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District Leaders elected for 2016-2018


Elected by club delegates at the District 6 Conference were the following leaders for 2016-2018: (Pictured from left to right) Dorothy Suther – Area 4 Director (Indianapolis); Carol Braford Area 5 Director (Kankakee); Cheryl Trudeau – Treasurer (Kankakee); Pam Duane – Area 2 Director (Madison); Michelle Miller – Area 3 Director (Mascoutah); Anna Weselak – Area 1 Director (Oak Brook); Elaine Rynders – Lt Governor (Alton-Wood River); Governor – Tamara Hagen (Madison). Terms start July, 2016.

Zonta International & District Awards Presented

As Zontians, we strongly believe in the power of education. At our conference we recognized 2015 Zonta award winners from District 6.

Sivaranjani Seetharaman (University of Notre Dame) is presented her Amelia Earhart “wings” by Zonta International (ZI) Director Catherine McEwan (on right); Donna Conant (left) and Dorothy Suther (second from right) extended congratulations on behalf of  District. ZI awarded 35 Amelia Earhart fellowships in 2015 for post graduate studies in the aero-sciences.  (read more:  Amelia Earhart Fellowship )


Ananya Murali (center) is presented with the ZI Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Certificate by ZI Director Catherine McEwan (right). Donna Conant (left) presented her with the District YWPA Certificate. Ananya spoke on her activities with leadership and anti-bullying. She has held anti-bullying camps in Wisconsin and India. She was one of 12 girl scouts in the country that were chosen to speak on a panel at the United Nations. (read more:  Young Women in Public Affairs Award )

Pictured are Sandra Anderson, 1993 AE Fellow and member of Zonta Club of Madison (left); Leslie Goddard portraying Amelia Earhart (center); Sivaranjani Seetharaman 2015 AE Fellow (right).


Unable to attend the conference were:

  • Natasha Bosanac from Purdue University – awarded her second Amelia Earhart Fellowship.
  • Kosovka Spreca from Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI. is the recipient of the District’s Jane M. Klausman award. (Read more: Jane M. Klausman Women In Business Scholarship )


Zonta District 6 Says NO to Violence Against Women

Members in District 6 are stepping out in a big way to Say NO to Violence against Women. Pictured are District 6 Zontians at District Conference on Oct. 10, 2015.  Plans are well underway for  the 16 Days of Activism 16 Days of Activism, November 25-December 10, 2015.


District 6 Honors Members

At the 2015 District Fall Conference, Members who had reached hallmark years of service to Zonta International were recognized with a photo display.  These photos are now available for review in the Photo Gallery.

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Celebrate Zonta International Rose Day

Zonta Rose Day, which coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March, is a day to reflect on the voluntary work done by Zontians empowering women worldwide.

yellow rose 1We invite you to celebrate Zonta Rose Day by making a donation to the Zonta International Rose Fund in honor of someone who has made an impact in your life. By honoring a family member, friend, colleague or mentor who has positively impacted your life with this donation, you will continue supporting projects and programs that help women achieve a life free of violence and empower them to overcome gender barriers that hinder their access to health, education and professional advancement.

When you donate to the Rose Fund between 5 February and 6 March 2015, we will email your honoree a virtual yellow rose bouquet and your special message to let them know that they have made a difference in your life.

To make your donation to the Rose Fund, follow these easy steps:
Go to www.zonta.org/donate.
Designate a gift amount and choose the Rose Day Fund in the dropdown menu. Then click, “add donation.”
Enter additional information, billing information, payment information, your tribute recipient’s first and last name, and add your personal message in the description box.
Check the box, “mail a letter on my behalf to” and enter your tribute recipient’s address.
Click “Donate Now” at the bottom of the page.

If you prefer to mail in your donation, download the mail-in contribution form.

For assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact Zonta International Development Manager Bonnie Wolinski at bwolinski@zonta.org or call 1+630-928-1400, ext. 222.

The Zonta International Foundation is a 501c3 organization registered in the United States; contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by USA law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution. Please retain this receipt for your USA tax records. Tax deductibility outside of the USA is dependent on local tax regulations.

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