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 Save the date for our OFFICIAL District 1 Fall Conference of the biennium!  Date: October 20-22, 2017

logo drftRegistration opens soon for the 69th Annual District 1 Official Fall Conference, “Zonta: Making our Voices Heard.”
On behalf of the Conference Committee and the clubs in Area 2, please plan on joining us on October 20th – 22nd in the Berkshires at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, MA. The Berkshires will be beautiful this time of year, so consider bringing your family, as there are many special places to see and things to do. Come early and explore the beautiful scenery, arts and attractions, museums, restaurants, spas, and shopping!

More soon!!

The 2017 Zonta International North American Interdistrict Conference (NAIDM) 
Presentation material (PDFs) for the various workshops are now available for download.
Click here

 Please consider stepping up to Leadership

Have you thought about taking the next step in your Zonta life? Would you like to learn more about leadership: public speaking, conducting meetings, governance, and decision making? Perhaps you would like to work with diverse groups, build relationships with Zonta members from both Canada and the USA and develop strong friendships with other Zonta leaders.  Click here to see what our past and present leaders have to say about their experiences.   5 new testimonials added! 


The Nomination Committee
Chairman: Sharon Leavitt, Bangor
Joan Lanzillo-Hahesy, Chelsea
Kathryn Patterson, Halifax

Elections will be held at the formal District Conference scheduled October 20-22, 2017 in the Berkshires.  Successful candidates will take office in June 2018 and hold that office for two years or until a successor takes office. The district board consists of the elected governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer and area directors, and a non-voting secretary appointed by the governor.

Zonta International Bylaws (Article XIII Districts Section 6 Officers) spell out the qualifications for nominees:  Each elected officer shall be a classified member of a club, shall have served at least two years in an elected club office and/or have been a district committee chairman. The governor, lieutenant governor and area directors shall have served at least one year as club president. An elected officer shall hold no other elective position at district level.

Below is a summary of elected roles. Please reference the Zonta International District manual for full details on roles and responsibilities for each position. The Nomination Committee is looking for a minimum of two candidates for each position.  The nomination form should be submitted to the committee no later than August 15, 2017.

Read more: Nominations are open for the 2018 – 2020 Zonta District 1 Board

The Value of Membership

Since Zonta was established in 1919, many members have joined us and are contributing actively to our objectives. Today, we are a leading global organization of more than 30,000 members in a diversity of professions in 67 countries worldwide. The main objectives for Zonta are to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women. We believe that a better world can only be a reality when women have access to all resources, and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men, when every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In Zonta, we empower women worldwide through service and advocacy while we develop ourselves. 

Read more: The Value of Membership