Area I Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont

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Director: Area I - Maine, NH & VT ~ Teresa Millett
Zonta Club of Bangor, ME USA
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I am pleased to step into the position of Area 1 Director after serving as the immediate past president of the Zonta Club of Bangor. During my twenty years as a Zontian I have seen many changes in District 1 and Zonta International. The mission remains the same, however.  And achieving the mission starts first with us, the members. Sharing amongst clubs the ideas and goals for fundraising opportunities, service and membership growth is an important tool for our district. I hope to bring together those ideas and nurture
communication and membership retention to all clubs in Area 1.

What is Zonta?
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

What are some of the Zonta International service projects?

Zonta International supports and administrates several different international service projects and/or programs Each biennium Zonta International sponsors international programs in association with agencies of the United Nations that work to advance the status of women. Most of the programs are in developing nations and are selected by the Zonta International Board and approved by the Zonta International membership. To learn more about Zonta International's International Service Projects for the current and past bienniums visit the Zonta International Web Site - the link is at the top of the page.

Zonta International also administers several international scholarship programs including: the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program which provides post-graduate fellowships to women in the fields of aeronautics and aeronautical engineering; the Jane M. Klausman Scholarship Program which provides college scholarships to women in business; and the Young Women in Public Affairs which offers recognition and scholarships on the district and international level for outstanding young women who are making a difference in their world through service.

In addition many Zonta clubs sponsor Z and Golden Z Club Programs that provide mentoring and support for young high school and college aged women. Additional information regarding these and other Zonta International Programs can be found on the Zonta International web site at

Am I eligible for Zonta membership?
Membership is Zonta International is by club invitation to individuals working in a decision-making capacity at least 50% of a normal workweek.

How much time does Zonta membership take?
Zonta clubs are service clubs and each club votes on local service projects and fund raising activities. Zonta members are asked to attend monthly club and committee meetings, participate in club projects. In addition opportunities exist to attend one-day annual workshops, a two-day biannual conference or seminar and a week long biannual international convention.

How do I find out more?
Check out the nearest, most convenient club - the location and club meeting information is included.  Also, check out 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.

Bangor, ME
Burlington, VT
Concord, NH
Southern ME

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