Comedy Fundraiser (November)
On the 8th November 2018, we held our 2nd Annual Comedy Fundraiser at The Camfield. Once again Matt Hale Comedy Hypnotist brought the crowd to tears of laughter with his hilarious new show. Wonderful food was on offer and it was an amazing night enjoyed by over 90 of our supporters, staff, board and volunteers.
A huge THANK YOU to Kaleb from Jaques Photography for volunteering his time and skills to capture the night in photo.
Impact100 Awards (October)
Zonta House were named as finalists in the 2018 grants from Impact 100 WA. The evening was celebrated at Frasers Restaurant and Zonta House were awarded a grant of $10,000 which will go towards Positive Pathways for the next 12 months.
Agency Away Day (October)
On 17th October 2018 we held our annual “Agency Away Day”. This full day is designed for all staff to get together, celebrate our achievements over the past 12 months and work on the plan for the year ahead.
As usual, the team building activity is always good fun! This year Haley Property Officer facilitate a macramé session with all staff.
City to Surf (August)
Zonta House took part in our fourth City to Surf. This year the team included 21 staff, committee members, volunteers and supporters and made it over the finish line in 46 minutes.
A fundraising goal of $5,000 was set and this was achieved the day after the event with a grant total of $5,039.34. The funds contribute the continued running of our unfunded programs for 2018/2019 including Future Employment Connections and Supported Transitional Accommodation.
Telstra Business Awards (August)
Zonta House was named one of five finalists in the 2018 Telstra Business Awards “Social Change Maker” category. The application process was a comprehensive review of our strategy and vision, financial acumen, social responsibility, people and culture and customers and marketing.
The awards night was held at The Westin Hotel in Perth and attended by 13 staff, management and committee members. It was a lovely evening celebrating the achievements of so many West Australian businesses. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for 2018.
WACOSS Awards (May)
Five Zonta House staff attended the WA Community Services Excellence Awards. Zonta House was a finalist (1 of 4) in the Medium Size Organisation Category for the Safer Pathways program. Congratulations to Tuart Place – worthy winners of the category. It is great recognition to be a finalist for our dedicated staff, program and organisation – the award submission is judged by our peers based on collaboration, innovation and outcomes. There was a total of 99 submissions for the CSE Awards. Congratulations go to Zoe, Sharyn and Angie for the passion, care and energy they put into working alongside the brave and resilient women in the program.
Ride Against Domestic Violence (May)
The 2018 Ride Against Domestic Violence tookpart in May and saw riders depart Busselton enroute for Perth to raise funds and awareness for Zonta House and six other refuges in the WA region. Deputy Premier the Hon. Roger Cook MLA and Dr Tony Buti MLA led the ride which, comprised of eight teams, of four riders each and were joined by leading Perth business people, employee representatives, union officials, professional athletes and other support riders in order raise money for seven women’s refuges between Busselton and Perth. In addition, to increase awareness of the issue of family and domestic violence and assist with funding preventive programs in the area of family and domestic violence.
LotteryWest Cheque Presentation (January)
Zonta House has been awarded a Lotterywest grant of $385,952 towards the cost of renovations and Information Technology at our new Head Office located in Willetton. The purchase of the building was made possible by a generous donation from Lois Goodram and is set to officially open in March 2018.
Hon. Simone McGurk MLA attended the premises to present Glenda Scott Chairperson and Kelda Oppermann CEO with our Lotterywest Grant Certificate. Zonta House Chairperson, Glenda Scott said “this grant and commitment from Lotterywest is testament to the significant growth of the organisation in the past 4 years. We are looking forward to the next chapter of the Zonta House story and continuing to provide high quality services to women and their families in Western Australia who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing family and domestic violence”
Thank you Lotterywest and the West Australian Community.