Zonta Says ‘No’ to Violence Against Women

By Darleen Lyons | November 27, 2020

Zonta International’s “16 days of Activism” is held annually from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10. Since 2016, Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley has participated in the annual “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” campaign in collaboration with the Child and Family Center. To bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in our…

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley To Host Annual ’16 Days Of Activism’

By Darleen Lyons | November 26, 2020

The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita is set to host their annual “16 days of Activism” in efforts to prevent domestic violence and human trafficking, officials said Friday. This year the annual “16 days of Activism” is set to take place from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10. Since 2016, Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley…

16 Days of Activism, November 25 – December 10

By Darleen Lyons | November 25, 2020

In spite of the physical restrictions caused by Covid-19, Zonta SCV’s Advocacy Committee has continued to meet and find creative ways to advocate during the 16 Days of Activism and beyond. Plans are in place to provide community awareness through the Red Dress Project at locations that are open and provide good access such as…

ADVOCACY SERVICE UPDATE

By Darleen Lyons | November 22, 2020

The work of the Advocacy Committee is at the heart of Zonta SCV. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, they are finding ways to be of service to the community driven by our mission. The courts are reopened, so Court Advocacy has begun again. The Red Dress Project, which brings local awareness to domestic violence in…

Golden Valley Z Club Installation

By Darleen Lyons | November 14, 2020

Zonta International believes that young women and men 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 for gender equality. On Monday, Nov…

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…

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…