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Zonta Club of Olympia presents

Murder By Invitation

Saturday, September 17th at 6:30 pm

Doors open at 6pm at the SPSCC Lacey Campus - 4220 6th Ave SE in Lacey

Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery at our 1930’s Venetian murder mystery event?

Join us for an evening of intrigue and enjoy elaborate charcuterie boards, passed hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a no-host bar.

Tickets are $70.00 per person



This July Zonta Club of Uzhgorod implemented a program to help Internally Displaced women who were forced to leave their homes due to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Employment Assistance Programme is for women who have been unable to find work and teaches them skills for the available jobs in the labour market. Upon completion of the training, all participants received a certificate indicating the specialties they learned. More than 70% of participants have shown a desire to work in enterprises.

We thank all our partners in this program, including Parada Sewing Factory and Marielle LLC, who provides free meals, social support (vision examination in a specialized laboratory), and their instructors for a month at no charge.

Donate to the Uzhhorod Refugee Fund

Donations make a difference in our sister city of Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Zonta, Peace Corps and Ukraine

Shared by P Jay Peterson was a member of the Zonta Club of Uzhgorod, Ukraine, an American Peace Corps volunteer, joined the Olympia Zonta Club in 2014 (recently relocated to Mazatlan, Mexico)

Uzhhorod, Ukraine has been an official sister city to Corvallis, Oregon for the past 30 years. Because of its location in the most western part of Ukraine and bordering Slovakia, thousands of Ukrainian families and individuals are fleeing to Uzhhorod for safety from endangered communities in Ukraine. The Uzhhorod community is rallying to provide protection and comfort to fellow Ukrainians forced to leave their homes.

A delegation from Oregon is planning another in person visit to Uzhgorod in September. They will hand carry multiple suitcases of medical supplies, clothing and blankets in addition to your cash donations. They have a team of volunteers that works with the 5 large refugee centers, overseeing the needs and expenditures. Thus your donations are guaranteed to reach those that need the support. Please consider making a large donation which will not be used for administrative costs but will go by hand from Oregon to Budapest to Uzhgorod.

The lives of Uzhhorod citizens have changed overnight due to the war. They are generously taking refugees into their own homes, but they cannot accommodate the thousands arriving from other locations. They need our help NOW. It is time to Stand With Uzhhorod.

Please consider a donation to aid in these efforts. We can make a difference! Over the last three decades, we have welcomed hundreds of Ukrainians to Corvallis, Oregon, as part of the Corvallis Sister Cities Association. In turn, hundreds of US citizens have been welcomed in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. We have established deep friendships and trusting relationships with our Ukrainian colleagues, which enables the secure delivery of your donation. We serve as an all-volunteer board and receive no overhead.

We stand with Ukraine and with the citizens of Uzhhorod. Please join us!

Congratulations to Jan Suess

2022 Exceptional Women Award

From Soroptimist of Olympia

We Bought a STUD

We donated to South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build fundraiser … Decorate a Stud!

At the Installation/Induction event in May everyone decorated and signed our STUD. It was then delivered to Habitat to be installed in one of the homes built this year. We will be notified which house so we know where our little bit of support will reside!

2022 Officers and Board (missing: Sage Myers and Rae Anne Toth)

Past Presidents (Gail Dahlhoff and Toy Kay were also in attendance)

Get Involved

End Child Marriage in the United States

4,831 children were married in the State of Washington between 2000 and 2018

Watch this 2 minute video to learn more why a child should not be a bride. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a6sk4fowYk

Zontians are working with Unchained At Last and UNICEF USA to pass state laws to make 18 the legal age to marry. Only six states have passed laws to end child marriage and unfortunately Washington State is not one of them.

Zonta International has supported ending child marriage since 2014

    • 2014-2018 Zonta contributed US$2 million to delay early marriage in Niger

    • 2018-2020, Zonta contributed US$2 million to the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage – the first private-sector donor to the Global Programme.

    • 2020 Zonta International announced an additional commitment of US$1,500,000 to UNICEF USA to support Phase II of the Global Programme through 2022.

You don't have to be on the advocacy committee to contact the legislature asking them to sponsor a bill to make 18 the legal age to marry in the State of Washington. Contact Judy for more information.

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