District I Clubs

The Zonta Collect

Keep us, O God from pettiness; Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed. Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking. May we put away all pretence and meet one another face to face without self pity and without prejudice. May we never be hasty in judgement, and always generous.Let us take time for all things, make us grow calm, serene, gentle.Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straightforward and unafraid. Grant that we may realize that it is the little things that create differences and that in the big things of life, we are at one. And may we strive to touch and to know that great common woman's heart of us all, and O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind!


Welcome to Zonta International District 1

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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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From the Desk of the Governor

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Written by Sharon Leavitt Governor District I 2014-2016

Hello to all my Sister Zontians,

It seems hard to believe we are already into March and I must say “enough with the snow!” I have learned many things in my life time and I definitely could have gone another 60 years without learning how to use the snow blower. Too late, it is my job now.

Ladies, we have so much going on in our District as well as Zonta International, however, I must begin this message on a sad note.  As many of you know, recently we lost an amazing Zontian as well as a dear friend. Joanne Lambert believed strongly in Zonta’s mission and worked very hard as a club member, committee chair, club president, and most recently, as Lt. Governor. The energy and enthusiasm she brought to the District was absolutely contagious and she did this all while courageously fighting cancer for the past five years. Joanne was a true lover of life and she will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of being touched by her.

In keeping with Joanne Lambert’s spirit we have asked that Joanne Puopolo take over Joanne’s term as Lt. Governor for the remainder of the 2014-2016 biennium and she has graciously accepted. “JP,”as many of you know her, worked closely with Joanne and they were great friends. JP plans to continue with Joanne Lambert’s ambitious goals for membership. She has strong leadership skills, a great commitment to our mission, a limitless amount of energy and knowledge in all areas of ZI, District and local club activities. JP has served on numerous committees, she has served as Club President of Malden, and was currently serving as Area IV Director.  She brings considerable experience to the Board and we are extremely pleased she has accepted this role.

Filling the role of Area Director vacated by JP will be our Board Secretary, Elizabeth “Liz” Hart. We are so pleased that she has agreed to take on the role.  Liz brings commitment, energy, knowledge and enthusiasm to this post.  I wish to thank both of these dedicated Zontians for accepting their new positions. Please join me in congratulating both of them.

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