Press Release – UN Award

Press Release:

Zonta Brisbane Breakfast Club wins United Nations

Community Award


The United Nations Association Australia held the Queensland Community Awards on 23rd October this year.


The awards were presented by Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of Queensland in the company of the President of the United Nations Australia Association, Queensland Chapter, Mr Clem Campbell, at Government House.


Zonta Brisbane Breakfast Club was a recipient of a 2013 Community Award in recognition for the advocacy of women worldwide and the clubs on-going commitment, since 2006, to the Zonta Birthing Kit Project.


The award was proudly accepted by Project Director, Ms Judi Hutchison.


“This award is a tribute to the members of the Zonta Brisbane Breakfast Club” she said.


“Along with their partners, families, friends and colleagues our members work tirelessly to raise the funds for resources and to physically pack the kits,


“This year, we managed to produce and pack 12 000 birthing kits for the village communities of Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria and Somalia”.


Ms Hutchison was accompanied at the ceremony  by Zonta Brisbane Breakfast Club President; Karyn Lees, Project Administrator of the Birthing Kit Foundation (Australia); Ms Erica Osborn and Zonta Brisbane Breakfast Club member; Ms Helen Hutchison.


The United Nations Association Australia Queensland Community Awards were established in 2010 to recognise individuals and organisations in our communities, based in Queensland, who have shown outstanding effort in initiating or supporting activities or projects which reflect the basis of the United Nations Charter and its purposes.


Zonta International is a worldwide service organisation of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. The organization sponsors programs to help women in the field of public affairs and policy making and has consultative status with the Council of Europe and the United Nations.