March Dinner Meeting 2014
Our speaker for the March Dinner was Elizabeth Subritzky, founder member and Director of Freedom from Sexual Exploitation. Elizabeth has presented a submission to the House of Parliament to repeal the Prostitution Reform Act which has proved to fail in protecting women selling in the sex industry.
Elizabeth proposed the adoption of the Nordic Model which has been so successful in Sweden, where prostitution has been halved since the prohibition was introduced in 1999.
New Zealand is a destination for trafficking women. The information Elizabeth related to us was somber and challenged us as Zontians to help curb the rise in this form of slavery.
The Zonta Club of South Auckland's
2013 Awards presentation
was held recently at Longford Park Village
Read more about our special awardees here
Recent inspiring speaker from 'Stop Demand'
Denise Ritchie from 'Stop Demand' gave us much to think about with the facts and case studies she presented to us. Here she is presented with flowers by club member Doreen Attwood
Governor Maureen Heine introduces to Zonta South Auckland, Denise Ritchie founder of 'Stop Demand'
"A vibrant key note speaker, Stop Demand's founder Denise Ritchie has addressed audiences ranging in size from 30 to 3,000+. She draws on a range of topical and often polarising issues that touch all communities - pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking and sexual violence, to widespread cultures spanning locker rooms to corporate boardrooms.
Denise is a captivating speaker who challenges, provokes and inspires audiences to become part of a positive movement for change".
Bits & Bobs, Boots
Beads, Bags and Bed-wear
"The Bits and Bobs evening was a great success, the best yet. The goods on display were very tempting and made for some great gift ideas.
On behalf of the club I would sincerely like to thank the Local club for all the work they put into organising such a great night. This one event has raised sufficient returns to completely cover their commitments for the year. that is nothing short of fantastic.
Thank you to all the workers, your efforts were greatly appreciated by all who enjoyed a fantastic girly night". Patricia Morley, Club President.
2012 Study Awards Presentation
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Honorable Sir Bruce Robertson KNZM QC guest speaker, and Mr Ross Craig on behalf of the Chenery Trust, who presented the awards to the winners of our Study Award and Young Women in Public Affairs Award.
Lynda Garrett Area 1 Director; Ashley Varney YWPA award recipient; Katherine Thomas Study Award winner; Maureen Heine District Governor
Katherine Thomas, Mr Ross Craig and Catherine Grey
Status of Women Chair Margaret Dunkley with 2011 Awardee Jennifer Cassidy. Jennifer spoke with warm appreciation of the assistance her Study Award had been to enable her pursue her studies during the last year.
Sonia Faulkner representing the Study Award Committee, Sir Bruce Robertson KNZM QC
Sonia Faulkner, National President of GirlGuiding NZ; Mavis Shuker, Chair of New Horizons for Women Trust; District Governor Maureen Heine; all members of Zonta South Auckland proudly supporting Zonta South Auckland's Study Award and the Young Women in Public Affairs Award.
61st Zonta International Convention
Zonta South Auckland's own member Maureen Heine became District 16 (NZ’s) Governor at our 2012 Convention held in Torino, Italy. Governor Maureen wears the kakahu proudly representing New Zealand Zontians. Zonta South Auckland congratulates Maureen on her high achievement and service with distinction to women both locally and globally.
Zonta Celebration Dinner in Auckland Saturday 18th August, 2012. Governor Maureen Heine with District 16 secretary Pauline Maddock
International President Lynn McKenzie
Congratulations, Lynn, from the Zonta Club of South Auckland on becoming the first NZ Zontian International President. We are very proud of your prestigious achievement and wish you all the very best for the coming biennium. View here.
Read about the Zonta Club of Auckland here