The Zonta Club of Frederick contributes to International Service Projects, including the following.
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Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.
Since the program's inception in 1999, more than US$9.5 million has been provided to support projects in 46 countries that promote and protect the human rights of all women and girls and work to end gender-based violence worldwide. During the 2018-2020 Biennium, one project is being supported by the ZISVAW Fund: Ending Child Marriage: A Programme to Accelerate Global Action.
Helping women in developing countries has been a passion of Zontians since the organization was founded in 1919. Today, Zonta's International Service Program continues to help women in developing countries improve their legal, political, economic, educational, and health status. Through funding from the Zonta International Foundation, the Program has provided training, education, health, sanitation, agricultural and micro-credit assistance to women, primarily through projects implemented by the agencies of the United Nations and other recognized non-governmental organizations.
Local Service Projects of the Zonta Club of Frederick
The Zonta Club of Frederick provides financial aid to various local projects when the needs arise.
In support of universal literacy, members of the club tutor both adults and children in literacy.
The club also sponsors the annual Art in the Park, a playground art show.
The current focus is on promoting women's health and eradicating violence against women and children.
Funds are raised through the selling of Miss Helen Smith's prints, annual picnics, and a fall dinner and auction.
Working with the Salvation Army by ringing bells and stuffing stockings for Christmas. [Photo below] Zonta Club of Frederick members Maida Wright (left) and Jacque Brown (right) flank a "donator".
Little Stones profiles four women, each of whom are contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art.
The film and accompanying education initiative have been designed to raise awareness about global women’s rights issues, and
challenges facing women globally. The 60-minute documentary follows Brazilian graffiti artist Panmela Castro, Senegalese rap-singer Sister Fa, Indian dance therapist Sohini Chakraborty, and fashion designer Anna Taylor as they use their art to combat violence against women, sex trafficking, and to empower women and girls globally.
As part of Zonta Club’s efforts to stop violence against women, those attending the screening were asked to consider making a donation to Heartly House of Frederick.
Free Screening of Award-Winning Documentary “Little Stones”
Zonta Club of Frederick, in partnership with Hood College and Heartly House presented a free community screening of the award-winning documentary Little Stones.
Donations to Heartly House
Donations support Heartly House's work to end domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse and to provide victims with safety, shelter, and supportive services.
Zonta International Foundation President Donna Lane Dedicates Rose Garden in Gothenburg, Sweden
Donna Lane, longtime member of the Zonta Club of Frederick, and President of the Zonta International Foundation, dedicates the Zonta Rose Garden in Gothenburg, Sweden. Zonta Rose Day, March 8th, celebrates International Womens' Day and serves as a fundraising opportunity for Zontians around the world to further their service to women.