The Zonta Club of Cleveland, member of Zonta International, will be celebrating its 100th birthday, Friday, November 5, 2021. Plans call for a celebration held at the Great Lakes Science Center with the Director of the NASA Glenn Research Center, Dr. Marla E. Pérez- Davis, as the main speaker. Tickets for the program may be ordered at email@example.com. Sponsorships are also available.
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. There are 1,142 clubs in 62 countries. Zonta International is also one of the first non-governmental organizations to have consultative status with the United Nations and it has collaborated with UN agencies on many service projects around the world.
The Cleveland Club has supported varying projects for one hundred years, from tutoring students, supporting women’s health, to providing volunteer service hours for innumerable organizations. Members bought a Jeep for the Army during World War II, became founding supporters of the first camp for diabetic children, Camp Ho Mita Koda, and have established a scholarship program for college women that renews and supports them from college into graduate school. Current collaborative partners include Family Promise, MedWish International, Renee Jones Empowerment Center, and YWCA Greater Cleveland.
The Club is especially delighted, to have the presentation from Dr. Pérez-Davis and to have the birthday party at the Great Lakes Science Center because of the strong association of Zonta International with women in aviation careers. Since 1938, Zonta International has provided fellowships to women seeking postgraduate degrees in all areas of aerospace studies, awarding $10.6 mil- lion dollars to over 1,209 women in honor of early Zonta member, Amelia Earhart. Recipi- ents have contributed greatly to science, many of them at NASA, including several astronauts.
Zontians are women who…
• Improve the legal, political, economic, education, health, and professional status of women at the local level through service and advocacy.
• Work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of members.
• Promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
• Unite internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.