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Today is the last day to apply to become a 2019 AE Fellow. Complete your application now! zontainternational.awardspring.com 

#ZontaEmpowers #womeninSTEM #womeninaerospace #AmeliaEarhart #AEFellowship
We honor Berkshire Zontian, Rosanne Frieri, for her dedication and service to our country. 2018 Veterans Day. #WomenWhoServe

 

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Thanks Ro for your service

Thank you Ro !! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thank you Ro!

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Great pic Ro!

Thanks RO ! Missed you tonight at Zonta

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Today, we extend a huge thank you to ALL veterans for their service to our county.  A special honor to the brave, resilient and strong 2.2 million female US veterans, sometimes invisible in our minds eye when picturing those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom.  Did you know that approximately 15% of all active-duty forces and over 20% of new recruits are female? 

[photo credit: In 2005, the first all-female C-130 Hercules combat crew and https://taskandpurpose.com/timeline-history-women-us-military/ history of us women]Image attachment
This is the last week to apply for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship. Follow this link to fill out the application: zontainternational.awardspring.com 

#ZontaEmpowers #womeninSTEM #womeninaerospace #AmeliaEarhart #AEFellowship
Action Alert: Violence Against Women act. Have you signed a letter? Please do. Pass it on to your clubs and friends. Do NOT have to be a Zontian to sign on.
We need your help. Join the Zonta USA Caucus in supporting H.R. 6545 and contact your representative today to urge them to support reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), landmark legislation first passed with bipartisan support in 1994, provides critical support for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. VAWA was included in a spending bill passed in September; however, the bill only granted a short-term extension until December 7th.

Click this link to send a letter to your representative:
http://cqrcengage.com/zonta/app/write-a-letter?2&engagementId=492176&fbclid=IwAR2mW851B1Tn0nfWtjINeUzgTJEAGvFWCxKTG4rl7Rqxz2ws1IrO3yGKTx4

 

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Nice graphic. Perfect lead in. #Bestpractices

With the November e-newsletter, you can engage in Zonta Says NO and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, prepare for the next Zonta Talk and learn about the new individual membership category.

Read more: http://ow.ly/eUrS30myNU1

 

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👏 Newsletter is excellent this month!

 

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Happy Birthday!🎈🎂🎉

Happy birthday and thanks. Tamil Women’s Development Group. Sydney Australia

Detroit I the ninth club sends hugs

Happy birthday ZI from QLD, Australia! In my lifetime, a lot of progress has been made towards gender equality, but we have a long way to go. I won't see full equality in my lifetime but I'm proud to be part of the chain of women and men who strive to make this a fairer and more equal world for all. I honour and celebrate those who came before me, those who are with me now, and those who will follow after me. I am grateful that when I turned 18, I could just go and vote, because of the efforts of women before me. It's hard to believe that at one time, women in Australia could not vote. I hope one day people will be finding it hard to believe the current terrible rates of sexual assault and other violence against women,, because it is much better in their time. Happy 100th Birthday Zonta, I'm proud and honoured to have played a small part in what we do.

Happy 100th birthday from Zonta Club of Gladstone, in QLD, Australia. So much has been done towards gender equality in the last 100 years. Let's take ZI into the next 100!

The Zonta Club of Jamestown and the NEWLY CHARTERED University of Jamestown Golden Z Club send their warmest greetings! Happy 99th Birthday, Zonta! Counting down to the big 100 in Chicago! ❤️

Happy birthday from D28

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Zonta Club of Berkshire County

Time to Vote! So many have sacrificed for a women's right to vote, and our own Berkshire native Susan B. Anthony reminds us no sacrifice is too great. www.celebratesusanbanthony.orgToday in Mighty Girl history, the prominent American suffragist Susan B. Anthony cast her vote in the 1872 Presidential Election that led to her arrest two weeks later for “illegal voting”. Prior to her trial, she spoke in all 29 towns and villages of Monroe County, New York, where her trial was scheduled to be held, on the topic of "Is it a Crime for a U.S. Citizen to Vote?" She called upon women to exercise their right to vote, with or without formal recognition: "We no longer petition legislature or Congress to give us the right to vote, but appeal to women everywhere to exercise their too long neglected 'citizen's right'."

At her trial near Rochester, New York the following June, the judge refused to allow Anthony to testify on her own behalf and, after she was convicted, he read an opinion that he had written before the trial even started. After the verdict was given, Anthony was at last permitted to speak and gave what Ann Gordon, an eminent historian of the Women's Suffrage Movement, called "the most famous speech in the history of the agitation for woman suffrage." During it, she protested "this high-handed outrage upon my citizen's rights ... you have trampled under foot every vital principle of our government. My natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights, my judicial rights, are all alike ignored."

The judge ordered Anthony to pay a $100 fine -- or $2,000 in today's dollars -- for her 'crime' of illegally voting to which she declared, "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty.” True to her words, she never paid the fine for the rest of her life!

You can honor those who fought so long for women's suffrage by voting this Election Day -- to find your polling place, visit https://bit.ly/2eMpAaE

The story of Susan B. Anthony's illegal vote and subsequent arrest and trial is told in the inspiring picture book, "Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President," for ages 5 to 9 at https://www.amightygirl.com/heart-on-fire

To introduce children to this trailblazing women's rights pioneer, we highly recommend the picture book "Susan B. Anthony" for ages 5 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/susan-b-anthony) and the illustrated biography "Who Was Susan B. Anthony?" for ages 8 to 12 (https://amightygirl.com/who-was-susan-b-anthony/)

For a fascinating book about the relationship between Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, we also recommend
"A Friendship That Changed the World" for ages 12 and up at https://amightygirl.com/elizabeth-cady-stanton-and…;

To introduce children and teens to more amazing women of the U.S. Suffrage Movement, check out our blog post on “How Women Won the Vote: Teaching Kids About the U.S. Suffrage Movement” at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11827
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Time to Vote!  So many have sacrificed for a womens right to vote, and our own Berkshire native Susan B. Anthony reminds us no sacrifice is too great. www.celebratesusanbanthony.org
Congratulations to the clubs celebrating special anniversaries in November!

*90 years*
Zonta Club of Philadelphia - District 3

*50 years*
Zonta Club of Cebu City
Zonta Club of Kemi-Tornio

*40 years*
Zonta Club of Okayama
Zonta Club of Viersen Area

*25 years*
Zonta Club of Marikina
Zonta Club of Cavite

 

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Where's Victoria, BC?

Hmmmmm!

We need your help. Join the Zonta USA Caucus in supporting H.R. 6545 and contact your representative today to urge them to support reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. 

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), landmark legislation first passed with bipartisan support in 1994, provides critical support for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. VAWA was included in a spending bill passed in September; however, the bill only granted a short-term extension until December 7th. 

Click this link to send a letter to your representative:
http://cqrcengage.com/zonta/app/write-a-letter?8&engagementId=492176

 

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Done!

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Done!!

We are pleased to see so many of you taking action. Keep up the great work!

Done did it!

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