Zonta in the 1990s

During this decade the club:

  • supported St Luke’s Mission
  • contributed to the Flinders University Law Library
  • established an open Fellowship Award granted to women to enable them to continue in an aspect of their chosen profession
  • supported the Women’s International Playwrights’ Conference
  • donated a park bench to the Adelaide City Council and placed it in Peace Park opposite the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • sponsored the small clawed otter at the Adelaide Zoo
  • fundraised for the Oncology Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to provide technology gaining the club a Premier’s Award
  • celebrated the club’s 25th anniversary at the Adelaide Oval
  • supported Hope Haven and Irene Shelters for Women
  • established a twin club program with Dakar in Senegal, Africa
  • supported Riding for the Disabled
  • supported Bedford Industries, a sheltered work environment for  people with disabilities
  • supported two local young women sculptors’ exhibition ‘Undies’ organised a Seminar Strength through Adversity in 1992.

Four of our members: Deidre Jordan, Aileen Connon, Irene Jeffries and Heide Taylor were honoured in the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage SA 1884-1994, as women whose lives and achievements reflected the hopes and struggles of the early suffragists.

Club Presidents during this decade were: Loueen Scott, Jillian Fairchild, May McPhail, Aileen Connon and Barbara Dennis.