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April meeting

Ping Teo and Sandra Burns

On 11th April, Ping Teo was welcomed as the newest member of the Zonta Club of Perth.  Ping was inducted by Sandra Burns, District 23 Lt Governor and presented with a yellow Zonta rose  – a symbol of friendship – along with her induction pack.  (Photo L-R:  Ping Teo is presented with a Zonta rose by D23 Lt Governor, Sandra Burns)

Noelle Martin and Agnes Vacca

Our guest speaker was Noelle Martin, the 2019 Western Australia Young Australian of the Year, feminist, activist and law reformist. Noelle experienced the horror of having her social media image doctored into sexually explicit pornography.  Noelle somehow found the strength to call out this abominable practice.  Through her courage and conviction, laws are now in place making it a criminal office to distribute non-consensual intimate images.  What an amazing achievement.  (Photo L-R:  Noelle Martin is thanked by Agnes Vacca)

At the meeting members also saw a video on ending child marriange.  Zonta International has donated $2 million to the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.  This program operates in 12 countries and provides services and support for adolescent girls and also engages communities to change social norms that perpetuate the practice.  Find out more here


Congratulations to the winners of our raffle!

We are delighted to announce the Zonta Club of Perth Raffle (permit number: L5212198018) was drawn at St Catherine’s College Nedlands on 14 March 2019.

Results of the draw:

First Prize: Ticket number: 0033

Second Prize: Ticket number: 0221

Third Prize: Ticket number: 0092

The lucky winners have all been notified.

Thank you to Larson Ventures, Plantagenet Wines and South Perth Travel for donating the prizes.

Please note that raffle ticket numbers 0191-0200 were not included in the draw, as this book of unsold tickets were mislaid.

Just the ticket – a luxury weekend away!

Download Flyer for raffle

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  • lazing the weekend away in the lap of luxury at Cape Lodge country estate in the heart of Margaret River….aaah
  • or sharing 12 bottles of Plantagenet Wines and a $300 hotel accommodation gift voucher…mmmm
  • or feasting from your luxury gourmet hamper at your favourite picnic spot…yummm

The Zonta Club of Perth’s raffle is limited to 300 tickets..  Tickets are $20 and available from:

Support the Zonta Club of Perth to empower women.  Great Christmas stocking idea!

Winners are drawn on 14th March 2019.  Permit No L5212198018.  Results published on


Women of Achievement 2018

On 10th November, Area 3 Director Faith O’Brien and the Zonta Club of Perth hosted the Area 3 Woman of Achievement and Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship presentation at the Royal Perth Golf Club, South Perth.

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Photo L-R:  Area 3 Director Faith O’Brien, Minister Simone McGurk, Area 3 Woman of Achievement Irene Stainton and District 23 Lt Governor Sandra Burns

Minister Simone McGurk presented Irene Stainton with the 2018 Woman of Achievement Award and Zonta International Director Judy Gorton presented Kerran Olson with the JMK Woman in Business Scholarship for 2018.

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Photo L-R:  JMK recipient Kerran Olson and International Director Judy Gorton

Inspirational nominees of the Woman of Achievement Award were Caroline Thompson, Deanne Shade, Jannine Gliddon and Irene Stainton.  Congratulations to all these amazing women and the contributions they make to our communities.

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Photo L-R:  Minister Simone McGurk with Women of Achievement nominees Caroline Thompson, Deanne Shade, Jannine Gliddon and Irene Stainton.


‘Comedy Tonight’ Cabaret Evening 26-27 October 2018


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Come and celebrate the joys of life at the Comedy Tonight fundraising cabaret nights!

Featuring singers from the Bernay Studio, Bachelor of Classical Voice, Acting and Music Theatre Diploma (WAAPA) with pianist Brodie Stewart – this event is guaranteed to make you smile!

  • When:  Friday 26 October and Saturday 27 October
  • Where:  Logie Drama Studio, 180 Onslow Road, Shenton Park
  • Time: 7.30 pm
  • Tickets:  Adults $30   Students $20 from Trybooking
  • BYO drinks  (snacks provided by Zonta)

All proceeds go towards making a difference for women and girls through education awards.

Enquiries:  Sandra @ 0417 394 824 or


September 13th Club Dinner Meeting

2018 September 13 Meeting Flyer

The club is delighted to welcome Suzanne Hunt as our guest speaker to the September meeting.  In 2017, Suzie was the first woman to be elected by her peers to the position of President of the WA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.  She will share with us her work  with the Australian Institute of Architect’s National Council’s Gender Equity Taskforce.  Come and hear about her role as a formal mentor of the recently established networking group #WorkWomenWisdom Forum for women in the design profession.

We will also have the opportunity to meet Janinne Gliddon, the Zonta Club of Perth’s District 23 Area 3 Woman of Achievement nominee for 2018.  Janinne, a senior Health Promotion Officer, is the championing force behind Australia’s first hospital-based Aboriginal Volunteer Program at King Edward Memorial Hospital.  “The goal is that Aboriginal patients at our hospital will feel more supported in a culturally appropriate way, which we hope contributes to optimum health outcomes for mum and baby.”

Mamma Mia – here we go again on July 19!

Share the flyer with your friends – the more the merrier!

MammaMiaPictureEscape the mid-winter blues and join the fun at our Mamma Mia Premiere ‘Feel-Good’ Film Night fundraiser:

  • Date:  Thursday 19 July at the Grand Cinemas Cygnet, 16 Preston St, Como.
  • Time:  Drinks from 5:30 pm,  film starts at 6:00 pm
  • Tickets: $25 including a welcome drink
  • Contact: Ute on 0432 949 199 for tickets or email  

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.

Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.   Get a taste of the movie today!

Don’t forget to bring some cash for the raffle.

All proceeds go to supporting Zonta Club of Perth projects to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Preston Street IGA 
  • Millpoint Caffe Bookshop 

Ishar lunch

Today the Zonta Club of Perth hosted a lunch at a member’s home for our Ishar ladies (refugee and migrant women).  The women come from a variety of countries and cultures and the friendship between members and the women has grown over recent years.  The club continues to be inspired by these magnificent women.20180621 ishar lunch2

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Celebrating our District Governor

14 June 2018:  The ZONTA club of Perth celebrates Judy Gorton‘s tenure as District Governor. It has been our absolute pleasure to watch her thrive in this role and we know she will do us proud going forward at the upcoming Yokohama convention. Thanks for being a wonderful District Governor!

Photo:  Judy Gorton (standing centre with certificate and rose) with club members at the June meeting .35247732_437499316713046_242451277521354752_n