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Overview Mission, vision, history and structure Biennial goals and service projects Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation Boards and Committees Your local Zonta Club Zonta and You Zonta Mission Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta Vision Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, every woman is literate and has access to education, health care, legal and economic resources on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence. Zonta History 1919-Founded in Buffalo, New York, USA 1921-First Zonta Convention held in Syracuse, NY 1930-Zonta Confederation became Zonta International with the first European club in Vienna, Austria 1928-Zonta opens national headquarters in Chicago Zonta History 1946-Consultative status with United Nations 1948-First South American Club (Chile) 1952-First Asian Club (Philippines) 1965-New Zealand 1966-Australia 1970-First African Club (Ghana) Zonta Membership Global Reach More than 1,200 Clubs in 64 countries More than 30,000 members Organizational Structure Zonta International Convention Zonta Zonta International International Foundation (ZI) Board (ZIF) Board ZI ZI Districts ZI Committees Headquarters ZIF Committees and Areas Staff Clubs / Members BIENNIAL GOALS AND SERVICE PROJECTS Zonta International Goals 2010 – 2012 Governance Legislative Awareness and Financial Advocacy Credibility and Visibility Service Membership Amelia Earhart Fellowship United Nations Jane M. Klausman Scholarship Young Women in Public Affairs Award Z and Golden Z Club Zonta International Foundation For more information, visit www.zonta.org, Member Resources Zonta International Foundation 2010-2012 Fundraising Goals 2010-2012 Foundation Fundraising Goals Total (excluding the Endowment Fund) US$3,758,000 International Service Fund 1,500,000 ZISVAW Fund 630,000 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund 700,000 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Fund 184,000 Young Women in Public Affairs Award Fund 94,000 Rose Fund 650,000 Zonta International Service Programs International Service Program Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Program Amelia Earhart Fellowships Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards Emma L. Conlon Service Award For more information visit www.zonta.org or contact your District Foundation Ambassador International Service Program 2010-2012 Projects United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Rwanda UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women): Safe Cities for Women in Guatemala City, Guatemala and San Salvador, El Salvador United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): Towards Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and the Reduction of Maternal and Newborn Mortality and Morbidity in Liberia Zonta International Strategies to End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW) Program 2010-2012 UN Trust Fund, administered by UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) : Towards a Comprehensive Strategy to End Burns Violence Against Women in Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women): Security and Empowerment for Women and their Families: Ensuring a Gender-Responsive Humanitarian and Early Recovery Response in Haiti Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards Amelia Earhart Fellowship – Fellowship for women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship – Scholarship for women pursuing undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business management Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA) - Recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life Emma L. Conlon Service Award – Recognizes Z and Golden Z Clubs whose projects and programs best express the ideals of Zonta International through local and international service and advocacy to advance the status of women worldwide Zonta International Advocacy Zonta International Resolutions Awareness, Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Violence Against Women Anti-Trafficking CEDAW Optional Protocol Zonta International & Zonta International Foundation Boards & Committees Zonta International Board and Zonta International Foundation Board Zonta International Committees Bylaws & Resolutions Legislative Awareness and Convention Advocacy (LAA) ZI Finance Organization, Membership Nominating and Classification (OMC) Amelia Earhart Fellowships Public Relations & Communications Jane M. Klausman Women Service in Business Scholarships Young Women in Public United Nations Affairs Awards Council of Europe Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs ZIF Finance ZIF Development Zonta International Headquarters Staff Departments: Executive Finance and Human Resources Member Services Programs Contributions Communications Zonta International Board and Zonta International Foundation Board Name Office Zonta Club President Santa Clarita Valley, CA, USA Dianne K. Curtis President-Elect Wellington, New Zealand Lynn J. McKenzie Vice President Copenhagen, Denmark Maria Jose Landeira Oestergaard Treasurer/Secretary New York, USA Ellen Karo Director (2010-2012) Düesseldorf, Germany Susanne Von Bassewitz Director (2010-2012) Milwaukee, USA Jacqueline Beaudry Director (2010-2012) Brampton-Caledon, Canada Kathleen Douglass Director (2010-2012) Yokohama, Japan Kikuko Hara Director (2009-2012) Melbourne on Yarra Inc, Australia Beryl McMillan Director (2009-2012) Hyvinkää Area, Finland Kirsi Nickels Director (2009-2012) Kungsbacka, Sweden Sonja Hönig Schough THE ZONTA CLUB OF (insert club name) Zonta Club of (insert name) Click to add District, Area, Club information, and other particulars, i.e. district or regional maps Zonta Club of (insert club name): Local Service Click to add your club’s local service projects here Zonta Club of (insert club name): Fundraising Click to add your club’s fundraising goals, strategies and results here Zonta Club of (insert club name): Local Advocacy Click to add details of your club’s advocacy goals and/or achievements here. Area (#) Meetings & Workshops Click to add an area schedule or calendar Encourage members to attend area meetings, seminars, etc. District (#) Information District (#) Conferences Click to add the district schedule or calendar here International Conventions The 2012 Zonta International Convention will be held in Torino, Italy, 7 – 12 July Zonta and You Zonta and You: Benefits of Zonta Membership Make a difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere Participate in and support quality service, advocacy and scholarship programs Meet a diverse range of executives and professionals through member networking. Build leadership and mentoring skills Enjoy fellowship and fun through international understanding Zonta and You: Website Member Resources Website – www.zonta.org Locate a Club Member Directories Online tools for leadership, membership development, public relations, service, advocacy and fundraising Zonta and You: Website Member Resources Website – www.zonta.org Information about current ZI Programs funded by ZIF, scholarship and award recipients such as Amelia Earhart Fellows Share Your Story – success stories of Zonta service and advocacy shared by Zonta clubs around the world Frequently asked Questions/Contact Us District/Club Websites Zonta and You: Additional Resources The Zontian magazine Zonta International monthly e-newsletter Zonta leadership (Governors, Lieutenant Governors, Area Directors, Club Presidents) Foundation Ambassadors Zonta International official social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr Thank you for your commitment to advancing the status of women worldwide!
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