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Acknowledging & Recognizing


In this biennium, let us take the time and opportunity to recognize and acknowledge those around us that empower women through service and advocacy.

Madison Buchholz, 2020 JMK District Recipient

From all of us in District 4: Thank you to ZC St. Niagara Falls, NY, and the other four clubs for submitting your club’s candidate.


2020 Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship district recipient

Madison earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Niagara University in 2020 and recently awarded one of ZI’s District Scholarships of $2,000.  Madison expects to complete a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Marketing from Niagara University in January 2021.   She intends to pursue her Ph.D. in Marketing at the State University of New York – Buffalo in September 2021.  Madison’s professional goal is to advocate for equality for women in business.  She eventually hopes to become a professor to teach marketing and ethics.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Madison has a long track record of service to others. 

  • Served as a Kindergarten Student Aide while in high school, earning an award for over 100 hours of service in one year.
  • Selected as a Vincentian Scholar at Niagara University in recognition of service and academic performance.
  • Volunteered at St. Mary’s Neighborhood Health Clinic, serving children and families as well as leading two fundraising drives.
  • Organized events to support senior citizens at the Health Association of Niagara County, Inc.

Meet the 2021 District 4 & Zonta International YWPA Winner

Rachel Lim

The District 4 Awards Committee is very pleased to have the ZC of Brampton-Caledon submit Rachel Lim’s application.  Rachel is a student at the University of Ottawa majoring in Conflict Studies and Human Rights with a minor in Indigenous Studies.

Rachel was selected as the District 4 Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship winner for 2021.  Rachel will receive $1,500 from Zonta International as the District 4 Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship recipient and $5000 as one of ten International recipients.  The District 4 Awards Committee received 12 applications from the clubs in District 4.  The candidates were all exceptional young women.

Lindsey Tulloch, ZC of Niagara Falls, ON  is the First-Ever Recipient of the new Pilot Program: Zonta International Women In Technology Scholars.

Lindsey Tulloch, Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship Recipient

First WIT Recipient from ZC of Niagara Falls, ON. Lindsey is a Computer Science Major at University of Waterloo, ON.

WIT recipient from D4 ZC of Niagara Falls, ON.

Lindsey Tulloch, Computer Science Major at University of Waterloo (Ontario)

Lindsey Tulloch’s Bio

Congratulation to Lindsey Tulloch & ZC of Niagara Falls, ON! 

On December 2, 2019, Zonta International posted the First-Ever Recipients of the new Pilot Program: Zonta International Women In Technology Scholars. Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, Ontario’s candidate, Lindsey Tulloch, was awarded one of the Zonta International Scholarships for $8,000 USD. Lindsey is a Computer Science Major at University of Waterloo. 

From all of us in District 4: Thank you to ZC Niagara Falls, ON for presenting Lindsey as your club’s candidate. We are so proud of Lindsey! Congratulations & Best Wishes for your bright future! 

Zonta International District 4 2018 – 2020 Governor Bonnie Clesse 

D4 Members Appointed to Zonta International Positions

This biennium several of our D4 sisters will not only serve our District; they will be contributing their skills and talents to Zonta International.  Kathleen Douglass will continue her work on the Leadership Development Committee. Holly Anderson will remain as the Amelia Earhart Committee Chairperson. Joanne Raymond will sit on the Zonta International Foundation Committee.

D4 wishes to applaud these empowering women for their service within our district and globally!

Kathleen Douglass - ZI Leadership Development Committee

Holly Anderson, ZI Amelia Earhart Chairperson

Joanne Raymond, ZI Foundation Committee

Acknowledging Donations to Zonta International

District 4 has two clubs contributing more than $20,000 USD to the Zonta International Foundation during the 2018 – 20120 biennium.

The Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo has again been acknowledged for their donation and for the first year the Zonta Club of Oakville has achieved this outstanding recognition at the 65th Zonta International Convention.

Well done ladies!