Rose Award from Zonta Club of South Puget Sound
On December 10, 2018, which was International Human Rights Day, the Washington State Human Rights Commission was presented the Rose Award by Zonta Club of South Puget Sound. The award was presented to the WSHRC “In Recognition and appreciation for 69 years of upholding the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the World.” The award was given to Executive Director Sharon Ortiz by Zonta member Carolyn Woodling on the last day of Zonta Club of South Puget Sound’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, and on the 70th Anniversary of International Human Rights Day. The Mission of Zonta is to improve the lives of women in communities throughout the world by advocating for women’s issues, by engaging in hands on service projects, and by partnering with others in the community to achieve common goals. The yellow rose is the symbol for Zonta International.