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Working together to make a difference in the lives of women and children locally and worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Nov
27
Sun
all-day Poinsettia Fundraiser
Poinsettia Fundraiser
Nov 27 – Dec 9 all-day
Poinsettia Fundraiser
PDF order form We invite you to participate in our annual poinsettia fundraiser. These plants brighten up the office and home during the holiday season, and make wonderful gifts for friends, colleagues and clients. Poinsettias
Dec
12
Mon
5:30 am Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Dec 12 @ 5:30 am – 7:15 am
RSVP to Mary Knight  413-323-4806
Jan
9
Mon
5:30 pm Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
RSVP to Mary Knight  413-323-4806
Feb
13
Mon
5:30 pm Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP to Mary Knight  413-323-4806
Mar
13
Mon
5:30 pm Dinner Meeting
Dinner Meeting
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP to Mary Knight  413-323-4806
Apr
10
Mon
5:30 pm Dinner Meeting
Dinner Meeting
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP to Mary Knight  413-323-4806
Jun
12
Mon
5:30 pm Dinner Meeting
Dinner Meeting
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP to Mary Knight 413-323-4806

Local Organization Celebrates 25 Years of Empowering Women and Names Marjorie E. Cavanaugh its Founder’s Day Recipient for 2016

The Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley, a member of Zonta International, was chartered in 1991 with a small group of women who wanted to volunteer their time, talent and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives. Since that time, the club has contributed to improving women’s lives and empowering them so they can develop to their full potential. They’ve also worked on projects to raise awareness on issues of domestic violence, homeless women veterans, trafficking of women and children, and suicide prevention in Western MA.

margecavanaughIn November of each year the club celebrates its Founders Day by giving an award to a woman in the greater Quaboag area who exemplifies the ideals of Zonta International. Recent past recipients include Mary Reardon Johnson, Kathy Picard, Yoko Kato, Anne Gobi, and Bonny Rathbone.  This year – its 25th – the club has chosen to give this honor to one of its founding members, Marjorie E. Cavanaugh of Palmer.  According to club president Mary Knight, “Marge is the epitome of a leader and role model to many – as a Korean war veteran, one of the first women Postmasters in Belchertown, first female commander of American Legion Post 130, Chaplain for AmVets Post 74, tireless volunteer at the Senior Center, the Palmer Domestic Violence Taskforce, Three Rivers Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Palmer Tercentennial Committee – just to name a few of her interests. She was the second President of the Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley, has served in every board position and is the first to volunteer for any committee assignment. She also makes a difference in the lives of her family and friends – new and old.”

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December 2016 Newsletter

Dear Sister Zontians and Friends, The 25th Anniversary / Founder’s day meeting was well done and received. We had 88 out of the 96 expected individuals in attendance. The programs, centerpieces, cake(s), chocolate favors, pens, photographer were all plusses! The two PowerPoint presentations (one of Zonta – created by MaryAnn, and one of Marge being




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November 2016 Newsletter

Dear Sister Zontians and Friends, I hope many of you took the message from the October meeting to heart and have started taking some “ME” time!  You are special and deserving. Six of our members attended fall conference in Nova Scotia and had a most uplifting time. The speakers on Human Trafficking and women’s issues




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October 2016 Newsletter

Dear Sister Zontians and Friends, Many thanks to members and guests for a very productive meeting in September.  We set our intentions in a positive way (thanks Sandy Neumann!) and began our 25th year of service and advocacy!  We are very pleased about our 2016 Founder’s Day award winner—Marge Cavanaugh—and look forward to recognizing her




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