A Message From our District 10 Governor Sheryl Flanagin

Honoring the Past and Empowering the Future

Dear D10 Zontians,
May is always a special time of our Zonta year—a time to celebrate the successes of the past and to look forward to the opportunities of the future!
As we close out this year and get ready to embark on another year of Zonta service and advocacy, I want to share with you some good D10 news. We have awarded three of our scholarships:
YWPA:  Awarded to Rose Nguyen. Rose was submitted by Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma. Rose is planning to major in sociology and global affairs. She hopes to someday to work for a non-governmental organization focused on international development or to become a child’s rights attorney.
Rose Award: Awarded to Amanda Hill. Amanda was submitted by Zonta Club of Greater East Texas. Amanda is a single mother of three children pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Kilgore College with a 4.0 GPA.
Sara Metcalf Award:  Awarded to Abigail Roberts. Abigail was submitted by Zonta Club of Shreveport. Abigail plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science in biology from Ouachita Baptist University.
All three of these recipients are outstanding. I am so pleased that through our Dollars for Scholarship D10 can fund such awards. Thank you to all who contribute. Also, many thanks to our scholarship chairs: Lileen Coulloudon, Zonta Club of Dallas, YWPA; Sharon Illhardt, Zonta Club of Seguin, Rose; Angela Henderson, Zonta Club of Shreveport, Sara Metcalf Award.
As a reminder, we have three scholarship/awards to give with a July 1 deadline for submission: Zonta D10 STEM, Jane M. Klausman Women in Business, and Women in Technology.
What an honor to serve as governor of District 10! I have enjoyed this past year working with you to ensure that D10 continues as a strong district in its support of service and advocacy toward empowering women and girls. Also, so important is the support we give each other. Thank you all for being the Zontians you are!
My best wishes to you for another productive, fun Zonta year! I hope to see many of you in Lafayette October 17-20 for our 70th D10 Conference. You may expect, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”


Sheryl Flanagin
Zonta D10 Governor