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YWPA Award

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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 02:07 Written by Jennifer Kerwood Chairman, District 1 YWPA Committee Monday, 12 January 2015 00:00

I hope each of our clubs will participate in Zonta’s Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award in 2015.  I am writing to you with just a little bit of information, and to ask two things from you.

From Zonta International:  “The Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Program Award was established in 1990 with the goal of encouraging more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements, and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.”

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Welcome!

Mission: Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  
Vision: Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able 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.
Theme: Empowering Women through Service and Advocacy

District 1 encompasses an area of the New England states of the U.S. and Nova Scotia, Canada and was created in 1927. As a part of a global organization chartered to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy, we currently have 18 active, local clubs throughout our area. Made up of executives and professionals, we meet at the local, district and international levels to adopt service projects and programs that further the objects of Zonta International.

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