Yesterday – March 8 – was International Women’s Day and is therefore a significant date in Zonta International’s year.
International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the 20th century in North America and across Europe and was recognised by United Nations in 1977 as an international day of celebration.
Zonta International recognises International Women’s Day through Zonta Rose Day as a time to reflect and pay tribute to the women who have made a significant contribution in advancing the rights and status of women.
One such woman is Karen Legge from Avenrose Florist in Rices Mall, Howick.
To acknowledge Karen as a woman of standing in our community, Zonta East Auckland had the pleasure of inviting Karen to accept a tribute from our members.
It was a pleasure to present Karen with a yellow carpet rose and learn from her that a yellow rose signifies courage.
Significantly, a yellow rose is the a symbol adopted by Zonta International to represent its members throughout the world.
Karen cares deeply about the people of Howick and has been such a positive influence during these difficult times. She has generously and willingly supported Zonta East Auckland with her beautiful floral tributes and, through these actions, has contributed to our continuing efforts to ensure gender equality.
We thank Karen for her kindness, genuine love for the people of Howick and continuing support of Zonta East Auckland.