Friday, April 20, 2012

Area 6 Meeting

Zonta Club Hosts Regional Meeting

Each spring, the six Zonta clubs in Area 6 (Sarasota to Naples) join forces for an educational meeting to focus on Zonta initiatives and share ideas. This year, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva had the honor of serving as host club.

More than forty Zontians, representing all six clubs, gathered recently in the auditorium of the Sanibel Community House for an all-day session covering such topics as leadership, advocacy, strategies for membership growth and fund-raising, and the Zonta Foundation, which distributes funds worldwide to organizations that support women's health, education and safety. A buffet lunch was provided by Bailey's Catering service.

In attendance were Tami Page, District 11 Governor (Area 6 is part of this District which comprises more than 40 clubs in the southeast U.S.), who hails from Dothan, AL, and Susan Scribner, Area 6 Director, from the Zonta Club of Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte.

A presentation by Nancy Lawrence of the Sarasota Club highlighted a Zonta International initiative, "Zonta Says No" aimed at reducing violence against women. The Area 6 clubs confirmed they will collaborate on a campaign to raise awareness, beginning with Monday, November 25, when all members will wear orange ribbons to show their support for this vital issue. For information, visit www.zonta.org.

The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen women's lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. The club is a shining star in District 11, contributing the largest sum annually in dollars raised (during the annual A Peek at the Unique) and having won several times the coveted Governor's Cup, awarded for best achievements in service, advocacy and membership retention. For information, visit www.zontasancap.com.


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