December 02, 2020
The Queen of Soca Alison Hinds has joined with the Zonta Club of New Providence’s (ZCNP) campaign to ‘Say No’ to violence against women and girls with 16-Days of Activism, culminating in a live virtual performance for the organization’s 11th annual Wine Dinner.
The Barbadian soca star is set to rock the stage – along with Bahamian singer Julien Believe – in the annual fund raiser event on December 5 that augments ZCNP’s scholarship funds for young women.
“No woman should ever have to live in fear of violence,” said Hinds. “I am really pleased to be a part of this upcoming event. The Zonta Club of New Providence is all about empowerment - the empowerment of women and girls and making sure women’s rights are fully recognized as human rights.
“Women’s empowerment is something that has been very, very close to my heart for a number of years. It stands to reason that this is something I definitely wanted to come on board with.”
The evening is slated to be filled with great tasting wine, food, and live entertainment, with part proceeds from our Live Auction and Raffle prizes dedicated to the ZCNP’s Betty Kelly Kenning Endowment Fund at the University of The Bahamas. The meal will be custom prepared by world renowned Chef Emmanuelo “Manny” Gibson and delivered to your door by Kraven.
Patrons can opt out of the meal and wine options and enjoy the evening’s entertainment, for a $75 Donation. This access allows Participates to bid in the Live Auction and purchase additional Raffle Tickets. Patrons may select the “Donations” button to donate the $75 “Access only” value and to purchase Raffle tickets via our Auction link.
This year, to successfully accommodate our guests, we have three tiers of menu selections. They include:
• The Classic – Donation $150 – Four Course Meal: a cup of Butternut Squash soup with Johnny Cake Scones, Chef Manny’s garden salad drizzled with a delicious vinaigrette dressing. Your choice of entrée is flavorsome rack of Lamb and Grouper duo or succulent braised Short Ribs served with mashed potatoes, asparagus and tasty exotic veggies. Your Desert for the evening is a delicious serving of Guava Cheesecake and one bottle of Wine or Sparkling Cider. This levels includes 3 complimentary raffle tickets. Our Vegan alternative is a delicious Seared Grouper.
• The Specialty - Donation $175 – Charcuterie Board: A Large Charcuterie Board with a combination of Sushi Rolls, and artisan cheeses and meats, harmonized with exotic fruits, paired dips and crackers. A tasty dessert is a serving of Guava Cheesecake. The paired beverage is the choice of two (2) bottles of Wine or two bottles of Sparkling Cider. This level is also includes 3 complimentary raffle tickets.
• The Medallion – Donation $200 – Five Course Meal: Deliciously plated Charcuterie & Sushi Combo is the evening’s Appetizer. A warm cup of Butternut Squash soup with Johnny Cake Scones and Chef Manny’s Garden Salad drizzled with a tasty vinaigrette dressing is the evening’s Soup and Salad duo. The entrée is the choice of Rack of lamb and seared Grouper duo or succulent braised Short Ribs with Mash Potatoes, Asparagus and exotic Vegetables. The evening’s dessert is a delicious serving of Guava Cheesecake. The paired beverage is the choice of two (2) bottles of Wine or two bottles of Sparkling Cider. This includes 5 complimentary raffle tickets. Our pescatarian alternative is a delicious Seared Grouper.
This will be the premier of ZCNP’s popular wine dinner on a virtual platform, starting at 6:30 pm – 9:30 p.m. There will be also be a silent auction. Zonta has sought to bring awareness to the issue of violence in The Bahamas. The orange hand and orange bows around town are the symbols that represent activism to stop the violence against women, children, and stop all forms of violence!
The Zonta Club of New Providence has been on the forefront of “Saying no to Violence” and does so all year round, because violence – or the pervasive threat of violence – affects women and girls every single day. Zonta International is a leader in the international campaign to end violence against women and girls.