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Zonta Club of Denver is a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Our club members are a cross-section of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time, inspiration and financial support for the betterment of the community and the world. Since 1927, they have donated more than $2,000,000 and hundreds of thousands of service hours to community projects (see video).
The Zonta International 2014 Convention began on June 26. Click below to watch the welcome message from International President Lynn McKenzie:
Welcome from President Mary Benoit!
Thank you for making the Zonta Day of Film a success!
Zonta’s Seventh Annual Day of Film, March 21, 2015, was “Jhola,” Nepal’s 2015 submission to the Oscars for Best Foreign Film. “Jhola” depicts the Sati tradition in which Hindu women were forced to commit suicide on the funeral pyres of their spouses. While the system was legally abolished in 1920 in Nepal, communities still follow the practice, and murder of widows continues to this day. There is documentation of Sati being practiced as recently as 2008, and word of mouth indicates it may still be adhered to. However horrific the practice of Sati, the movie also shows the redeeming strength of people banding together to improve their circumstances.
We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month with social time at 5:30 pm and dinner & program starting at 6:00 pm. Cost of the dinner meeting is $32.
The members of Zonta Club of Denver are committed to the support and well-being of our community, our club, and ourselves, by improving the status of women and children and upholding the Objects of Zonta International.
In 2011, Zonta Club of Denver was recognized with a National Philanthropy Day® award for demonstrating “outstanding commitment through financial support and the encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.” The award was presented at the annual National Philanthropy Day in Colorado awards luncheon, and members of the club attended the event to accept the award.
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