In keeping with Zonta International’s goal of partnering with like-minded organizations, the Zonta Club of Glens Falls, USA, joined Soroptimist of the Adirondacks and the Adirondack Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The three groups organized a luncheon for area women, with keynote speaker Karen Flewelling. Flewelling spoke to the sold-out crowd of 120 attendees at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls, New York, about her efforts to provide clean water wells and livestock to communities around the globe.
Flewelling's charitable organization, Drilling for Hope, has funded wells and donated goats, chickens, school supplies, soccer balls, food and medicine in 13 countries. In addition, children in three countries have been sponsored to get an education.
Flewelling pays for her own travel, food and lodging expenses for her trips to Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, and North, Central and South America. The event was truly an inspirational way to celebrate the achievements of women helping women around the world.
(Pictured, L-R: Alice Crotty, president of Soroptimist of the Adirondacks; Linda Campopiano, co-president of Adirondack Branch-AAUW; Nan Scinta, co-president of Adirondack Branch-AAUW; Flewelling; and Karen Guiseppe, president of the Zonta Club of Glens Falls)