At the June membership meeting, a new slate of officers were installed and new members were inducted. Pictured are Melissa Clements (new member), Pam Imm (incoming president), Marilyn Matheus (incoming vice-president), Melanie Matthews (incoming secretary), Nora Hayden (immediate past president), and Dottie Munsch. New member, Saeeda Daniels, is not pictured.
The Zonta Club of Columbia was in attendance at the Attorney General’s press conference to announce a new program called TrafficProofSC to educate teens about the threats and realities of human trafficking in the state. The effort will begin with a four-part curriculum that will be specifically for high school students. The task force partnered with South Carolina Educational Television to make videos and other training material that discusses human trafficking as well as sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and the dangers of social media.
The Zonta Club continues to stay informed about Human Trafficking, advocate for victims, and keep the community aware of this important issue.
March 8, 2023, 6pm – 8pm
(registration begins at 5:30pm)
Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center
1107 Williams Street, Columbia, SC 29201
$10 Tickets includes Hors d’Oeuvres and Wine/Beer, and a Silent Auction
All proceeds will go towards our Scholarship Programs
Location: Columbia College
More details to come…
Representatives from Zonta of Columbia are planning to attend this event.
Zonta Club of Columbia Awards Saeeda Ruffin-Daniels the Jane M. Klausman Award
December 2022 Columbia, SC – Zonta Club of Columbia, the local club of Zonta International whose mission is to ‘build a better world for women and girls,’ recently awarded the annual Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship to Saeeda Ruffin-Daniels of Lexington.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nora Hayden 518-866-2193
The September 2022 meeting is a social meeting and we will be attending the Rock for Recovery Fundraiser featuring Revisiting Creedence at the Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington.
This event is the annual fundraiser for LRADAC, formerly referred to as The Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council
Anyone interested in joining us is welcome.
The August 9 meeting will feature guest speaker Kathryn Moorehead. She will discuss the Human Trafficking issues in the state of South Carolina.
She is the Director of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Human Trafficking Programs at the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. Kathryn is also the Coordinator of the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force. She brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of education, social work, advocacy, and public health.
All Zonta Chapters in South Carolina are invited to the Zoom meeting.
The meeting begins promptly at 6pm.
Join us for the induction of new officers and strategic planning for the upcoming year!
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022 AT 6 PM – 8 PM
1107 Williams St, Columbia, SC 29201-3035
Join us on International Women’s Day at Girl Scouts of South Carolina’s office for our first Zonta Zinger since 2020!! This event is the major scholarship fundraiser for Zonta Club of Columbia. We will have sips and bites, speakers, silent auction and more. Mark your calendar now and make plans to attend. A $10 donation is requested at the door.