Amelia Earhart Day
Every January, Zonta celebrates the life of Zontian and famed aviator Amelia Earhart. While we celebrate the program for the whole month, we selected January 11th as Amelia Earhart Day in recognition of the day Amelia began her solo trip from Honolulu, HI to Oakland, CA, which made her the first person to fly to the United States mainland from Hawaii. She also became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Fun After Five Table
The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg participates by co-sponsoring the Chamber of Commerce’s “Fun-After-Five” event for non-profits in the community. Our members help to promote the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg and Zonta International while networking with other non-profit organizations from the Fredericksburg area as well as Chamber of Commerce members in attendance.
The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg selects its Young Woman in Public Affairs award. The goal of the Zonta International Young Woman in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Women between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age on April 1st are eligible to receive this award. The local YWPA winner receives a $500.00 award and if the District chooses them they will receive a check for $1,000.00 and $4,000.00 at the International level if selected. Applications must be received by February 28th each year to be considered.
Annual Membership Drive
In March of each year we celebrate the opportunity to recruit new members to the Club by holding a "Mingle with Members" evening event where community locals can learn more about our Club and the International practices of Zonta. Yearly membership fees apply if joining and our fiscal year is June 1 - May 31.
Relay 4 Life Fundraising Event
The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg participates in the Gillespie County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society as the Zonta/Texas Wild Angels Team. Each April the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg joins with the Texas Wild Angels Team to raise money for the American Cancer Society through Gillespie County Relay for Life by having a fundraiser, "The Beat Goes On” which has been held at a locale where both young and experienced artists entertain for the cause. Relay For Life is a team fundraising cancer walk event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Auction items are on hand and raffle prizes are periodically awarded during the event.
The spring Trash and Treasures Sale and Z Boutique held at St Joseph’s Hall. This is one of two events sponsored by the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg to raise money for our scholarships. Donations are always welcome from our members and from the community.
Scholarships & The Yellow Rose Award
The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg Scholarship Committee selects recipients for our $1,000.00 scholarships. The Zonta Club was established to assist and encourage women of all ages to further their career goals. Our focus toward the mission has been to provide scholarships to women of Gillespie County for college or other curriculum training to enhance their professional opportunities. The Scholarship Committee of the Zonta Club of Fredericksburg accepts applications until the deadline of March 15th each year.
The Yellow Rose Award began with our club in 2018 with Suzanne Wood being our first recipient. This award honors a woman who puts forth many hours of dedicated volunteer service to our club and to the community we serve each year by the dedication to advancing the status of women through service and advocacy.
The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg installs new officers and board members. The incoming and outgoing officers and board members hold a retreat to discuss the upcoming year and reviews the accomplishments of the past fiscal year.
The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg honors the Woman of Achievement recipient with an Award and a bouquet of yellow roses. This is a local woman recognized by the Club for her leadership, her vision, her being a worker bee and her philanthropic service in the community.
The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg celebrates its 64th Anniversary on August 28 of its charter.
The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg hosts a Membership Drive Dinner and Meeting held at the St. Barnabus Community Room.
The Literacy Committee decides on project for the year. Fundraising parameters are implemented. Our Favorite Foods of Fredericksburg cookbook is an on-going year round fundraisier for our club. They are sold by our members and in many of the local retailer locations.
Gift Card Raffle is a new form of fundraising that our club has chosen to execute. VISA Gift cards totaling $1500 will be raffled by selling tickets at $10 each. 1st Prize - $1000 2nd Prize - $500 3rd Prize - $250. The drawing takes place in December.
Zonta Says No Campaign and Sixteen Days of Activism start on November 25 and goe s through December 10 each year. ZISVAW says "Say NO to Violence Against Women" and we represent in the community by wearing orange to signify the campaign.
The Zonta Club collects money and the Fredericksburg Girl Scout Troops shops, wraps and delivers food and gifts for the Hill Country Needs Council’s “Adopt-A-Family” program. The Club celebrates Christmas with its Annual Christmas Party where members bring donations for the Hill Country Crisis Center Battered Women’s Shelter.