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Influential Women in District 4


Expanding Zonta’s Horizons Around the World

A plaque honoring Dorothy is one of the items found at Zonta Headquarters. 

The photo was part of the 1960 Call to Convention article in The Zontian magazine when Toronto hosted the 1960 International Convention.  



Taken from Zonta’s 80thAnniversary Book… Dorothy Avery Thompson had been a Zontian for almost 70 years when she passed away at the age of 103 in September 1998.  For more than forty years – well past her seventieth birthday – Thompson devoted herself to spreading the ideas of Zonta around the world. A member of the Zonta Club of Toronto 1, Canada, she was instrumental in starting clubs in England, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, and Africa.  By 1975 she had assisted in organizing 32 clubs.


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Lori Robinson




2014-2016 Joanne Raymond Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
2012-2014 Lee Fogarty Pittsburgh, PA
2010-2012 Bonnie Crogan-Mazur Niagara Falls, NY
2008-2010 Kathleen Douglass Brampton-Caledon, ON
2006-2008 Sandy Travers Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
2004-2006 Sandra Cronk Hamilton I, ON
2002-2004 Anna Parenti-Conn Buffalo, NY
2000-2002 Dr. Vivian Cody Buffalo, NY
1998-2000 Barbara Fera Guelph, ON
1996-1998 Joyce McMaster London, ON
1994-1996 Daisy Waters Niagara Falls, NY
1991-1994 Elma Patterson Niagara Falls, NY
1990-1991 Tressila Truby Hamilton II, ON
1988-1990 Andrea Moreau Grand Island, NY
1986-1988 Joan Hutcheson Hamilton II, ON
1984-1986 Brenda J. Kagle Pittsburgh, PA
1982-1984 Barbara A. McKinley Oil City Franklin, PA
1980-1982 Joan E. Smith Mississauga, ON
1978-1980 Ony Oas Erie I, PA
1976-1978 Betty Hall Lockport, NY
1974-1976 Elizabeth McCance Pittsburgh, PA
1972-1974 Loraine L. Racziewicz Lockport, NY
1969-1972 Ella Knight Buffalo, NY
1967-1969 E. Olga Cloke Hamilton I, ON
1965-1967 Alice Mooradian Niagara Falls, NY
1963-1965 Anne H. Crowe Jamestown, NY
1961-1963 Mary E. Smale Hamilton I, ON
1960-1961 Lucille H. Barry Rochester, NY
1959-1960 Dorothy Meggeson Toronto I, ON
1957-1959 Marguerite T. Thayer Niagara Falls, NY
1955-1957 Hollis Terry Olean, NY
1953-1955 Elvira Manning Toronto, ON
1951-1953 Bertha M. Fox Buffalo, NY
1949-1951 Rachel Shafer Erie, PA
1947-1949 The Honourable Ellen Fairclough Hamilton I, ON
1945-1947 Agnes Eesselman Buffalo, NY
Zonta District 4