Zonta Club of Botany Bay Inc
Located Sydney’s south east – south from Kingsford Smith Airport over Botany Bay and down to the Royal National Park, and across to Hurstville, Oatley and St George
Meets 4th Tuesday
Members are from the fields of nursing, education, retail, accounting, pharmacy, psychology, information technology and office management.
The Zonta Club of Botany Bay is known all over the world for its pioneering work in developing the Zonta Breast Care Cushion and seeing the project extend from initial efforts in 1996 to now having international recognition.
But there is a great deal more to the Zonta Club of Botany Bay, such as our ongoing commitment to improving the educational and professional status of women through the Young Women in Public Affairs Award.
This is a program of Zonta International which is designed to encourage young women to participate visibly in the life of their community by taking on leadership roles. In 2003, the Club’s 2002 winner went on to be one of five world wide winners of the Award from Zonta International.
The YWPA Award Dinner is always a highlight of our year for the members to see the great potential of the young women in our community, and share the Award dinner occasion with their families.
The annual golf day is a great event for the members to enjoy the fellowship of working together, organising 120 or so golfers through 18 holes and keeping them well refreshed throughout.
Our commitment to educational initiatives is also evident in:
- A long standing TAFE achievement prize at St George and Gymea.
- Sponsorship of a girl to attend the School of St Jude in Tanzania.
Our recent birthing kit assembly day was a big success at Moorefield Girls High School. A big team effort between the Year 9 girls and the members of the Zonta Club of Botany Bay produced the planned 1200 kits in record time and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the exercise.
The opportunity for this project grew out of our work on the Young Women in Public Affairs Award – and now these kits will go to Bungoma in Kenya.
Photos of club in action