Mastectomy Pillow Project
Advocacy into Action! This past winter, Charlevoix Zonta members put their sewing expertise to work by creating super soft mastectomy pillows to assist women recovering after breast cancer surgery. Once completed, twenty pillows were recently delivered by Zonta members to Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital’s Oncology Department.
Sights on Success
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! SIGHTS ON SUCCESS (“SOS”)
Making a difference! GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! And fun is exactly what forty middle-school aged girls had at Camp Hayo-Went-Ha on Torch Lake Saturday, Oct. 20th as Zonta Club played host to area girls (Charlevoix, Petoskey, East Jordan and Ellsworth) during our annual SOS (“Sights on Success”) event. Despite the spotty weather, the turn-out was better than expected, and a good time was had by all! Eight counselors were standing by to assist the girls as they tried out the zip line, used their skills at climbing a fifty foot rock wall, working the 2-story ropes course, plus engaging in teamwork building activities. Lunch was a welcome respite, followed by goal-setting and confidence building activities designed to help the girls step outside their comfort zone and challenge themselves as young women. All in all, it was a perfect day, provided FREE of charge courtesy of Zonta. If you’ve supported a Zonta fundraiser, then you’ve assisted in helping girls, and Zonta thanks you!
Club members collect and contribute non-perishable food items to local food pantries.
Community Financial Support Projects
Women in Technology Scholarship – new in 2019!
Local, district, and international scholarship opportunities, encouraging women to pursue education, careers and leadership roles in technology.
Rita G. Gay Memorial Scholarship
Award given to one local female high school senior planning to pursue a field of study concentrating on the written word.
Women’s Resource Voucher Program
Needs-based for books, gas, child care, etc., and helping women gain educational experience to enter the workforce
Young Women in Public Affairs
Recognizing high school aged women for their volunteer leadership and dedication to advancing the status of women
Sights on Success (SOS) is a program to build character, confidence, and team-building skills in middle school girls
Cancer Comfort Pillows for women who have had a mastectomy
Activities That Fund Service
At the Apple Fest, which takes place the 2nd weekend of every October, the club sells products to the community to raise service