Events & Fundraising

Ladies in Black – Girls’ Night Out – Tuesday 25 September

Ladies in Black – Movie

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, ‘Ladies in Black’ is an alluring and tenderhearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of Sydney department store employees in 1959. When the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change forever, Lisa, a shy 16-year-old schoolgirl takes a summer job at prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. Assigned to the fashion floor, she meets the “ladies in black”, who will change her life forever.

Join us for a charity fundraiser to support Zonta projects for women and girls.

Palace Kino Cinema
55 Collins St 3000
6.30pm start
Tickets $25 each
(incl. $60 raffle prize)

How to book and pay online by – Thurs 20 Sept latest
Bendigo Bank BSB 633-000
A/C 162221642 (Reference: ‘Movie’ & your surname)
NB: Tickets will be distributed on the night and no door sales.
2 hours parking validated – Wilsons Car Park, 28 Flinders Lane


The enormously successful PLBS will be repeated in early 2019.  Watch this space!

Fran Quinn Music Ecouragement Award – Save the Date

The Fran Quinn Music Encouragement Award event will be held at 2:30 pm on October 7th 2018 at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Were Street, Brighton.

Club Meetings

Club Dinner Meetings ($40 for two-course meal) are held at the Amora Hotel, Bridge Road, Richmond (6:30 for 7:00 pm start) on the 2nd Thursday of the month:

May 10th: Guest Speaker: Valli Batchelor, Mothers Don’t Dance? (In recognition of Mothers’ Day 2018)

June 14th: Guest Speaker: Sarah Ireland, CEO One Girl

July 12th: Guest Speaker, Natasha Heughan, Commercial Lead, Lockheed Martin. (Zonta Club of Melboourne on Yarra celebrates the life of Amelia Earhart during July and looks to hear from inspiring women in the aviation and areospace industry)

August 9th: Awards Night: Key Note Speaker Anna Brauer, Former winner of YWiPA Award Germany – Public Causes

September 13th: Guest Speaker: Kirsten Steedman, Community Engagement Manager – Retirement Living, Lendlease

October 11th: Club Business Meeting

November 8th: Guest Speaker tba

December 13th: Christmas Pamper packing (during the year we save, beg, or buy small items that a woman just arriving in a refuge might need like soaps, nail varnish, shampoo and so on.  We pack these up as gifts to be given at Christmas and throughout the the Salvation Army at their Crossroads refuge).  Guests welcome!

Guests are welcome! For more information about Zonta, our meetings or guest speakers, please click here or the Contact us tab above.

Entertainment Books

Check out this article from Money Magazine Australia on how good the 2018|2019 Entertainment Memberships are! And as if this isn’t reason enough, 20% from every membership we sell, directly supports our fundraising.

View the article here:

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December)

The 16 Days of Activism aim to raise public awareness and mobilise people to bring about change. It is used as an organising strategy by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It was originated by the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.

In support of this civil society initiative, each year, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women’ calls for global action to increase worldwide awareness and create opportunities for discussion about challenges and solutions. In 2014, the UNiTE campaign called on governments, UN entities, civil society organizations and individuals across the world to ‘orange their neighbourhoods’ to raise public awareness about the issue of violence against women and girls. Orange is one of the official colours of the UNiTE campaign, symbolizing a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls, orange has become synonymous with events during the 16 Days of Activism.