Connie Worden-Roberts

By Darleen Lyons | May 22, 2021

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…

SCV Zonta Club Honors Carmen Sarro Award Winner

By Darleen Lyons | May 21, 2021

Published May 19, 2021 on SCVNews.com Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley honored the latest winner of the Carmen Sarro award during their 36th annual Women in Service celebration last Saturday. This year, Sheril Porter from Single Mothers Outreach was honored with the Carmen Sarro Award. Porter has chaired Empowering HeArts for several years, helping…

INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END OBSTETRIC FISTULA ~ 23 May 2021

By Darleen Lyons | May 21, 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. Hundreds of thousands of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab region, and Latin America and the Caribbean are living with this injury. Women…

Zonta International commemorates 10th anniversary of the signing of the Istanbul Convention

By Darleen Lyons | May 19, 2021

The Istanbul Convention, adopted on May 11, 2011, is the global gold standard for addressing violence against women and domestic violence and has proven to be a highly effective tool which generates positive changes. It can, and has, literally saved the lives of women and girls by lowering the rate of femicide. Click here to read…

Zontians as SCV Women of the Year

By Darleen Lyons | May 18, 2021

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 &…

Jo Anne Darcy

By Darleen Lyons | May 17, 2021

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…

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…