Moving to a new town and being keen to meet people was the start of a 25-year involvement with the Zonta Club of Timaru for Joy Hall.
Mrs Hall’s membership of the international service organisation was recognised at the Timaru club’s meeting this month.
Her involvement with Zonta began after she moved to Timaru with her family and decided she wanted to meet other professional women.
Zonta International’s aim of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy also sat well with Mrs Hall.
“I like the idea of helping women globally in a positive way. The international projects target particular important issues which are able to be addressed and assisted,” Mrs Hall said.
During her time with the club Mrs Hall has been a board member and has served as the club’s secretary several times.
Locally, the club supports organisations including Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren, Look Good Feel Better and Women’s Refuge and offers a scholarship for young women undertaking further education.