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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Update on Area 1:

Spring 2016 Workshop photos:

BANGOR - Coming off a very successful fundraising year, the club has been spending their profits on many local organizations in need. They currently have donated to Spruce Run/Womancare (emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence), Good Samaritan (high school education for unwed mothers), Literacy Volunteers, Y-Leadership School, Girl Scouts of Maine, Sarah’s House of Maine (housing for cancer patients receiving treatment in the area but far from home), St. Andre’s Home (house and life-sill learning for human trafficking victims) and Shepherd’s Godparent Home (housing and teaching life skills for unwed mothers and their children, with transitional housing also available), among others. They have provided six (6) $1,500 scholarships to local women and girls. They are currently gearing up for their spring fundraiser, Basket Bingo, and for hosting the Area I Spring Workshop. Both events are in April.

BURLINGTON - Taking a deep breath and briefly relaxing after a very educational and entertaining Fall Conference, the club is busy evaluating and implementing what they learned from others in the District. They are extremely involved in Burlington’s International Women’s Day Festivities. One of the festival’s highlighted organizations this years is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS) and the club hopes to get more recognition locally through them. Incidentally, the local Girl Scout troop who volunteered as “pages” for Fall Conference, has seen a great influx of members directly due to their involvement at Conference. Coming up in May is their annual Spelling Bee, their largest fundraiser. Funds from which are donated back in the form of a scholarship to the Champlain College Singe Parent Program.

SOUTHERN MAINE - The members have been busy in Maine and New Hampshire by adopting a family from each state at Christmas, and have extended their donations to two organization in New Hampshire as well as the Alfred Shelter and Caring Unlimited in their home state. The Hackmatack Theater fundraiser was successful again this year, funds from which go in the form of a scholarship to a non-traditional student chosen by the York County Community College. Sadly, the club lost a longtime member recently. Priscille Nolette, will be deeply missed by the club members. She was the driving force behind the success of their largest fundraiser, the Calendar Raffle. The Calendar Raffle takes place during the month of February.

CONCORD - The Concord members have been busy, busy.  They’ve developed a spreadsheet to help them record their upcoming needs throughout the year, updated monthly to reflect their needs for action in Service, Advocacy, etc. They’ve sent a Service Recognition Award application to ZI for their work with Career Connect, a job readiness program for local high school female students including help with resume writing, professional dress, and interview skills. They also continue with the Baby Layette project which helps support mothers with limited means. Helping to celebrate International Woman’s Day in March, is their self-developed Hall of Femme Award. They recognize a woman who has made outstanding contributions to empower women and girls of New Hampshire. The club also awards JMK and YWPA scholarships and their very own New American Merit Award. The members continue to get recognition at every event with their powerful Anti-Domestic Violence posters, which were displayed at Fall Conference.

 

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 www.zonta.org.

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

 

BANGOR - Coming off a very successful fundraising year, the club has been spending their profits on many local organizations in need. They currently have donated to Spruce Run/Womancare (emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence), Good Samaritan (high school education for unwed mothers), Literacy Volunteers, Y-Leadership School, Girl Scouts of Maine, Sarah’s House of Maine (housing for cancer patients receiving treatment in the area but far from home), St. Andre’s Home (house and life-sill learning for human trafficking victims) and Shepherd’s Godparent Home (housing and teaching life skills for unwed mothers and their children, with transitional housing also available), among others.

They have provided six (6) $1,500 scholarships to local women and girls.

They are currently gearing up for their spring fundraiser, Basket Bingo, and for hosting the Area I Spring Workshop. Both events are in April.

BURLINGTON - Taking a deep breath and briefly relaxing after a very educational and entertaining Fall Conference, the club is busy evaluating and implementing what they learned from others in the District.

They are extremely involved in Burlington’s International Women’s Day Festivities. One of the festival’s highlighted organizations this years is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS) and the club hopes to get more recognition locally through them. Incidentally, the local Girl Scout troop who volunteered as “pages” for Fall Conference, has seen a great influx of members directly due to their involvement at Conference.

Coming up in May is their annual Spelling Bee, their largest fundraiser. Funds from which are donated back in the form of a scholarship to the Champlain College Singe Parent Program.

SOUTHERN MAINE - The members have been busy in Maine and New Hampshire by adopting a family from each state at Christmas, and have extended their donations to two organization in New Hampshire as well as the Alfred Shelter and Caring Unlimited in their home state.

The Hackmatack Theater fundraiser was successful again this year, funds from which go in the form of a scholarship to a non-traditional student chosen by the York County Community College.

Sadly, the club lost a longtime member recently. Priscille Nolette, will be deeply missed by the club members. She was the driving force behind the success of their largest fundraiser, the Calendar Raffle. The Calendar Raffle takes place during the month of February.

CONCORD - The Concord members have been busy, busy.  They’ve developed a spreadsheet to help them record their upcoming needs throughout the year, updated monthly to reflect their needs for action in Service, Advocacy, etc.

They’ve sent a Service Recognition Award application to ZI for their work with Career Connect, a job readiness program for local high school female students including help with resume writing, professional dress, and interview skills. They also continue with the Baby Layette project which helps support mothers with limited means.

Helping to celebrate International Woman’s Day in March, is their self-developed Hall of Femme Award. They recognize a woman who has made outstanding contributions to empower women and girls of New Hampshire.

The club also awards JMK and YWPA scholarships and their very own New American Merit Award.

The members continue to get recognition at every event with their powerful Anti-Domestic Violence posters, which were displayed at Fall Conference.

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