Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
One hundred years ago, a small group of pioneering women came together in Buffalo, New York with a vision to help all women realize greater equality while using their individual and collective expertise in service to their community.
Their vision became Zonta International, an organization that has grown to more than 29,000 members in 63 countries, working together to make gender equality a reality for women and girls worldwide.
November 8, 2019 marks Zonta’s centennial anniversary. We will celebrate each of the remaining 100 days until our anniversary by highlighting 100 women from around the world who have made a difference. A new biography will be presented each day.
Beulah Louise Henry 1887-1973
Henry was an American inventor in the 1930s, and was given the nickname "Lady Edison.”
Of approximately 110 inventions, she was awarded around 49 patents over her lifetime.
Henry attended North Carolina Presbyterian College and Elizabeth College in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she submitted her first patents. She moved to New York City in 1924, where she devised one of her most popular early inventions, an umbrella
with a snap-on cloth cover. This allowed the owner to coordinate the umbrella with clothing. The umbrella led to her appearance in Scientific American magazine as one of their "Outstanding Inventors.” The rights to her popular umbrella cover invention sold for $50,000, which enabled her to set up her own laboratory. She appointed mechanics, model makers, and draftsmen to turn her ideas into prototypes.She founded two companies: the Henry Umbrella and Parasol Company, and the B. L. Henry Company of New York. Throughout the 1920s, she was awarded patents for a spring-limbed doll and sponges that held soap in the middle. She also designed the machine that produced the sponges.
During the 1930s and 1940s, the patents she received included a double-chain stitch sewing machine, a feeding and aligning device for typewriters, a bobbin-less sewing machine, a number of children ́s toys, and another typewriter attachment for duplicating documents.
She preferred to live in New York hotels and never married. Beulah Louise Henry was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006.
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The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley
Providing hands-on service delivery while supporting the work, dreams, and goals of others to improve the lives of women, our members find the right niche to meet their interests, time commitment, and financial support.
Along the way, our community and world benefit from our efforts and amazing life-long friendships are nurtured.
Founded in 1974, SCV Zonta is a dynamic organization of more than 60 professional women working together to advance the status of women in the Santa Clarita Valley through service, advocacy and awareness.
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is a proud member of Zonta International, an organization with more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta clubs in 67 countries and geographical areas. Zonta International has consultative status with the United Nations and is the means by which we participate in service projects around the world.
Members of the local club provide leadership to a number of community-based organizations in the SCV. Within Zonta International, local members have served at all levels. Dianne Curtis was ZI President from 2010 to 2012. Currently, Sharon Langenbeck serves as International President-Elect.
Zonta Club Meetings
Next Meeting Sept 11, 2019
We have moved!
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley welcomes people that are interested in furthering our mission of empowering women through service and advocacy. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. We meet at the Courtyard by Marriott, 28538 Westinghouse Pl, Santa Clarita CA
News from Zonta International
Zonta International recognizes Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley
On behalf of the Zonta International Foundation, thank you for the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley‘s dedication and generosity to the Zonta International Foundation during the 2016-2018 Biennium.
None of our good work is possible without the generosity of Zonta clubs. We appreciate all of your efforts. Together, we empower women and girls, through our education programs, our international service and ZISVAW projects, and through our belief and investment in them. Your donations help women and girls transform into stronger, more confident, and responsive world citizens. On behalf of all of the women and girls touched by ZIF, we thank you.
As a token of our gratitude, a special image has been created to use on your website and fundraising materials to showcase your commitment to the Zonta International Foundation.
We ask that you use the attached image only in this context. When posting the image, it is best not to stretch, skew or change the image in anyway, but it can be resized to fit your needs.
If you have any questions regarding the use or posting of your image, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Again, thank you for your club’s impressive efforts during the 2016-2018 Biennium.
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Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Upcoming Events
Come join us for the 9th Annual LUNAFEST, a fun evening of films inspired, directed and produced by women, benefiting SCV Zonta Club. This year we have VIP and General Admission tickets available. Everyone will receive popcorn and a goodie bag from our sponsors.
Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, in downtown Newhall on Friday Sept 13
Doors open at 5:45pm for VIP and 6pm for General Admission.
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Women in Service May 2, 2020
Our 36th Annual Women in Service event is coming up on May 2, 2020. Sand Canyon Country Club. Mark you calendars. Last year we were sold out
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Dessert First Nov 8, 2019
Announcing our newest event to celebrate Zonta International's 100th anniversary on Nov 8, 2019. The event will be held at Merceds-Benz Valencia. Ticker price $100 which includes an opportunity ticket for our drawing. This event is a must!
More information coming soon including how to purchase tickets.
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Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights
and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.
In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.
In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.