Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
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 Area 3 Seminar May 4, 2019
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley will be hosting the annual Area 3 Seminar on May 4 at the Child and Family Center.
Please join Zontians from our area, Porterville, Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley, Conejo Valley and Burbank, for an exciting day of learning more about Zonta.
Make your reservation now. Pay with PayPal below or mail a check to address on flyer.
Zonta Club Meetings
Next Meeting April 10, 2019
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. January meeting will be at the Embassy Suites, 28508 Westinghouse Pl, Santa Clarita CA
Centennial Anniversary Grants
In honor of 100 years of Zonta service and Zonta International’s centennial anniversary in 2019, Zonta International has launched its Centennial Anniversary Grants program. These one-time grants of up to US$5,000 each will recognize charitable organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in their local communities. Zonta International will award up to US$300,000 in grants to deserving organizations from any of the 63 countries in which Zonta currently has active Zonta clubs. More information available at www.zonta.org/centennialgrants
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Upcoming Events
The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
In order for more women to be represented in key decision making positions worldwide, we must encourage young women to pursue careers or seek leadership positions in public policy making, government and volunteer organizations and further their education with these aims in view.
‘Public affairs’ refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect those communities in which people work and live.
Each year, the Virginia Wrage Memorial Fund provides scholarships to deserving women in the Santa Clarita Valley community. The members of Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley are honored to be able to assist these women in the name of Virginia Wrage.
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each. Any woman undertaking a business program at an accredited university/college/institute, including online students, in at least thesecond year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application issubmitted, is eligible to apply. The Scholarship may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited courses and degrees.
Sierra Pelona Wine Festival April 6, 2019
Reyes Winery is hosting the 7th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 12pm-4pm (with VIP entrance at 11am). The Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association is an organization that brings together the talents and resources of its members, partners and community to promote the production and appreciation of fine wines grown or produced within the Sierra Pelona Valley AVA and surrounding areas. Nestled in the Sierra Pelona Mountains of Southern California, just 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Sierra Pelona Valley’s untouched natural beauty provides the perfect environment for burgeoning vineyards, boutique wineries, tasting rooms, and outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy a day of discovery and relaxation exploring the area’s fine wineries, tasting rooms, events, and hiking trails.
This year's event is benefitting the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley
News from Zonta International
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.
8 November 2019 marks Zonta’s centennial anniversary. Join us in our celebrations throughout the centennial biennium, beginning at our 2018 International Convention in Yokohama, Japan and ending with our 2020 International Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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 Club announces Human Trafficking Project
Human Trafficking is our educational and advocacy target for 2018-19. We will focus on teenage girls in Santa Clarita who are the most vulnerable to be trafficked. Foster youth including emancipated youth and incarcerated teens at Camp Scott.
LifeForward for Teens:
At Camp Scott 40% of the girls are victims of sexual abuse or exploitation. No minor is ever detained for human trafficking or sexual exploitation, they are the victims. By investing our time and experiences with the young ladies our goal is to increase their confidence and self-worth so that their vulnerability to accepting the lies of traffickers will decrease.
Fostering Youth Independence:
Our members are encouraged to become “FYI Allies” to the girls in the program who are currently in foster care or are emancipated youth. The Allies will guide and encourage the young women as they pursue a post-secondary education, we will be providing personal care kits for the young women, through out the year, as well as gift cards for their holiday stockings.
We also plan on Adopting 2 young women for the holidays.
The 16 days of Activism – Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women.
The seven red dresses will again come to life in trees around Santa Clarita in early December. These dresses represent women in our town who lost their lives because of domestic violence. When hung up the wind begins to move them and creates a haunting and moving image as reminder that we should “ Stand up and Speak up” if we suspect there is domestic violence.
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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.