2017 Special Events

 

January

Every January, Zonta celebrates the life of Zontian and famed aviator Amelia Earhart. While we celebrate the program for the whole month, we selected 11 January as Amelia Earhart Day in recognition of the day Amelia began her solo trip from Honolulu, to Oakland, California, which made her the first person to fly to the United States mainland from Hawaii. She also became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

February

Fun After Five
Fun After Five Table

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg participates by co-sponsoring the Chamber of Commerce’s “Fun-After-Five” event for non-profits in the community. Our members helped to promote the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg and Zonta International while networking with other non-profit organizations from the Fredericksburg area as well as Chamber of Commerce members in attendance.

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg bought canning jars for “We Can Cambodia”, where the women of Cambodia are taught how to can their food to help feed their families.

March

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg selects its Young Woman in Public Affairs. The goal of the Zonta International Young Woman in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Women between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age on April 1st are eligible to receive this award. The local YWPA winner receives a $500.00 award and if the District chooses them they will receive a check for $1,000.00 and $4,000.00 at the International level if selected. Application must be received by February 27, 2017 to be considered.

April

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg Scholarship Committee selects recipients of the $1,000.00 scholarship.

The first “Beat Goes On at Hondo’s” Gillespie County Relay for Life fundraiser for the Zonta/Texas Wild Angels Team will be held on April 20, 2017. This is the adult musical event along with a Silent Auction held at Hondo’s.

The spring Trash and Treasures Sale and Z Boutique will be held at St Joseph’s Hall on April 20 - 22, 2017. This is one of two events sponsored by the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg to raise money for our scholarships. Donations are always welcome from our members and from the community.

The District 10, Area 3 Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas on April 22, 2017.

May

The second “Beat Goes On at Hondo’s” Gillespie County Relay for Life fundraiser for the Zonta/Texas Wild Angels Team will be held on May 4, 2017. This is the youth musical event along with a Silent Auction held at Hondo’s.

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg participates in the Gillespie County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society as the Zonta/Texas Wild Angels Team. This event will be held on May 13 with the FHS Z Club doing most of the walking for the team.

The Scholarship and YWPA Awards Banquet is held the third Tuesday of May to honor the recipients of the Zonta Club’s scholarships and to honor the recipient of the Young Woman in Public Affairs.

June

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg installs new officers and board members. The Club also selects the recipient of the “Woman of Achievement “Award. The incoming and outgoing officers and board members hold a retreat to discuss the upcoming year.

July

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg honors the Woman of Achievement recipient with an Award and a bouquet of yellow roses. This is a local woman recognized by the Club for her leadership, her vision, her being a worker bee and her philanthropic service in the community.

August

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg celebrates its 63rd Anniversary on August 28 of its charter.

September

The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg hosts a Membership Meeting. The Literacy Committee decides on project for the year.

Zonta Club Fredericksburg funnel cake making.
Funnel cake crew Oktoberfest

October

Oktoberfest is the main fundraiser for the year for the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg with the help from members, family and friends who work in the “Funnel Cake Booth” on October 6-8, 2017.

District 10 Conference held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 19 – 22, 2017 at the Aloft Hotel.

November

Tinsel and Treasures Sale and Z Boutique (Fall Sale)

Zonta Says No Campaign and Sixteen Days of Activism start on November 25, 2017.

Zonta Christmas Party
Christmas Party

December

The Zonta Club collects money and the Fredericksburg High School Z Club shop, wrap and deliver food and gifts for the Hill Country Needs Council’s “Adopt-A-Family” program.

The Club celebrates Christmas with its Annual Christmas Party where members bring clothing and gifts for the Hill Country Crisis Center Battered Women’s Shelter and monetary gifts to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.

 

 

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