Club History

We are 35 this year!!

On 14th February 1989, Jane O’Brien from the Redcliffe Club chartered our Club.   We retain one charter member and st least 5 members have over 20 years of continuous service.

Our Service projects have included:

  • RISE Project (Restart in a Safe Environment) and RISE 2-providing safe short term housing for families affected by domestic abuse- commenced with fundraising for the first two properties ($90,000 in 90 days) , and now with an expansion throughout the region.

  • Breast Cushions- for people post breast cancer surgery- we fund and make these items with over 200 cushions being delivered each year.

  • Birthing Kits- supporting mothers to give birth safely in third world countries

  • Mentoring of young people through Z clubs in Sunshine coast schools

  • Diaries to clients at Iluka Centre at Christmas time

  • Support for the Better Together Housing project- providing options for single women to meet and discuss potential shared  housing

  • Fundraising events for International Women's Day

  • Shoeboxes of Love to women in rural and remote locations.


Our bursaries include 

  • Amelia Earhart Award – to support tertiary study in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 

  • Equity Bursary for a student at University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Joan Ford/Judy Henzell Business Bursary-   to support women in tertiary education at the University of the Sunshine Coast.


Each year a Nominations committee convenes to recommend office bearers to the membership.  They are inducted at the Annual General Meeting. 

All members serve on one of  four committees

  • Service

  • Advocacy

  • Membership

  • Finance and Fundraising.

In June 2024, the international meeting or Congress is being held in Brisbane.


Our 2023/4 Committee

Anne Godfrey

Vice President

Mary Henzell

Membership Committee Chair

Lyn Colautti and Dorothy Barnes

Finance and Fundraising Committee co Chairs

Bev Barton

Advocacy Chair

We believe all women can embrace who they are, can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Vision and Mission


Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognised as human rights and every woman is ale to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.



Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

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