Looking Beyond Your ClubWHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER!
We Salute the Following District 4 Clubs and Zonta International Districts in November.
District 4 Clubs
Zonta Club of Owen Sound
Chartered October 1986
President – Cindy Weir
ZC of Owen Sound was sponsored by the ZC Buffalo. They are the most northern club in our district. The members are very active in their community raising funds for education, local hospital and community non-profits serving women.
Zonta Club of St. Catharines
Afternoon Tea Proceeds
Zonta Says NO - At the Falls
Chartered on December 14, 1929.
President – Stacey Komenda
The club remains active in Just Say NO Campaign, birthing kits, helping local organizations and last year celebrating their 90th Anniversary. Their membership is small but all members participate in club activities.
Zonta Club of Brampton-Caledon
International Women’s Day 2020
IWD Keynote Speakers
Chartered November 1974
President – Carolyn Sheehan
ZC of Brampton-Caledon is very active in their community with Advocacy & Service projects and Fundraising. The club has been represented at all area meetings since their charter, hosted workshops, have had a presence at ZI Conventions with two members serving at the Zonta International level. Many members have also served on the District 4 Board and Committees.
Zonta District 7
Governor Gayle & District Board
Missouri State Capital
ZI Governor is Gayle Borchert
District 7 is located in the United States consisting of Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. They have 18 clubs and 371 members.
ZI Governor is Chavali Pamela Osathanugrah
District 17 is located in Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand with 2,372 members in 83 clubs.
Zonta District 25
ZI Governor is Errick Elavia
District 25 has 14 clubs in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. They have 466 members.
Expanding Your Role
Beyond Your Club
Say Yes, to Lead
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.
Past Area Director
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.
– SANDRA CRONK
ZONTA CLUB OF HAMILTON 1 / 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.
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.