On International Women’s Day Sunday March 9, the Zonta Club of Brisbane created an IWD2020 Zonta display at the store. Five members – Janet Prowse, Judith Anderson, Sandra McLean, Susan Scott and Susan Davies staffed the display about Zonta’s projects.
It was a great opportunity to both raise the profile of Zonta and also International Women’s Day which had a theme this year about #EachforEqual.
It was terrific of Bunnings Newstead to invite us to have the stand and they donated $150 in store vouchers as a thank you. We used one for a raffle prize and sold tickets to Bunnings patrons.
And the results? Bunnings was grateful, we created more awareness about Zonta and we made a few dollars for our service fund.
Two “learnings”: few people carry cash any more and we now have the start of a portable “What is Zonta” display to be used at our events and Sizzling!
Saturday 14 September, lunch at Shingle Inn.
Eleven guests, including members, former member and friends participated in a most enjoyable guided tour of the New Woman Exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane followed by lunch at the Shingle Inn. The exhibition was hosted by Sallyanne Atkinson AO, Club member and Chairman of the Museum of Brisbane who added so much to the tour because of her personal knowledge of artists and those who were painted. The exhibition includes a portrait by former Club member and portrait artist, Lola McCausland of Dame Annabelle Rankin who was the first woman from Queensland elected to parliament and the first woman to become a federal government minister.
As we begin planning our special project for 2020, ‘Homelessness in Older Women’, we were delighted to have Karen Lyon Reid (CEO) and Jennifer Clarke (Board member) from The Lady Musgrave Trust join us at our Club dinner meeting this week to talk about the work they are doing to support vulnerable and homeless women in Brisbane and neighbouring areas. Women over the age of 55 is the fastest growing category of people either on the verge of or actually experiencing homelessness. No woman should be unsure about where she is going to sleep tonight.