Zonta Club of Cleveland celebrates its centennial anniversary

On 5 November 2021, the Zonta Club of Cleveland, USA, celebrated its 100th anniversary of supporting women and children in its local community and around the world.


It was a perfect fall evening when the club members and friends gathered to celebrate Cleveland's centennial anniversary at the Great Lakes Science Center overlooking the shores of Lake Erie. Everything about the night reflected the club's past accomplishments and they look to the future.


Zonta International President Sharon Langenbeck, a two-time Amelia Earhart Fellowship recipient, attend the event. Sharon gave a short presentation entitled 100 Years and Counting: Zonta empowers women and girls.


The featured speaker was Kathleen E. Schubert, the Acting Director, Space Flight Systems Directorate at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center. Her presentation was titled, NASA: For the benefit of all, now and in the future. The club thought the title was fitting because, for 83 years, Zonta International has honored Zontian Amelia Earhart, who was once hosted by the club, by providing fellowships that have supplied so many women scientists to NASA, including several astronauts.


A heartfelt rendition of Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Women" by Camilya Williams, a graduate student at Cleveland State University, was a fitting conclusion to a wonderful evening. Camilya is a two-time recipient of the club's annual scholarships and a charter member of the Golden Z-Club at Cleveland State University. 


Click here to watch Camilya's reading