A Message From our District 10 Governor Sheryl Flanagin

Honoring the Past and Empowering the Future

Dear D10 Zontians,

Bienvenue a’ Lafayette! These words welcome you.  I am excited for Zonta Club of Lafayette to host our 70th Zonta D10 Conference.  Please accept my personal invitation to join your Zonta friends as we  come together to learn, to reconnect, to have fun, and, most important, to support our mission to empower women and to celebrate our centennial anniversary.

Many special opportunities will be presented during the conference.  Zonta International’s president-elect, Dr. Sharon Langenbeck, will join us.  An open forum with Dr. Langenbeck is on the schedule so that you may directly ask any questions you have about ZI.  In addition, guess who else will be there?  “Marian de Forest” (AKA Angela Smith), our founder, will  speak at our Status of Women Luncheon.  You don’t want to miss this.  Moreover, three impressive Amelia Earhart Fellows will join us. Plus, we’ll hear directly from former governor and international director Judy Kautz about her experiences when she visited our ZI project in Madagascar.  How wonderful it is that a District 10 Zontian had this opportunity and will share it with us!

Let’s don’t forget the fun!  Drop by the reception on Thursday evening to greet your Zonta friends. Join Zonta Club of Lafayette for their host event on Friday evening at their “Bienvenue a’le Swamp” for delectable Cajun food, the infectious beat of a Cajun band , and a unique photo op.  By the way, bring those dancing shoes.

One of the best things about belonging to Zonta is that we are a supportive group working together to change the world.  Attending our 70th Zonta D10 Conference is a great way to see and understand just how important this element of camaraderie is.

I’m counting on you to be there as we “Laissez le bon temps rouler.”


Sheryl Flanagin
Zonta D10 Governor