What we do

Club Level

Currently the club supports

Zonta House Refuge  with donations of toiletries and everyday items. Club members collect these items from many sources.The donations are collected and delivered monthly to the refuge.

Lancelin Healthy Community Forum This is a new club project supporting research and education programs for teenagers in the Shire of Gingin with a focus on family and domestic violence.

Education scholarships for young and mature women which include the Young Women in Public Affairs Award and the  Lucy Bohan Nursing Bursary

Area Level (Area 3 Western Australia)

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
The club coordinates the Area 3 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. We encourage students studying Business and Business related degrees in Western Australia to apply for this annual award which attracts a scholarship of $1500.

The following link provides details about the award and the process of application: JMK Women in Business Scholarship

Members are encouraged to attend the following combined club events—

  • Area Workshops
  • The Founders Day Dinner. This dinner celebrates Zonta International’s founding in Buffalo, New York, USA on 8 November 1919.
District Level (District 23)

The club supports two District 23 projects—

Birthing Kit Foundation  We hold an annual assembly day of clean birthing kits for women giving birth at home in remote regions of developing countries where there is a high maternal mortality rate. For more information on the Birthing kit foundation click here.

1000 kits made at the Birthing Kit assembly day

Breast Cushions  After-care cushions for breast surgery patients are made by members throughout the year and sent to all local Perth hospitals. 

Click here to read more about how the Breast Cushion became a national service project of Zonta Clubs throughout Australia.

To request a breast cushion contact us – secretary@zontaperthns.org.au

Photos below show club members sewing cushions and packaging them ready for their next delivery.
Elaine Newman (ZC Swan Hills and Area 3 Breast Cushion coordinator) delivers the cushions to nurses at RPH.

International Level

One-third of all funds raised annually by the club is sent to the Zonta International Foundation in support of global programs and projects.  These seek to improve the status of women in developing countries, to reduce the incidence of violence against women and girls and to provide critical financial support for education, leadership and youth development.