Amelia Earhart Luncheon
October 27, 2012, 12pm - 2pm
October 27, 2012, 12pm - 2pm
University of Texas Austin
The Carillon at the AT&T Executive Center
The Zonta Club of Austin will host a buffet luncheon from 12 pm to 2 pm to honor three local 2012 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awardees. The luncheon will be held in The Carillon at the AT&T Executive Center. The AT&T Executive Center is located at 1900 University Avenue; parking will be available in a pay garage or at the street level.
Reservations are $40. Please make your reservation by October 25, 2012.
Tickets available at www.zontaaustin.eventbrite.com
Our fantastic line up of speakers will be:
Laurie Quincy - F-35 International Communications Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Dr. Sharon Langenbeck – Zonta International Amelia Earhart Board
Each year the Zonta International Foundation awards Amelia Earhart Fellowships to 35 outstanding women
pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering. This year two of these recipients
are studying at the University of Texas atAustin and one is at Texas A&M. These $10,000 fellowships for
the 2012-13 academic year were awarded to University of Texas at Austin students Sonia Hernandez and Divya Thakur,
and Texas A&M student Elizabeth Rollins.
Amelia Earhart Fellowships honor the legacy of Amelia Earhart, famous aviation pioneer in the 1920s & ‘30s, and a member of Zonta International. Earhart encouraged women to expand their horizons by exploring occupations and holding positions beyond those traditionally held by women. Zonta works to advance the status of women worldwide, through service and advocacy.
Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Nearly 33,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 68 countries and geographic areas.
The Zonta Club of Austin was organized on May 30, 1951. The club provides service to the Austin community by funding services that help women and children; provides scholarships to young women in business, public affairs, and contributes to graduate level fellowships for women in Areo-space engineering fields. The club also raises money for International service projects to advance the status of women worldwide.
Zonta International and it's member clubs seek to:
Provide service globally and locally
Improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women
Work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions
Promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms
Be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the universe