WE  EMPOWER WOMEN & GIRLS

Zonta Club of

New Providence

A SERVICE ORGANIZATION

ZONTA SAYS NO TO VIOLENCE

Advocacy Continuing Education

ZONTA SAYS NO TO VIOLENCE IN ANY FORM.  No ONE  should ever experience abuse. All over the world and right here in our community, women and girls  are abused everyday.  Find out more about how YOU can get involved!   Educate yourself on violence, abuse and or bullying by clicking on a Continuing Education (CE) for the  Advocacy Training sponsored by EARLY ACCESS TRAINING CENTER (EATC).  

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Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence

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EMPOWERING

WOMEN & GIRLS

ZONTA CLUB

NEW PROVIDENCE

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION


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PRESIDENT THERESA ADDERLEY-SMITH

“Zonta Club of New Providence Salutes Past and Present Presidents.”  Celebrating 100 years of empowering women and girls

Zonta Club of New Providence 1900-2020

Message From The President

I am proud to be a Zontian! and  I am most honored and humbled to be elected President of the Zonta Club  of New Providence 2020-2022, and with the help and support of my Board members and fellow Club members, I will do my best to meet the challenge. 


Our club has been built on a strong leadership foundation, and I am fortunate to have a membership that is fully committed to the Zonta ideal of Service, & Advocacy, and continues to go the extra mile in building the club, and carrying out the many worthwhile projects that we undertake to empower women and by extension for the benefit of our community.


Dr. Theresa Adderley-Smith

President 2020-2022

“Meet Jessie, she is well on her way to becoming the best she can be.   Let's continue to empower our young women that if they believe they can achieve .”

Mrs. Marisa Mason-Smith

Chair Advocacy

VISIT TO SCHOOLS

PROMOTING THE CAUSE

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP PROGRAM

Our team will come to your school to discuss healthy relationships and present  our "Say No Stickers"


Contact Zontian Cherise Archer Today!!


TOPICS INCLUDE

Healthy

 Positive 

Relationships

Recognizing Toxic Words & Action 

Cyber Bullying

Seeking Help in a Monopolized & Controlled Environment 

ADVANCING THE STATUS

“We consider it a priority to equip all  females throughout the length and breath of The Bahamas  with the necessary tools to become successful"

EMPOWERMENT

“As women in our country, we have accomplished much progress both personally and professionally, but there is still a long way to get more sisters on board this train that will empower them to experience some success and dignity for them and their families,” “When girls and women across the developing world have been asked what they want for their future, the resounding answer is education, jobs, healthcare and security. It is a move the organization hopes will mobilize more future female leaders.

LEADERSHIP

Zonta Club of New Providence is welcoming more than seasonal changes this fall, with a new board instated last month — committed to continuing the efforts of empowering women throughout the country.


The Zonta Club of New Providence board is here to serve

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ZONTA 

CLUB  OF 

NEW PROVIDENCE

SALUTES 

ZONTA 100 YEARS ANNIVERSARY 

One hundred years ago, a small group of pioneering women came together in Buffalo, New York with a vision to help all women realize greater equality while using their individual and collective expertise in service to their community.


Their vision became Zonta International, an organization that has grown to more than 29,000 members in 63 countries, working together to make gender equality a reality for women and girls worldwide. 8 November 2019 marks Zonta’s centennial anniversary.


Join us in our celebrations throughout the centennial biennium, beginning at our 2018 International Convention in Yokohama, Japan and ending with our 2020 International Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The Zonta Club is an international organization founded in 1912 that seeks to empower women through advocacy and service. The club boasts of having over 1200 clubs and 32 districts in over 66 countries with 30,000 members worldwide to date.


There are two clubs in the Bahamas, the Zonta Club of Nassau and the Zonta Club of New Providence, with their membership comprising of a diverse group of professional women committed to the Zonta Club’s collective goal – to help create a world where women’s human rights are recognized and where they can enjoy lives free of the fear of violence.


“Violence against women is still a serious issue, both internationally and locally. It take a community effort to give support to those most vulnerable and to ensure that no one has to suffer in silence.”

ZONTA CLUB 

NEW PROVIDENCE

WHAT WE DO

Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Mar

29

2019

Paint n Sip

Membership & Fellowship

$65

Per Ticket

Cherrylee Pinder

May

25

2019

Jazz Tapas

Ranfurly Home For Children Ground

$80

Per Ticket

Sue Demeritte

July

1-12

2019

Workforce Readiness

Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute - Solider Road

Free


Indira Saunders

Nov 24

2019

Say NO to Violence Campaign

Community Effort

Free


Marisa Mason-Smith

Dec 7

2019

Annual Wine Dinner

Old Fort Bay

$150

Per Ticket

Yvette Ingraham

Jan 1

2020

Social Retreat

TBA

TBD

Per Ticket

Kayla Darville

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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.

SCHOLAR-SHIPS & AWARDS

The dream of a university has become easier to obtain through the Zonta Club of New Providence’s annual move to increase its scholarship fund by $5,000.

 “So it was a natural step for us at the Zonta Club of New Providence to recognize that we had to do more in such a tight economy. And we have such a wonderful group of outstanding, determined women who want to give back to society that it was a unanimous decision for us all to come together and increase the education fund.”

The grant fund is allocated by COB every year to a mature female student — at least 25 years old — who has earned an associate degree and wants to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The new endowment was established in honor of entrepreneur, philanthropist and humanitarian Betty Kelly Kenning at COB to continually fund the higher education pursuits of mature female students.

PROJECTS

The Zonta Club of New Providence (ZCNP) recently raised and donated $10,000 to assist in the construction of the country’s first transition home at the Ranfurly Homes for Children.


The donation was part of the proceeds from Zonta’s “Tapas N Jazz” event. The ZCNP, in partnership with the Ranfurly Homes, hosted the evening of fun and elegance earlier in the year to help generate much-needed funds to get the non-profit children’s home closer to its target of building transition homes.

ADVOCACY

Zonta  advocate at the international, national and local levels on issues related to human rights and gender equality. At the international level, Zonta International advocates on global issues primarily through the United Nations (UN) and Council of Europe. At the national level, Zonta districts, areas and clubs take action in support of, or in opposition to, legislation on issues affecting women and girls. At the local level, Zonta clubs monitor laws and policies and their impact on women, participate in hearings and public meetings with local politicians and administrators, and host speakers and panels to raise awareness about issues affecting women in their local communities.

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SAY NO TO VIOLENCE PAINT THE TOWN ORANGE

Members of Zonta Bahamas recently teamed up with University of the Bahamas nursing students and officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force to "paint the town orange" as a part of the "Say No to Violence against Women and Girls" campaign. Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell tied the first orange bow on Christie Park. Scores of Zontians and students of the University of the Bahamas nursing programme took to Nassau Street, from Meeting Street to UB, tying bows on trees and lamp posts, erecting signs, and handing out flyers to motorists. They also took time out to speak to residents about the importance of stopping violence against women and men, boys and girls

WORKFORCE READINESS PROGRAM

For 2018. some 25 unemployed young women were empowered and equipped for the workforce after completing the Zonta Club’s  Workforce Readiness Training Program.  The women graduated from the three-week program, , during a special ceremony at Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Old Trail Road. Five of them were awarded scholarships to further their education at BTVI.


The program, now in its sixtj year, is a public/private initiative sponsored by The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute and the Zonta Club of New Providence whose mission is to focus on the upliftment and empowerment of women through service. 


It comprises a soft-skills component which includes character traits, interpersonal and communication skills, character traits, attitudes and career attributes.

ROSE DAY

ach year on 8 March, we celebrate Zonta Rose Day in conjunction with International Women's Day. In many countries around the world, International Women’s Day is a day when women are recognized for their achievements regardless of their differences.

This Rose Day, we invite you to recognize someone special in your life and show your appreciation by making a donation to the Rose Fund in their honor.

Your donation to the Rose Fund enables Zonta to continue supporting projects and programs that empower women and girls worldwide. With each donation, you can send your honoree a special email with a personalized message to let them know that they have made a difference in your life.

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TAPAS & JAZZ 

The Zonta Club of New Providence each year hosts a Tapas N Jazz  mini-concert series.  A showcase of local jazz talent to raise funds for two of the organization’s major causes: The empowerment of women and children.  The event brings the country one step closer to its first Transition Home at the Ranfurly Home for children, a much-needed housing facility for children who have been raised in the Home but are required to move out as they come of age.

Proceeds from this event every year also fund the training of more than 20 unemployed women during Zonta Club of New Providence’s annual Workforce Readiness Program. This initiative equips participants – who vary in ages from 20-40 - with work skills over a 3-week training to help them get back into the working world.

WINE DINNER

Members of the Zonta Club of New Providence every first Saturday in December, host an elegant Wine Dinner event held at Old Fort Bay , under various themes like "Viva Libre"., Great Gasby.  The evening features foods, wines and live themed entertainment.

All proceeds go to the Club's major projects supporting girls and women in the community."

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ZONTA IN THE NEWS

Salute To Survivors 

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My Journey started a long time ago and it was not easy but by God's grace and mercy I did it!  I just want to thank everyone who has been there for me and helped in anyway! Shout out to  Zonta New Providence for believing I can do it and supporting me! Now it's time to be the World's Greatest Nurse!  Today I sign not only as A Diamond💎 But as A New Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas! #iamcovered #itsnurseFoster #putsomerespectonit #unfinisheddiamond #BSNRN

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Members of Zonta Bahamas 2018 teamed up with University of the Bahamas nursing students and officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force to “paint the town orange” as a part of the “Say No To Violence Against Women and Girls” campaign.