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Here you will find all the manuals with clear guidelines for conducting business at the club, district and international levels. These manuals, and their accompanying policies and procedures, should be used in combination with the Zonta International Bylaws.

District Manual | pdf January 2015

The District Manual serves as a general guideline for district officers, committee chairmen and other Zontians involved in activities at the district level.


Club Manual | pdf February 2015

The Club Manual serves as a guideline for club officers and committee members and contains information related to basic club operations, resources and reference materials.

Zonta International Marian de Forest 
Membership Manual | pdf

March 2015

This manual defines how the club membership chairman and committee can successfully achieve the club’s membership goals through membership development and classification. It also contains step-by-step instructions for starting a new Zonta club.

Z  Club and Golden Z Club Manual | pdf

March 2014

Protocol Manual | pdf

June 2015

Zonta International Foundation Manual | pdf

September 2014

This manual serves as a guideline for Z and Golden Z Clubs and contains information and procedures for starting a new Z or Golden Z Club, as well as information about the Emma L. Conlon Service Award contest.

The Protocol Manual presents clear guidelines for Zontians who are responsible for the organization of Zonta activities at the club, district or international level. It is designed to enable the organization of events which exemplify courtesy, consideration and recognition of status.

The Manual describes the processes by which the Zonta International Foundation Board operates, directs and evaluates its role and effectiveness; it promotes uniformity and continuity in decision-making so that the membership and staff of Zonta International have a sense of consistent management. It is not intended that the Manual be a static document; it must change as the operating environment changes.


Foundation Contribution Form Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by U.S. law.
2014-2016 Zonta International Foundation PowerPoint - Abbreviated Version  ppt |
2015 PowerPoint | ppt

Web Site and Social Network Policy for Districts and Clubs 2011
Guidelines and expectations for websites created for Districts and Individual Clubs; Networking policy and guidelines for social media.

Public Relations ToolKit 2004 (17 pages)
Excellent resource for internal and external communications

The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards program recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master's degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.


District Resources

Membership Manual 2015
Every Zontian is responsible for generating interest in our organization.  Please take a few minutes to review this resource developed by our District to help in attracting and retaining members

Record Retention and Disposal Schedule
Guidance on how long we should be holding documents at the club level; reminder that we can clean up some of the archives.

District Manual 2015
This manual is intended to serve as a general guideline for those administering the districts of Zonta International.  Included are chapters on how Districts are run, policies and protocols; District Board responsibilities; District Committees; the District Conference and Area Meetings;  and District Rules of Procedure and Reimbursement guidelines.

District 1 Rules of Procedure as amended in 2011
Specific operating policies and procedures adopted by District 1

District 1 Area Director Manual
Overview of the major responsibilities of the Area Director

District 1 Secretary Manual
Overview of the responsibilities of the District Secretary position

Club Resources

New Member Report Form

Club Annual Report 

President's Manual

Service Project Guide

Club President Reality Check

Treasurer's Manual

Rules of Parliamentary Procedure

Logging onto Zonta Intertnational Member-Only site

Why Zonta?  A PowerPoint presentation by Lynn Goodhue

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