Castle Rock, CO, November 20, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Zonta Douglas County has been celebrating the centennial anniversary of Zonta International throughout 2019. This Saturday, Nov. 23, the women’s service organization will have an informational booth at the Castle Rock Annual Holiday Starlighting event, 2-5 p.m.
“We invite community members to stop by our booth at 3rd and Wilcox to receive a free personal flashlight (while supplies last) and learn more about Zonta’s campaign to ‘Light Up the Night’ to end violence against women and childhood marriage,” says Julie Browning, president of Zonta Douglas County. “Our Club members work tirelessly to improve the status of women and children through advocacy and raising money for scholarships for women. We fund the scholarships through events like our Annual Trivia Night which will be on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Kirk Hall.
“On our 100 anniversary of Nov. 8, one of our members, Janell Will, spearheaded a window display project in downtown Castle Rock to promote our advocacy campaign against childhood marriage and violence against women,” Browning explains. For more information, visit http://zontadistrict12.org/douglas-county-club.
Zonta International is a worldwide organization that has empowered women and girls through service and advocacy for 100 years. It was founded on Nov. 8, 1919 in Buffalo, N.Y., by a group of forward-thinking women who were not satisfied with the predominantly social nature of many women’s organizations.
Instead, Zonta’s founders envisioned a women’s service organization that would advocate for laws and policies that ensure gender equality and help every woman and girl realize her full potential. Through continuous engagement over almost 10 decades, Zonta International has become a respected and reliable agent of civil society. Zonta International is a non-governmental organization with general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Zonta International promotes and strives to protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidences of violence against them. Since 1923, Zonta has provided more than $40.9 million to empower women and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions. Zonta’s nearly 1,200 clubs support local and regional initiatives in 63 countries worldwide.
For more information, visit: www.zonta.org
About Zonta Douglas County
Zonta Douglas County meets the first non-holiday Monday evening of every month. Guests are welcome to attend to learn more about Zonta membership. For more information, contact President Julie Browning at firstname.lastname@example.org or
720-840-5322 or visit http://zontadistrict12.org/douglas-county-club. Cost to attend the dinner meeting is $20 for members and $25 for guests.