Zonta Clubs select, fund and participate in community projects fundamental to promoting women’s economic self-sufficiency, political equality, access to education and health care and the elimination of violence against women.
Each year, Zontians dedicate thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars to effecting these changes, while the Zonta International programs funded by the Zonta International Foundation impact these issues on a global level.
District 23 & Zonta Club of Dunsborough Projects
Zonta Breast Care Cushions
Every ninety seconds a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. approximately 525,000 women die annually in childbirth, many from infections acquired during childbirth. For every woman who dies in childbirth, probably 30 incur injuries and infections – many of which are often painful, disabling, embarrassing and lifelong. 60 million women give birth each year with the assistance of a Traditional Birth Attendant or no assistance at all.
Zonta Birthing kits provide for a clean birthing environment that decreases the risk of death from infection and bleeding. The Zonta Birthing Kit Foundation has now been established – for $25 a year you can be a member of this worthwhile non-government organisation – so why not join today. Through Zonta action – over one million birthing kits have been sent to developing countries so far.
Zonta Club of Dunsborough Projects
The Zonta Rose Garden was established in 2000 to commemorate past Zontians. Zonta’s floral emblem is the yellow rose. Although there is a “Zonta” variety, it is not suitable for W.A. conditions. An inner core of “Gold Bunny” was originally planted, surrounded by “Freesia”. The roses were donated by club members with Jennifer Walker being a significant contributor. The Shire of Busselton built the rose bed and supplied irrigation. Members then held a busy bee to plant the roses. The club pruned, mulched and fertilised the Rose Garden for many years, but is now maintained by the City of Busselton.
The Rose Garden stands in the centre of Dunsborough in Lion’s Park and the club is proud that the yellow roses form a focal point in a much loved and used part of our community.