Zonta International President
and District 6 Governor
Zonta International President Sharon Langenbeck and District 6 Governor Anna Weselak
On July 17, 2020 Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation announced Sharon Langenbeck as their new ZI President. She served as President-Elect under outgoing ZI President Dr. Susanne von Bassewitz. She has previously served in many Zonta leadership roles. Also inducted at that time was Zonta District 6 Governor Anna Weselak. Check these links to learn more about these remarkable women.
2020-2022 Zonta District 6 Board Officers
2020 District 6 Young Women in Public Affairs Award
Congratulations to Elizabeth Wong the 2020 Zonta District 6 YWPA recipient. More on Elisabeth and other Scholarship and Award Opportunities. <More>
2019 Fall District Conference
September 20 – 22, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
At the Zonta Disrict 6 Fall Conference hosted by Area 4 members celebrated the Zonta International Centennial. We were honored to have special guest Christina Rylander Bergqvist-ZI Director District 21 from Sweden. In support of the ZI bienniam project to End Child Marriage, Keynote Speaker Donna Pollard, Founder of Survivors Corner, presented her organization’s goal of helping victims of child marriage. She shared her personal experience of being a child bride.
Conference attendees were greeted by a sixteen wheeler with the Zonta Says No theme. Zonta Club of Kankakee launched this campaign to celebrate their 60th Anniversary a few years ago.
Former Zonta District Governors Centennial Toast
Left to right: Tamara Hagen, Donna Conant, Linda Hiltabrand, Yvonne Chalfant, Sally Bean, Jackie Beaudry and Peg Dowling.
Steve Hoekstra, owner of Hoekstra Transportation accepts a District 6 Centennial Award for wraping a number of semi-trailer trucks with the Zonta Says No logo. The trucks bring awareness to human trafficking in the trucking business. He is joined by Christina Rylander Bergqvist, far right, ZI Director District 21 who is from Sweden.
The dinner began with a presentation of the colors by a Jr ROTC group made up of all girls from a local high school. They joined us for dinner. Governor Elaine presents YWPA award to Catherine Carranza-Bahena from Peoria, IL.
Tamara Hagen, past District 6 Governor gave a presentation on her site visit to the Let Us Learn Project in Madagasgar, a partnership between ZI International Foundation and UNICEF.
2020 Zonta District 6 Calendar
2020 Workshop Schedule
2019 Area 2 Workshop: Presentation by Zonta Madison member Mary Helen Conroy. District Foundation and Centennial Chair Yvonne Chelfant presented at all District Workshops.
Area 1 March 7 – Hosted by Zonta Club of St Charles Geneva Batavia at Lombardo, Illinois
Area 2 March 28 – Hosted by Zonta Club of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Area 3 April 4 – Hosted by Zonta Club of Alton-Wood River, Alton, Illinois
Area 4 April 18 – Hosted by Zonta Club of Frankfort, Frankfort, Indiana
Area 5 – March 21, TBA
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2020 District 6 Conference
October 9-11, Joliet, IL hosted by Area 5
In 1673, Louis Jolliet, along with Father Jacques Marquette, paddled up the Des Plaines River and camped on a huge mound, a few miles south of present-day Joliet. Joliet has numerous waterways, outstanding Historical Museum and the famous Rialto Theatre. The Theatre has been called one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. Call to Conference Registration information closer to Conference will include more details.