Good Day Zontians!!
I would like to forward the invitation we’ve received from the AAUW to participate in their fundraiser for AAUW Scholarships. We have collaborated with them in the past. I encourage you to attend:
International Luncheon & Auction
Saturday Nov. 14, 2015, 11:30- 2:00
Creative 360 Gallery, 1517 Bayliss St. Midland
AAUW Midland Branch is hosting a fundraiser for scholarships and local projects to benefit women students. Guests will enjoy a variety of international food: hearty appetizers, home baked breads, salads & desserts as they visit and "shop" for auction items. Auction items are welcomed; call Lu DeLine, 636-7533, Mary Franek, 859-3730, or Kim Steinke, 488-2296.
The charge for the luncheon is $20. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 9. Seating is limited; reservation payable by deadline. Make checks payable to AAUW Midland Branch; send to Liz Kapla, 1205 Bayberry Ln, Midland MI 48640.
Zonta Club of Midland President
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women celebrates and honors the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.
The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on October 15, 2008. This day recognizes the role of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.
The idea of honoring rural women with a special day was put forward at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. It was suggested that October 15 be celebrated as “World Rural Women’s Day,” which is the eve of World Food Day, to highlight rural women’s role in food production and food security. “World Rural Women’s Day” was previously celebrated across the world for more than a decade before it was officially a UN observance.
To learn more, click here.
I AM A GIRL is an inspirational feature length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. Technology and science offer unimaginable potential but we still struggle to ensure men and women are afforded equal opportunities. Yet in spite of these obstacles, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere and in our documentary we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best.
The Northwest Wayne Club is trying to bring I Am A Girl to a theater in Canton on August 24, 2015. We need people in the seats in order for it to actually come to our area.
When enough people reserve tickets to a screening before time expires, the screening takes places. If the minimum number of reservations is not met, the screening does not take place and nobody is charged.
Here is the link to buy tickets: http://gathr.us./screening/12463
The culmination of ZCoM's year is our annual scholarships award banquet where, this year, we awarded a record twelve $2,000 scholarships, thanks to a very successful Homewalk. This event wraps the mission of Zonta and our entire year's activities with a big sparkly bow and presents us with an evening of purpose, touching stories, and warm fuzzies. It brings together:
Denise Avery presented a brief review of Homewalk 2014 and pointed out that we counted 5,791 times that we welcomed guests across the thresholds of our homeowners' front doors. She also explained the attendance numbers and how the dollars raised our distributed. Homewalk ticket sales provide funding for our community service grants, and Homewalk sponsorships go directly into our scholarship fund at the Midland Area Community Foundation.
Then, each scholarship recipient in attendance was introduced and gave a brief glimpse into their lives and futures. In addition to the scholarship recipients, three families of Homewalk homeowners attended the dinner and learned first hand how their generosity impacted these women.
These scholarship recipients are: Julia Terhune, Georgia Wheeldon, Robin Shisler, Heather Owens, Elizabeth Scott, Isabella Krolikowski, Miranda Grimley, Stacey Thrush, Molly Rossman, Rebecca Indianer, Kathryn Robbins, and Amanda Bishop.
Check out UN Women's post on taking action by wearing orange on the 25th of each month. http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action