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Acknowledging & Recognizing


In this biennium, let us take the time and opportunity to recognize and acknowledge those around us that empower women through service and advocacy.

Acknowledging a Donation to Zonta International

District 4 has again had a club contribute more than USD 20,000 to the Zonta International Foundation during the 2020 – 2022 biennium.

We applaud the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo for their donation acknowledged at the 2022 Zonta International Convention.

Well done, members of Kitchener-Waterloo Zonta club!

D4 Members Appointed to Zonta International Positions

This biennium several of our D4 sisters will not only serve our District; they will be contributing their skills and talents to Zonta International.  Holly Anderson will remain as the ZI Amelia Earhart Committee Chairperson. Lori Robinson will co-chair the new Zonta International Spirit Committee.

D4 wishes to applaud these empowering women for their service within our district and globally!

Holly Anderson, ZI Amelia Earhart Chairperson

Lori Robinson, new ZI Spirit Committee Co-chairperson

Lori (right) with 2022-2024 Zonta International President Ute Scholz (left)

Josephine Borrillo, ZI Public Relations - Greater Visibility Training Team

Meet the 2022 District 4 YWPA Winner

Ava Forbes-Schnick

The District 4 Awards Committee is very pleased to have the ZC of Guelph submit Ava’s application.  Ava is a student at the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute (IBYear2) pursuing a career in the field of health and science.

Ava has accumulated an impressive record of leadership and service throughout her academic career.

  • Started a peer tutoring group after realizing the need due to Covid and online learning.
  • Creation of a D-Stress Club due to mental health stress and coping.
  • Co Ran the HOSA medical innovation club at school.
  • Co-Founder of the social activist platform Zenerations Guelph.
  • Leadership role through the program Start2Finish.
  • Her own podcast The Teen Table Talks.

Ava will receive $1,500 from Zonta International as the District 4 Young Women in Public Affairs.

The District 4 Awards Committee received exceptional applications from clubs. Thank you to all the District 4 Clubs who participated and submitted candidates. The committee looks forward to meeting Ava in the future.

District 4 Awards Committee Members

Jane Newman, ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo, Marnie Piggot, ZC of Oakville, Judy Powers, ZC of Hamburg-Orchard Park, Brenda Ulrich, ZC of Lockport, and Alyce Van Patten, ZC of Rochester

Jacqueline Chung, 2021 JMK District Recipient

From all of us in District 4: Thank you to ZC of Toronto, and the other clubs for submitting your club’s candidate.

MEET Jacqueline Chung,

2021 Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship district recipient

Jacqueline is currently attending Ryerson University studying Business Technology Management to attain a Bachelor of Commerce. She has stated the JMK Scholarship will help her to remove financial barriers so she can focus on the following goals.

  • Initiating new programs and events to advocate for diversity in business and STEM fields.
  • Creating more initiatives to support international students and early-career professionals in International Hub.
  • Working abroad to widen her work experiences and cultural knowledge.
  • Achieving above a 4.0 GPA in her current program.
  • Leveraging her education to pursue analytics and project management in the business space.

During the pandemic she helped to start International Hub to support international students and early-career professionals to achieve their dream careers. The programs offer a centralized STEM-focused database with over 1100 opportunities and an online community with over 900 members.
Jacqueline also advocates for environmental, EDI and educational issues. She mentors students and leads programs through EDI, technology and social justice groups, such as Rewriting the Code and Women in Leadership that empower women in STEM and business fields. She has also helped to plan events with Regenesis Ryerson and Engineers without Borders that advocate for sustainability.

Lindsey Tulloch, ZC of Niagara Falls, ON  is the First-Ever Recipient of the new Pilot Program: Zonta International Women In Technology Scholars.

Lindsey Tulloch, Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship Recipient

First WIT Recipient from ZC of Niagara Falls, ON. Lindsey is a Computer Science Major at University of Waterloo, ON.

WIT recipient from D4 ZC of Niagara Falls, ON.

Lindsey Tulloch, Computer Science Major at University of Waterloo (Ontario)

Lindsey Tulloch’s Bio

Congratulation to Lindsey Tulloch & ZC of Niagara Falls, ON! 

On December 2, 2019, Zonta International posted the First-Ever Recipients of the new Pilot Program: Zonta International Women In Technology Scholars. Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, Ontario’s candidate, Lindsey Tulloch, was awarded one of the Zonta International Scholarships for $8,000 USD. Lindsey is a Computer Science Major at University of Waterloo. 

From all of us in District 4: Thank you to ZC Niagara Falls, ON for presenting Lindsey as your club’s candidate. We are so proud of Lindsey! Congratulations & Best Wishes for your bright future! 

Zonta International District 4 2018 – 2020 Governor Bonnie Clesse 

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