Empowering Women Through Service & Advocacy
Club meetings: Held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. Currently meetings are on Zoom. If you would like to join us, please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
October 1-3: District 9 Convention. Live! in Costa Mesa, CA
April 17 @ 12:30-4:00: Area 3 Spring meeting on Zoom. Pre-registration required.
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm: Join the Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley Area in an insightful and inspiring conversation with Lisa Safaeinili, Executive Director of the Westminster Free Clinic
via Zoom (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79055157302?pwd=WkRWTHpDcko2bkI0MDJHR1pSdUpVZz09)
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Founded in 1919, in Buffalo, New York, Zonta International has grown to more than 30,000 members in more than 1,200 Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas. We are proud to have our local Santa Clarita Club member Sharon Langenbeck serving as ZI President 2020-22
Zontians throughout the world volunteer their time, expertise, and support to local and international service and advocacy programs: and award and scholarship programs designed to fulfill Zonta International’s mission and objectives. Link to Zonta International website: http://www.zonta.org
Mission – Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Vision – Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
District 9 was established in 1929 and includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. There are about 500 members in 25 clubs in the district. Throughout our history, District 9 Zontians have been active at the club, district, and international level, including serving as international directors, committee chairs, and four as Zonta International President. We continue to be major contributors to the Zonta International Foundation. Ms. Brittany Vaughan from Burbank is the 2020-22 District 9 Governor. Link to District 9 website: http://www.zontadistrict9.org
Area 3 consists of five clubs in and around the greater Los Angeles metropolis: Antelope Valley, Burbank, Porterville, Santa Clarita Valley, and Conejo Valley (Ventura County). Gloria Salas from the Zonta Club of Burbank Area serves as our Area 3 Director. Five other clubs in Southern California make up Area 4: South Bay (new!), Newport Harbor, San Bernardino, Riverside, Redlands.
Club – Conejo Valley Area
The Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley Area was established in 1972 and it’s 501c3 nonprofit Foundation in 1995. It’s members live in Ventura County, California and the neighboring communities in the western portion of Los Angeles County. The CV Club has a rich history of substantial service and contribution to the local area, the District and Zonta International. The CV Club annually distributes $5,000-$8,000 in scholarships for women and girls, supports an elementary school Dual Literacy Program, local assistance programs, as well as the Westminster Free Clinic (runs two free weekly medical clinics and their innovative Teen Internship Program). The Club is a proud funding partner for ZTAP (Zonta Training and Advocacy Program), whereby paraprofessional adults train others to disseminate information and resources that will assist families dealing with mental illness and domestic violence issues. For 20+ years the CVA Club has organized Special Kids Day at the Conejo Valley Fair.
RIP – Yvonne Bradley and Joyce Moore
Joyce was our fellow club-member and friend for 28 years. She had a big heart, especially for special-needs children and their families, and was always willing to help. Joyce served in most club positions, including president and Special Kids Day chair. She attended several District 9 conventions including San Francisco and Hawaii. Joyce was a successful entrepreneur with her own travel business. Joyce passed away August 7, 2020 and will be sorely missed by all.
Yvonne was a club-member and friend for 12 years, passing away April 26, 2020 at 88 years old. Yvonne was beloved for her sharp wit, can-do attitude, and ability to make everyone smile. As a brilliant laboratory scientist, she crashed through a number of “glass-ceilings”, paving the way for women in science, leadership and higher education. A beautiful, brilliant friend, she will be sorely missed.