonta programs at all levels. See www.zonta.org