The Zonta Club of Cheyenne campaigns against gender violence, participating in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. The 16 Days are from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination for Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day.
Zonta Club of Cheyenne, including Z-Club members from Triumph High School, participated in the Silent Witness procession on Monday, November 2; the procession began at the Supreme Court and continued to Laramie County Library, where the Silent Witness silhouettes will remain on display through the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.
“Since 1991, the 16 Days of Activism campaign has helped to raise awareness about gender violence and has highlighted its effects on women globally,” stated Jaime Davis, President of the Zonta Club of Cheyenne. “Each year, thousands of activists from all over the world utilize the campaign to further their work to end violence against women.”
Zonta Invites Public to Join Its 60th Anniversary Celebration
CHEYENNE, WYOMING –
As part of its 60th Anniversary celebration, Zonta of Cheyenne invites the public to join it for a 1950s themed dinner at the Cheyenne Airport Golf Course on November 10th. The event will include dinner, door prizes, a costume contest, memories from past Zonta presidents, and a general celebration of the contributions Zonta has made to the Cheyenne community over the past six decades. The evening’s activities will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets remain available at a price of $25 each but must be purchased no later than October 25th.
“Zonta of Cheyenne was chartered in 1956 with Helen Cobb serving as its first president,” stated Kristie Wilson, a current board member and member of the anniversary committee. “It was a time when women were seeking more opportunities to contribute to societal needs and give back to their community. Zonta also provided an additional opportunity to work with other professional women regarding the betterment of women’s rights and status.” Over the past 60 years, Cheyenne Zontians have contributed tens of thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars to improving the status of women locally, nationally, and internationally. Yet, there is still work to be done as the Zonta of Cheyenne seeks to eliminate violence against women and raise awareness of human trafficking as part of its current efforts of improving the status of women.
Advanced tickets are required to join in this event and may be purchased for $25 each by contacting Linda Bogart at 50echolane@gmail no later than October 25th.
Founded in 1956, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne is an organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Its members have volunteered countless hours of volunteer time and hundreds of thousands of dollars toward local and international projects that advance the status and well-being of women and children. Zonta Club of Cheyenne is a member of Zonta International, a global organization founded in 1919, with more than 30,000 members in 67 countries and geographic areas.
It's our 60th Anniversary!!
Come help us celebrate our anniversary! 60 years ago, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne, Wyoming was organized. In October 1956, Dr. Dorothea Radush, the past president of Zonta International, presented the official gavel to our first president Helen Cobb.
Over the past 60 years, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne has continued to raise money and awareness for women's issues. Each year our committee awards grant money to local organizations that serve our community. We have funded organizations/projects that include: COMEA Homeless Shelter, Safehouse, Bethal Outreach, Cheyenne Community Clinic, Children's Reading Room at the Laramie County Library, Special Friends, Wyoming Cultural Services, The Latina Youth Conference, Cheyenne Schools Foundation and many more.
In addition, our club has always maintained its commitment to give one third of its fund raising efforts to Zonta International projects.
You're invited to join our celebration on Nov. 10, 6 p.m. at the Cheyenne Airport Golf Course.
Zonta Club of Cheyenne is a member of Zonta International, an organization whose members are dedicated to advancing the status of women through voluntary service and advocacy. Zonta International's projects include matters focused on women's health, economic, legal, political, educational, and political issues. At the local level, we are focusing much of our time and effort on Ending Violence Against Women. This includes trying to bring awareness to the impacts of domestic violence on individuals and the community, and bringing awareness to the atrocities of human trafficking.
Zonta's Ladies Night Out (ZLNO) is an annual fundraising event where attendees socialize, dine, shop, compete for door prizes, and have an opportunity to learn more about Zonta's mission. The event is sponsored by the Zonta Club of Cheyenne and the Zonta of Cheyenne Foundation. Due to the joint sponsorship, donations to the event are tax deductible for federal tax purposes.
To learn more about this event, please see our brouchure
YWPA, LCCC, and
YWPA AWARD. Each year, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne awards a $1,000 to a young woman, age 16-19, from the Laramie County area, who has proven herself to be active in volunteerism and has used her leadership skills to better her workplace, school and/or community. The award decision is made each March with applications due no later than March 15th. (Read More)
LCCC SCHOLARSHIP. Each year, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne awards a scholarship in an amount up to $1,200 to a student of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. The intent is to furnish financial aid to women seeking to improve their economic status. Mothers raising their children independently on a limited income are especially encouraged to apply. Applications on the Zonta Club of Cheyenne Scholarship Application form must be received by the LCCC financial aid office no later than May 24th. (Read More)
WOMEN IN BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP. Beginning in 2016, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne will annually award a Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship in the amount of $500. This scholarship will be awarded to an eligible outstanding student in a business–related field of study. The applicant must be at a university/college/institute and currently enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s degree program. Applications are due no later than June 10th. (Read More)