Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley provides various scholarships for women and girls. Each year, the club’s Virginia Wrage Memorial Fund provides scholarships to deserving women over 40 years of age who live in the Santa Clarita Valley community. The club is honored to assist these praiseworthy women in the name of Virginia Wrage. After…

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Honoring Zonta’s History Written by Lois Bauccio Thanks to Nickie Bonner for help in writing this article We Zontians love our yellow rose, don’t we? It’s our most precious gift for one another. We give it to new members. We give it to honored leaders and esteemed guests and present it to celebrate achievements. It’s…

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Rose Day is celebrated along with International Women’s Day as a time to reflect and give tribute to the women who have empowered you. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. To…

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In Memoriam Pat Allen 1932 – 2021 By Lois Bauccio Pat Allen was the ultimate Zontian. She was a person who loved life in every possible way. She loved her family, her community, and her country. She loved her friends from Santa Clarita and San Fernando, Canyon High Football, all dogs, Elvis, and a million other…

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We Zontians look to our mothers as an inspiration. They helped us to grow into strong, independent women. Many of us have brought our mothers to events and meetings. Over the years, there has been no more inspirational mother than Judy Penman’s mom, Dorothy Tucker. We named her “First Mom” during Judy’s presidential term, because…

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Do you know who these beautiful ladies are? 3 of these women are still members of the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, and many of you remember the 4th. ANSWER: From left to right, they are Victoria Oren, Sharon Langenbeck (Zonta International President 2020-22), Nancy Albrecht Tucker and Dianne Curtis (Zonta International President 2010-12).…

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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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