District 4 Centennial Biennium

100 Years of Empowering Women

Zonta International has been empowering women for nearly 100 years through service and advocacy. Starting back in 1919, Zonta’s founders worked to make a place for women at the table of professional organizations. For almost 10 decades, the work done by members at that table has been inspiring, motivating and life-changing. Now, in this biennium, Zontians honor those who have laid the groundwork for the future and empower the current and next generations to continue the mission.

Empowering Women

A central idea that allows for honoring the past

while… focusing our actions on Zonta’s future

Where it all began

During this Zonta biennium our District will be brainstorming and reaching out to our clubs to encourage development & implementation of celebrations that honour and empower our members, the women around us, and women globally.

Our District’s Centennial Project

 

The Traveling Flag Project

 

The traveling flag will move through our district’s six areas visiting each of the 35 clubs during this biennium. Club presidents will sign the flag along with the D4 Elected Officers. Along the journey the flag will rest at each of the three 2019 Area Workshops (Jamestown, NY, Kitchener, ON and Kenmore, NY), and in Buffalo during the D4 Conference from September 26 – 29th, 2019.  It will then resume its travel through the district until being brought to the 65th Zonta International Convention in Chicago, MO in June 2020.

The Flag begins Its Journey

Zonta District 4 unveils Centennial Flag in Buffalo on Nov. 25, 2018 to kick off the Travelling Flag Project.

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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)

Zonta International District 4 Gov. Bonnie Clesse signs the District 4 Traveling Flag on 02/19/19. (Photo by NKSK Photography)

Zonta Club of Buffalo President Mary Vacanti signs the District 4 Traveling Flag on 02/19/19. (Photo by NKSK Photography)

The Flags First Stop – Area 1

ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo

Centennial Travelling Flag with ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo members on Monday, March 4, 2019, at their International Women’s Day Comedy Night.

ZC of Woodstock

Centennial Traveling Flag presented to ZC of Woodstock President Marg McBurney (right) by D4 Area Director Brenda Graham at IWD event in Woodstock, ON on March 6, 2019.

ZC of Stratford

Stratford Zonta Club at their International Women’s Day Breakfast on March 8, 2019.  This was also the handoff of the Centennial Travelling Flag to Area Director Brenda Graham.

ZC of Owen Sound

YZC of Owen Sound members with the District 4 Centennial Travelling flag on March 20, 2019. The flag then is being transferred to Area 1 Director Brenda Graham.

ZC of Guelph

Centennial Travelling Flag with ZC of Guelph members on March 30, 2019, during their Centennial ‘So They Can Go Home’ – Moccasin Service/Advocacy Project.

Travelling Flag Project – Kit Contents

Centennial Media Kit

D4 Centennial Club Celebrations, Projects, and Initiatives

District  4

Our History

Do you know our history and where it all began?

More information on our District 4 History web pages.

Celebrating Centennial

Centennial Ideas for Clubs

A few ideas to get your club on its way to celebrating this biennium.

Additional Help from Zonta International

Available Resources

100 Years of Empowering Women

Zonta International Centennial Website

Committee Leaders

These ladies will be reaching out to our District to offer assistance and ask for your update on centennial club activities. 

Bonnie Clesse

Bonnie Clesse

Centennial Committee Chair

Janice Durmis

Janice Durmis

District Project (Travelling Flag) Chair

Let’s Begin the Celebration Say Hello!

This message will be directed to the Centennial Committee.