Reporting from Woodstock, ON Canada

Governor Sheena

January 2023 Update


Happy New Year, District 4!

Wow, what a winter storm and subsequent roller coaster of temperature changes we’ve been through in the last few weeks!

My appreciation to club presidents who informed me that their club members are safe even though the storms created personal discomfort and changes to holiday plans.

A favourite reference ZI President Ute likes to use is that Zonta members are ‘flexible in the hips’, and I’d like to add, we are a dynamic and resilient group of individuals!

Let’s keep building and moving D4 forward in 2023.

👏 Clubs are inducting new members! Let’s welcome them to Zonta. Send D4 Communications your new members.

🥳 District 4 is seeking ZI approval for the new Zonta Club of Central York, ON, just north of Toronto. Congratulations D4 Club Creator Committee!

🎓 Clubs do not have to present club awards to submit YWPA, JMK, STEM, AE applications to district/international.

🥰 D4 Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2024-2026 Elected Officers.

👋 Stay connected with your Area Director (AD) and D4 Committees. They’re here to help you! ♦ Anita A1D, ♦ Faria, A2D, ♦ Donna A3D, ♦ Lindsay A4D, ♦ Gretchen A5/6D

🖥️ D4 Talks – Building Team – Preparing for International Women’s Day/Rose Day and your membership drive. Online Mon., Jan. 23rd @ 7 PM register on D4 Membership Website

D4 Spring Summits 2023 (aka Workshops) ‘Zonta Says WOW / Zonta Says NOW’ New hosts, name, format, program, and potential attendees. Let’s engage everyone!

😁 D4 is delivering two workshops at NAIDM. “Like First Aid, Add’ Signal for Help Responder’ to Your Life-Saving Training” by D4 Advocacy Committee and District Leadership with D4 Past Governor Janice Durmis and D6 Past Governor Anna Naest. What’s NAIDM?

🎉 D4 Conference 2023 will be in Niagara Falls, ON from Friday, September 22 to Saturday, September 23, 2023, with optional Saturday night and Sunday activities. Call to Conference and registration deadline in June 2023.


I will be moving my e-News update from the first edition of the month to the last. I hope this will give more notice to everyone in the district.

Feel free to contact me with any celebrations, questions or concerns.

In Zonta Spirit,

Sheena Poole, D4 Governor


Register for Next D4 Online Talk – Monday, January 23rd, from 7-8 PM. The Building Team will be discussing building members and clubs in D4. Hint: Are you preparing to use International Women’s Day as a membership tool? Register Now! 

Clubs are expected to have at least one representative at each D4 Talks.

Mark Calendar for D4 Spring Summits (aka Workshops) – New name, format and open to potential members and interested public members. Registration is coming soon with a fee of $60 CAD for Canadian members & $60 US for American members.

Each club is expected to have a strong representation at its Area Summit.

    • Areas 1 & 2: Saturday, March 25, 2023, Springfield Golf & Country Club, Guelph, ON
    • Areas 3 & 4: Saturday, April 15, 2023, Elden’s Grill & Banquet, Grand Island, USA
    • Areas 5 & 6: Saturday, April 22, 2023, The Hall, Allegany, NY

      Send ZSN image and summary of your club’s actions during the 16 Days of Activism to  District 4 Communications and Zonta International.

        SAVE the DATE for the 2023 District 4 Conference Friday & Saturday, September 23rd & 24th, 2023, with optional Sunday activities. Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview, ON

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                 In Zonta Spirit,

                Sheena Poole, D4 Governor

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