Committee members are responsible for devising a program of events throughout the year to raise money for the following:

  • The Club’s chosen local charity or project for the year
  • Our Club’s Women in Business Grant
  • Zonta International Foundation and current international projects.

The committee does all the initial work in organising an event, but all members are asked to support it in some way – especially selling tickets. Some of the charities and organisations we have supported are:

  • Dress for Success
  • Salvation Army
  • Salvation Army – Bridge Programme
  • Endometriosis NZ
  • Kimihia – teen parents school
  • New Horizons for Women Trust
  • Adult Reading Assistance Scheme
  • Waipuna Trust
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Holly House
  • Aviva Family Violence Services
  • Christchurch Women’s Centre
  • Birthright
  • YWCA

A sample of past fundraising events:

  • Gala dinners with keynote speakers and an auction
  • Women’s breakfast & lunch dates
  • Fun & Fashion afternoon
  • Accessorise Accessorise Accessorise – Fashion event
  • Unique Style – Fashion event
  • Masquerade ball
  • Garage sales
  • The Annual Sumner Players’ Cabaret
  • Movie nights
  • Quiz nights
  • Long Lunches