Zonta Advocates

By Darleen Lyons | November 13, 2020

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 and violence against…

Member Spotlight – Darleen Lyons

By Nicole Miller | November 11, 2020

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…

Zonta Club of SCV Announces Sponsorship of Z Club at Golden Valley High School

By Darleen Lyons | November 5, 2020

Zonta International believes young people are important to achieving gender equality and ending violence against women and girls around the world. To improve the lives of women and girls globally now and for generations to come, we must invest in youth development and mentor young leaders. Through the Z Club Program, Zontians work to bring…

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

By Darleen Lyons | November 5, 2020

As your club President, I encourage all of our members to voice their thoughts and opinions. This past quarter I have heard many who said they would love to have certain things changed for the future. I have also heard from a few seasoned members who don’t want anything changed and wanted me to make…

A Tradition of Leadership

By Darleen Lyons | November 4, 2020

For centuries, leadership was thought of as an exercise of power and force. Since the second half of the twentieth century, however, that notion has been rejected and replaced by the simple idea that leadership is the accomplishment of goal(s) through the direction of human participants. This team approach is democratic leadership that marries the…

100 Years of Votes for Women in USA

By Darleen Lyons | November 3, 2020

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…

Santa Clarita Woman Named President of Zonta International

By Darleen Lyons | November 2, 2020

Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, a longtime member of Santa Clarita’s local Zonta Club, was chosen to be Zonta’s International next president and hopes to expand Zonta’s reach worldwide.  Langenbeck was inducted into the role of president for the 2020-2022 term on July 17, and intends to launch projects to aid women’s rights in Peru, Papua New…

Healthy Kids Club Service Project

By Darleen Lyons | August 19, 2020

In the early 1990’s, Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley decided to create a new service project. Led by the late Mary Spring and Lois Bauccio, the community nonprofit organizations were interviewed to determine the most pressing need for women and (or) girls in the community. A number of the organizations as well as the…

Women’s Right to Vote

By Darleen Lyons | August 8, 2020

The 19th Amendment guaranteed all American women the right to vote. August 26, 1920 is a day in women’s history that we need to acknowledge and remember. The U.S. Secretary of State, Bainbridge Colby, certified the 19th amendment on that day. It was 72 years after women’s suffrage started. The Seneca Falls Convention was the…

Remembering Gloria Barrett

By Darleen Lyons | August 4, 2020

Gloria Barrett 1931-2020 Gloria Barrett lived her life by the words of the Zonta Collect, “And O Lord, God, let us forget not to be kind.” Gloria was a professional woman with many, many talents. But when asked what people remember about her, to the person they say “she was always so kind!” She loved…