Zonta is an international group with thousands of members all working to build a better world for women and girls. We are everywhere – clubs in 63 countries around the world! We are advocates. We tackle the tough issues such as domestic violence, child marriage and the right for girls to be educated.

We work with international organisations such as the United Nations and we help fund community and major international projects.
As well as being connected internationally through Zonta International we are part of a network of 44 Zonta Clubs across Queensland as part of Zonta International District 22.

Zonta is all about getting together with like-minded people to work towards the same goal. We are constantly challenged and always adapting. Through Zonta we grow and learn – it’s the ultimate organisation for change.

We are a not for profit organisation which fundraises for frontline organisations and advocates to action change. In 2022 Zonta Club of Brisbane education awards supported 16 women and girls in high school, university and TAFE and these organisations:

  • Refugee and Immigration Legal Service
  • Beyond DV
  • Fierce Females
  • Women in Media
  • Northside Connect – DV safety Cards

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Our Members

We always welcome new members to the club.

To find out more about our club or for membership inquiries email info@zontabrisbane.org.au

Our club, founded in 1971, has a proud history of influence and support for the Brisbane community and campaigning for gender equity and human rights.

image Internationally, Zonta’s Mission is to empower women through service and advocacy through many international projects in Third World countries; up to a third of our club’s fund-raising is sent to support international projects through Zonta International
image Locally, we fund-raise for scholarships to keep disadvantaged girls in school and at university and sponsor young women to get involved in Public Affairs, in Business and in creative arts such as acting. Projects around domestic violence, homelessness in older women and gender equity are a focus for the club.
image We advocate to ensure women are included and recognised in public life especially focussing on the role that domestic violence plays in women’s disempowerment
image We take support each other and take inspiration from each other’s successes and form friendships and networks that can last a lifetime

Our Meetings

The members meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except January) for dinner and fellowship at the United Service Club, 183 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill. There is usually a guest speaker and we invite Zonta International award winners and club award winners to attend.

The Board

The Club Board (management committee) is elected by the members annually at the Annual General Meeting. It consists of the Executive – President, First and Second Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary. In addition, there are up to six directors. The Board takes a leadership role but final decision-making is at the membership level – all important decisions are voted on by members at the monthly dinner meetings. the current Board includes: President Sandra McLean; First Vice President Jane Keating; 2nd Vice-President Lesley Chenoweth AO; Treasurer Lisa Worner; Secretary Kate Rose; and Directors – Susan Scott, Louise Ryan and Grace Townsend. In 2023 the Board did some valuable workshop sessions with Cathryn Lloyd (pictured centre front with the board) as work to improve our skills to support Zonta achieve its goals.