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.
Save the Date
April 13th, 27 & May 4, 2019
D4 Spring Workshop 2019
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
Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
What’s Happening in your Area?
D4 Club Events
CONCERT at KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL MARCH 03, 2019 at 2:30pm 3 SYMPHONY CIRCLE, BUFFALO NY 14201 “SARAH CHANG PLAYS BRAHMS” Violinist Sarah Chang plays Brahms under the baton of Musical Director, JoAnn Falletta(RECIPIENT OF THE ZONTA CLUB OF BUFFALO Marian de Forest...read more
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 second leg of its journey. The flag will be in Area 3 for the months of April and May. The flag will also be displayed at District 4’s three Workshops. The Flag has completed its journey through Area 1.
Centennial Travelling Flag with ZC of Owen Sound members on March 20, 2019. The flag is being transferred to Area 1 Director Brenda Graham who will take it to the ZC of Guelph on March 30, 2019.
Centennial Travelling Flag with ZC of Guelph members on March 30, 2019, during their Centennial ‘So They Can Go Home’ – Moccasin Service/Advocacy Project.
Centennial Travelling Flag with ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo members on Monday, March 4, 2019, at their International Women’s Day Comedy Night.
Centennial Travelling Flag with ZC of Woodstock President & member on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at GROWgirls Woodstock event.
Centennial Travelling Flag with ZC of Stratford members on Friday, March 8, 2019, at their International Women’s Day Breakfast.
District 4 Committees are eager to assist you. Follow the links for more information, material and resources.
District 4 Foundation Ambassador UpdateEach year on 8 March, we celebrate Zonta Rose Day in conjunction with International Women's Day. In many countries around the world, International Women’s Day is a day when women are recognized for their achievements regardless...read more
Zontians all over the world will celebrate the uncompromising spirit of Amelia Earhart throughout the month of January. As one of our most famous Zonta members, we commemorate her birthday on January 11. We still wonder what happened to Amelia Earhart. Did the...read more
The Foundation Ambassadors for District 4 are challenging our members to put $2.00 per week away from Sept 1st 2018 to the end of Sept 2019 when our District Conference will be held in Buffalo. You will have saved $100. US dollars for our 100th celebration. If you...read more
As part of the 16 Days of Activism, the Zonta Club of Batavia-Genesee County has arranged for the old Genesee County Court House on Main Street in Batavia to be lit with orange lights throughout the 16 days.read more
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Zonta International members raise a flag to kick off its campaign against gender-based violence Sunday at Niagara Square. (John Hickey/Buffalo News) Zonta Club gathering focuses awareness on violence against women By Mark Sommer | Published November 25, 2018 | Sunday...read more
Zonta and the United Nations Visiting the United Nations is always a great opportunity for Zonta members. In the past, many of our members had taken advantage of the League of Women Voters New York State (LWVNYS) UN Day which has been held in November....read more
CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:40PM EDT To mark International Day of the Girl on Thursday, Plan International Canada urged Canadians to challenge the norms of gender inequality. “We’re having more and more honest conversations on the topic of...read more
CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:01PM EDT Two in three Canadian girls say they have a friend who has been sexually harassed; more than 75 per cent of girls between the ages of 14 and 24 report experiencing gender-based...read more
Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, NY for winning the Zonta Recognition Service Award. Zonta supports several projects worldwide but each individual club has their own Service and Advocacy projects.read more
Zonta International & District 4
Mission & Vision
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
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 &
2 Golden Z Clubs
Locally & Globally
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.
Members World Wide
Your Applause Please
amazing Women in D4
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Katie Chen was nominated by the ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo and awarded the D4 JMK award for Women in Business scholarship for $1500. Katie goes to Western University and is studying accounting, business
Meet Our 2018 District 4 YWPA Winner
Sanah was selected as the Zonta Club of Washington County, PA Young Women in Public Affairs Award recipient and advanced to the District where she was awarded our District’s YWPA winner in May 2018.
Meet Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship winner from District4
Emily Rae Gleeson
Emily was selected as one of 10 2018 Zonta International Fellows. Emily is studying Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University.
D4 Members Serving on
Zonta International committees
Kathleen Douglass, Leadership Development Chairman
Holly Anderson, Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee Chairman
Lori Robinson, Leadership Development Committee
D4 recognition at
64th Zonta International Convention
The ZC of Niagara Falls, NY was awarded first place for the Zonta International Service Award. Their project is entitled ‘It’s Not Your Fault – Sexual Assault is a Crime Project.’
The ZC of Waterloo was acknowledged at Convention for their contribution of $20,000+ USD to the Zonta International Foundation.