At the April meeting members were inspired to hear the personal stories of Dr Glenda Kickett. Glenda, who is a social worker and senior lecturer at UWA, has received many accolades and awards for her service to the community including being inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. A Ballardong Wadjuk woman, Glenda is proud of her heritage and shared stories of wildflowers, heart, respect, love of country and netball. As Chair of NAIDOC she helped pioneer the Miss NAIDOC Perth program to give young women opportunities for leadership and development. Members appreciated Glenda’s warmth, generosity and humour in sharing her journey so far. Pictured: Sandra Burns, Dr Glenda Kickett and Lind Higgie.
If you can’t attend yourself, how about purchasing some student tickets at $20 each and helping some of tomorrow’s scientists be inspired by Professor Saunders? Just email to let us know how many tickets you have bought and we will find the students!
She has been a driving force behind innovation in the development of new technologies, including the microscope-in-a-needle project, and has contributed substantially to clinical aspects of breast cancer research and treatment.
Her work has informed government policy and she is also heavily involved in mentoring the next generation of female leaders and helping them understand the huge opportunities offered by a career in STEM.
Please join us for an evening with Professor Saunders:
The Golden Z Club of St Catherine’s College and the Zonta Club of Perth joined forces for the annual Birthing Kit Assembly Day 2017. In preparation for the event, $3000 were needed to be raised for 1000 Birthing Kits. The Golden Z Club spent much of the year fundraising, having committed to contribute toward the cost of the 1000 kits. Funds were boosted by a donation from the Zonta Club of Swan Hills to the Golden Z Club toward the cost of the Birthing Kits, and the Zonta Club of Perth added funds to ensure the $3000 were available to purchase kit supplies from the Birthing Kit Foundation, as well as pay for transport of supplies, and contribute to sustainability projects and administration costs associated with managing kit production and distribution.
On October 7th, the Golden Z Club hosted the Assembly Day event at St Catherine’s College. A total of 37 volunteers worked diligently to assemble the 1000 Birthing kits containing essential items to facilitate a clean and safe birth: a plastic sheet, gloves, soap, gauze, string and a scalpel blade. The volunteers were made up of Zonta Club of Perth members, Golden Z Club members, St Catherine’s student residents, and visiting Zonta Club of Swan Hills members Ruth Thomas and Wendy Strada.
The event was a great success, the goal of assembling and packing a 1000 Birthing Kits was achieved. The kits have now been sent back to the Birthing Kit Foundation in South Australia, ready to be shipped across the globe to improve outcomes for mothers and babies in the developing world. A big ‘Thank you’ must go to all who assisted in the process that makes the Birthing Kit Assembly Day happen. Special mention must also go to Lyn McArthur, Zonta Club of Perth member, and her helpers at Alfred Carson Residential Care facility who folded plastic sheets as part of the pre Assembly Day preparation. No doubt we are all looking forward to this special event in 2018!
Congratulations to everyone involved in last night’s successful ‘With a smile and a song’ event. Over 100 people enjoyed watching and listening to the wonderful singing talents of Grace Arangio, Jessica-Monique Bojanjac, Sarah Cocks, Courteney Cooper, Zoe Crisp, Maya Fernandez, Morgan Halket, Lachie Higgins, Charlotte MacInnes, Mayumi Morales, Emily O’Neill, Amber Scates, Keaton Stazeweski-Hose and Helen Steicke. Brodie Stewart on piano was superb. Zonta club member, Laura Bernay was the inspiration behind the event and had put together a diverse program that had the audience spellbound. Everyone will be hanging on to their programs as a reminder of the night – as we will all be watching these ‘young stars’ rise with interest.
The performer profiles helped us appreciate what a talented cast we were seeing! Gulveen Bandel from the Golden Z Club of St Catherine’s College described how all proceeds would be going towards purchasing 1,000 birthing kits.
Many thanks to Anais Popoff-Asotoff for her great job with the sound and lighting and to the Members of the Zonta Club of Perth for providing the lovely supper.