Service Committee

Zonta Club of Savannah

The work of this committee encompasses:

• Zonta International service programs

- Amelia Earhart Fellowships

- Current International Service project(s)

- Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships

- Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards

- Zonta International Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Women (ZISVAW)

• Local service projects

• Local Legislative Awareness and Advocacy

• Z and Golden Z Clubs

Responsibilities include:

• Recommend action and local service and advocacy projects to support Zonta's objects, mission and goals

• Coordinate club participation in local Z and Golden Z Clubs, the YWPA Program, and the Klausman Scholarships

• Coordinate programs of Zonta International and the club and events and functions which:

- raise the awareness of status of women issues

- provide education and development to women

- publicize and raise funds for local status of women projects, and for ZI award programs and current international projects

• Seek corporate sponsorship, grants, bequests and individual contributions for major projects designed to advance the status of women

• Consider taking action by:

- offering support, financial or advocacy, in the effort to achieve justice, human rights and fundamental freedoms

- taking actions in keeping with Legislative Awareness and Advocacy guidelines and forming partnerships with other organizations for specific advocacy issues

• Keep club members informed of the accomplishments of women and of the activities of local women's organizations

• Provide self development and training programs for club members that enhance their legal, political, economic, educational, health or professional status

Zonta Club of Savannah’s 2007-2008

Local Service Projects include:

SAFE Shelter:

Back to School Party (Sept. 2007)

Spring Party (April 2008)

Personal Gift Bags (throughout the year as needed)

Anger Mgmt/Dating Violence Seminars

Purging Mail List (Fall 2007)

Women’s Health:

Breast Care Cushions (Spring 2008)

Safe Birthing Kits (Feb. 2008)

Legislative Awareness/Advocacy:

Advocacy Letters (throughout the year)

Human Trafficking Seminar (April 2008)