The Zonta Club of Northern Rivers will be presenting the 2007 Young Women in Public Affairs Awards Evening on March 16.
The annual Zonta International Award Program is open to young women aged 16-20 from secondary school or pre university and aims to encourage more young women to participate in public and political life by recognising a commitment to the volunteer sector, leadership and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.
Entries are being received from high schools throughout the region and entrants are being asked to write an essay on a given topic.
The finalists and guests will attend the awards evening at Southern Cross University Union.
The winner will be advanced from club to district level and may move on to national and international level within the organisation.
This year the club is proud to present a special guest speaker, Sunanda Creagh, formerly of Lismore High School, who was the first recipient of the Northern Rivers award in 1998.
Sunanda has since excelled at university in journalism and international studies.
In 2004 she became a cadet journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and an arts reporter in 2005.
After three months studying in China, Sunanda returned to become a grade 2 journalist covering urban affairs and she is an example of what Zonta participants can go on to achieve.
Guests are welcome. For enquiries about the award and the evening, phone Liz on 6622 0300.
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