District 1's total (individual and club) contributions are $14,811. While overall donations to the Foundation are down 1.7%, our district individual donations are up 31%; and while club donations are down 11% over the same time period last year, we do have one less club this biennium. thermometer

Our biennial goal is $60,000. Given the history and timeline of giving within the district, we are certainly in line with achieving this goal, but we will need all members and clubs to support the Foundation to do so. In addition, we want to continue to meet the long standing goal of having all clubs within our district donate to the Foundation and increase the number of clubs that have 100% member donation. Last biennium, three District 1 clubs were recognized at convention for the latter achievement. There is no doubt in my mind that we can meet or exceed that accomplishment.

Read more: An Update on the Foundation


Register NOW! The Zonta International North American Interdistrict Conference (NAIDM) is being held on June 2-4, 2017
Join us at the NAIDM meeting at the 4-star Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel. On Friday June 2nd we will travel to the nation's capital by train to advocate for Zonta's issues with US legislators and the Canadian Embassy. Friday evening will offer a buffet and roundtable discussions with experts on various Zonta topics. Saturday will feature a general session, workshops, lunch and dinner. The event will conclude on Sunday with more workshops and brunch. International President Sonja Hönig Schough will participate. This meeting is held in June opposite years as International and offers, workshops, speakers, and opportunity to meet Zontians in North and share ideas and information and fellowship.

Save the date for our OFFICIAL District 1 Fall Conference of the biennium!  Date: October 20-22, 2017
Location: In the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts USA
Theme: Making our VOICES Heard to Further Zonta’s Mission!
As available details will be posted at: www.zontadistrict1.org/z/fall2017.

Invitation PDF

Please join us for the 2017 Zonta International District 1 Spring Workshop!


Date:  Saturday, April 29th 2017

Time:  9:00 to 3:00

Place:  Hampton Inn & Suites

900 Post Road, Wells Maine 04090

Phone:  207.646.0555


More information and RSVP for the workshop is attached. We have a great agenda planned and I’m looking forward to seeing all of you for a day of hands-on activities, fellowship and networking.

Don't forget outlet shopping is just a few minutes away!

Yours in Zonta spirit, 

Joanne Puopolo
District 1, Governor 2016 - 2018 
Zonta International
 Zonta Club of Malden
Empowering women through service and advocacy




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

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