Jan 29: Amelia Earhart Fellowship pinning and recognition event. The 11:30-2:00 luncheon event includes: Award presentation to JENNY SMITH, PhD Candidate in Astrophysics Instrumentation at UC Santa Barbara; Keynote speaker Sharon Langenbeck, Zonta Int’l President and former AE Fellow; Get to know ZONTA; Delicious lunch & beverages; and exciting Raffle to benefit scholarship and anti-domestic violence programs. REGISTER TO ATTEND
Nov 28 – Dec. 3: The Club adopted two families for Christmas, providing gifts for all 5 members of each family. Gifts included necessities like shoes, warm clothing, and household appliances, as well as toys and art supplies. Families were selected through the Westminster Free Clinic.
Oct. 27: Resume providing dinner to about 80 volunteers (student interns and professionals) at the Westminster Free Clinic.
Oct. 1-3: District 9 Conference in Costa Mesa. Bonnie attended as the club delegate; Karen helped with workshop facilitating, hospitality, and other roles. Club put together an auction basket containing some of the donated Zonta-brand items.
Sept. 28: Open house at the new Westminster Free Clinic Oxnard site. Karen, Ginny and Bonnie attended and presented them with $200 in Target gift cards on club’s behalf.
Sat. July 24: Social and bring a friend. 11:30 @ Little Calf Creamery in Thousand Oaks (652 E Janss Rd @ Moorpark Rd) for lunch and ice-cream in the outdoor patio
June 6: Magic Yarn Project @ member’s house in backyard. Join us to create soft yarn wigs of beloved heros for pediatric cancer patients. Update – we had about 20 women attend and made some beautiful wigs!
May 18: In-person club meeting and dinner social at D’Amores with special guest Eva Geerlings, Zonta Club of Freiburg, Germany.
April 17: Area 3 Spring Meeting. (zoom)
Jan. 28: Presentation by Lisa Saefinelli, executive director of Westminster Free Clinic. Will provide update to WFC activities, outreach, and ZTAP program during the pandemic. (zoom)
Dec. 15: Holiday gathering and service. Christmas Hat Party on Zoom with Trivia game by Bonnie.
Nov. 28: Compilation and delivery of 35 gift bags to women experiencing homelessness in the Santa Clara riverbed.
Oct. 14: Club members and 4 guests gathered (socially-distanced in an outside, backyard setting) to watch and discuss the documentary “Knots: A Forced Marriage Story”. The film follows the story of three young women who were forced into marriage when they were an underage child. Sadly, this occurred and still does today in the United States. A discussion with the director and film subjects followed the viewing. Truly an eye-opening and important film to see!
Sat. JAN. 11: Club members and friends will be gathering to make Magic Yarn Project wigs for pediatric cancer patients. These playful wigs help bring magic into the lives of children battling cancer and inspire volunteerism to make a difference. Since chemotherapy treatments often leave young scalps too sensitive for traditional wigs, these yarn wigs are comfy, soft, and warm! Magic Yarn wigs are inspired by beloved Disney characters and Super-heros, and invite children back to the world of imagination and daydreaming. They are beacons of fun, laughter, and play during scary times. JOIN US! Call Karen @ 805-216-2235
Wed., JAN. 1: The club donated $1,000 to celebrate Zonta’s 100 year anniversary (1919-2019) and the 100 year anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States (1920-2020). With the donation, club member Karen Fraser walked as part of the 2020 Rose Parade “theme-award” winning float commemorating women’s suffrage. Dressed in turn of the century attire, Karen joined 99 other women in the 5.5 mile long parade in Pasadena, CA.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – Club members met to celebrate the holidays and friendship by putting together 25 gift bags for the Lighthouse Women’s Shelter followed with a hibachi-style dinner. The gift bags contained an assortment of personnal, skin, nail & beauty care items as well as chocolates and warm fuzzy socks. Members Tricia and Karen had fun delivering the gifts and took a tour of the Oxnard facility.
October 15, 2019 – The Club celebrated 2 members’ milestone anniversaries. Mary Lou Miller has been a club member for 35 years; Bonnie Hames has been a member for 10 years. Congratulations!
October 4-6, 2019 – Club President Bonnie Hames and Treasurer Karen Fraser attended the District 9 Conference on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai. During the conference, the Conejo Valley Zonta club presented a $1,000 check for the Zonta Internationals Rose Fund to be used toward ZI sponsored service projects. Bonnie and Karen participated in voting, elections, several workshops, and heard from inspirational speakers including former astronaut Anna Fisher.
August 20, 2019 – The Club welcomed and installed new member Geri Goodman, renewed membership pledges for existing members, and celebrated sucesses from Zonta-sponsored activities of the Westminister Clinic and ZTAP program (Lisa Sefaeinili) and Simi Valley elementary Literacy program (Denise Aiani). The club also heard from Ginny Fraser on her pending Girl Scout Gold Award “Red dress project” (club president Bonnie Hames is her project advisor).