The Zonta Club of Morristown Area (ZCMA) has bestowed a $1000 Young Woman in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award to Isha Patel of Denville. The daughter of Amish and Darshana Patel, Isha recently graduated from Morris Knolls High School, Rockaway, NJ.
The Award is given annually to a young woman, age 16-19, who demonstrates superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. ZCMA has a 60+ year record of advocacy and service in Morris County. Ms. Patel will attend Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
A new scholarship honoring the life of long time Zontonian, Barbara Albanese of Morristown, NJ will be awarded to a woman returning to college to complete a degree. Information and application for this $1000 scholarship can be obtained by contacting ZCMA at Zontamorris.com
Some of the organizations the Zonta Club of Morristown Area helps and that the Service Fund supports are: Homeless Solutions, Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS), Operation Holiday, Centenary Stage Company’s Women Playwright’s Series, MAPSA, and the Girl Scouts (GSNNJ), as well as numerous other community-based projects.
The Zonta Club of Morristown Area, a local club of Zonta International (Zonta.org), meets monthly. Members live in various counties throughout Northern NJ. New members are welcome and can get membership information at zontamorristown.com. Zonta International empowers women worldwide through service and advocacy.