Zonta Club of Lakes Region, NH USA

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District 1   Area 1    Charter 1199  May 1988

Micheline Roy, President

Shirley Perry,
Treasurer

Meetings:  3rd Tuesday of the month: Woodside Building at the Taylor Community - 6:30PM

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What is Zonta?
Zonta International is a worldwide organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women.

What does Our Local Club Do?
The Zonta Club of the Lakes Region was chartered in May 1988. We have a diverse membership, in age and occupations. Our fundraising dollars are used for local, district and international service projects, many of which are described below.  One recent fund raising project was "Spring and Spirits" that featured a silent auction, raffles, entertainment and more. Members are currently exploring ideas for a fund raiser for the 2013-2014 year.

What are some of the Zonta Club of the Lakes Region's local service projects?

The Zonta Club of the Lakes Region supports many Lakes Region area charities, including:

  • Circle Camp Program for at-risk girls which offers summer camp opportunities and year round mentoring
  • Carey House, the shelter for homeless women run by the Salvation Army
  • New Beginnings which assists abused and battered women at many levels.
  • Recent donations also have supported the elder hospice program of Community Health and Hospice, Inc. and literacy efforts through local libraries.

The club also participates in the Laconia Multicultural Festival which celebrates diversity in the community each summer where we have sold woven products from the Sharing Foundation to benefit a Cambodian orphanage. This year we will promote the Zonta Says NO campaign at this event. 

The membership participates in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. 

In addition to awarding non traditional scholarships and selecting local recipients the Zonta International Scholarship programs, we support scholarships through the Lakes Region scholarship Foundation.  We also support Zonta International Service Projects and educational award programs.

We have awarded educational scholarships to Lakes Region college students, non-traditional students, and have had numerous local Young Women in Public Affairs and Jane M. Klausman Business Scholarship Award winners.  The club deadline for the Young Women in Public Affairs award is normally the first Friday in March.  Applications are forwarded in the fall to the Guidance Departments of Lakes Region High Schools.

Non-traditional scholarships requests and applications for the Jane Klausman Scholarship should be sent to the club. Non-traditional scholarship applications should include the following information:
*      What is your education history (high school graduate, some college, etc.)?
*      When do you intend to graduate?
*      What is the cost of your tuition?
*      How much money are you requesting from Zonta?
*      What is your yearly family income?
*      Include any other pertinent information related to your situation.
*      Please provide two or three references.
*      If awarded a scholarship, the monetary award is sent directly to the school. Please provide your student number and the school's address and phone number where the scholarship check should be  sent.

When and where does the the Lakes Region, NH club meet?
Club meetings are held at the Woodside Building of the Taylor Community, Union Ave. Laconia, NH, September through June.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The meetings begin at 6:30 PM with a guest speaker as well as a business meeting.  Occasionally, dinners are included (optional for attendees) for a charge.  Meetings are free.

Am I eligible for Zonta membership?
Membership is Zonta International is by club invitation to individuals who are either working or have worked in a decision-making capacity at least 50% of a normal work week.  Interested potential members should contact the club and attend at least a couple of meetings to get to know club members and have members get acquainted with them.

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 and participate in club projects. In addition, optional opportunities exist to attend one-day annual workshops, a two-day District annual conference and a week-long biennial International Convention.  The Zonta Club of the Lakes Region recognizes the busy schedules of members and beyond attendance at monthly meetings and fundraising events, simply asks members to give what they can, when they can.

Regular club meetings and the evening program generally last about 2 hours.  The Board meets the 1st Tuesday of each month and committees meet at times convenient to their members. Some committees meet prior or after the regular meetings.

Events

  • Laconia Multicultural Festival on August 3, 2013
  • Service project with Hands Across the Table, a community dinner for those in need
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in downtown Laconia, NH in October
  • The club is exploring the presentation of Women of Achievement Awards for March 2014


Officers and Directors

President:     Micheline Roy
Vice President:   Debbie Brady
Secretary:    Bernadette Garneau
Treasurer: Shirley Perry   
Board Members:   Phyllis Corrigan and Nadine Salley

How do I find out more?
To find our more about the Zonta Club of the Lakes Region, NH, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact us at PO Box 1498, Laconia NH  03247

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