A Message From our District 10 Governor Sheryl Flanagin

Dear D10 Zontians,

As we are still dealing with the ups and downs of this winter season, that spring will soon arrive is heartening.  Spring in D10 is a time not only of enjoying the rebirth of nature but also of renewing our Zonta zeal.  Opportunities await us!

First, start planning now on attending your area meetings.  Your area directors are working hard to ensure that these meetings are a time to gain new knowledge, to learn from each other, and to reconnect with your area Zonta friends.  Of course, we are all Zonta friends, regardless of our areas.  That’s why even if you are unable to attend your own area meeting, you will find the other meetings just as rewarding.  Be looking for the Call to Meetings.

The following are the dates and locations:

March 28:  Area 1, Zonta Club of Parker County—Weatherford, Texas

April 18:  Area 2, Zonta Club of Houston and E-Club USA2—Houston, Texas

May 2:  Area 3, Zonta Club of Austin—Austin, Texas

Of course, spring is also a time of scholarships.  Your D10 scholarship chairs will be contacting club presidents with reminders about due dates and with encouragement to submit an applicant.  Education is key to the empowerment of women and girls.  My hope is that all our clubs will submit an applicant for our D10 only scholarships of the Rose Award, the Zonta D10 STEM Scholarship, and the Sara Metcalf Award.  However, also important is submitting applicants for ZI’s YWPA and the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.  Our D10 recipient for these two then will complete on the international level for additional awards.

Another exciting opportunity to look forward to is our ZI International Convention in Chicago July 4-8.  From what I’ve seen, this is a do-not-miss event!

As this biennium comes to a close, I look forward to reconnecting with my Zonta friends at our area meetings.  See you in March, April, or May!

All my best to you and your clubs,

Sheryl Flanagin
Zonta D10 Governor