23 May Alison Kelly is the new president of Zonta!
At our AGM last night, we had a wonderful group of community-minded women step up to fill all available positions and to help fulfil Zonta’s mission.
We also had a purple AGM to go purple for the CCRDFV’s Paint the Town Purple Campaign for Domestic and family violence awareness month. We wore purple and also wore the orange ribbons for ‘Zonta Says No’ to violence against women, and held signs saying Zonta Says No.
Thank you to all and thanks to Rosalie Welburn, our Area 2 Director for travelling from Rockhampton to join us. Thanks to our amazing members Alsion Kelly, Col Tribe, Robyn Rae Liddell, Suzanne Neucom, Margaret Esdale, Debbie Williams, Nicola Curtis, Gail Sellers, Astrid Baade.
Zonta Club of Gladstone
Congratulations to Alison Kelly who is the new president of Zonta
Can you tell us a bit about you?
A country, born and raised in Mt Isa, “educated” in Brisbane. Found love and family in Gladstone. I love long walks, a good book and coffee with friends.
What’s your career background?
Early Childhood trained, I taught at Birralee Kindergarten for 24 years, now retired and busier than I have ever been. I’m loving life and helping others!
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
Wish I could say something mysterious or exotic, but there isn’t anything; I’m an open book!
What made you want to join Zonta?
After so many years of sitting on the floor talking to young children, I wanted to sit on big chairs and talk to adults. I wanted to join a service group of like-minded professionals with a willingness to give generously of their time to make a difference to the lives of women, to live a better life.
Now that you are president what achievements are on the list?
To help to grow our club to empower more women, young and not so young to reach out to their community and help each other to reach their full potential, it’s never too late to make a difference!
What does this new role mean to you?
There will be fun, and challenges along the way. I have a lot to learn but I look forward to a journey rich in networking, cultural sharing and lifelong friendships gained along the way.