Kathy Barnard and Kathy Stenard Special for The Citizen
In a year where COVID-19 has changed so much in our lives, the Zonta Club in Auburn was able to award $ 6,900 to 10 local service organizations.
Thanks to the generous support of our community, we hosted a successful virtual fundraiser, “Gathering for Gratitude”, last November, featuring the “Gordie the Gobbler” turkey. Gordie’s tail feathers consisted of scratch-off lottery tickets valued at $ 1,000. The names of the donors were entered into a drawing to find a new Gordie tail feather home, and a drawing was held on Facebook for the winner.
On May 1, the club participated in the famous Lake Avenue Garage Sale, where we sold beautiful handbags, clothing, shoes and housewares, as well as a 50/50 raffle.
On July 19, Auburn’s Zonta Club will host the 26th Annual Sherri Cunningham Peter Memorial Women’s Golf Tournament at the Highland Park Golf Club. This is our largest fundraiser and the only all-girls golf tournament in Cayuga County.
If you would like to join us for a fun day of golf, rewards, raffles (50/50 cash and our awesome baskets) please email email@example.com for more information.
To put that in perspective, here is a partial list of organizations we have been able to support financially, and how the services they provide enable women and their children to achieve a more self-sufficient future: