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Eve Falk – 2015 YWPA Recipient

Eve Falk2015YWYPA, Minnechaug Regional High School Class of 2015, is the Quaboag Valley’s 2015 Young Women in Public Affairs award recipient!  She will be honored with a reception and presented with a $1000 check on Monday June 8th at the Ludlow Country Club, Ludlow, MA. Author, teacher and world traveler Katherine Mary Kraver will be our keynote speaker for the evening. The public is invited.

From Eve:
In school, I am a member of the National Honor Society, School Newspaper, Class Council, Student Council, and Peer Mentors.  I founded and am president of the Future Business Leaders of America club, and am a co-captain of the tennis team. Outside of school, I have played piano for 13 years and have received my Gold, Silver, and Bronze Girl Scout Awards. I also enjoy traveling and have been to many domestic and international destinations.  In college, I plan to study business, more specifically marketing and entrepreneurship.  I have attended many conferences for women in business, including a weeklong program at Indiana University.

Silent “no more!” Auction






The Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley invites you and a friend

Date:    Monday, May 4, 2015

Time: 6:00 – 9:00

Location: Ludlow Country Club, Ludlow MA 01056

Proceeds for this year’s Silent “no more!” Auction will to go toward international projects aimed at stopping violence against women and children, and two local organizations:

Soldier On Women Veterans ~ Preserving the dignity, independence and quality of life of women veterans who have found themselves homeless since leaving military service.
Palmer Domestic Violence Task Force Group ~
Working in collaboration with local Police and DV Resource Groups to provide education and advocacy services with the goal of ending violence against women, while helping survivors rebuild their lives.

Admission $30:

Bid on a large array of valuable items and themed baskets donated by ribbonZonta members and local businesses.

ribbonTake part in a sumptuous buffet of salads, veggies, pasta dishes, a carving station, plus appetizers, desserts, coffee/tea. Cash bar

ribbon Network with like-minded women and support causes that need attention.

ribbon  Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and beautiful view at this private country club – a convenient location with free parking.
RSVP by 5/1 to Marge Cavanaugh

Phone: (413) 283-6448   E-mail:

Donations of Auction items are welcomed!
Email Loretta Dansereau
with Donor name, item description, value and delivery or pickup needs.

Invitation       Flyer      Donation Request

The Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley ( is part of Zonta International –– a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy,

Special Edition Spring 2015 Newsletter

This special edition of the Zonta Bog pdf chronicles the adventures of our colleague, Mary Ann K. Rubis, Zonta International Membership Committee Member, 2014-2016—who traveled to the European Interdistrict Zonta Seminar in February of this year.

Additional Updates

March 12th—A group of Zontians attending the CSW in NY will be gathering for the taping of The Today Show at Rockefeller Plaza. The occasion is “Celebrating 95 years of ZI in the US and Zonta Rose Day”. Watch for Dr. Rubis!

April 13, 2015 Dinner Meeting

***Please bring a donation for the Top Floor Learning Golf Basket. Marge will buy items with any cash donations received.

*** Please bring Silent Auction items received so far. See pg 6 of this newsletter!!
May 1—2, 2015 District 1 Spring Retreat will be held in Wells, Maine. Details to follow!

May 4, 2015 Silent “No More!” Auction (1st Monday of month) Start getting the word out for attendees and donations.

May 29, 2015 $1000 Jane M. Klausman Scholarship deadline. Details at

June 8, 2015 Dinner Meeting

November 2014 Newsletter

Dear Sister Zontians,


Click here to open a PDF version of the newsletter

We just returned from a hectic, inspiring, energetic weekend at the 2014 District Fall Conference. I can not say enough about the incredible efforts by all of our members. The Hospitality Suite, Zonta Store, the Holiday and Chocolate /Wine baskets, and Pumpkintinis were well received, and we enjoyed fellowship with our sisters in the District. Kudos to all!

The informative conference sessions included Membership (with Mary Ann Rubis – International Committee member), Public Relations (with Mary Knight, District webmaster), Advocacy and ZI Foundation. Lisa Sedelow (Delegate) will share more about the conference program and any of the other attendees would be happy to share their experiences as well.

Our District 1 mission “Conviction, Commitment and Courage” was in the forefront throughout the weekend, as were key goals of Service, Advocacy and Resources – especially recruiting and retaining dedicated members. Be assured that we will be incorporating the ZI mission, goals and vision in all of our activities this biennium.

I am happy to report we are the proud recipients of two awards from Zonta International Foundation. One is in recognition of 100% member donation to ZI Foundation and the second recognition of the highest donation amount per capita by a District 1 Club. We also learned that Quaboag Valley’s 2014 Jane M. Klausman Award Winner – Elizabeth Fitzgerald – has been honored with the District JMK award!
The next two months will be very busy. On November 10th we will honor Kathy Picard as our 2014 Founder’s Day award winner. November 25th – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – marks the start of the 2014 Zonta Says NO to Violence against Women campaign, as well as the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Also in November, Lisa Sedelow and Liz Reeves have planned a project with the women of Soldier On.

In December we have out International Marketplace hosted by the Silent “No More” Committee. Please see anyone in the committee if you have suggestions and/or friends, acquaintances or professional contacts who would like to host a table and/or attend. Lastly, we will have Ann Cormier going to her warm climate shortly. Please wish her well as we will miss her experience and expertise.

Respectfully submitted,
Janet Ann DaSilva Co-President

Zonta Says No 2014

Get Involved: Join Zonta’s Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Zonta International is pleased to announce the continuation of “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women”, an international campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.

The campaign officially began with the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence in November 2012. Today the campaign continues to feature the actions of Zonta International’s more than 1,200 clubs in 67 countries to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their local communities. It also highlights Zonta International’s ongoing efforts through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women Program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.

How can you and your club participate?

The Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign will take place from 25 November – 10 December 2014 to correspond with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. During these 16 days, Zontians are encouraged to participate in actions with your Zonta club to show Zonta’s collective commitment to ending violence against women and girls.

To learn more about the campaign, how to join and where to submit your story of how you say NO, please visit


The 2014 logo has incorporated the action of saying “NO” to violence against women. You can find this updated logo and the original logo, along with other images you can use for your campaign, on the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women website.

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