Last Thursday I had the great honor of speaking at the Everett Golf and Country Club to the local Zonta chapter. Each year their club celebrates Amelia Aerhart by inviting a woman flyer to speak at their January luncheon. This year--- it was me! Such an honor. And yes--- Amelia was a Zontian!
Judith Strand, the Program Chair for the Zonta Club of Everett, opened the door to an amazing organization that I never knew existed. They were a delightful group and made my first speaking engagement such a pleasure.
As these women introduced themselves they said, "Hello, my name is.... and, "I am...." I am a doctor. I am a writer. I am a CPA. I am! Their strength, wisdom, and intelligence filled the room.
Then it occurred to me that because of these women, and the 31,000 other Zontians worldwide, that there are women in the world today who can say, "I am!"
ABOUT ZONTA INTERNATIONALFounded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 31,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 65 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's mission and objectives.
- To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
- To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
- To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
"About Zonta International" and "Objectives" were cut from their website, and pasted to this post. To learn more about Zonta, please click Here
I'm excited to say that my new friend, Jean Ann French, invited me to join the new Kirkland chapter. Yes, I am going to be a Zontian! Thank you all for a fantastic experience, I'm looking forward to many more! Life is all about giving back, and you're living strong. 31,000 strong!
But first I have to perform RTGS - Recurrent Training Ground School today.
Announcement: This weekend I finished the final revision of my novel, Flight For Control. My grandson slept and I stayed up all night, but it's done! Tomorrow I can start on my series.
Have a wonderful day!
~Enjoy the Journey