A Message From our District 10 Governor Carole Moffatt

Dear District 10 Zontians,

As we begin the last portion of our 2020-2022 biennium, I want to again thank each of you for your passion, dedication, time, treasures, and talents giving so much to the women and girls in your community and beyond in support of our mission in Zonta!

Your district board and district chairs are hard at work to make the upcoming months full of doing the work of Zonta.  As you know, we hold our three area meetings in the spring.  The theme this year is “Come Grow with Us.”  The Area 1 meeting is Saturday, March 26 in Willow Park, Texas hosted by the Zonta Club of Parker County.  The Area 2 meeting is Saturday, May 14 in Houston, Texas co-hosted by the Zonta Club of Houston and the e-club USA-2.  The Area 3 meeting is Saturday, April 23 in Austin, Texas hosted by the Zonta Club of Austin.  The area meetings are a great forum to catch up on Zonta business, stay informed, and enjoy fellowship.  Many thanks to our host clubs and our Area Directors Marcelinda, Terry and Patty!

Our vital membership recruitment and retention “Grow a Z Garden” efforts continue under the leadership of our Governor-Elect Connie with quarterly membership discussions with the club membership chairs.   As well, we have the membership Add Your Voice campaign coming up.  Connie is also hard at work preparing for our second District Educational Awardee Recruitment (DEAR) Event on March 23 to promote membership to our past scholarship and awardee winners.  Connie will be updating us at all three area meetings about our membership efforts.

As many of you know, we have upcoming district scholarship/award deadlines for YWPA (April 1), Rose (April 1), Sara Metcalf (April 1), and Women in Technology (April 15).  Applications have been distributed by the chairs and can be found on our district website.  The STEM and Jane Klausman deadlines are this summer.  We so appreciate our district chairs (Lileen, Sharon, Julie, Mary, Maryann, and Connie) for doing this important work and our members for donating to our Dollars for Scholars silent auctions to support our scholarships. 

Also, we are thrilled to host our first district Z Club Workshop organized by our district chair Julie.  The Z club students will be presenting on their projects, and we will be joined by our international Z Club chair too.  All club presidents have been sent this information.  We hope to see you there! 

Our important district leadership series continues with the vital work by district chair Sharron and our invaluable Area Directors!  If you are a current leader or contemplating stepping up to leadership, this series is for you. 

We hope everyone is thinking about attending the Zonta International Convention June 25-28.  Whether attending in-person in Hamburg, Germany or virtually, the convention is an extraordinary experience that engages and informs our members.  The Early Bird deadline has been extended to March 31.  See link here to register:  Zonta International Convention Registration (experientevent.com)  The district will hold an informal online meeting on June 11 to connect with those attending and answer any questions you may have.  An invitation will be sent out closer to that date.  As well, Zonta International will be sending detailed information to club presidents regarding delegates credentialing and voting and there will be training in April and May regarding same.

Also, Zonta International will be providing club treasurer training in March and April for the online management of club roster and dues payments.  Please watch for those emails.

Our district continues to shine and lead with our individual and club donations to the Zonta Foundation for Women.  We donated over $70,200 at our Conference in October.  Way to go Zontians!  Our ZFW Ambassador Diane will be updating us at all three area meetings on the status of the Foundation for the biennium.  Don’t forget March 8 is Zonta Rose Day and International Women’s Day which is a good time to consider donating to the Foundation in honor of those special women in your life and a good time to invite someone you know to join Zonta!

In other exciting news, Zonta International is posed to launch a mobile app on March 1.  This will offer a dedicated news feed, discussion forums, calendar of events, and easy access to member resources.  Stay tuned! 

Lastly, there are updated manuals on the Zonta International website and new brand guidelines which show the “corporate” brand colors and the secondary “casual” colors.  You can find the information here: ZontaInternational_BrandIdentityGuidelines_FINAL.pdf

Again, many thanks to all of you for stepping up and making a difference.  Together, we can and do make a lasting impact and I am very grateful for all you do!

Yours in Zonta,

Carole Moffatt
Governor, District 10
Zonta International