2020/2021 Year in Review

By Darleen Lyons | May 12, 2021

Our club had one fundraiser, Lunafest. The committee chose to have the event stand out by producing a drive-in movie format this year. I commend the committee for being creative and and thinking outside the box during this challenging year. We also had a conference fundraiser in August, Painting with a Twist. It was a lot…

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ALICIA ESTRADA

By Darleen Lyons | April 29, 2021

The Surprising Story of an Old Friend Our Zonta friend, Alicia Estrada, was born in the province of Camaguey, in central Cuba in March of 1961, just 39 days before the Bay of Pigs invasion, an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the new Fidel Castro regime. It was an emotional time for her family. An economically…

Denim Day April 28, 2021

By Darleen Lyons | April 28, 2021

Join us on April 28, 2021, when millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence. For the past 22 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual…

ZONTA CLUB ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VIRGINIA WRAGE SCHOLARSHIPS

By Darleen Lyons | March 8, 2021

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…

IN PRAISE OF THE YELLOW ROSE

By Darleen Lyons | March 7, 2021

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 our decorative choice…

THE 65TH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO BE HELD MARCH 15-26 2021

By Darleen Lyons | March 6, 2021

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021. The forum will be virtual. Of the 5,508 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with consultative status at the United Nations, only 141 have General Consultative Status, the highest status an…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY / ZONTA ROSE DAY ~ March 8, 2021

By Darleen Lyons | March 4, 2021

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…

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).…