Amelia Angels Book Club
Amelia Angels book club, named after famous Zonta member, Amelia Earhart, is a monthly fellowship activity.
Books the club has selected to read in the past include:
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- Half The Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army is the club’s longest running service project. One day a year, serving as volunteers, we ring the bell in shifts. Started in 1977 as a friendly competition with Kiwanis, over the years the two clubs have raised thousands of dollars to feed and house Coos County families. The prize for the club raising the most money is a traveling hand bell trophy, that usually remains in Zonta’s hands.
Shore Acres Hosting
Each year Zonta hosts at the annual Holiday Light display at Shore Acres State Park. Serving up hot cider, cookies and smiles we welcome guests from around the world. In 2019 the park welcomed over 60,000 visitors from 31 countries.
Coos County Women’s Health Coalition
Let’s Walk and Talk Together about Women’s Health!
By now you all know about the walk at Mingus Park. What you may not know is that this free event is made possible through the support of many including the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area. Zonta was a founding partner of the Coalition 20 years ago and continues to be the lead supporter of our group. Empowering women- it’s what we do!
Stay up to date by following their Facebook page!
Summer of Caring
Zonta Club Members helped in August with the United Way of Southwestern Oregon in their Summer of Caring Event. The volunteer event helped multiple families with snipping, shearing, raking and more at homes. The Summer of Caring event was a modification to United Way’s Day of Caring. Zonta Members brought joy to three homes.