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Newsletter of the Zonta Club of Bunbury Inc.
 Edition #63: July 2016 

President: Kimberley Robbins
Editor: Nan Martella 
Installation of the 2016-2017 Board
Newly installed President Kimberley Robbins with Treasurer Carol Downe (left) and Secretary Amanda Whittle (right).

New Board

Introducing our new President


Service & UN

Membership & Program

Finance & Fundraising

PR & Communications
Area & District News
International Focus
New Board after installation by Ellen Cox, past district officer & past club president.
From left: Beth Talbot - President Elect, Ellen Cox, Kimberley Robbins - President, Carol Downe - Treasurer, Diane Tate - Vice President, Jo Lewis - Director, Karen Mazzella - Director, Amanda Whittle - Secretary. 
Absent: Joy Frisina & Nan Martella - Directors

  Introducing our President for
  Biennium 2016/18

 I grew up on the Central Coast of NSW and moved to Bunbury 23      years ago after marrying a Bunbury Boy. I have three beautiful Children.  Kate is following in my footsteps, marrying young, is engaged to a Bunbury Boy and training as a dental nurse. Tom is in  his first year of Uni studying commerce and business law. He has just had his last exam for the semester. Beth, my youngest at 15 is in year 10 at BCGS and heading to Cambodia on a service trip. Another Zontian in the making.
My husband Kevin and I own and manage K&K Electrical Services, an Industrial Electrical Company and if anyone asks, I’m the first K.
I am passionate about a few things. Being a good mother, wife, daughter, sister and Aunt, and in looking after myself, am very passionate about my sport of rowing. I have competed at the World Masters Games in Italy, three National regattas and after a short break, will start training for the next World Masters Games to be held in New Zealand in May 2017.
Last but definitely not least, I’m passionate about helping others – which led me to Zonta. One of my mantras as my children will tell you, and they have heard it many times has been “never look down on anyone unless you’re helping them up” and “life is short, enjoy what you do”.
On that note, I will be passionate, I will enjoy and I will do the best I can as your president for the next biennium.                             Kimberley Robbins, President

Advocacy Committee

Chairman Tyril Houghton
Advocacy Update

1. White Ribbon Day event is planned for 26th November at the Bunbury Forum.
2. Walk in My Shoes Project – we hope this will return to Bunbury in time for White Ribbon Day.
3. Toilet door signage will be revisited and if possible we will find a way forward with this idea.
4. Our committee is having discussions around the idea of a One Stop Shop approach for information for women in crisis.

Service & UN Committee

Chairman Linda Brown
Education Awards, coordinated by Leonie Davey
Southwest Institute of Technology Award - Non Traditional Trade Award for Excellence                   
2015 winner is Nicole Phillips.  We are hoping to have Nicole as a guest speaker in the near future.
Edith Cowan University: Women in Engineering Award for Excellence 
Unfortunately there are no women enrolled in the ECU course this year.

Young Woman in Public Affairs Award for 2017
Applications closed on the 23rd June. The selection committee will interview the selected applicants in August and the award will be presented to the winning applicant at the August Zonta meeting.                  

Woman of Achievement Award
The nomination process is underway, due to be completed by the 31st July. The winner will be announced at the Founders' Day Dinner in November.   
Birthing Kit Assembly Day, November 12th
Coordinators: Helen Hemsley and Jenni Smith.
Breast Cushions
Coordinators: Jan Greive and Beth Trainer
30 breast cushions have already been donated to SJOG hospital this year.
 Another 30 recently sewn are ready to be distributed.
Breast Cushion workshop held at Beth Trainer's home on the 15th June

Funding Applications for Local Projects
A total of seven organisations received funding from our Club. 
Click here for more information.

Membership & Program Committee

Chairman Jill Lynn

May Guest Speaker

David Bailey, Chairman of the Board - InTown Centre, Western Front researcher and photo journalist, gave a very interesting talk in two parts around his role with the InTown Centre (ITC), and on his research and photography regarding the First World War. The ITC is a not-for–profit organisation that provides around 250 meals per week to the disadvantaged in Bunbury, as well as providing free tea, coffee and toast in the morning. 
The second part of his talk concerned his 6 month research into the Western Front last year, with emphasis on the 2,300 men from the Bunbury Wellington area who enlisted in WW1. He is seeking stories - if you have a story you think David may be interested in please contact him via his website. 

The Intown Centre in the Bunbury CBD (trading as the Shoe String Café) is engaged in issues that commonly affect our community such as homelessness, unemployment and social isolation. 

David Bailey displays his Western Front image.

Membership Recognition Awards

Congratulations to club members Di Tate and Tyril Houghton who were presented with Membership Recognition Awards at our May meeting for introducing two new members to our club over the 2014-2016 biennium. They received a Zonta pin and a recognition letter from the Zonta International President.

Learn more about the Zonta Service Recognition Awards here.
Happy 80th Birthday Barb Delves. An awesome member of our Club for over 20 years. Thank you for all you have done.
Amanda Whittle received a Five Year Certificate as a member of Zonta. Amanda has been a very active and committed member during those five years.
Mix and Mingle
Members who attended the June Meeting enjoyed an evening of Mix and Mingle as they rotated around the room enjoying each other's company.
Sadly, for various reasons we say goodbye to past members Marta Sandberg, Lesley Stace, Donna Stewart and Nicola Kestel.

Finance & Fundraising Committee
Chairman Diane Tate

Quiz Morning Thursday 15th September 2016 at the Bunbury Bowling Club
9 am-12 noon.    See Flyer.
Music in the Park Sunday 22nd January 2017 from 4pm
New venue: Evedon Park Burekup.
International Women’s Day Breakfast Sunday 12th March 2017 Sanctuary Golf Club Bunbury  9am-12.30pm
Entertainment Book Update
Thank you to all our wonderful Zontians for supporting the Entertainment Book fundraiser for our club. 
The Entertainment Book fundraiser will be wrapping up at the end of July so if you wish to purchase a book there will be a supply available at our July club meeting or you can purchase online at if you prefer the AP version. 

PR and Communications Committee

Chairman Sue Kerr
"Publicity is everyone's responsibility "
The PR and Communications committee believe all members can promote the Zonta Club of Bunbury.
To  make this a reality, each month we would like all club members to be involved in a small task to promote what we do in Zonta and highlight the value of our work in the wider community. 
First task: each member was asked to distribute four copies of the club brochure to prospective members or people who are just generally interested in learning about what Zonta stands for. See Club Brochure here
Read the full PR&C report here.
Zonta Bunbury features in the Bunbury Review - 1 June 2016

We were delighted that the volunteer work our club does in assembling Birthing Kits was featured in the last edition of the Bunbury mini magazine Bunbury Review.  Thank you to editor Tim Cope and assistant Chris Tate for this positive publicity.  
Review article here

Area & District News

2016 Founders' Day Dinner - Saturday 5th November

Our club is hosting the Area 3 Founders' Day Dinner this year so we're hoping a large contingent of Bunbury members will be attending. Please mark your diaries and save this date. More information later.
2016 YWPA District & International Recipients
Congratulations to the Zonta Club of Melbourne's East and their Young Women in Public Affairs’ nominee, Nandini Kartheyan, who was selected as the 2016 District 23 YWPA winner. The great news is that Nandini is also one of the ten international recipients.
Click here to view the full list of district and international recipients.
District 23 Zontian Beryl McMillan OAM has dedicated a huge part of her life to making the world a better place for women. She was recently honoured with an Order of Australia medal for her work with Zonta, and other organisations that assist women.
As well as serving as our District Governor from 2006-2008, Beryl has served at International level as International Director, 2009-2012, Director ZI Foundation 2009-2012; Co-Chairman, Centennial Anniversary Committee, 2014-2016 and Consultant to Centennial Anniversary Committee, 2010-2014.

Zonta International Focus

ZI Foundation Ambassador says, 'Thanks.'

The following is an excerpt from correspondence received from the District Foundation Ambassador Ann Horrocks:

"Many thanks for your generous Club donations to the Zonta International Foundation during the last biennium.  Also particular thanks to all your members for making a personal donation. 
 With your support and that of clubs throughout the world ZIF will be able to fund all the programs that are being put to delegates at convention in Nice." (Ann Horrocks, 5th June 2016)
This biennium we contributed:
2015 Donation: $4,835, 2016 Donation: $5,239; BIENNIUM TOTAL:  $10,074
Below: Convention delegate Jan Greive proudly points to the acknowledgement of our club at convention for having all club members making individual contributions to the Zonta International Foundation in 2014-16.   Well done everyone!
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

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