A Message From our District 10 Governor Carole Moffatt
Dear D10 Zontians,
On behalf of your District 10 Board, thank you for all you do for Zonta and for the women and girls in your community and beyond. As we come to the end of 2020, a very long and difficult year for many of us, what remains a shining light is your dedication to service, advocacy, educational opportunities, and giving back to those in need.
Indeed, in 2020, District 10 Zontians accomplished many things. As always, our clubs were active with important service and advocacy projects in their communities. We came together virtually for our October Summit with presentations from over twenty speakers. Many thanks to our IT Chair Judy Kautz who made this happen! Also, at the Summit, we met our three Amelia Earhart Fellows and our YWPA award winner. We heard from our ZI Liaison Akiko all the way from Japan. And, for the Zonta Foundation for Women/Zonta International Foundation, we raised over $65K from our club pledges and our fun live auction. Wow!
During the 16 Days of Activism, our clubs engaged in meaningful advocacy actions across the district. Our Advocacy Chair Christi Urman posted daily on our Facebook page with thought-provoking messages calling us to action, and her monthly Advocacy bulletins are great. Stay tuned for more. In addition, under the leadership of our Service Chair Shelly Baumgartner, we’ve established a district service project opportunity, Girl Empowerment Network’s Relatable Role Model Letters. Please connect with Shelly if you need more information (see recent email from Shelly). We’ve established an informative and engaging Leadership Series for club boards lead by our Leadership Development Chair Sharron Miles. Our Z Club and Golden Z Club Chair Julie Stackhaus has been hard at work, and we recently established a new Z club, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Shreveport. Yeah! During the Every Member Every November Campaign for the Zonta Foundation for Women, with the encouragement of our District 10 Foundation Ambassador Diane Hodges Popps, we raised over $11K. You rock!
The new year holds many opportunities for our district, clubs, and members. Our District 10 Lt. Governor Connie Davis and her committee will engage with clubs on memberships efforts. Our Area Directors Marcelina Williams, Terry McJilton, and Patty Chimene will lead our spring Area Meetings (we will soon determine if this will be virtual or not). Our Scholarship Chairs Connie Stierstorfer (JMK), Sharon Illhardt (Rose), Maryann Maddox (STEM), Lileen Coulloudon (YWPA), Laura Suarez Henderson (Amelia Earhart) and Ann LeSavage (Women in Technology) will be in touch to distribute scholarship information. The North American Interdistrict Meeting (NAIDM) is June 24-27 in Cincinnati and our District 10 Conference is October 14-17 in Dallas. At the Conference, we will elect our 2022-2024 District Leaders. Sheryl Flanagin and her Nominating Committee want to hear from you!
Again, I want to thank each of you in our district for all you do for Zonta. And many thanks to the District Board members and Chairs for working hard to keep our district moving forward.
Together, we can and do make a lasting impact and I am very grateful for all of your efforts.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Yours in Zonta,
Governor, District 10