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In 1909 the first National Women's Day was observed, which in 1977 became known as International Women's Day. Listen in and learn about the link between this international celebration of working women and the observance of Zonta Rose Day. In studio guests include Anna Giordano who is spearheading a city-wide recycling program in the schools. Scholars, educators and community organizers Guisela Marroquin and professor Luis Quiros join our roundtable to introduce Project Madres to our audience. Project Madres is a program designed to help Latinas help themselves through resource referral and networking.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Treasures of Zonta: Charting a Course For The Future: Memories of Zonta D3 Conference 2011 Solomons Island Maryland
Governor Lisa Fraser helps us to review the highlights of the Zonta Conference in Solomons Island Maryland. Zontians from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania convened to review the past year in service and work together to chart a course for the future. Fraser is proud that our District raised $11,000 to support the work of Zonta International Foundation. Kudos to Zonta Club of Charles County. Their club members did an amazing job hosting 140 members and guests.
Zonta International Liaison and Director Susanne von Bassewitz, of Dusseldorf Germany attended the ZI District 3 Conference. She notes, “Membership retention, development and growth at the local club level are essential today and vital to the organization’s ability to influence the status of women in the future.” Accordingly, the theme of this year’s conference was “Treasures of Zonta, Charting a Course for the Future” which signals our shared commitment to growing the organization. Increasing district 3’s membership and spotlighting the significant advocacy and service work Zonta International does around the world is our collective challenge.
We interview three treasures of Zonta:
Vicki Jones, President of Zonta Club of Baltimore ( Area 3), who shares with us her Zonta club's service project: members of Baltimore's club have started an innovative journal writing and theater program working primarily with women who attend Project PLASE- a transitional housing program for people lacking ample shelter and employment.
Mona Rowe President of Zonta Club of Peconic Bay chimes in about her club's members who are part of the large scientific community there. Mona tells of her clubs work to bridge the digital divide by running computing workshops at their local library. Sonya Phillips is the President of the Zonta Club of Hampton Roads and she lets us know how her club members roll up their sleeves to provide service to a local battered women's shelter in her community.
We remind listeners to visit the www.Zonta.org website now to learn about our important Amelia Earhart Fellowship applications due in November and we talk about two time winner Ria Pavnish Malhan Amelia Earhart Fellow 2010, and 2011
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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tune in to Zonta Women's Community Radio this month as we raise the issue of the all too common practice of sexual assault at the workplace in the hotel industry. The stakes are high for all women workers, and this is not an issue that we can afford to continue to sweep under the rug.
Our spotlight is cast on Zonta International District 14. We are inspired by the Public Relations and Communications chair for D14 Ursula Werner, who wrote to us and let us know about the sale of Zonta for Japan stamps started by the Zonta Club of Bad Vibel (Zonta Clubtreffen imBad Vilbeler Golfclub Lindenhof e.V.Lindenhof, 61118 Bad Vilbel ) for 5 euros you can purchase these stamps and proceeds will benefit the Zonta Clubs in Japan. Ursula encourages us to visit their D14 website http://www.zonta-district14.org/, to find out more about this colorful district- which we did, thanks to Google Translator we understood!
Werner's Club Garmisch-Partenkirchen just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its charter. Especially interesting is Zonta Club of Bad Kissingen- Schweinfurt's innovative Friday afternoon 'Mädchen - Mädels – Girls' Program. Zonta members volunteer for 3 hours each week to mentor and provide interesting workshops on health and wellness, career exploration, and finance for girls age 12-16. http://www.zonta-kg-sw.de/ We hope to have them on the air soon.
We round up Joy Orlich who speaks us live from Reno Nevada, firstname.lastname@example.org where she is co-chairing the Zonta North-American Inter-District Meeting at the Atlantis Casino Resort set to start June 3-5th . Joy and I talk about this year's theme: Building a Better Zonta, and what the club means to each of us. How important is it for Zonta to reach new audiences? Its do or die...
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
Zonta International identifies human trafficking as a global issue and has developed programs to increase awareness and advocate for legislation at local levels across its membership. At the 56th Zonta International Convention in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2002 , members adopted UN Protocol A/RES/55/25 and resolved to support the ratification of the resolution to eradicate trafficking in persons. Clubs across the globe work diligently to leverage support for legislation and take action in their communities.
On Zonta Women's Community Radio we speak on the air with Shelby French, Executive Director of the International Organization for Adolescents http://www.iofa.org/ in Chicago about their work creating Taskforces to eradicate trafficking on the local level. IOFA launches partnerships between law enforcement, community organizations, and social service agencies to combat human trafficking.
What can you do NOW? Support federal legislation like S. 596, the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2011 and ask your Senators to co-sponsor the legislation. Ask businesses to sign onto “the Code,” an agreement by businesses to increase the protection of children from sex tourism. Read more about this issue and the UN's Blueheart campaign http://www.unodc.org/blueheart/en/about-us.html, and Join Zonta to work on this important issue in your community.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Sacred and the Profane: Christina Chiu talks with Zonta about her work and her 2001 short story collection Troublemaker and Other Saints
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Click Here for Hard Hatted Women in Green Trades & DV Legislative Update with Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson
Video Highlights From Zonta D3 Conference Members Speak
Senator Hassel-Thompson calls in to rewind the story on Albany. She and her commitee sucessfully passed 12 bills that address the causes and effects of domestic violence in NY. Read the details here: http://www.box.net/shared/l7t9lflazv
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
ZWCR reports on passage in New York of landmark legislation : the Domestic Workers bill of rights, which was signed into law by Governor David Paterson on August 24th 2010. New York is the first state in the US to enact such legislation, and it will cover the estimated 270,000 domestic workers employed statewide.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tune in to this month's edition of Zonta Women's Community Radio Project and catch the program live from 11:30am-12:00pm EST on http://www.wvox.com/ as we talk about the importance of giving girls the opportunity to do hands-on science activities outside of the classroom and how the Zonta Club of New Rochelle organized and delivered over 12 full days of programming to over 25 girls this year.
In studio today is Kaya Thomas, and Hanna Rosner-Katz. Ms. Thomas our New Rochelle High School rising Sophmore has been Zonta Club of New Rochelle Science Student Coordinator and science mentor for both both the Winter and Summer 2010 Science Camp Programs. Ms. Rosner-Katz a rising senior at New Rochelle High School particpated as a science mentor in our Winter Science Camp.
Nancy Caswell, a science educator from Cornell Cooperative Externsion calls in to give us the ways and means of the Wonderwise program, and how others can tailor science programs for youth in their communities.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Click Here for Zonta International Convention Highlights San Antonio 2010 and Women in the Arts with Judith Webber
- Beryl Sten, In the waning moments of her international presidency Ms. Sten candidly shares her thoughts on leadership.
- Diane Curtis tlaks about our radio project and, just before she takes the helm as Zonta International president, you can hear her enthusiasm about reaching the next generation of Zonta members.
- Zonta Club of Charles County Area 4 District 3's own Kim Rosenfield talks about a great fellowship project that her club did for their 58 members.
- Zonta Club of Dhaka II in District 25 Bangladeshi Sharuk Rhaman speaks with us on the floor of the convention about her club's service project to donate beds and supplies for burn units in her community. These facilities serve women who are survivors of "bride burning" a form of domestic violence.
- Zonta Club of Teme's in Ghana District 18's youthful President and engineer Yaa Boadi-Aboagye speaks about her interest in supporting women in "non-traditional" professions and the importance of mentoring women and girls in this area.
Judith Webber, http://www.judithweber.com/ ceramiscist and arts developer shares the radio studio with us and talks about her life's work in the arts and her work to develop work-live space for artists in her community.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Women and New Media: Gen Y Mo'Gals Jessica Massa & Rebecca Weigand Turn Tables on Dating & Relationships
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Friday, February 5, 2010
Listen to "Among Those Who Were Lost: Haitian Women Advocates and Zonta Voices New Series, Dr. Lucille Blackwood-Gunning"
As the rubble of devastation clears, it is with heavy hearts that Zonta Women's Community Radio reports the loss you might have missed in the mass media coverage; three Haitians who were champions defending Haitian womens rights: Myriam Merlet, Anne-Marie Coriolan, and Magalie Marcelin. Hear about their work on ZWCR, and about NYC based Haitian Women's Organization Dwa Famn.
Dr. Lucille Blackwood-Gunning shares the studio with us in our 2nd installment of our Voices of Zonta series. Dear member and past President of Zonta Club of New Rochelle, Dr. Gunning shares her memories of medical school in the 1940's and insights about Zonta. Don't Miss it!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The ongoing debacle in global financial markets has been reported on widely in the US press. Less covered is the particular impact this unwinding economic downturn has had on women homeowners and women who have used equity in their homes to finance small businesses. Today we highlight a small part of the story with Patricia Henderson, a housing advocate and new member of the Zonta Club of New Rochelle.
Caroline Fitz-John a self proclaimed (Zonta Club of Long Island) "Long Island Lizzie" shares poignant memories of Zonta friends and a lifetime of service in honor of her 50 year membership anniversary. Don't miss it!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
ZWCR features storyteller Koketso Ferriera, firstname.lastname@example.org , who shares a folktale about how one woman sets about making peace within her home with a retelling of a Ghanian tale"The Lion's Whiskers", Don't miss it!
Zonta Club of New Rochelle's Lisa Louis-Burton and Area 1 Director Leslie Wright team up to help make New Rochelle Public Library a stop on the September Global Peace Tour-bringing "Pray The Devil Back to Hell" a film by Abigail Disney and Directed by Gini Reticker to the Ossie Davis Theater in New Rochelle. The film tells the triumphant story of Muslim and Christian women in Liberia employing satyāgraha to confront the repressive Taylor regime and to put a stop to the decades long civil conflict by agitating for peace.
See a clip from the film
Thursday, July 30, 2009
ZONTA NEW ROCHELLE 80TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER DANCE -SOLD OUT!
OCTOBER 24TH 2009, 7PM TO 11PM
JULIANO'S RESTAURANT NEW ROCHELLE NEW YORK
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Community Visionary Awardees :
- Woman Leader in Business: Rita Mabli CEO United Hebrew Nursing Home and 1st Woman President of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce
- Woman Leader Working with Girls: Kathleen "Kit" Jones Educator, scholar, providing leadership with the Girl Scouts of New Rochelle for 30 years making a real difference helping girls in our community to"explore their leadership potential and celebrate girlhood"
- Woman Leader Working to Eliminate Poverty: Vivian Evans Social worker and founder of the Trinity Brown Bag Lunch program which does one on one resource and referral for the 50+ daily lunch recipients.
- Woman Leader in Organized Labor: Linda Lesnewski, shop steward for Utility Workers of America, delegate to Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body working hard to represent the interests of the United Water Company employees.
- Woman Leader in Mass Media: Judy Fremont President Stations Division WVOX AM /WVIP FM radio with over 30+ years industry experience, providing leadership in our community every day keeping the voice of the people on the air.
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