The Zonta Club of Chelsea donates funds to numerous local projects, presents scholarships and school supplies to students, and distributes food baskets during the holidays.
It is an organization that has a proud history in the city, always pursuing endeavors to improve the status of women. The Zonta organization’s charitable reach and goodwill extends beyond the borders of Chelsea and in fact touches lives internationally.
The Chelsea Zontians advance their mission of helping others through a solid foundation of fundraising events. The club has hosted fashion shows, comedy nights, and other events through the years.
The club’s upcoming fundraiser, set for Friday night, is a rather unique one. Linnea Star, a well-known medium, will provide metaphysical message at the event that begins at 7 p.m. at the Saugus Elks. The donation is $35 and includes a medium-ship and a Chinese food buffet.
Renee Caso-Griffin and Saveria Bosak are the chairwomen of the event who are being credited with the idea of having a medium as the focal point of the fundraiser.
“They originated the idea,” said Zonta president Georgia Green. “The medium (Star) will read people who want to be read. It’s a gift that she feels that she’s always had – she can tell you things about people in your family. She comes up with some pretty remarkable data without knowing you.”
Green is serving the first year of her two-year term as the leader of the Zonta Club. She holds a graduate degree from prestigious Smith College and has been a social worker at MGH Chelsea for 25 years.
Green is predicting “a fabulous event” for those who intend to be in the company of Linnea Star Friday night.
“I think it’s going to be really different – we’ve never done anything like this and we were looking for something that would be fun. It will be a great night out.”