Monday, December 4th 2017

Kilgore College charters first Golden Z Club in Texas

Kilgore College held a ceremony Dec. 7 to charter a new college service club, the KC Golden Z Club.

The club – the first and only Golden Z Club in Texas – was chartered as one of the youth groups of Zonta International, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

KC has seven charter members under the direction of the club’s president, KC sophomore Raven Wiley.

The KC Golden Z Club will provide career guidance, promote leadership skills, promote international fellowship and participate in service projects benefiting the school, community and the world.

Terry McJilton, president of the Zonta Club of Greater East Texas, presented the charter Thursday to the new club.

Members are planning activities for Zonta Rose Day/International Women’s Day next March and will assist the Zonta Club of Greater East Texas with their annual antique show at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex in Longview.

The Zonta Club of Greater East Texas will act in an advisory capacity for the KC Golden Z Club.

Sponsors of the club are KC employees Schlunda Hall, Doris Johnson, Rene’ Wiley and Charleen Worsham.

About Zonta International:

Members of Zonta International support international service projects intended to advance the status of women – particularly in developing nations – and they fund the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards given annually to women pursuing graduate studies in aerospace-related sciences and engineering.

As of spring, there were more than 33,000 Zonta members in 66 countries and geographic areas. Zonta International has non-governmental organization status with the United Nations and consultative status with several of its agencies.

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