Back row, from left: Patti Storer, Sharon Awe, Kelly
Jacobsen, Ashley Zamora, Lissette Magana, Chris Huff and
Susan Harmon. Front row: Rachel Wrze, Valerie O’Brien,
Elizabeth Kahle and Audrey Maske.
Local women become part of new Golden Z Club charter
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[November 02, 2012]
CHAMPAIGN -- A new service club
for youth -- dedicated to providing career guidance and promoting
leadership skills, international fellowship and the ideal of service
-- was chartered on Oct. 27 at the I Hotel in Champaign. Zonta
District 6 Gov. Linda Hiltabrand and Suzanne Leeke, District 6 Z
Club/Golden Z Club chairman, presented the charter to the Golden Z
Club. There are four charter members under the direction of the
club's president, Elizabeth Kahle.
The Zonta Club of Lincoln will act in an advisory capacity for the
The University of Illinois Champaign Golden Z Club is
one of the youth groups of Zonta International, the worldwide
service organization of executives in business and the professions,
working together to advance the status of women.
Golden Z Club members undertake service projects benefiting their
school, community and the world. They promote the development of
leadership ability and good character, and they strive for
scholastic achievement and the improvement of international
understanding through service.
The Golden Z Club in Champaign is the first in District 6, which
includes Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
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Members of Zonta International support international service
projects intended to advance the status of women, particularly in
developing nations, and they fund the Amelia Earhart Fellowship
awards, given annually to women pursuing graduate study in
aerospace-related sciences and engineering. Zonta International
enjoys nongovernmental organization status with the United Nations
and consultative status with several of its agencies. As of spring
2011, there were approximately 30,000 Zontians belonging to more
than 1,200 clubs in approximately 63 countries and geographic areas.
[Text from file received from the Zonta Club of