The Zonta Club of Charleston is very proud to be selected by the Harbour Club as a recipient of the 2011 Charity Classic taking place on September 16 & 17, 2011.
The 2011 Charity Classic will begin with a reception and silent auction at the Harbour Club on September 16, 2011 at 7pm. Tickets are $50 per person. In addition to music, complimentary beverages, and world-class cuisine, attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in a silent auction with items ranging from artwork, weekend getaways, local retailer items and a few special surprises.
On September 17, 2011, at 1:30 pm, the event will continue with a golf tournament and cookout being held at Legend Oaks. The format will be Captain’s Choice, mulligans will be available for purchase, and players will have chances to win various prizes on the course. Tickets are $100 per person and include a reception admission.
Help Zonta and Be a Sponsor!
There are multiple levels of sponsorships available for the 2011 Charity Classic. Please click here for a summary of sponsorship opportunities and whom your marketing materials will reach. We want you (your business) to receive recognition for its support of our cause. The Harbour Club will be happy to work with you to customize a sponsorship package. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach out to the members of your community!
Donate an Item or Service!
The Zonta Club of Charleston is looking for silent auction items (hotel accommodations, restaurant and spa certificates, travel destinations, sailing trips, tickets to cultural events, etc. )
Plan to Attend!
Tickets for both the reception/silent auction and tournament are still available. Information about pricing can be found at www.harbour-charleston.com.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you like to get involved, or you can call M.C. Hemingway at the Harbour Club at 843.723.9680.
On Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Zonta Club of Charleston will set up camp at the Wells Gallery and welcome those keen on indulging in chocolate and decadent chocolate products provided by Cupcake as well as fine art, wine and live music by flutist, Richard Shaw. The Break the Silence on Domestic Violence: A Wine and Chocolate Affair will raise money for Zonta’s programs devoted to eliminating violence against women. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
The Zonta Club of Charleston is devoted to raising awareness of domestic violence and contributes to eliminating violence against girls and women by creating educational programs and round tables, and funding local and international programs created to advance the status of women worldwide. The Wells Gallery is located at 125 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, SC. The event is sponsored by Cupcake and The Harbour Club.
On Thursday, May 12, 2011, the club will host its Annual Wine Social. This year’s event, “Break the Silence on Domestic Violence: Chocolate and Wine Affair,” will take place at the Wells Gallery located at 125 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston. The fundraising event starts at 6pm and next to wine and chocolate donated by Cupcake and The Harbour Club, attendees will enjoy works of art by renowned local and national artists. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door.
Understanding the Trauma Response and Assisting Survivors of Human Trafficking in South Carolina
According to American Nurse Today, “Outside of law enforcement, healthcare settings are among the few places where the lives of human trafficking victims may intersect with the rest of society’s.” Research has indicated that roughly 800,000 people are trafficked across national borders annually and about 80% of transnational victims are women and girls.
The Eastern Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking designed a program to enlighten the Healthcare provider about the scope of trafficking, and to assist the provider in identifying the trauma-related symptoms commonly identified in patients Many legal aspects of this problem will be identified as well as measures that healthcare providers can take in the identification and assistance/referral of these victims.
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. Define “Human Trafficking”
2. Describe three Common trauma-related symptoms.
3. Identify two reasons why it is important to consider developmental and cultural factors when working with trafficking victims.
4. Name four interviewing tips to keep in mind when working with trafficking survivors.
5. Name two ways that vicarious trauma can impact providers.
6. Describe the legal overview of trafficking.
7. Recognize “Indictors” that might warrant further investigation
8. Identify measures that healthcare providers can take in the identification and assistance/referral of victims.
9. Describe the “underground” nature of trafficking and how victims are forced into servitude.
10. Reiterate the American Nurses Association (ANA) House of Delegates resolutions related to Human Trafficking.
Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist/Program Director of project REACH
Sgt. Michael Hildebrand, B.S.
Greenville County Sheriff’s Office/ Carolinas Institute of Community Policing
President, Eastern Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking
$30.00 Late Fee if Registration and Payment are received after March 17, 2011
Nurses, Counselors and Therapists, Social Workers, Law Enforcement, Victims Advocates, Other Interested Healthcare Providers, Students of Health Professions.
6.5 AHEC Clock Hours
6.5 Non-Social Work Hours
6.5 Nursing Contact Hours
6.75 CLEE Hours-Law Enforcement
6.5 Counselor and Therapist Hours
6.0 hours-Victims Services Provider (VSP)
This program will be conducted at three locations:
Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors
951 Shine Ave
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
YWCA of Greater Charleston
106 Coming Street
Register at: www.lcahec.com
Contact: Debbie Anderson, BA, CE Coord., Lowcountry AHEC, 843.782.5052, email@example.com
Coastal Carolina Hospital
Medical Plaza – Suite 220
1010 Medical Park Drive
Hardeeville, SC 29927
(I-95, Exit 8 – across from McDonald’s)
Register at: www.lcahec.com
Contact: Debbie Anderson, BA, CE Coord., Lowcountry AHEC, 843.782.5052, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zonta Club of Charleston’s inaugural Breaking the Silence gala on January 22, 2011, honored individuals and organizations that are making a difference for domestic violence victims.
By honoring those working to prevent and end domestic violence in Charleston, the Zonta Club of Charleston aspires to raise awareness of the serious issue of domestic violence as well as raise fund for the victims. It was a wonderful night and we are very grateful to everyone who attended!
Our keynote speaker at the event, 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson did an amazing job, highlighting some achievements as well as the important task that is in front of us. The event was a benefit for Zonta and Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina which raises funds to assist domestic violence victims. In addition, Verizon Wireless collected used cell phones and accessories at the event for its HopeLine project; the phones will be refurbished and donated to victims of domestic violence.
The following people were honored:
Congratulations to the award recipients and everyone nominated!
After hearing of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance in 1937, the Zonta Club of Bakersfield, California, USA suggested honoring the trailblazing Zontian with a scholarship that would further her deep interest in the science of aeronautics.
In 1938, Zonta established the Amelia Earhart Fellowships. Few women were active in aeronautics, science or engineering at the time – no qualified applicants were even found in the first two years the Fellowship was offered. Yet Zontians did not doubt the success of such a scholarship program and faithfully supported it, instituting it as a loan (today an award) to women pursuing graduate education in the aerospace field.
As of today, Zonta has awarded 1,227 Amelia Earhart Fellowships totaling US$7 million to women from 58 countries.
On March 18, 2010, Amelia Earhart Fellow (1994-1995), Naoko Yamazaki, prepared to lift off from Kennedy Space Center for a two-week flight as a Japanese crew member of the Atlantis on 18 March 2010. During this important mission, the Atlantis carried equipment and materials for the International Space Station and Yamazaki was responsible for operating a robotic arm.
Naoko Yamazaki (born December 27, 1970) is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut, and the second Japanese woman to qualify as an astronau. The first was Chiaki Mukai who was named a Zonta International Honorary Member in 2000.
Yamazaki joined NASA’s Astronaut Candidate Training in June 2004. Astronaut Candidate Training includes orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training, T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training. Successful completion of this initial training qualifies Yamazaki for various technical assignments within the Astronaut Office.
We are very proud of Naoko and her story is just one of many of the successes of Zonta’s Amelia Earhart Fellows. Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund provides financial assistance to women like Naoko Yamazaki who are pursuing PhD /doctoral degrees in aerospace-related science and engineering.
The financial support provided by the Fellowships means these talented women can invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, participate in specialized studies around the globe, and ultimately achieve their educational goals. AE Fellows have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even the Secretary of the US Air Force. Many have attained positions that provide a platform for influencing policies that improve the lives of women everywhere in a profound manner.
The Zonta Club of Charleston will honor and recognize, for the first event ever, individuals and organizations making a difference in lives of domestic violence victims. The First Annual Breaking the Silence Awards Gala will take place on January 22, 2011, starting at 6pm at the Harbour Club located in downtown Charleston. The key note speaker is Solicitor Scarlett Wilson.
The event, hosted by the Zonta Club of Charleston, is benefiting Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina that raises funds to assist domestic violence victims, and Zonta’s service projects. Winners of the First Annual Breaking the Silence Awards will be announced in the following categories: Best in Media, Best in Business, Best Volunteer and Best Professional. Liza’s Lifeline Person of the Year for lifelong achievement will be selected by the board of Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina.
“In 2006, South Carolina ranked number one nationally in the number of women killed by male intimate partners. Domestic violence has become a crisis in South Carolina. The office of Attorney General has named it the number one crime problem in our state. Zonta set out to create an annual award program that each year will recognize those who are putting their lives on the line and are truly devoted to making a difference in lives of domestic violence victims,” says Vladia Jurcova-Spencer, president of the Zonta Club of Charleston.
“For some this involvement means risking their lives by answering domestic disturbance calls, others fight their battle in the court rooms. For most parts, these individuals are not recognized for their tireless work and we want to rectify that,” Jurcova-Spencer continues. “We also encourage business and organizations to step up and compete for honors.”
Tickets are $75 per person and include the cocktail hour, dinner and award ceremony. Cocktail attire. To purchase tickets, please visit www.zontaofcharleston.com. For more information, please call 843-345-3275 or email email@example.com.
Verizon Wireless is the presenting sponsor. The company will collect used cell phones and accessories at the event for its Hopeline project; these will be refurbished and donated to victims of domestic violence. Additional sponsors include Williams & Walsh, LLC, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the City of North Charleston. Williams & Walsh is proud to be a sponsor of Zonta’s Gala Event and is donating 5 tickets to local domestic violence advocates to thank them for their time and dedication to the community.