Zonta Club of New Rochelle Upcoming Events

Monday, December 21, 2015

Zonta Club of New Rochelle Hands are for Holding Video Contest

I am pleased to announce we have a winner for our “Hands are for Holding” video contest.  Marissa Hall, a member of Girls, Inc.  is our winner and Martha Kemp-Neilson is our runner up.  

As you will recall, our club sponsored this competition as part of our Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women and Girls campaign.  The aim of the contest was to help raise awareness of dating violence and abuse among teens and pre teens through a public service announcement.  We invited teens in the New Rochelle area to submit a 2 to 3 minute video.

Marissa Hall's video is entitled,  “Holding On/ Letting Go”.  This video  was both informative and clever in its execution.  The narrative was strong and offered practical solutions to teen would find themselves in dangerous or unhealthy relationships.   A link to video can be found here:Holding On/Letting Go

Monday, October 5, 2015

Zonta "Hands are for Holding" Video Contest 2015

“Hands are for Holding” Video Contest
The Zonta Club of New Rochelle invites you to create a public service announcement video. Open to Westchester County Residents in Grades 9-12

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A Contest is being developed by the Zonta Club of New Rochelle as part of the Zonta International’s Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign. The aim of this video contest is to help raise awareness among teens and preteens to dating violence and abuse through the creation of a Public Service Announcement. We seek talented young high school grade 9-12 artists, writers and filmmakers to creatively deliver that message.
The theme is “Hands are for Holding” and the campaign is the “ Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women and Girls". Violence against women and girls knows no national or cultural barriers and affects millions in peacetime and conflict. The dates, rules and guidelines will be published here and on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/zontanewrochelle

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Equal Pay Day: Women's Daily Bread and Butter

Equal Pay Day is the point in the year when women earn symbolically the same as men did last year. It takes 18 months for women to earn what men do in 12 months. On April 16th Senator Kirsten Gillibrand addressed 300 advocates at a forum (#equalpaydayny) sponsored by the Equal Pay Coalition NYC, a project of the NY Women's Agenda, with co-sponsors A Better Balance and NYU Law Women as well as our very own Zonta Club of Greater Queens. You may not have been able to attend this event so listen in with our guest Dr. Karen Siegal, Phd as we talk about why women, who make up over half of the workforce, are making on average 77 cents for every 1 dollar earned by men.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Zonta Rose and International Women's Day 2012

In 1909 the first National Women's Day was observed, which in 1977 became known as International Women's Day. Listen in and learn about the link between this international celebration of working women and the observance of Zonta Rose Day. In studio guests include Anna Giordano who is spearheading a city-wide recycling program in the schools. Scholars, educators and community organizers Guisela Marroquin and professor Luis Quiros join our roundtable to introduce Project Madres to our audience. Project Madres is a program designed to help Latinas help themselves through resource referral and networking.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Treasures of Zonta: Charting a Course For The Future: Memories of Zonta D3 Conference 2011 Solomons Island Maryland

Governor Lisa Fraser helps us to review the highlights of the Zonta Conference in Solomons Island Maryland. Zontians from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania convened to review the past year in service and work together to chart a course for the future. Fraser is proud that our District raised $11,000 to support the work of Zonta International Foundation. Kudos to Zonta Club of Charles County. Their club members did an amazing job hosting 140 members and guests.

Zonta International Liaison and Director Susanne von Bassewitz, of Dusseldorf Germany attended the ZI District 3 Conference. She notes, “Membership retention, development and growth at the local club level are essential today and vital to the organization’s ability to influence the status of women in the future.” Accordingly, the theme of this year’s conference was “Treasures of Zonta, Charting a Course for the Future” which signals our shared commitment to growing the organization. Increasing district 3’s membership and spotlighting the significant advocacy and service work Zonta International does around the world is our collective challenge.

We interview three treasures of Zonta:
Vicki Jones, President of Zonta Club of Baltimore ( Area 3), who shares with us her Zonta club's service project: members of Baltimore's club have started an innovative journal writing and theater program working primarily with women who attend Project PLASE- a transitional housing program for people lacking ample shelter and employment.
Mona Rowe President of Zonta Club of Peconic Bay chimes in about her club's members who are part of the large scientific community there. Mona tells of her clubs work to bridge the digital divide by running computing workshops at their local library. Sonya Phillips is the President of the Zonta Club of Hampton Roads and she lets us know how her club members roll up their sleeves to provide service to a local battered women's shelter in her community.

We remind listeners to visit the www.Zonta.org website now to learn about our important Amelia Earhart Fellowship applications due in November and we talk about two time winner Ria Pavnish Malhan Amelia Earhart Fellow 2010, and 2011
Don't miss it!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

We Need Women to Run

Watch this PBS To The Contrary clip. Linda Chavez moderates a panel on why its critical for women to run for public office

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Click Here to Kick off The Zonta North-American Inter-District Conference with Joy Orlich

Tune in to Zonta Women's Community Radio this month as we raise the issue of the all too common practice of sexual assault at the workplace in the hotel industry. The stakes are high for all women workers, and this is not an issue that we can afford to continue to sweep under the rug.

Our spotlight is cast on Zonta International District 14. We are inspired by the Public Relations and Communications chair for D14 Ursula Werner, who wrote to us and let us know about the sale of Zonta for Japan stamps started by the Zonta Club of Bad Vibel (Zonta Clubtreffen imBad Vilbeler Golfclub Lindenhof e.V.Lindenhof, 61118 Bad Vilbel ) for 5 euros you can purchase these stamps and proceeds will benefit the Zonta Clubs in Japan. Ursula encourages us to visit their D14 website http://www.zonta-district14.org/, to find out more about this colorful district- which we did, thanks to Google Translator we understood!

Werner's Club Garmisch-Partenkirchen just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its charter. Especially interesting is Zonta Club of Bad Kissingen- Schweinfurt's innovative Friday afternoon 'Mädchen - Mädels – Girls' Program. Zonta members volunteer for 3 hours each week to mentor and provide interesting workshops on health and wellness, career exploration, and finance for girls age 12-16. http://www.zonta-kg-sw.de/ We hope to have them on the air soon.

We round up Joy Orlich who speaks us live from Reno Nevada, reno@zontadistrict9.org where she is co-chairing the Zonta North-American Inter-District Meeting at the Atlantis Casino Resort set to start June 3-5th . Joy and I talk about this year's theme: Building a Better Zonta, and what the club means to each of us. How important is it for Zonta to reach new audiences? Its do or die...

Don't miss it!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Zonta Radio:Human Trafficking Report and a Call to Action

ZWCR commemorates International May Day 2011 by talking about labor, women's work and human trafficking. Human Trafficking involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transfering, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them.

Zonta International identifies human trafficking as a global issue and has developed programs to increase awareness and advocate for legislation at local levels across its membership. At the 56th Zonta International Convention in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2002 , members adopted UN Protocol A/RES/55/25 and resolved to support the ratification of the resolution to eradicate trafficking in persons. Clubs across the globe work diligently to leverage support for legislation and take action in their communities.

On Zonta Women's Community Radio we speak on the air with Shelby French, Executive Director of the International Organization for Adolescents http://www.iofa.org/ in Chicago about their work creating Taskforces to eradicate trafficking on the local level. IOFA launches partnerships between law enforcement, community organizations, and social service agencies to combat human trafficking.

What can you do NOW? Support federal legislation like S. 596, the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2011 and ask your Senators to co-sponsor the legislation. Ask businesses to sign onto “the Code,” an agreement by businesses to increase the protection of children from sex tourism. Read more about this issue and the UN's Blueheart campaign http://www.unodc.org/blueheart/en/about-us.html, and Join Zonta to work on this important issue in your community.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Sacred and the Profane: Christina Chiu talks with Zonta about her work and her 2001 short story collection Troublemaker and Other Saints

Just have to get ahold of Christina Chiu's 2001 collection of short stories, Troublemaker and Other Saints, 2001 H.P. Putnam's Sons, NY http://www.amazon.com/Troublemaker-Other-Saints-Christina-Chiu/dp/0425183432/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1302113254&sr=8-1 . Chiu channels Flannery O'Conner in her converging and haunting modern shorts set in suburbia and Hong Kong here and now. She joins us today in the studio for a discussion as she prepares for the birth of her second child and works on her first novel (which we can't wait to read)

We share a story gathered first hand by International Rescue Committee's Sophia Mwangi http://www.rescue.org/blog/contributor/sophia-mwangi-0 on a woman making a difference in southern Sudan.

We also give the heads up on a new drug therapy being developed by Merck & Co. based on research conducted by Dr. Yibin Kang. Kang has uncovered the exact mechanism in breast cancer that lets traveling tumor cells disrupt normal bone growth in metatastic breast cancer. His work may put a roadblock in the formation of breast cancer cells spread to the bone by inhibiting an essential enzyme gamma secretase http://www.cell.com/cancer-cell/abstract/S1535-6108(10)00531-3?script=true

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Click for 4th Annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

This year marks the 20th 16 days Activism Against Gender Violence and Zonta Women's Radio 4th radio show highlighting this issue. We review this years platform: that the culture of militancy and military action provides the platform and creates the social environment that allows gender violence to persist. The Center for Global Women's Leadership http://www.16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/ started this campaign at Rutgers University in 1991 and selected November 25th International Day Against Violence Against Women and December 10th International Human Rights Day as markers for the start and end to this annual 16 day of activism. In truth CGWL works year round on this issue and deserves a tremendous amount of credit for being a catalyst for change on the global level. The number and variety of actions around the globe as a result of their initiative is stunning. Zonta Radio marks this year with poet and actor Mary Jones whose new book Camouflaged Drama finding wholeness through poetic transformations of rhymes speak volumes about surviving violence and Jones' faith you can purchase he book from Barnes and Nobel www.barnesandnobel.com Hope's Door www.northernwestchestershelter.org CarLa Horton tunes in to share good news about a charitable gift from Verizon to support anti-violence education for teens, and we share audio from Avon's Speak Out video where survivors speak out about DV. Don't miss this.

Click Here for Getting our Issues on the Agenda with May Kukiel

Our in studio guest is May Krukiel. May is a psychotherapist of 25 years whose commitment to social justice has led her to specialize in working with survivors of sexual violence. Yet, it is her work to put important issues on the political agenda that brings her to Zonta Women's Community Radio. May discusses with host Roxanne Neilson her efforts to help organize women's groups to make sure that we can be most effective at getting our issues on the political table. Krukiel's team Westchester Women's Agenda works to organize a Women's Cafe that puts leaders representing various women's constituencies together to work on articulating a shared agenda- literally drawing the ideas out on table tops covered by butcher paper. She and her group are planning a Spring 2011 conference.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Click Here for Hard Hatted Women in Green Trades & DV Legislative Update with Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson

Non-traditional Employment for Women (NEW) http://www.new-nyc.org/ was founded in 1978 with unions to bring women into higher paying jobs in the construction trades. Roxanne Neilson speaks with program coordinator Anjuli Munjal about ReNew a free 6 week pre-apprenticeship training program for women interested in gaining hands-on experience and an understanding of he trades involved in green construction.

Video Highlights From Zonta D3 Conference Members Speak

Zonta member Sonya Phillips at D3 Conference Atlantic City 2010 from Zonta Network Films on Vimeo.

Zonta Member Ron Francomano at Zonta D3 Conference in Atlantic City Fall 2010 from Zonta Network Films on Vimeo.

Senator Hassel-Thompson calls in to rewind the story on Albany. She and her commitee sucessfully passed 12 bills that address the causes and effects of domestic violence in NY. Read the details here: http://www.box.net/shared/l7t9lflazv

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Click Here for Women in Business: Is the World Flat? Emerging Paradigms in Business Leadership

Host Roxanne Neilson speaks with Dr. Beverly Carter, a self-styled "corporate physician", as she hones in on the shifting landscape that women face in the corporate world. Clearly women's participation in leadership roles in corporate governance, and at all levels, positively influence corporate culture and helps business to be more adaptable to the changes in the economy. How companies change and shift organizational priorities is really what piques Dr. Carter's interest http://www.refractivethinker.com/authors.php?author=32 Her research on the workplace and women in leadership roles was supported in part by data she collected as a doctoral candidate interviewing Zonta members. We think that these principals of innovative leadership have implications for our organization at the club level. Dr Carter states, " Zonta members should practice shared mastery in their clubs; ask each new member what their professional goals are and what their goals for the club are, then work together as a club to achieve them" Dr. Carter's mom Shirley Carter is a past president of the Zonta Club of Westchester. http://www.zontawestchesterny.org/

ZWCR reports on passage in New York of landmark legislation : the Domestic Workers bill of rights, which was signed into law by Governor David Paterson on August 24th 2010. New York is the first state in the US to enact such legislation, and it will cover the estimated 270,000 domestic workers employed statewide.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Click Here for Zonta Science Camps for Girls

Tune in to this month's edition of Zonta Women's Community Radio Project and catch the program live from 11:30am-12:00pm EST on http://www.wvox.com/ as we talk about the importance of giving girls the opportunity to do hands-on science activities outside of the classroom and how the Zonta Club of New Rochelle organized and delivered over 12 full days of programming to over 25 girls this year.

In studio today is Kaya Thomas, and Hanna Rosner-Katz. Ms. Thomas our New Rochelle High School rising Sophmore has been Zonta Club of New Rochelle Science Student Coordinator and science mentor for both both the Winter and Summer 2010 Science Camp Programs. Ms. Rosner-Katz a rising senior at New Rochelle High School particpated as a science mentor in our Winter Science Camp.

Nancy Caswell, a science educator from Cornell Cooperative Externsion calls in to give us the ways and means of the Wonderwise program, and how others can tailor science programs for youth in their communities.

Stefanie Wallace, recent graduate of Haverford College and contributing writer for this month's broadcast shares her angst about the job market.

Girl Scout Troop #2981 ( 8 to 11 year olds) of New Rochelle NY airs their PSA on the environment and their local action to keep the beaches clean and raise awareness in their own community.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Click Here for Zonta International Convention Highlights San Antonio 2010 and Women in the Arts with Judith Webber

Listen and share this episode of Zonta Women's Community Radio. Hear the voices of the Zonta International Conference as we air just a few of the interviews we snagged during the conference in San Antonio-Exclusive content brought to you only by Zonta Women's Community Radio! Roxanne Neilson field-recorded interviews on-site just days ago include:

  • Beryl Sten, In the waning moments of her international presidency Ms. Sten candidly shares her thoughts on leadership.

  • Diane Curtis tlaks about our radio project and, just before she takes the helm as Zonta International president, you can hear her enthusiasm about reaching the next generation of Zonta members.

  • Zonta Club of Charles County Area 4 District 3's own Kim Rosenfield talks about a great fellowship project that her club did for their 58 members.

  • Zonta Club of Dhaka II in District 25 Bangladeshi Sharuk Rhaman speaks with us on the floor of the convention about her club's service project to donate beds and supplies for burn units in her community. These facilities serve women who are survivors of "bride burning" a form of domestic violence.

  • Zonta Club of Teme's in Ghana District 18's youthful President and engineer Yaa Boadi-Aboagye speaks about her interest in supporting women in "non-traditional" professions and the importance of mentoring women and girls in this area.

Judith Webber, http://www.judithweber.com/ ceramiscist and arts developer shares the radio studio with us and talks about her life's work in the arts and her work to develop work-live space for artists in her community.

Want more? Check back for more conference interviews soon! Send us a shout out bigtreesmallax@juno.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Women and New Media: Gen Y Mo'Gals Jessica Massa & Rebecca Weigand Turn Tables on Dating & Relationships

Millennials Jessica Massa and Becky Weigand of http://www.wtfisupwithmylovelife.com/ share the deck on Zonta Women's Community Radio with producer Roxanne Neilson to talk about young women's relationships in the post-dating age, and the business of media. What drives the young women of GenY ? These Ivy leaguers are taking a double-jack to stereotypes both in the dating world and in the male-dominated world of media production by turning the tables and reinventing themselves. Are Jesssica Massa and Rebbecca Weigand on the verge of being the Next mass media mo-gals? Don't miss it!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Click Here: ZWCR Celebrates Women's Work for IWD, Call to Action

Join us as we update the status of women workers in the US; share an important a call to action sent to us by Zonta District 3's Legislative Awareness and Advocacy Chair Brenda McEoin who calls listeners to telephone their senators and voice your support for funding the Violence Against Women Act in the US.
Zonta member Anne-Marie Ditta http://www.mycareercoach.net/ gives us three things we can do today to increase stock in our own careers. We have a really interesting conversation about how women and Zonta members can safely use social networking tools to enhance our personal and club brand identities.
Did you know that you can advertise your business or club on the radio? Zonta Women's Community Radio's Commerical Advertising Package is now available! Write to us and we will send it to you today. zontanewrochelle@zontadistrict3.org

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Click Here to Listen: "Women & Prison Update 2010"

There are now almost a quarter million women behind bars in the US, and more than one million on probation and parole. Is orange the new black? Zonta Women's Community radio producer Roxanne Neilson speaks with Stacey Thompson, Outreach Coordinator for the Women in Prison Project of the Correctional Association of New York http://www.correctionalassociation.org/. Ms. Thompson describes the challenges faced by women who have served their time - and how these women work hard to put their health, families and homes back together.
ZWCR notes the passing of Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller who was born on November 18 1945 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and died of pancreatic cancer April 6th 2010. In Mankillers autobiography she wrote, "Friends describe me as someone who likes to sing and dance along the edge of the roof. I try to encourage young women to be willing to take risks, to stand up for the things they believe in, and to step up and accept the challenge of serving in leadership roles."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Click Here for International Women's Day 2010 and The Zonta Rose

International Women's Day and The Zonta Rose explained.

This episode features updates on the Say No to Violence Campaign and Zonta International ZISVAW $100,000 contribution to the United Nation's Trust Fund in support of actions to eliminate violence against women.

ZWCR host Roxanne Neilson interviews Martha Hanratty-Lopez, whose new post as a voter education advocate in NY helps to highlight the years of work she has done in the community advocating for housing, education and health care access for immigrant families.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Listen to "Among Those Who Were Lost: Haitian Women Advocates and Zonta Voices New Series, Dr. Lucille Blackwood-Gunning"

As the rubble of devastation clears, it is with heavy hearts that Zonta Women's Community Radio reports the loss you might have missed in the mass media coverage; three Haitians who were champions defending Haitian womens rights: Myriam Merlet, Anne-Marie Coriolan, and Magalie Marcelin. Hear about their work on ZWCR, and about NYC based Haitian Women's Organization Dwa Famn.

Dr. Lucille Blackwood-Gunning shares the studio with us in our 2nd installment of our Voices of Zonta series. Dear member and past President of Zonta Club of New Rochelle, Dr. Gunning shares her memories of medical school in the 1940's and insights about Zonta. Don't Miss it!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Click Here for Women Foreclosed

The ongoing debacle in global financial markets has been reported on widely in the US press. Less covered is the particular impact this unwinding economic downturn has had on women homeowners and women who have used equity in their homes to finance small businesses. Today we highlight a small part of the story with Patricia Henderson, a housing advocate and new member of the Zonta Club of New Rochelle.

Caroline Fitz-John a self proclaimed (Zonta Club of Long Island) "Long Island Lizzie" shares poignant memories of Zonta friends and a lifetime of service in honor of her 50 year membership anniversary. Don't miss it!

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Endorse the Consumer Federal Protection Act from USWCC | 360 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Listen to Zonta Women's Community Radio 16 Days Broadcast 2009

Assistant Westchester County District Attorney Barbara Egenhauser talks with host Roxanne Neilson about her 30 year commitment to bringing justice to offenders who commit gender violence crimes and the evolution of the law over the years in response to local activism.
Dr. Karen Siegal, founding member of the Zonta Club of Greater Queens, UN Committee Chair of her club, and delegate to Zonta International's NGO at the United Nations. Dr. Siegal brings plenty of experience to our organization and highlighlights gender perspectives as convenor for the working group of the mental health committee.
We participate in a live United Nations UNITE event on-air as Dr. Siegal reiterates Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's (반기문) campaign to galvanize UN efforts to prevent and punish those who commit violence against women. Cultural events were streaming online today at livestream.com/bicuno -keep checking for their podcast which should be up an running soon!



Pass The Hat: Drop A Dime on Zonta Radio

Donations to Zonta International Foundation are tax deductible, and support the international service projects. Please write your check of any amount to : Zonta International Foundation and in the reference line put Zonta Women's Community Radio so they know you care! Send Contributions to Zonta International Foundation Attn: Contributions 1211 West 22nd Street, Suite 900 Oak Brook, IL 60523 Fax: 630-928-1559 Email: contributions@zonta.org