Zonta says no

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Zonta Club honorees for years of service, Betty Bell, second from left, and Dimples Kano, second from right, welcome the newest members, Darcy Haustveit, left, and Patsy Rapozo, right, around the cake celebrating November as Zonta month.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Zonta Club of Kauai members unveil the ‘Zonta Says NO’ banner, which will flag the 16 Days of Activism that start Nov. 25.

LIHUE — Edie Ignacio Neumiller of the Zonta Club of Kauai was especially excited at the Zonta Club’s recent meeting at the Regency at Puakea.

“It came in,” Neumiller said. “The ‘Zonta says NO’ banner came in time for the meeting. This will help with our social media ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign.”

The banner symbolizes the Zonta Club of Kauai joining the Zonta International campaign “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women,” which starts on Nov. 25 and continues for 16 days.

Building off the 2012 16 Days of Activism — the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls — the Zonta Says No campaign invites all Zonta clubs and districts to participate by sharing their new and ongoing actions on the Zonta International website or social media.

The campaign, which started in November 2012, aims to raise awareness and increase actions through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women program, and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.

The arrival of the banner was not the only source of excitement, as the Zonta District Conference in Arizona revealed more news tidbits.

Ignacio Neumiller, a past president of the Zonta Club of Kauai, was elected to serve as the Zonta Area 1 Director for Hawaii to serve from 2018 to 2020.

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