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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.

Women, Business, Fun & Fellowship

District 4 Centennial Conference

The D4 Conference web pages have been moved to our “Events Page.”  Conference photos, presentations, and committee updates, will be posted as material becomes available. 

July 4 – 8, 2020 Chicago, IL

Zonta International Convention

Call to Conference Sept. 2021

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

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ZC of Toronto Presents Zonta Award

ZC of Toronto Presents Zonta Award

The Zonta Club of Toronto established a fellowship at Ryerson seeded by a bequest from a former member Marlene Simmons. The Zonta Award in Memory of Marlene Simmonds is awarded annually to a young woman who has completed her third year in Criminology at Ryerson...

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City of Hamilton Will Go Orange

City of Hamilton Will Go Orange

City of Hamilton Goes Orange Please join Zonta Club of Hamilton 1 members to kick off the 16 Days of Activism Tuesday, November 26 Hamilton City Hall 5:30 to 6:00 pm We will have a brief ceremony in front of our Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women banner....

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ZC of Oil City-Franklin Receives Community Involvement Award

ZC of Oil City-Franklin Receives Community Involvement Award

Betsy Kellner on the left, President of the Oil City – Franklin Zonta Club, and Ann Marie West on the right, Director of District 4, Area 6 of Zonta. The Oil City- Franklin Zonta Club was presented a Community Involvement Award on October 15, 2019 to recognize all the...

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ZC of K-W Zonta Film Festival is Now Playing

ZC of K-W Zonta Film Festival is Now Playing

    November  6 - 9, 2019 Princess Twin Cinema Uptown Waterloo We all know sharing stories can change lives. Films of our stories can inspire action, bring hope and raise awareness. The Zonta Film Festival (ZFF) showcases inspiring, powerful and...

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Visit the United Nations on Dec. 4, 2019

Visit the United Nations on Dec. 4, 2019

The League of Women Voters of NYS Education Foundation, in conjunction with the United Nations Department of Public Information is hosting its annual daylong briefing at the UN Headquarters in New York City.  An invitation has been extended to Zonta District 4 to...

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Governor’s Post November

Governor’s Post November

Message Nov 1, 2019   Dear District 4 Zontians, Governor Bonnie’s Letter – Four “C”s  There is so much news in D4. I’ll start with the Four “C”s.  CONVENTION - I hope you can be there with us when Zonta International concludes our Centennial Celebrations at our...

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Dance, Eat & Drink at Oakville’s November Dance Party

Dance, Eat & Drink at Oakville’s November Dance Party

Let's party together!  The Zonta Club of Oakville would like to invite you to our November Dance Party - to celebrate 100 years of Zonta International, and 46 years of the Zonta Club of Oakville. This special fundraising event is open to everyone! Bring your friends,...

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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.

ZC of Toronto 

Zonta Club of Toronto dated 1928. Photo taken by Pringle & Booth Limited of Toronto.

ZC of Brampton-Caledon

July 30, 2019 International Day to End Trafficking. ZC of Brampton-Caledon participated in the largest media and advocacy awareness in Ontario together with Collaborators, supporters and survivors. This movement across the Province by Courage for Freedom and Business and Professional Women was a positive response to the crisis of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors. (Left to Right) Kathleen Douglass, Lori Robinson & Margaret Geare, President.

Zonta International Recognized by Prime Minister of Canada

Zonta International is recognized by the Canadian Government & Justine Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

Zonta’s 100th Anniversary is Recognized by the Primier of Ontario

Zonta International’s 100th Anniversary is recognized by Doug Ford, Primier of Ontario.

ZC of eClub Canada 1

September 9, 2019. Zonta members stand with Mayor Crombie (2nd from left) and John Kovacs (2nd from right) holding the District 4 Centennial Flag.

ZC of Toronto

Members of the Zonta Club of Toronto say goodbye to the District 4 Centennial Flag as it makes its way to the 2019 District 4 Centennial Conference on September 26 in Buffalo, NY.  The flag will travel to Zonta clubs in Area 5.

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!

Your Applause Please

amazing Women in D4

Congratulating Our Canadian Centennial Award Winner

Canadian 2019 Centennial Country Award Recipient.

Judy Gorton, ZI Director & Karin Eckart, Hamilton 1 President present Dr. Jacobs with the Centennial Award.

 

Dr. Beverly Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs’s Bio

Congratulating Our District 4 Centennial Award Winners

Three District 4 Centennial Award Winners 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 Zonta International.  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

Zonta International & District 4

Mission & Vision

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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 719 Members,

33 clubs,

15 Z Clubs &

1 Golden Z Club

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.

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Zonta 100 Years

Welcome

Governor Bonnie Clesse
District 4 Governor
2018 - 2020

Governor’s Desk

Ending child marriage ZI resources now available for members

Photo: ©UNICEF_UN0331598_Das

22 October 2019

Zonta International is committed to ending child marriage. The new Ending Child Marriage Tools page includes information about child marriage, toolkits and resources to help clubs and individual members in their efforts.

Invitation to Chicago

District 4 Elected Officers

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

2018 – 2020 Area Directors

District 4 Board

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.

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

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