Local Service/Advocacy Project
The Service Committee recommends grants in accordance with the Objects of Zonta International to improve the status of women through local and international service projects.
It encourages and financially supports local service projects that are aligned with Zonta International goals. Several agencies are chosen each year and awarded grants for projects specifically dedicated to empowering women.
The committee recruits and selects recipients of scholarships :
Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship: awarded to a young woman in college studying business and/or business management or economics
Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship: awarded to a high school senior accepted at a college who has demonstrated dedication to advancing women in her advocacy work and area of study in college.
Women In Transition: scholarships awarded to women finding themselves the sole family support and needing more education in order to be qualified for work that can support their families.
Zonta Club of Everett STEAM Scholarship: awarded to young women 16-19 years of age interested in career pathways in science, technology, engineering, arts and aerospace manufacturing.
The Service Committee also allocates donations to:
Zonta International Foundation: (projects bettering women’s health, safety and education)
ZISVAW: an international effort to end violence against women
Amelia Earhart Scholarship: (awarded to young women in graduate aeronautics and space engineering programs)
Lester Pearson College: (an international university preparatory boarding school in British Columbia, a tuition free school)
For International service projects please see www.zonta.org
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 three women reports being injured by domestic violence sometime in her lifetime; in Snohomish County, in 2015-2016, the only confidential domestic abuse hotline in Snohomish County received 5076 calls for help. One in five women in Washington State have experienced rape (wscadv.org).
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 six parts of the world: Bolivia, Niger, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Madagascar, and Afghanistan. We encourage our members to participate in Zonta programs at all levels. See www.zonta.org