We Empower Women
ZONTA INTERNATIONAL IS A LEADING GLOBAL ORGANIZATION OF PROFESSIONALS EMPOWERING WOMEN WORLDWIDE THROUGH SERVICE AND ADVOCACY.
District 4 is a District of “Firsts”-first Club (Buffalo) in 1919 and first International Club (Toronto) in 1927.
Governor Bonnie Clesse
In this centennial biennium, we continue EMPOWERING WOMEN. A Central idea that allows for honouring our past while … focusing our actions on our future. In District 4 we wish to build bridges not only between our past and future but between clubs and districts.
Save the Date
Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9, 2019
North American Interdistrict Meeting
Dallas, Texas, USA
This photo of Hyatt Regency Buffalo is courtesy of TripAdvisor.
Sept 27 – 29, 2019 Buffalo, NY
D4 Conference 2019
Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
What’s Happening in your Area?
D4 Club Events
Zonta Club of Jamestown proudly announced the local 2019 scholarship award winners at a special dinner held April 17th at the Marvin House. The three scholarship awards presented were the Verna Nelson Scholarship, the Nell Newton Scholarship, and the Anne H. Crowe...read more
At a special awards dinner at the Marvin House on April 17th, Zonta club of Jamestown named Sheila McCarthy Webster, Tara Lamont Eastman, and Margaret “Peg” Cornell as the Women in Leadership for 2019. Each woman was presented with a plaque in appreciation for their...read more
Zonta Club of Jamestown proudly announced the Mary Bargar Scholarship award winner, the last of the local 2019 scholarship award winners at a special dinner at the Marvin House, June 5th. Three previous scholarship awards were presented in April; the Verna Nelson...read more
Come golf with the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo club on May 23, 2019. Contact Valerie Meyer, Co-Chair – Betty Thompson Golf Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo 519-888-9116read more
The Zonta Club of Buffalo and Grand Island are pleased to present a dramatic reading of “Little Women."read more
There is a State University of New York (SUNY) university/college system-wide initiative to address the issue of domestic violence in our communities. The Genesee Community College (GCC) is part of this educational system. This event was open to the public on...read more
The D4 Travelling Flag Project
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)
The D4 Travelling Flag Project
The Flag will be travelling to all six D4 Areas and its 35 clubs over the Centennial biennium. The flag was unveiled in Buffalo, NY on November 25, 2018, with the officially signing by Governor Bonnie Clesse & ZC of Buffalo President, Mary Vacanti on February 19, 2019.
The District 4 Centennial Travelling Flag begins the second leg of its journey. The flag will be in Area 3 for the months of April and May. The flag will also be displayed at District 4’s three Workshops. The Flag has completed its journey through Area 1.
Fort Erie Area Club President Judy Kramer with Barb Ruegg signs D4 Travelling Flag on April 17, 2019. Photo
D4 Centennial Travelling Flag is presented to Area 1 & 2 Workshop attendees on April 27, 2019.
Area 2 Director, Brenda Graham passing the Travelling Flag to Area 3 Director, Jenny Johnston. Photo
Fort Erie club members; Maria
Travelling Flag proudly desplayed at ZC of Grand Island’s Fashion Show. Left to right: Donna Monaco, Liz McPhail, Sue Brusino, Lyn Laman, Karen Keefe, Denise Dunbar, Stacey Watt, Andrea Moreau, Linda Kutzbach, Ricki Harper, Agnes Becker.
District 4 Committees are eager to assist you. Follow the links for more information, material and resources.
As part of the 16 Days of Activism, the Zonta Club of Batavia-Genesee County has arranged for the old Genesee County Court House on Main Street in Batavia to be lit with orange lights throughout the 16 days.read more
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Zonta International members raise a flag to kick off its campaign against gender-based violence Sunday at Niagara Square. (John Hickey/Buffalo News) Zonta Club gathering focuses awareness on violence against women By Mark Sommer | Published November 25, 2018 | Sunday...read more
Zonta International & District 4
Mission & Vision
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.
In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.
In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
Various advocacy campaigns to bring awareness to ending gender violence.
Service projects such as assembly of birthing kits for women in developing countries.
Club celebrate and host special events to bring attention to women’s issues and to raise funds for local and global initiatives.
Over 810 Members, 15 Z Clubs &
1 Golden Z Clubs
Locally & Globally
Service & Advocacy
Members in District 4 offer service and advocacy to both their local and international communities through a wide range of service projects and events. Our members regularly support functions to acknowledge International Women’s Day and Zonta Rose Day, on the 8th March, and United Nations International Day for the Elimination of violence against women, November 25th.
Members World Wide
Your Applause Please
amazing Women in D4
Our District’s Mentioned in The Zontian Issue 2
Congratulating Our District 4 Centennial Award Winners
Areas 1, 2 & 3 Canadian Award Winner
Timea Nagy, Founder of Walk With Me Canada Victim Services, author & human trafficking survivor.
Timea was nominated by the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo.
Areas 3 & 4 American Award Winner
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Katie Chen was nominated by the ZC of Kitchener-Waterloo and awarded the D4 JMK award for Women in Business scholarship for $1500. Katie goes to Western University and is studying accounting, business
Meet Our 2018 District 4 YWPA Winner
Sanah was selected as the Zonta Club of Washington County, PA Young Women in Public Affairs Award recipient and advanced to the District where she was awarded our District’s YWPA winner in May 2018.
Meet Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship winner from District4
Emily Rae Gleeson
Emily was selected as one of 10 2018 Zonta International Fellows. Emily is studying Aerospace Engineering at Ryerson University.
D4 Members Serving on
Zonta International committees
Kathleen Douglass, Leadership Development Chairman
Holly Anderson, Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee Chairman
Lori Robinson, Leadership Development Committee
D4 recognition at
64th Zonta International Convention
The ZC of Niagara Falls, NY was awarded first place for the Zonta International Service Award. Their project is entitled ‘It’s Not Your Fault – Sexual Assault is a Crime Project.’
The ZC of Waterloo was acknowledged at Convention for their contribution of $20,000+ USD to the Zonta International Foundation.