Long time member Pat Allen remembered

By Darleen Lyons | February 16, 2021

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…

Zonta Club of SCV’s First Mom, Dorothy Tucker 1921 – 2020

By Darleen Lyons | January 29, 2021

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…

Zonta International Presidents: Dianne Curtis & Sharon Langenbeck in 1985

By Darleen Lyons | January 28, 2021

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).…

Zontian of the Year, FRANCINE FIEL

By Darleen Lyons | January 27, 2021

EXEMPLIFYING SERVICE TO ZONTA When Fran Fiel’s name was suggested to the Zontian of the Year Committee, a committee made up of the recipients of the award for the previous three years, she was the hands down winner. During the year, it seemed that Fran was everywhere: helping the Foundation, serving on numerous committees and…

Zonta Club of SCV ~ Orange the World & 16 Days of Activism

By Darleen Lyons | December 10, 2020

  November was a BIG month for us! Zonta Club of SCV celebrated its 46th birthday on November 14th. And then, 11 days later, we launched our 16 Days of Activism. A “Zonta Says No” banner was prominently displayed on McBean Parkway at Sunset Hills Drive. We wore our orange shirts to signify Zonta’s “Orange the…

Zonta Club of SCV Receives Proclamation from City of Santa Clarita

By Darleen Lyons | December 9, 2020

During the 16 Days of Activism, all Zonta clubs and districts are encouraged to take part in the “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign and to take local, national and international actions to influence the making and implementation of laws. The campaign also aims to change gender-based attitudes and behaviors so that we…

Zonta Club of SCV’s 16 Days of Activism

By Darleen Lyons | December 8, 2020

We believe in making the world a better place by empowering women and girls. Zonta stands for women’s rights. We advocate for equality, education, and an end to child marriage and all gender-based violence. Our club’s advocacy efforts brings awareness of these issues to the Santa Clarita Valley community and beyond. Gender-based violence includes psychological,…

United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC): Human Trafficking & Smuggling of Migrants

By Darleen Lyons | December 7, 2020

Trafficking in persons is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them. Smuggling of migrants involves the procurement for financial or other material benefit of illegal entry of a person into a State of which that person is not a national or resident. Virtually…

Ending Child Marriage

By Darleen Lyons | December 5, 2020

Globally, 21% of girls are married before they turn 18, robbing them of their childhood. Each year, another 12 million girls under the age of 18 are married around the world. Child marriage is globally recognized as a harmful practice and a human rights violation. However, despite laws against it, the practice remains widespread and…

Proclamation on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2020

By Darleen Lyons | December 4, 2020

Issued on: October 1, 2020 All Americans deserve a life free from the threat of physical and psychological harm.  Tragically, far too many Americans are deprived of this right by perpetrators of domestic violence.  During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we offer our support to the victims and survivors of this unacceptable atrocity and reaffirm our…