Zonta District 4

 

We Empower Women

ZONTA INTERNATIONAL IS A LEADING GLOBAL ORGANIZATION OF PROFESSIONALS EMPOWERING WOMEN WORLDWIDE THROUGH SERVICE AND ADVOCACY.

District 4 is a District of “Firsts”-first Club (Buffalo) in 1919 and first International Club (Toronto) in 1927.

Governor Bonnie Clesse

In this centennial biennium, we continue EMPOWERING WOMEN.  A Central idea that allows for honouring our past while … focusing our actions on our future.  In District 4 we wish to build bridges not only between our past and future but between clubs and districts.

D4 2019 Centennial

Conference Alert – Sept. 11

DISTRICT 4   CONFERENCE ALERT

Conference registration & hotel block of rooms held has now expired.  Please direct any questions to Irene (Toni) Majchrzak, Conference Chair.

An email from the Zonta District 4 Conference Committee offering information will be sent during the coming week to all those registered for the Conference and Saturday evening gala.

D4 2019 Centennial Conference Committee

Save the Date

D4 Events

D4’s 100 Years will be on display at the Conference. 1932 Zonta coat from Kenmore club.

Less than a month until district conference. Jenny and Lee are all looking forward to a great weekend at Conference.

Join others in examining our District’s history at Conference. Jenny Johnston of Kenmore club shows old club minutes books to Carin and Gail.

Mary and Vivian will have many district artifacts on display during the Conference.

Our Current & Past District 4 Governors can’t wait to see everyone at the conference in September and to show off the District Centennial Flag. You can follow the travelling flag on the district web site as it makes its way through our district .

The D4 Conference planning committee, led by Toni Majchrzak.

D4 Conference Committee Meeting June 15, 2019

D4 Conference Meeting Committee Members

Our District with clubs in both the USA and Canada is looking forward to a great centennial celebration at the D4 Conference in September.

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9, 2019

North American Interdistrict Meeting

Dallas, Texas, USA

This photo of Hyatt Regency Buffalo is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Sept 27 – 29, 2019 Buffalo, NY

D4 Conference 2019

Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown Hotel, 125 High Street, Buffalo, NY, 14203.  Reservations 1-877-999-3223 Zonta Conference Block.

Conference Location: Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA

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Leadership Development Committee September Challenge

Leadership Development Committee September Challenge

Zonta Volunteer Leadership in September! The D4 Leadership Development Committee is continuing to offer you the opportunity to learn more about Zonta volunteer leadership in a relaxed and casual location, at a time that works for you - your home, this fall! You can...

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Erie Celebrates 100 Years at Luncheon, Oct. 5, 2019

Erie Celebrates 100 Years at Luncheon, Oct. 5, 2019

Join with the Zonta Club of Erie  celebrating 100 years.    Saturday, October5, 2019 11:30am - 2:30pm  The Erie Club  524 Peach Street Erie, Pa 16501   Featuring: Dancing Through the Ages by the Stardust Ballroom Dancers  $35.00 Per Person (cash bar)   RSVP By...

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2019 D4 Centennial Conference Update – Aug 20th

2019 D4 Centennial Conference Update – Aug 20th

With the D4 Conference quickly approaching, the Committee has been working to ensure a positive conference experience for all attendees.  You can find the latest information and details on the conference on the D4 website.  However, I wanted to reach out to you all on...

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D4 Biennium

Centennial Activities

The D4 Travelling Flag Project

Zonta International District 4 Gov. Bonnie Clesse, left, and Zonta Club of Buffalo President Mary Vacanti display the District 4 Traveling Flag, at the club’s business meeting on Feb. 19. (Photo by NKSK Photography)

The D4 Travelling Flag Project

The Flag will be travelling to all six D4 Areas and its 35 clubs over the Centennial biennium.  The flag was unveiled in Buffalo, NY on November 25, 2018, with the officially signing by Governor Bonnie Clesse & ZC of Buffalo President, Mary Vacanti on February 19, 2019.

The District 4 Centennial Travelling Flag begins the third leg of its journey. The flag will be in Area 2 for the months of July to September. The flag will make a special stop at the Canada-U.S.A border prior to the Centennial  Conference. This event will signify Zonta becoming and International organization with in chartering of the ZC of Toronto in 1927.

Fort Erie Area Club President Judy Kramer with Barb Ruegg signs D4 Travelling Flag on April 17, 2019. Photo taken by club member.

D4 Centennial Travelling Flag is presented to Area 1 & 2 Workshop attendees on April 27, 2019. Photo was taken by D4 member.

Donna Monaco, President of the Zonta Club of Grand Island, signing the flag. Picture taken by Grand Island member on April 28, 2019.

Area 2 Director, Brenda Graham passing the Travelling Flag to Area 3 Director, Jenny Johnston.  Photo taken by Scott Johnston in Burlington, ON on April 9, 2019.

Travelling Flag at the Kenmore Club Lucky Number Dinner on 4/10/2019 pictured are Area 3 Director, Jenny Johnston, Kenmore Club member Katherine Gugino, and Kenmore Club President Janet Biondolillo.  Picture taken by Club member Sue Murphy.

Fort Erie club members; Maria Abliberti Wilma Storm, Kathy Smith, Ethel Baer, Barb Ruegg and Judy Kramer with Centennial Flag on April 17, 2019. Photo taken by club member.

Travelling Flag proudly desplayed at ZC of Grand Island’s Fashion Show. Left to right: Donna Monaco, Liz McPhail, Sue Brusino, Lyn Laman, Karen Keefe, Denise Dunbar, Stacey Watt, Andrea Moreau, Linda Kutzbach, Ricki Harper, Agnes Becker.

Sue Mawhiney, President Zonta Club of Lockport, NY. Photo taken by Jenny Johnston on 5/14/2019 at the Country Club of Lockport.

Members of the Zonta Club of St. Catharines.  Photo taken by Jenny Johnston on 6/15/2019.

Zonta International announced the recipients of its Centennial Anniversary Grants.

District 4 Grantees are:

ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo partnering with Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region for the KW Zonta Poster Project.

ZC of Niagara Falls, NY partnering with Pinnacle Community Services for the Zonta Fresh Start Initiative for Passage House Project.

ZC of Rochester partnering with Resolve of Greater Rochester, Inc. for the Improving Safety and Empowering Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Project.

Almost 300 applications were received from 41 countries for the Centennial Anniversary Grant program, which was initiated to celebrate Zonta’s 100th year of service to women and girls.

Congratulations to the Zonta clubs of Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara Falls, NY & Rochester, as well to all clubs who submitted grant proposals!

D4 Committee

Information Posts

District 4 Committees are eager to assist you. Follow the links for more information, material and resources.  

Leadership Development Committee September Challenge

Leadership Development Committee September Challenge

Zonta Volunteer Leadership in September! The D4 Leadership Development Committee is continuing to offer you the opportunity to learn more about Zonta volunteer leadership in a relaxed and casual location, at a time that works for you - your home, this fall! You can...

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Conference Registration & Fundraisers

Conference Registration & Fundraisers

Another great conference planning meeting was held on August 17th.   A reminder to everyone that there is still time to register for the conference, the last day is August 24.   Clubs are also reminded to provide prizes for the Amelia Earhart Raffle and...

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Leadership Development Committee August Challenge

Leadership Development Committee August Challenge

Zonta in the summertime - August! The D4 Leadership Development Committee is offering you an opportunity to learn more about Zonta in a relaxed and casual location, at a time that works for you - your home, this summer! You can spend about 10 minutes once...

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Three District 4 Clubs Awarded Centennial Anniversary Grants

Three District 4 Clubs Awarded Centennial Anniversary Grants

Zonta International announced the recipients of its Centennial Anniversary Grants. A total of US$296,271 will be disbursed to 62 community-based organizations in 18 countries, partnering with a Zonta club to improve the lives of women and girls at the local level....

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Zonta International & D4 2019 YWPA Winner Amal Qayum

Zonta International & D4 2019 YWPA Winner Amal Qayum

Zonta International District 4 Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship July 24, 2019 The District 4 Awards Committee is very pleased to announce that Amal Qayum, submitted by Niagara Falls, Canada, has been selected as the District 4 Young Women in Public Affairs...

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Z Club of North Park Secures 3rd Place

Z Club of North Park Secures 3rd Place

Z Club of North Park Secures 3rd Place in 2019 Emma L. Conlon Service Award   Congratulations to the Z Club members of North Park Z Club! Check out their application video Found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ihQM7axvnU The North Park Z Club is sponsored by the ZC...

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Zonta International & District 4

Mission & Vision

 Misson

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Vision

Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.

Various advocacy campaigns to bring awareness to ending gender violence.

Service projects such as assembly of birthing kits for women in developing countries.

Club celebrate and host special events to bring attention to women’s issues and to raise funds for local and global initiatives.

Over 810 Members,  15 Z Clubs &

1 Golden Z Clubs

Locally & Globally

Empowering Women

Service & Advocacy

Members in District 4 offer service and advocacy to both their local and international communities through a wide range of service projects and events.  Our members regularly support functions to acknowledge International Women’s Day and Zonta Rose Day, on the 8th March, and United Nations International Day for the Elimination of violence against women, November 25th.

District Members

District Clubs

District Areas

Members World Wide

Your Applause Please

amazing Women in D4

Three D4 Clubs  Awarded ZI Centennial Grants, Congratulations!

District 4 Grantees are:

ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo, ZC of Niagara Falls and NY ZC of Rochester

Areas 1, 2 & 3 Canadian Award Winner

Timea Nagy, Founder of Walk With Me Canada Victim Services, author & human trafficking survivor.

Timea was nominated by the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Timea’s Bio

Areas 3 & 4 American Award Winner

Mary Travers Murphy, Executive Director, Family Justice Center

The Zonta Clubs of Cheektowaga-Lancaster, Buffalo, and Hamburg-Orchard Parkall nominated Mary.

Mary’s Bio

Areas 5 & 6 American Award Winner

Susan Evans, philanthropist, author & ovarian cancer survivor.

Sue was nominated by the Zonta Club of Bradford.

Sue’s Bio

 

Meet Our 2019 District 4 & Zonta International YWPA Winner


Amal Qayum

Amal’s nomination was submitted by Niagara Falls, Canada and was selected as the District 4 Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship winner for 2019 in May.  In July, we received word that Amal was also a scholarship recipient from ZoInternational.  Congratulations Amal!  

D4 Members Serving on

Zonta International committees

Kathleen Douglass, Leadership Development Chairman

Holly Anderson, Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee Chairman

Lori Robinson, Leadership Development Committee

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Zonta 100 Years

Welcome

Governor Bonnie Clesse
District 4 Governor
2018 - 2020

Governor’s Desk

Zonta International’s Headquarter Address

1200 Harger Road, Suite 330, Oak Brook, IL 60523 USA.  Our phone number and email will remain the same.

Tony Dean, Canadian Senator, stood in the Senate today to recognize Zonta and the Amelia Earhart fellowship.

Statement on the 100th Anniversary of Zonta Clubs

On June 6, 2019, Canadian Senator Tony Dean acknowledges Zonta, its importance, and the work being done.  Senator’s Dean’s statement.

District 4 Elected Officers

2018 – 2020 Area Directors

District 4 Board

D4 Archived Monthly Posts

D4 Zonta Calendar

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Why Zonta?

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

WHY do we do WHAT we do:  We believe in making the world a better place by working toward gender equality in a supportive community of like-minded people.

HOW do we do WHAT we do?  Through service and advocacy in our communities and internationally.

WHAT do we do?  We empower women.

Zonta Issue 2 2019

Let Us Learn Madagascar

Eid bi Eid (Hand in Hand) – Final Oasis

Ending Child Marriage

ZI has committed to support the UNICEF/UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.

A different road to take: Ending child marriage

ZI Governing Documents 2018

Invitation to Chicago

Zonta District 4