INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY

Did you know that Harvard University organized the first American fundraising drive, which raised 500 pounds? This was in 1643, before America was an official country. We were still a colony of Great Britain. There is even written documentation that in 2500BC, a mandatory tax (or ‘tithe’) to benefit the poor was first instituted by…

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Equality Day 2021

A day in Women’s History – August 26, 1920 was the day in women’s history we need to acknowledge and always remember the 19th amendment was certified by Bainbridge Colby, the Secretary of State. It was 72 years after women’s suffrage started. 26 million women were granted the ability to vote. 9 million women voted…

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Jo Ann Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Will Be Offered in 2022

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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CELEBRATING OUR SCV ZONTA HISTORY

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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Connie Worden-Roberts

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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INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END OBSTETRIC FISTULA ~ 23 May 2021

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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Zontians as SCV Women of the Year

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

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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2020/2021 Year in Review

Written by Beth Heiserman On April 17th, our Area 3 Seminar was conducted via Zoom. It was a great meeting where we got to hear from our Z.I. President Madame Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, our District 9 Governor, Brittany Vaughan, District 9 Lieutenant Governor, Debbie Angwood, and Area 3 Director, Gloria Salas. The featured speaker was…

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