Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

July 15, 2008

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Zonta International began in Buffalo, New York, in 1919 with five women.  Today, Zonta has more than 33,000 members in over 1200 clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas.  The headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois.

Zonta Club of Fort Smith was chartered April 24, 1967.  In its forty-seven year history, Zonta Club of Fort Smith has supported projects that advance the status of women both locally and internationally.

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Zonta Says No is a campaign to raise awareness of Zonta’s efforts to end violence against women and girls at the club, district and international levels.  It is an opportunity to unite Zonta clubs and Zontians around the world in one common action and to promote ZISVAW (Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women) projects.

The Zonta Says No campaign is correlating with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence and  encouraging all clubs to support advocacy activities during this period.  Since the 16 Days Campaign began in 1991, over 5000 organizations in 187 countries have participated. The campaign begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and continues through December 10, the International Human Rights Day.

 

Zonta Club of Fort Smith meets at 6:00 P.M. the second Monday of the month at the main Fort Smith Public Library’s community room.  Contact President Judi Hansen at judi_hansen7759@yahoo.com for additional information.

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Facebook:  Zonta Club of Fort Smith

Email:  zontafortsmith@aol.com

Annual Geranium Sale – Saturday, April 12, Sagely & Edwards

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Purchase beautiful, healthy geraniums (as this photo proves) and support local and international causes that advance the status of women.  Our annual sale will be held from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM on Saturday, April 12, at Sagely & Edwards on Rogers Avenue.  Prices are $27.00 for flats of 18 or $1.50 for individual plants.  All profits from proceeds go to support service, including local scholarships for female students.  Zonta Club of Fort Smith also supports the Crisis Intervention Center, Girls Inc., Esther Home, Girls Shelter, and Single Parent Scholarship.  The club sponsors a yearly career fair for girls at a local junior high and a First Impressions Workshop for women re-entering the work force.

The money spent on our beautiful flowers does more than simply provide you with a nice plant; it serves girls and women in our community and globally.

Visit the site on April 12 or pre-order a flat by contacting any Zonta member.


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