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2024 Rose Day

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, and Zonta International joins the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 

Each year the Zonta Club of Corvallis celebrates International Women’s Day by honoring local individuals and organizations who are furthering the Zonta mission in a specific way. For Rose Day 2024 the Zonta Club of Corvallis is recognizing and honoring those individuals and organizations in our community making extraordinary efforts to bring awareness to and mitigate the impacts of climate change locally. 

While the effects of climate change are far-reaching, Zonta International recognizes that globally climate change has a disproportionate adverse impact on women and girls. One of Zonta International’s current biennium goals is to increase awareness of those impacts and to bring attention to Climate Justice as a gender equality Issue. 

Thank you for being one of those leaders empowering women and girls in our community through your work toward Climate Justice.

Zonta Rose Day

The first Rose Day of the Zonta Club of Corvallis was on International Women's Day, March 8, 1999, as a way of honoring members in our community who make a difference. Each year, the Corvallis Zonta Club recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution in the efforts to empower women or to provide leadership in addressing community social issues.  Those selected are given a rose in celebration of their work.


The Service Committee organizes our Rose Day event. It selects a theme each year, accepts nominations from club members for the yellow roses, orders them, prepares them for delivery, and coordinates the deliveries.  Each rose and bouquet includes a card thanking the individual or organization for its achievements :  “On this International Women’s Day, the Zonta Club of Corvallis thanks you for …” Members volunteer to hand deliver the roses throughout Benton and Linn Counties.


Previous Zonta Club of Corvallis Rose Day themes listed by year:

2024:  Recognizing those individuals and organizations in our community making extraordinary efforts to bring awareness to and mitigate the impacts of climate change in our community.

2023: Recognizing individuals from the 2022 Grant Recipient agencies who have gone the extra mile to be of service to their agencies.

2022: Recognizing a person who helped each of us weather the months of the pandemic.

2021: Recognizing Individuals and Organizations that Provide Assistance for those Experiencing Hunger and Food Insecurity

2020: Recognizing Advocates and Leaders in Mental Health for Women and Children.

2019:  Ending Homelessness:  Recognizing Those Individuals and Organizations That Work Toward Reducing and Ultimately Ending Homelessness

2018:  Those who address challenges and create opportunities in achieving gender equality and the improvement of women and girls.

2017:  Empower and Celebrate Racial and Cultural Diversity

2016:  Interaction Therapies Through Music, Art, and Animal-Assisted Recoveries and Care

2015:  Youth Mental Health Services

2014:  Elder Abuse

2013:  Homelessness

2012:  Hunger

2011:  Human Trafficking

2010:  Women’s Health Care

2009:  Helping Women Who Are Returning to School

2008:  Promoting Women’s Leadership

2007:  Volunteers who Work to Improve Housing for Area Residents

2006:  Volunteers Against Substance Abuse

2005:  Volunteers Working to Reduce Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

2004:  Hunger in Benton County

2003:  Those Who Volunteer With People with Special Needs and Developmental Disabilities

2002:  Volunteers for International Activities in Our Community and Around the World

2001:  Recognizing the Difference You Make in the Lives of the Children You Touch


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