2010 marks 20 years for the Zonta Club of Marathon to be improving the status of women and children in our community. The club celebrated their 20 years at the Sombrero Country on Saturday May 8. Ten of the clubs past presidents were in attendance along with club members and guests. Marathon City Councilman Rich Keating presented the club with a proclamation from the city for their loyal service to the community.
Dianne Weitz was the outgoing president this year, and Carmen Cordova Carricaburu was installed as the new president.
Lolly Siemons from Fishermen’s Hospital was the recipient of the Zontian of the Year.
Every month a member is chosen for the many good deeds, dedication to the club and going above and beyond the call of duty. At the end of the year, the members vote for their Extreme Zontian. Lolly is the bestest of best this year!
Coincidentally, the Zonta Club’s major fundraiser for the year was jamming away on WGMX 94.3 the whole weekend where the club raised more than $20,000 to give back to our town. This fabulous fundraiser has helped the club raise over $250,000 during its 12 years. Many thanks to Joe Nascone of Keys Radio Group.
At the global level Zonta International donates over $1 million annually for programs and projects that benefit thousands of women around the world. At the local level, all the money raised through fundraisers at the Zonta Club of Marathon is spent back in our local community. Examples of Zonta Club of Marathon contributions include: SHARE, Literacy projects at Switlik and Grace Jones, a Z Club at Marathon High School with a similar mission statement, scholarships for women at the high school level and for adults, Relay for Life, women’s health awareness projects, Independence Cay and many other needed funds that target improving the status of women.
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(L-R) Carmen Cordova-Carricaburu and Diane Weitz received the city’s proclamation recognizing Zonta for their years of community service from Councilman Rich Keating (center).