Welcome to Zonta International District 1

YWPA Awards open for applicants

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Written by Jennifer Kerwood

Greetings Fellow District 1 Zontians from the District 1 YWPA Chairman

Many of you have begun your club’s Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship program, and for other clubs, I hope you will consider getting involved this year!  This international award honors young women aged 16-19 who are committed to leadership in public affairs:  policy, government and volunteer service.  Clubs select an awardee in their areas, and the individual club winners compete for a $1,000 District Award.  The District awardees are then in contention for ten $4,000 awards.  Our district has had great success in putting forward candidates who have won at the international level – including last year’s winner from the Zonta Club of Halifax!!

Click here for a link to all of the information on the ZI website.  You will find not only the application, but judging guidelines, sample posters, press releases and certificates. Clubs participating in the program must choose the club winner and forward it to me for consideration for the District Award by April 1st. Complete applications must be received by April 1st in order to be considered for the district and international awards.

Lastly, if you or anyone in your club is interested in serving on the District committee, please let me know.  We’ll be reviewing and rating the club winners in the month of April, and we need a few sets of eyes.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if I can help in any way – Thank you!


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Mission: Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  
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, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
Theme: Empowering Women through Service and Advocacy

District 1 encompasses an area of the New England states of the U.S. and Nova Scotia, Canada and was created in 1927. As a part of a global organization chartered to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy, we currently have 18 active, local clubs throughout our area. Made up of executives and professionals, we meet at the local, district and international levels to adopt service projects and programs that further the objects of Zonta International.

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