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

Upcoming Events

5:30 pm Dinner Meeting
Dinner Meeting
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We celebrate International Women’s Day 5:30 social 6:00 dinner followed by program and business meeting   RSVP to Mary Knight  413-323-4806
5:30 pm Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
April meeting will include election of officers for next biennium and set up for May’s SNM Auction 5:30 Social 6:00 Dinner Followed by program and business meeting
5:30 pm Silent “no more!” Auction @ Ludlow Country Club
Silent “no more!” Auction @ Ludlow Country Club
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Silent "no more!" Auction @ Ludlow Country Club | Ludlow | Massachusetts | United States
PRESS RELEASE April 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from the Zonta Club of Quaboag Mary F. Knight, Communications Chair, 413-219-8260, Patricia Pupek, Auction Chair 413-626-5656     Silent “no more!” Auction to benefit local
5:30 pm June Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
June Dinner Meeting @ Ludlow Country Club
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Changing of the guard!  Installation of new officers Award of YWPA 5:30 Social 6:00 Dinner Followed by Program and Business meeting

Celebrating Amelia Earhart, Recognizing Women in Aerospace Fields

As a tribute to fellow Zontian Amelia Earhart, the Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley is honored to have Sharada Bhavanam, a Ph.D candidate in aerospace engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as our guest speaker in January.  Holding a B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering, Sharada will graduate in May 2019 with her Ph.D. Her area of research is analyzing damage mechanisms of aerospace materials and structures under various conditions through experimental and computer modeling. She will share highlights of her research, some personal background and insight as to how she made her career choice. In her free time, Sharada is currently in the process of getting her private-pilot license and enjoys reading and running.
The public is invited to join us on Monday, January 8, 2018 starting at 5:30 at the Ludlow Country Club, Ludlow MA. A buffet dinner will be served at 6pm, followed by a short business meeting and the program.  Please RSVP by January 3rd. (Note: specify dietary restrictions.) Either send a check ($18/pp) with names of all attendees to Mary F. Knight, PO Box 1034, Belchertown MA 01007-1034, or email with names of all attendees and pay $20/pp at the door – cash, check or credit card.

Every January, Zonta International celebrates the life of Amelia Earhart, Zontian and famed aviator, and encourages its clubs to commemorate her by planning AE-related programs and fundraisers for the Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund.  The goal of the Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowship, established in 1938 in honor of the legendary pilot and Zontian, is to assist the future of women in aerospace-related fields. Each year, 35 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe, are chosen to receive the US$10,000 Fellowship.

The Period Project

Join the Zonta Clubs of Western MA in distributing dignity to women and teens in need.
~ We are collecting items to create monthly menstrual kits for homeless women and to stock supplies at local shelters:
Sealed Boxes of Pads or Tampons
Cleansing Wipes
Hand Sanitizers
Panty Liners
New Pairs of Underwear
(Any Size)

~ We are assembling the kits on MONDAY February 12th at the Ludlow Country Club in Ludlow.  5:30pm Set up   6:00pm Dinner ($18)

RSVP by 2/6/2018 to Mary 413-219-8260 or
Learn more at

For women living with homelessness or poverty, having a period is more than a hassle. It's a financial burden. Basic menstrual hygiene products are costly, especially for women struggling to support themselves and their families.

But pads and tampons are considered “non-essential” by the federal government, so they are not covered by SNAP and WIC programs. What’s more, women and teens who are homeless often lack consistent access to hygiene products or safe sanitary spaces.

You can help by supporting The Period Project!
Together, we can make a period just a little easier for women and teens in need.

What's New

February 2018 Newsletter

Dear Sister Zontians and Friends: January’s dinner meeting honoring Amelia Earhart featured WPI PhD. student, Sharada Bhavanam.  Her enthusiasm was contagious—we can expect to hear more about this fabulous up-and-coming aviator and aerospace engineer! All the clubs in Western MA are taking part in the 2018 Period Project. Feminine products are costly and are not

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January 2018 Newsletter

Dear Zontians and Friends: Wishing all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.  As you craft your intentions for 2018, please consider: “Who is left out? Why? How can I be an instrument of change?” We have a lot to look forward to in the next several months, and it’s a perfect opportunity to share

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December 2017 Newsletter

On Monday, December 11th we are delighted to welcome Linda van Werthooven and learn about how the Tanzania Nursing Scholarship program is changing lives of young women and their communities. Members and guests are invited to bring an unwrapped gift for a child staying in transitional housing during this holiday season. Janelle Estrada from Woman

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