Take Action NOW! There are four topics: Ensure women have equal rights under the law Keep girls in school Prevent violence against women and girls globally Female genital mutilation This article will focus on the last point: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). FGM is a human rights violation and a form of child abuse, gender discrimination…

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In 1988, three Santa Clarita Zontians – Jami Kennedy, Pat Allen, and Barbara Cochran (then Stearns) – argued amongst themselves about which one would be given credit for bringing in a new and already respected new member, Darleen (then Determan) Lyons. Today, every member knows this amazing example of Zonta leadership as someone who is…

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On August 26, 2020, American women celebrated the 100th anniversary of the final certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, granting women the right to vote. Not for all women…but more on that later. For a change to the Constitution to take place, three-fourths of the states must ratify the…

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Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, a longtime member of Santa Clarita’s local Zonta Club, was chosen to be Zonta’s International next president and hopes to expand Zonta’s reach worldwide.  Langenbeck was inducted into the role of president for the 2020-2022 term on July 17, and intends to launch projects to aid women’s rights in Peru, Papua New…

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The 19th Amendment guaranteed all American women the right to vote. August 26, 1920 is a day in women’s history that we need to acknowledge and remember. The U.S. Secretary of State, Bainbridge Colby, certified the 19th amendment on that day. It was 72 years after women’s suffrage started. The Seneca Falls Convention was the…

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Gloria Barrett 1931-2020 Gloria Barrett lived her life by the words of the Zonta Collect, “And O Lord, God, let us forget not to be kind.” Gloria was a professional woman with many, many talents. But when asked what people remember about her, to the person they say “she was always so kind!” She loved…

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The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley awarded scholarships to outstanding applicants.  These awards are usually presented at the annual Awards Night program.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year, processing and award presentation were all completed virtually – via e-mail and Zoom. This is the first public announcement. Three young women share the Club’s Young…

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