ZONTA CELEBRATING 100TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2019! CLUB TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS!

Since the creation of Zonta International in 1919, our members have dedicated the last century to empowering women, both in and outside of Zonta.  Visit Zonta.org

We will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Zonta and the 25 year anniversary of our own Club at our Annual Woman of the Year/Fundraising luncheon on Tuesday April 16th, 2019 at Palmira Golf and Country Club. SAVE THE DATE!

NEXT MEETING OCTOBER 17, 2018: Speaker: Heather Turco, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Specialist speaking on Personal Safety.  Light refreshments will be served.  Location:  Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs 34135.  Social time: 5:30. Meeting: 6pm.   Please RSVP to ndalaskey@comcast.net.

Save the date for future meetings:        November 14th, “Bring Your Favorite Dessert” dessert auction.  Funds to be used towards Scholarships, Grants and Service Projects

SEPTEMBER MEETING UPDATE:  Speakers Kelli Nielsen and MJ Eggers from St. Matthew’s House provided an extremely informative presentation of their compassionate and disciplined services, programs and resources for the hungry, homeless and addicted in SW Florida.     Thank you!

AUGUST MEETING UPDATE:  Plans have begun for our Spring Woman of the Year/Fundraising luncheon.  If you are interested in  sponsoring the event or have any questions, please contact Nancy Dalaskey.  ndalaskey@comcast.net.

JULY SUMMER SOCIAL UPDATE:  300 pounds of food, paper products, soap products, toiletries, and feminine hygiene items were collected at our social at Coconut Jack’s!!  A great time was had by our 45 members and guests who attended.  Lots of networking, socializing, and door prizes!  Thank you to everyone who donated items for the Bonita Assistance Office and Interfaith Charities. See Facebook for photos.

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President’s Message:

The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs – Estero is a local organization of exceptional professional women who are part of a bigger international mission.  Through service and advocacy, the club provides the opportunity for women to become empowered at all stages of life. They are encouraged to be self sustaining by having the ability to care for themselves and their families. The fundraising efforts and hours of service have allowed the club to provide much needed scholarships and grants to local women and organizations. Our club also participates in global initiatives embraced by Zonta International, such as “Free the Girls” and Say “No to Violence Against Women.”  Please review the “Projects” tab for an overview of our recent activities.

I sincerely hope you will consider becoming a part of our organization. You will find friendship and the opportunity to be a part of an international effort of helping women locally and around the world.

Sincerely,
Nancy Dalaskey
President