Zonta Club of Berkshire County Blog

Climate Change Advocacy Mission

At the dinner meeting on May 11th, 2002, the Zonta Club of Berkshire adopted Climate Change as our primary advocacy mission moving forward. Our mission is to create a gender-equal, sustainable world by educating girls, advocating for women’s rights, and inspiring more female leaders. What is the link between climate change and gender inequality? Climate change is like being on a runaway train. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions are causing global warming. Global warming is triggering extreme weather events. Extreme weather events are causing major social disruption as millions of people are displaced. Social disruption magnifies existing inequalities – including gender inequality. The gains in gender equality made over the last one hundred years by Zonta International are at risk. Zonta International is understandably concerned and recently released its Statement on Climate Change: a Gender Equality Issue. In 2020, District 23 joined the dots and developed Zonta Says NOW to gender equality and...

President’s Message: Vickie Palardy

Dear Sister Zontians and Friends, I am hoping that all are having a wonderful and healthy winter with all of the flu and sickness around. Spring is getting closer every day. The speaker at this month’s meeting is Gloria Bouillon the manager of Pittsfield Airport. Thank you, Keye Hollister, for finding us such interesting and engaging speakers. All the clubs in Western MA are taking part in the 2018 Period Project in the next couple of months. Feminine products are costly and are not covered by SNAP or WIC. For some women, that time of the month could not come at a worse time. Please help us raise awareness and collect pads, tampax, panty liners, soap, wipes, and underwear. We are also accepting cash donations to be used to purchase items in short supply. Drop-off locations are at Berkshire Medical Center (Cheryl Maselli), Berkshire Board of Realtors (Sandy) and I...

Bunco! Fundraiser, Wednesday April 4th

All are welcome!! Please join us for a fun night out to help fund the Zonta Scholarship Program for Berkshire County Young Women: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. Mazzeo’s Ristorante, 1015 South Street, Pittsfield. Bunco is a fun, fast-paced dice game of chance. No skill or math required! There are 6 rounds, and each round, players take turns rolling three dice, trying to get the number called out at the beginning. Time flies and lots of laughing and shouting follows! $25 per person entry fee (cash bar, but includes lots of munchies, bunco prizes and door prizes) Feel free to contact Chair Elaine Hunter ([email protected] or (413) 637-3607) or Helen Austin ([email protected])  for questions. Ready to Register? Prefer to print a flyer to mail into to us? Here is a copy!  Otherwise, you can easily sign up online and pay via credit by clicking the “register now” button at...