Zontians go underground – in orange!

District 22 Zontians pulled on overalls and boots, strapped on miners’ belts and helmets, and switched on cap lamps to go underground at Australia’s iconic Mount Isa mine during the Area 5 meeting on 26 April.

The host club, the Zonta Club of Mount Isa, has 43 members and they are already planning what they can do with those orange overalls for the next phase of the ‘Zonta says NO’ campaign! Some members drove a total of more than 2000 kilometers to join their sister Zontians in the famous outback city.

Not yet 100 years old, “The Isa” has grown from an isolated mine in the middle of nowhere to a multicultural city of 23,000 built by successive influxes of Scots, Irish, Finns and Hungarians, who dreamed of making a fortune from the vast deposit of silver, lead, zinc, copper and other minerals in the ancient hills of the region.

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