Monthly Club Meeting - March 19, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Program: The Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition (HRRC)
The HRRC was established as a volunteer coalition in 2005 in response to the growing recognition and alarm over the prevalence of human trafficking in the Greater Houston Metropolitan region. Due to our rapidly growing organizational size and proliferation of outreach, education and prevention projects, HRRC registered as a non-profit organization in the State of Texas in 2007 and is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity in good standing. To learn more about the financial health of the organization visit www.guidestar.org, where we have received a GuideStar Exchange Seal for demonstrated commitment to transparency.
Speaker: Maria A. Trujillo, MA
Ms. Trujillo is a member of the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, which is the Houston-area law enforcement task force on human trafficking. In 2010, Ms. Trujillo was appointed by the Attorney General of Texas to serve on the state-wide Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force. In 2012, Ms Trujillo was appointed by the Mayor of Houston to serve on the Mayor’s Advisory Council of International Communities and to Chair the newly formed Blue Ribbon Committee on Human Trafficking for the City of Houston. Ms. Trujillo has also been recognized for her work on combating human trafficking as a “Circles of Change” honoree by Building Bridges of Peace.
Location: Brio - River Oaks
3029 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77098
Networking 5:30 - 6:00 P.M.
Meeting begins at 6:00 P.M.
Save the Date!
Area 2 Meeting
Saturday April 26th
8:30am - 4:30pm
Courtyard by Marriott
6001 Financial Plaza
Phone 318-686-0880 to reserve a room
request Zonta International group rate: $89.00
Theme: The Key to Success
Saturday, May 17, 2014 7 A.M. to 12 P.M.
Welcome to our web site! The Zonta Club of Houston (ZCH) is an organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through education, service, advocacy, and fundraising on the local and international level. Our members are among Zonta International's more than 30,000 members in over 1200 clubs worldwide located in 64 countries. Zonta (www.zonta.org) was founded in Buffalo, New York, USA, in 1919, by a woman entrepreneur One of our earliest members was Amelia Earhart!
ZCH has a 501(c)3 charitable fund: the ZCHECF. The fund's primary purpose is to provide scholarships and support service projects that advance the status of women in the greater Houston area as well as globally through contributions to the Zonta International Foundation. ZCHECF awards $1250 annually to an outstanding local young woman involved in public affairs attending secondary school (Young Woman in Public Affairs Award) and $1250 to an outstanding young woman in business school attending university (Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship). In addition, the members of our club perform hands-on service at several local agencies supporting women.
If you share our purpose and our activities interest you, we would like to meet you! Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except for July, August and December). Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.