LADIES CIRCLE ZAMBIA – HISTORY & PURPOSE
Ladies Circle Zambia (LCZ) is an affiliate of Ladies Circle International (LCI). LCI has chapters in over 38 countries worldwide and has a membership of over 5000 ladies.
LCZ, an affiliate of LCI, was formed in 1983 by Tablers wives (RTZ) in Lusaka with an initial membership of 12. With growing interest, a second circle in Lusaka was chartered and was called Lusaka Ladies Circle 2. Kitwe’s Ladies Circle 3 was chartered in 1993. The circlers went on to charter another circle in Lusaka called Lusaka Ladies Circle 4 in the year 2000. Ndola’s Ladies Circle 5 was later chartered in December of 2000. And Kabwe’s Ladies Circle 6 was chartered in 2014. Current membership is 84 ladies.
Ladies Circle is not limited to Tablers wives only, it is open to ladies aged between 18 and 45 years that have a passion for charity works, and are willing to uphold the aims, objectives, values and constitution of the association through friendship and service.
STRUCTURE OF LADIES CIRCLE ZAMBIA
LCZ board comprises of President, Vice President, National Treasurer, National Secretary, National Projects Convener, National Stores Convener and Immediate Past President.
Each Circle has a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Projects Convener, Stores Convener, Fundraising and Social Convener, and Membership Convener.
All positions are elected into, except Immediate Past President and Membership Convener.
LCZ upholds values of personal integrity amongst members, honesty, respect for fellow human beings and compassion for the less privileged.
LCZ is characterized by a group of enthusiastic ladies working to support the less privileged in society, there are no mysterious hidden agendas.
Fees attached to membership are annual capitation of K500 paid to LCZ and subscription which varies from circle to circle. The fees can be paid in installments depending on ones preference.
Circles meet once a month for business meetings. LCZ Open Council Meetings are held once every quarter. Annual General Meetings are also held and new office bearers are elected at the AGM.
We raise funds for our charity works through innovative fundraising ventures.
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
– To promote international friendship, tolerance, understanding and goodwill by encouraging members to extend their knowledge of each other and other peoples;
– To be non-political and non-sectarian;
– To participate where practicable and desirable in local services;
– To organize visits to the sick and bereaved within Circle and Round Table, AGORA and 41ne Club;
– To provide a forum for information and exchange of views.