District 4

Nominating

Doreen Thompson, Chairperson

ZC of Brampton-Caledon

Committee: Jenny Johnston, ZC of Kenmore; Alyce Van Patten, ZC of Rochester

Positions, Descriptions & Policies

Our District Needs You

The District 4 Nominating Committee is asking for your input to assist us in finding the best candidates to lead our District into the next biennium of Zonta.

Sometime, all we need to do is to ask someone to step to leadership.  We want to hear from you. If you would like to step up to leadership. Please, let us know. If you have a member of your club that you would like us to call and chat with, we are happy to do so.

D4 Nominating Committee

Nominating Forms

Contact the Nominating Committee with your candidate.

Opportunities to Lead

The Nominating Committee must provide the Governor with a full slate of nominations Governor, Lt. Governor, Treasurer, Nominating committee Area Directors and new this biennium, Vice Area Directors for the 6 areas.

One of the great things about Zonta is the opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive environment. In today’s work place, more and more people are “one woman shows” in that they have to all the jobs that the project needs with fewer resources. 

Advancement in Zonta permits one to try out their wings in a different environment than their workplace and to gain experience in obtaining the cooperation of others to accomplish their goals – whether it is fundraising, choosing the right people for a committee, or bringing together those whose skills are complementary to the job at hand. 

Being asked to stand for an office in Zonta is a privilege and an honor as it indicates that other Zontians consider you as worthy of moving forward in the organization and of having the necessary skills to accomplish the task. 

Elected Officer descriptions

The governor shall administer the affairs of the district. The Zonta International president, headquarters office and the lieutenant governor shall be kept informed about district matters.

The governor shall work with the district board and host club in planning the district conference program, shall issue the Call to Conference at least 60 days before the conference and shall pre­side at the district meeting.

The governor or the governor’s designee shall attend area meet­ings. The governor shall supervise the preparation of the district budget and shall authorize expenses in accordance with the ap­proved budget.

The governor shall appoint a Bylaws and Resolutions Committee, a Membership Committee, a Service Committee and an Advocacy Committee, each with a chairman and such other members as the governor deems appropriate. The governor may make other ap­pointments as appropriate to implement the programs of Zonta International.

The lieutenant governor shall perform such duties as assigned by the governor and in the absence or inability of the governor to perform the official duties within the district, the lieutenant governor shall perform such duties of the governor. The lieutenant governor shall be chairman of the district Membership Committee.

Each area director shall attend district confer­ences, plan area meetings, visit clubs, and act as the liaison between the clubs and the district board.

Each area director shall attend district confer­ences, plan area meetings, visit clubs, and act as the liaison between the clubs and the district board.

The treasurer shall be responsible for the funds of the district and shall administer them in accordance with the approved district budget. The treasurer shall make reports to the district board and to the conference. The treasurer shall prepare a biennial district budget, under the supervision of the governor, to be reviewed by the district board and presented at the conference for approval. No later than 45 days after the term of office ends, the treasurer shall transfer all records to the successor. At all times, the treasurer’s books shall be open to inspection by the district board and by any auditors named by the district board.

The District Nominating Committee is elected and is independent in fulfilling its duties. The role of the District Nominating Committee is to recruit qualified Zontians for district officers, directors and the nominating committee and to give information about the process as needed. This is an active role. The District Nominating Committee must encourage clubs to nominate qualified members.

Say Yes, to Lead

Past Area Director

Serving District 4 was an extraordinary leadership and learning experience. Through being Area Director I met other women I greatly admire and many of whom have become life-long friends. I am so glad I said YES to serving in this role. Service in Zonta is truly a very rewarding experience. I would recommend you let your name stand for a position in leadership.

SANDRA CRONK, PAST GOVERNOR ZONTA CLUB OF HAMILTON 1 / AREA 2

I was very reluctant to take on the position of Lieutenant Governor, leading of course to be the Governor. My initial response was “no- I’m too busy, I don’t have the time, I’m not capable”. But after conferring with my club mates, the nominating committee member and my family, I agreed. It turned out to be an amazing experience spread over the four years. Although I felt some relief when my successor took over, the stronger feeling was a sadness that it was over, and a deep satisfaction with all that I had learned and accomplished. Along the way I met so many amazing women whose paths never would have crossed mine. If asked, please consider it carefully. It is an extremely rewarding experience.

KATHLEEN DOUGLASS, PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR, PAST DISTRICT 4 GOVERNOR ZONTA CLUB OF BRAMPTON-CALEDON / AREA 2

Experience at the District level is important as it provides a look at the “bigger” picture of Zonta, especially if the district includes different countries and customs as these can affect how Zonta functions within these environments. Understanding how Zonta functions at the International level means that one has to be receptive to thinking outside one’s local culture and being willing to see things from another point of view.

JOANNE RAYMOND, PAST GOVERNOR ZONTA CLUB OF KITCHENER-WATERLOO / AREA 1

There are many opportunities for club leaders to share their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for the continued achievement of the goals of Zonta at the District level. Why not get involved and share your leadership skills with others by being a part of the leadership team for the District. For the most part in my professional life I have always worked alone, no team or group work. Being on the board has given me the experience of working with others for a common goal.

Get Involved

Now is the time to take on leadership within your own club.  Chair a committee, put your name forward for an executive position.  In order to be consider for a District or International position you must serve at local and district levels prior to progressing to the next level of leadership.

  • Are you willing and able to learn; to communicate; to share your appreciation of Zonta’s mission, have passion?
  • Qualifications (Bylaw Article XVII, Section 6, Officers) (a)
  • Descriptions and application forms are on the D4 website
Please consider saying YES!

Ready to Support District 4?