A new Zonta scholarship fund has been established by the Rodriguez family which will go to a young woman studying Business Accounting living in the Santa Clarita area. The name of Jo Ann Rodriguez will be remembered as a leader who was committed to the Zonta mission. She will be missed forever. Jo Ann Rodriguez,…

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Adolescents, especially girls, must have opportunities to empower themselves so they can speak up for their rights and develop the self-confidence and autonomy needed to take control of their lives and bodies. Significant inequities based on gender, age, geographic location, ethnicity and income persist for many Peruvian adolescents. Defined by the Peruvian government as the…

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Written by Lois Bauccio Following months and months of preparation, and amidst an atmosphere of excitement that we can only imagine, the Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley Area was chartered on Wednesday afternoon, the 20th of November, 1974. Hosting the event at the Ranch House Inn in Valencia, the Zonta Club of Burbank…

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Zonta is dedicated to achieving gender equality in education and supports scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls. The global impact of Zonta is enormous, particularly through education. No Zonta activity epitomizes the mission more than the awarding of scholarships and fellowships. The longest existing Zonta International service project is the Amelia Earhart Fellowship…

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During the 1970’s, Connie Worden-Roberts was one of several influential women who joined Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley. In 1975, she was honored as Santa Clarita Valley’s “Woman of the Year”. For the next several decades, she continued to be active in public service. Connie served on the Board of the then-named Newhall-Saugus-Valencia Chamber…

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Published May 19, 2021 on SCVNews.com Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley honored the latest winner of the Carmen Sarro award during their 36th annual Women in Service celebration last Saturday. This year, Sheril Porter from Single Mothers Outreach was honored with the Carmen Sarro Award. Porter has chaired Empowering HeArts for several years, helping…

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The United Nations has observed the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula since 2013. This day is meant to raise awareness of this issue and mobilize support around the globe. Did you know? Hundreds of thousands of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab region, and Latin America and the Caribbean are living with…

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Since its founding in 1974, Zontians have been recognized as outstanding community volunteers. They have played a large part in establishing the community as it developed and have done so in assisting numerous charitable activities such as the Boys and Girls Club, Canyon Theatre Guild, Red Cross, Safe Rides, the HMNMH Hospital Guild, Child &…

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Jo Anne Darcy is one of the founding members of the City of Santa Clarita. She served on the city council from 1987 to 2002. She was also a four-time mayor of Santa Clarita. Jo Anne served as a field representative for County Supervisor Michael Antonovich. She also served as Executive Director of the Santa…

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