I am honored to be President of the Zonta Club of Miami Lakes. In my professional life, I have served various government entities, in the areas of building, zoning and planning. Now I find myself serving with pride to join the diverse and dynamic women of Zonta, as we focus on the advancement and well-being of women and girls. Our club meets monthly and is all about making a difference – internationally, to our local community and to each other.
As one of more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries with over 30,000 members, we are part of a global organization that empowers women worldwide through service and advocacy. We advocate for women around the world through our affiliation with the United Nations as an NGO. We support international service projects such as the Fistula Program, and Safe Cities for Women Program. We seek to empower Women to Combat Violence Worldwide thru our “Zonta Says No” to violence against women Campaign, we support Global Education Initiatives for Girls, and provide response to Survivors of domestic and gender based violence.
Locally, our Club makes a difference by partnering with local agencies that support women in need. We have completed hands-on service projects such as, Habitat for Humanity Women Build, Sponsored birthing kits, and initiated an annual Bra drive to help victims of sexual trafficking! Also we participate in community outreach efforts to provide free mammograms and heart checkups to low income women in our community, and many others. We have raised awareness of Human Trafficking in our communities and advocated for legislation to protect women against violence. And we have provided basic need items to help countless women and their children to escape homelessness.
To each other, we provide a community of like-minded friends. We are "united" in purpose and support each other professionally and personally. Professional women who are interested in learning more about Zonta International can visit www.zonta.org, or for information about the Zonta Club of Miami Lakes please visit www.zontamiamilakes.org, and join us! And check out our Facebook page....zontaclubofmiamilakes
We meet the fourth Thursday of each month; excluding July and December, usually at the "Italy Today" Restaurant located on Main Street in Miami Lakes. We are always looking for women willing to serve, bring a smile, and contribute to the advancement of women worldwide! Warm Regards in Zonta!
Maria Crowley, President Zonta Club of Miami Lakes Zonta Club Miami Lakes Foundation, Inc, 501 (c) 3 – EI#46-1460193