Celebrate our Awardees and Zonta’s Centennial

August is turning into ‘celebrate Zonta’s Centennial’ month with two special events:

At our Awards Night we will celebrate and honour our 2019 Awardees:

  • Paris McNeil – Young Woman in Public Affairs Award 2019
  • Taylah Thompson – Yvonne Burgu Education Award 2019
  • Kimberley Wilde – University Education Award 2019
  • Shakila Rathnayake – Women in Technology Award 2019

We will also be ‘soft launching’ the Zonta International Centennial Edition of our Club’s history.  Our Club, the oldest in WA, has contributed to 47 of Zonta International’s 100 years of service.  The Club’s pictorial history describes how members have helped women and girls in the local community, nationally and internationally during this time.

Our Cosmos Calling: Space the Next Frontier night is all about highlighting the astronomical work that is being done in WA by some amazing women and showing why it is important to encourage women and girls to take an interest in STEM subjects  The evening will start with canapes and drinks in the foyer of SciTech’s Planetarium.  Guests will then enjoy the Capturing the Cosmos planetarium show.  Professor Lyn Beazley AO is our MC for the night and will introduce presentations and facilitate a panel discussion with:

To celebrate the centennial guests may dress up as someone from 100 years in the past,  or 100 years in the future – (not compulsory!)  This is a major fundraising event with all proceeds going to Zonta projects to help women and girls achieve their potential on planet Earth!

Don’t miss out on our August Centennial events!  See flyers for more details:

Women in Science

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Photo L-R:  Lan Tran from Game Changer Awards with Kalien Selby, Acting CEO SciTech Discovery Centre

The Zonta Club of Perth strongly supports women and girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) so they may be future workforce ready.  At the July meeting,  Kalien Selby, Acting CEO at SciTech explained that many of today’s school children will be doing jobs in the future that have not been invented yet.  The rise of robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and virtual reality all provide new opportunities for those who are STEM literate.  Kalien described the future plans for SciTech and by all accounts there is plenty to look forward to.

Lan Tran followed up on the science theme by describing the Game Changer Awards.  These complement the highly prestigious WAITTA INCITE Awards, but are geared for schools.  Lan is an ambassador for Game Changer and her company, 3D Audio Visual is a supporting partner.  The winners of the 2019 Game Changer Awards will be presented on 23 November at ECU Joondalup Campus.