Honour roll for domestic violence work

Zonta Club of Brisbane has put in a nomination for the Domestic Violence Honours Roll, a first to be established by the Queensland Government. The Club has been working to support women and their children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence for much of its 50-year history. The two key projects have been…

We want action

Zonta District 22’s HOWZing project that seeks to reduce homelessness in older women is ramping up its efforts to push politicians to find solutions. In the run up to the Queensland Government State election on 31 October, the HOWZing Committee is calling Queensland Zonta clubs to put homelessness in older women front and centre for…

Sisters across the ocean

Zonta Club of Brisbane member and University of Queensland academic Dr Sam Hollingworth went to Ghana in January 2020, a country she has long had an affection for. When she was there she met with Aba Qianoo, the president of Zonta Club Accra II. She was immediately invited to lunch with the Club and was…

Living on the edge

More than 400 people heard from an impressive line-up of speakers from near and far as part of the milestone Lady Musgrave Trust Forum on Homelessness and Older Women. Zonta Club of Brisbane member and Advocacy Committee Chair Susan Davies (above) was one of many who tuned in to hear the speakers who had a…

Molly’s in business

Brisbane university student Molly Kenworthy (pictured) has a dream to travel overseas one day to teach English as a second language. COVID-19 travel restrictions aside, she is a step closer after being chosen as the Zonta Club of Brisbane’s nominee for the Jane M Klausman scholarship. Molly wins $500 and is then the Club’s nominee…

Virtually magic!

These COVID times have caused us all to do things a little differently, and learn a few new skills along the way. So it was with our first Zonta Club of Brisbane virtual  seminar held on 14 June to raise funds to prevent domestic violence. Club member Dr Caroline Heim joined forces with her husband Dr…

Elise uses award for public health benefit

Cairns-based Elise Witter, 24, is the 2020 winner of the Dr Helen Row prize. In her own words she tells us what it means to win this award: “My name is Elise and I have been fortunate enough to receive the Dr Helen Row Prize this year. I grew up in Cairns and it was…

Homelessness Project unites Zonta Clubs

In a first for District 22, a total of 13 SEQ Zonta clubs coordinated by Brisbane Club's Advocacy chairperson Susan Davies have joined together on a project to combat homelessness in older women. Using their local knowledge each club contributed to a Master Distribution List for The Lady Musgrave Trust's Handy Guide for Older Women.…

Walking with Lores Bonney

The Lores Bonney River Walk has proved to be a popular addition to Brisbane’s river walks. Back in 2016 Zonta Brisbane’s Advocacy Committee started lobbying Brisbane City Council to commemorate Lores Bonney, Australia’s greatest woman flyer, as part of the works to upgrade Kingsford Smith Drive. Four years later and their efforts are there for…