Mangawhai Zonta Club member Bev Ross receiving a Yellow Rose award for Community Service with Kay Hurley on International Women’s Day

Opportunity to study

by Ann van Engelen

The Zonta Club of Mangawhai is once again offering a Second Chance for Women Study Award.

Any woman furthering educational studies who is a resident in the Mangawhai, Kaiwaka, Maungaturoto or Bream Bay area is eligible to apply.

The successful applicant will receive $2,500 towards tuition fees for an NZQA approved course of study towards a sustainable career path.

“Awardees from the past three years have been very worthy recipients who used their awards to assist with the final year of their studies. Interviews will be held on Saturday, May 25,” said club member Sue Poynter.

“The award is made possible because of the generosity of the local community at Zonta fundraising events such as our Mid Winter Ball and quiz nights. It is in addition to the two places awarded to young women on Spirit of Adventure Leadership Voyages and the Yellow Rose Award for Service to the Community. The Zonta Midwinter Ball will be held again this year on June 22.

“We are a group of women from all walks of life who meet monthly over dinner for fun and friendship. We raise funds to support a variety of projects locally, nationally and internationally as part of Zonta International, a service and advocacy organisation whose goal is to empower women and promote human rights for all.”

The club welcomes new members, contact or phone Carolyn on 021 652 151 for further information. Applications for the Second Chance For Women Study Award are due by Friday, May 3. Forms can be requested by texting Sue on 027 555 6636 with your name and email address.