Friday, April 20, 2012

Club Facts

Chartered September 1, 1997
Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
Meetings are held at Graycliff Restaurant, West Hill Street, Nassau, Bahamas

Club History

The Zonta Club of New Providence was chartered on the 23rd September, 1997 with 28 Charter Members. The Sponsoring, Organizing and Mentoring members were Dr. Madlene Sawyer and Mrs. Winnifred Russell of the Zonta Club of Nassau. In 1998 the Club was the winner of the Governor's trophy at the District 11 Conference. Currently there are 26 members in the club.

Fundraising Events

The Club's major fundraiser is the biennial Living Legends Ball which is held in honor of women who have made significant contributions in their professional and personal lives toward the development of The Bahamas. Since the first Ball in 1998, the club has honored over 80 women in various categories including Arts, Tourism, Insurance, Agriculture, Cottage Industry, Humanitarian, Homemaker, Law, Medicine, Law Enforcement, Business, Banking and Cosmetology to name a few.

To commemorate International Women's Day and promote Zonta locally, an annual Rose Day fundraiser is held during the week International Women's Day is recognized. Over the course of three (3) days club members prepare, sell and deliver floral arrangements made with yellow roses.

Other fundraisers include an annual 70's Night event of dancing and socializing and a semi-annual patio sale.

Service Projects

The club's service projects include an annual Back to School giveaway where packages of school supplies are given to less fortunate children and bulk school supplies are given to various government schools on New Providence and the Family Islands. Reading materials are also donated to various schools within The Bahamas through the club's semi-annual Book Drive.

Support Organizations

The club actively supports the Bahamas AIDS Foundation, The Ranfurly Home for Children and other Children's Homes and The Good Samaritan Home for the Aged. The club also sponsors two (2) Z Clubs in New Providence.