Zonta Club of Billings has partnered with community leaders and organizations to bring two MMIP (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons) events to Billings, MT in October 2020. These events include the MMIP Community Gathering - a virtual continuation of last year's MMIP March. This event will include drumming, singing, expert speakers & survivors from across the country, dancing, and an artist's introduction for the REDress Exhibit held at Sky Point in downtown Billings, MT October 4 - 18, 2020. Find the Zoom link on our FB event page!
Red Dresses will be installed and displayed in downtown at Billings' Skypoint Oct 4-18th. This exhibit is inspired by artist Jaime Black. You can read more about Jaime and her project here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/these-haunting-red-dresses-memorialize-murdered-and-missing-indigenous-women-180971730/
Who we are...
The Zonta Club of Billings is comprised of executives and professionals dedicated to the advancement of women through education, economic stability, legal and legislative equality, health and wellness, both locally and worldwide.
The Zonta Club of Billings provides service to the community through domestic violence awareness, grants for community agencies, scholarships for students and volunteer labor for local non-profit organizations.
Zonta Club of Billings is a part of Zonta International.
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT
Trivia Night happens every year in February where you can compete to Win BIG Prizes in a Fast-Paced, Food-Filled, Night of Team Trivia Fun!"
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A special thank you to our Trivia Night Sponsors!
"Nearly 100 years ago, founding member, Marian de Forest dreamed of an organization that would bring together women in executive positions and help them reach their rightful places in the professions that rarely had women leaders. Since the creation of Zonta International in 1919, our members have dedicated the last century to empowering women, both in and outside of Zonta."
BIG NEWS for YWCA and Zonta Club of Billings!!! Our club was awarded a special one-time 100 Year Anniversary grant to work on a special project with Billings' YWCA! Club has been awarded the maximum $5,000 to work with and recognize a charitable organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in our community.
ANNUAL ZONTA TRIVIA NIGHT: COMING FEBRUARY 2021. A night of fun, food and awesome prizes! Build your team, bring your best Trivia knowledge and compete against other teams in this fantastic fundraising event!
SELF DEFENSE CLASSES
FOR WOMEN & GIRLS 13+
Water & Snacks Provided, Childcare Available. FAST teaches students to “flip the switch” and control their adrenal stress response in a way they will not be victimized. Adrenaline, when controlled, becomes the great equalizer and allows us to fight with ferocity and strength to prevail even under superior odds. Class Size is Limited to 20.
Sponsored by Zonta- every April @MSUB Peaks to Plains Park. A public event held by Zonta to bring awareness to human trafficking in Billings. We've partnered with the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force and other organizations to bring you this very special event. Hear from city officials, the FBI, organizations in the trenches and survivors. The event concludes with spreading Red Sand on MSUB campus to bring awareness to modern day slavery. Hosted by Zonta, MSUB, MSUB Women's and Gender studies and the Yellowstone County Area Trafficking Task Force.
Civil ConverZation: #HearMeTooMontanaThank you to all our experts and attendees of #HearMeToo.#HearMeToo Panel
Motivated by the #MeToo movement, a community panel discussed the availability of resources in Montana to assist victims of sexual assault and harassment, how the assault and harassment affects the victims and their families, and the reasons why victims do not report the incidents. Continued public awareness with information sharing and storytelling is intended to end destructive behavior.
Tour De Fleur Billings, MT Zontians participated and volunteered in the annual Tour De Fleur with much decor and big smiles! The event benefits Billings TrailNet and celebrates women, spring and the joy of cycling.
In Loving Memory
Our favorite Zontian and hero Pat Jaffray featured on KTVQ for her support of the Montana Women's Run. Pat was a lifelong cheerleader for the Women's Run and had a goal of 10,000 entrants. She battled cancer and passed away. We run in her honor. Thank you Pat ❤️. http://www.ktvq.com/story/35335613/the-spirit-behind-the-run