Welcome to Area IV

Area IV Eastern Massachusetts & Rhode Island

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Director: Area IV - Eastern MA & RI ~ Elizabeth A. Hart
Zonta Club of Malden, MA USA
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Update on Area 4:

CHELSEA – In honor of Amelia Earhart month, the Chelsea Zonta Club held a very successful and information Amelia Earhart dinner on January 21, 2016 at the Chelsea Wyndham Hotel.  The keynote speaker was B. Kerr, Acting Director of the Medford Public Library who spoke about “Amelia Earhart” and the “Friendship Flight”.  Working in collaboration with other Area IV clubs, raffle baskets to benefit the ZI Amelia Earhart fund were contributed.  Kudos to the Zonta Club of Malden member Barbara LaMattina for her creative raffle basket. 

MALDEN – The Malden club will hold its annual Women Making a Difference dinner on March 31, 2016 at Anthony’s in Malden.  This year the club will honor Barbara Anderson, member of the Zonta Club of Arlington, who is the President of the non-profit All Hands In which advocates, promote awareness and most importantly help victims and survivors of human trafficking, most of whom are women and girls. The club will also honor several other local women including Middlesex District Attorney Marion Ryan, Marian has been a career prosecutor with thirty-four years of experience in the courtroom. She served in multiple leadership positions, including Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit, and later, Chief of the Elder and Disabled Unit. Marian is not only familiar with violent crime from her three decades as a prosecutor. She is herself a survivor. Debbie DeMaria is an honoree who created the David DeMaria Foundation as a way to remember her son and honor her family traditions.   The Foundation was formed in 2009 in David's memory to benefit children and families of Malden and the surrounding communities.  Lastly, Diane, Portnoy, is the Founder and CEO of the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden and will be honored at Women Making a Difference.  Diane Portnoy was born in Poland. Her parents were married before World War II but were separated when Poland was occupied. They were reunited after Diane's mother found the note that her father had left in a tree near City Hall. The rest of Diane's families were killed by the Nazis.

MEDFORD – On Tuesday, February 9th the club held its 10th Annual Valentine’s Chocolate Auction.  The event featured a “buy it now” table of treats for early birds.  The live auction featuring local dignitaries serving as auctioneers.  This year the club was honored to have Medford’s first mayor in 28 years and only the second woman to hold this position - Mayor Stephanie Muccini Burke along with District 1 Governor Joanne Puopolo.  Guests were treated with a buffet table featuring a chocolate fountain, hor d’oeuvres, and beverages.  All auction items had a chocolate and non-chocolate theme and funds raised go towards scholarships and community grants.

WEST SUBURBAN – A big congratulations to West Suburban President, Sandy Gannon who wrote a play that is being performed at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford.  The play entitled “Kisoboka Nowleen” gives you a glimpse of growing up in a remote village in Uganda.  To purchase tickets go to www.chevaliertheatre.com.

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Zonta Club of Medford, MA USA

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District 1   Area IV   Charter 0303  June 1953
Joan Vitello-Cicciu , President
Lucille Rexroad, Treasurer

Meetings:  2nd Tuesday of the month at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Email: medford @ zontadistrict1.org

Here you will find the location and club meeting information, the history of the club and the local service projects members have taken on.  Explore the newsletter and/or info about coming events.  See if any of the board members are people you already know.  Speak with the Contact person listed and ask to attend a meeting.  Network with the members and see if this might be a good fit.

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Zonta Club of Malden, MA USA

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District 1   Area IV   Charter 0062  February 1929

Lisa Jacobson, President
Laura Hodgin, Treasurer

Meetings:  1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at Anthony's Restaurant

Email: maldenzonta @ zontadistrict1.org

Here you will find the location and club meeting information, the history of the club and the local service projects members have taken on.  Explore the newsletter and/or info about coming events.  See if any of the board members are people you already know.  Speak with the Contact person listed and ask to attend a meeting.  Network with the members and see if this might be a good fit.

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The Malden Z Club

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District 1   Area IV   Certification #714  Charter Date:  November 26, 2014

Chelsea Sutherland, President
Michaela D’Onofrio, Treasurer

The Zonta Club of Malden is pleased to announce sponsorship and the charter of the Malden ZClub!  Certification #714 and a charter date of November 26, 2014.

The group started with four core members and has grown to 10+ members.  With enthusiasm, commitment and dedication, these young women of the Malden ZClub plan to improve local communities, learn how to be successful leaders, explore different career paths and form special bonds with club members.

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Zonta Club of Chelsea, MA USA

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District 1   Area IV   Charter 0958   May 1981

Bonnie Fishman, President
Elizabeth Fama, Treasurer

Meetings:  3rd Thursday of the month at The Wyntham, Chelsea

Email: chelseazonta @ zontadistrict1.org

Here you will find the location and club meeting information, the history of the club and the local service projects members have taken on.  Explore the newsletter and/or info about coming events.  See if any of the board members are people you already know.  Speak with the Contact person listed and ask to attend a meeting.  Network with the members and see if this might be a good fit.

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Zonta Club of Arlington, MA USA

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District 1   Area IV   Charter 0113    January 1931

Phyllis Sharon, President
Genevieve Martin, Treasurer

Meetings:  2nd Thursday of the month at various locations

Email: arlington @ zontadistrict1.org

Here you will find the location and club meeting information, the history of the club and the local service projects members have taken on.  Explore the newsletter and/or info about coming events.  See if any of the board members are people you already know.  Speak with the Contact person listed and ask to attend a meeting.  Network with the members and see if this might be a good fit.

 

Zonta Club of West Suburban Boston, MA USA

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District 1   Area IV   Charter 1669  June 2000

Sandra Gannon, President
Helen Lawrence-Stewart, Treasurer

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month at Trinity Covenant Church, Lexington, MA

Email: zontaofwestboston @ yahoo.com

Here you will find the location and club meeting information, the history of the club and the local service projects members have taken on.  Explore the newsletter and/or info about coming events.  See if any of the board members are people you already know.  Speak with the Contact person listed and ask to attend a meeting.  Network with the members and see if this might be a good fit.

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