Each year in March, the Zonta Club of Billings honors outstanding women who work to empower and uplift others in our community. This celebration is held at the Highlands Golf Club.
These women in our community work tirelessly and contribute to ending violence against women, through their jobs and/or volunteer work.
Zonta International’s nearly 1,200 clubs, in 65 countries, are participating in efforts within their local communities to raise awareness and increase actions to end violence against women and girls, around the world.
Ending violence against women and girls starts in our own community. Zonta Club of Billings is a group of 45 women belonging to and international organization of 30,000 members. Together we seek an end to violence through activism, education and empowerment.
We feel it is important to honor other
women in our community who are dedicated to saving and changing lives and
empowering women and girls through their programs, careers and volunteerism.
Photo Courtesy of Casey Page/Billings Gazette
2017 - Passages/Alternatives, Inc
Coordinators Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office
Victim Witness Specialists Billings City Attorney’s Office
Red Lodge Domestic Sexual Violence Services (DSVS)
Kelly Heaton, Director
Ashley Strobel, Training & Outreach Coordinator
Jamie Rindahl, President DVAAS
Juli Pierce, Deputy Chief Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office
Officer Katie Nash, Billings Police Department Domestic Violence Investigator
Carrie Wright, SANE Program Coordinator
Maria Martin, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Passages
Erin Lambert, Program Director Gateway House
Sister Mary Dostal, Founder & Co-Director Angela’s Piazza
Sister Pat Funderhide, Founder & Co-Director Angela’s Piazza
Joy Mariska, Secretary Billings Area Family Violence Task Force
Mitzi Vorachek, Former Executive Director, DSVS in Red Lodge