Centennial Service Wows!

District 8 Clubs Celebrate 100 years of Zonta Service!

By Terri Turi, D8 Centennial Anniversary Coordinator

Wow!  Inspiring!

      Clubs across District 8 truly captured the meaning of CELEBRATION to honor Zonta International and our 100 years of empowering women.  Members are so dedicated and committed to ensure that our communities are aware of this biennium being extra special!
Clubs celebrated with proclamations from our cities, fundraising auctions and opportunities, special Centennial celebrations for November 8, displaying the powerful End Child Marriage shoe display, encouraging contributions to ZIF for the 100 anniversary and so much more!
Here’s a quick rundown of club’s events along with photos:following:

ANCHORAGE – held a champagne toast celebration with the city of Anchorage presenting a proclamation for November 8 commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Zonta International
BLACKFOOT – held a luncheon reception to honor founding club member, Jean Esplin, 90 years young, for her dedication and passion to Zonta.
COOS BAY AREA – held a special event the evening of November 8th at a local theater to hear from community leaders honor Zonta and the work that we do locally, to hear wonderful tunes from 1919 sung by the Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus, to watch the Academy Award winning short film titled Period. End of Sentence.  A very special evening.
CORVALLIS – honored their club members at their annual fundraising dinner/auction with the Roaring Into the 20’s theme – honoring 100 years of service of Zonta International.
EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD – held their annual forum to bring community awareness of the centennial celebration and the seriousness of youth sex trafficking.
GRANTS PASS – encouraged the community to participate in the global common action of giving to ZIF over the November 8th weekend.
NANAIMO – held a celebration honoring club members for 100 years of service through Zonta International
POCATELLO – promoted the global common action of giving over November 8th weekend and prepared for the 16 days of activism to contribute needed items for women throughout their community. #tamponladies
PORTLAND – celebrated their 90 years as a club and 100 years of Zonta International at a local winery
OLYMPIA – ensured that proclamations with given by their local communities with members/councilors Lynda Zeman and Leatta Dalhoff participating in the reading of the proclamations.
ROSEBURG – participating the D8 Service Common Action with the powerful shoe display throughout the community.
SOUTH PUGET SOUND – held a reception honoring club members and preparing for the distribution of dignity bags to women in need throughout the 16 days of activism.
VICTORIA – promoted a social media campaign to END CHILD MARRIAGE by posting pictures of shoes with the powerful message of the seriousness of this practice throughout the world.
YAKIMA VALLEY – promoting the giving to the global campaign of ending child marriage.

More celebrations will continue by our district clubs through the 16 days of Activism and Zonta Rose Day/International Women’s Day in March of 2020.  Clubs are highly encouraged to SHARE YOUR STORY through the Zonta International Facebook page and websites!  www.zonta.org and www.zonta100.org.