Time flies when you are having fun – so the members of Zonta Club of Sydney must have been having a lot of fun – it’s been a while since our last post!
But although we may have been quiet on our website, we certainly haven’t been quiet as a club.
In the past few months, we have been back to face to face meetings since the beginning of the year (after a break in January and February) and have enjoyed some excellent guest speakers. In March, Jamie from the Stroke Foundation joined us and discussed the important signs of stroke and how to act FAST. We were also very pleased to welcome Julie Morris, the President of the National Council for Women NSW who met with Nancy Grimm-Tran, the awardee of our 2022 prize for a student from the UTS Nursing and Midwifery school. We also heard from awardee Nancy, who is hoping to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations in her nursing career, as well as interests in palliative care. In April, Eleni and Juanita from the Success Works program informed us about their excellent project and the work they do with women rejoining the workforce. In May we celebrated our clubs 56th birthday – quite an achievement!
Club members also took part in the Area 1 workshop for District 24 (braving a particularly rainy day to get to Collaroy in the northern beaches), joining with other Zonta clubs and club members to discuss our advocacy and service work, and how to continue to be active in building a better world for women and girls.
Throughout this time we also continued our work in advocacy, particularly as part of the Keeping Women out of Prison coalition. We continue to pack and provide release backpacks to women exiting prison via our partnership with the Miranda Project, as well as raising and providing funds for a women affected by the criminal justice system in assisting her with education or with material needs to get back into the workforce.
Stay tuned for our second part of our update!