ANNUAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR AND FUNDRAISING EVENT WAS A SUCCESS!

Congratulations to Tiffany Esposito, President and CEO of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce as our 2018 Zonta Woman of the Year!

Our event was held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Bonita Bay Club.  See Facebook for photos!

Guest speaker: Amira Fox, Chief Asst. State Attorney for 20th Judicial Circuit, long time mentor for Girls Going Places,  and Rotarian.                                               Guest MC – Kellie Burns NBC2 news anchor.

Each year our Zonta Club honors an outstanding local woman for her exceptional philanthropic work and her contributions to our two communities—Bonita Springs and Estero.  This event is also our main fund raiser to provide Grants and Scholarships to local organizations and women.  Please refer to our Projects and Events tabs for more information.

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!      eBELLA Magazine,  Bonita Community Health Center,  Merrill Lynch-Bank of America/Smith Wealth Management Group,  BAIRD,  Carol Wood & Claire McMahon/John R Wood Properties.

Thank you to our members and community businesses who volunteered and donated auction items!

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2018 Grant and Scholarship Applications now available  on corresponding tab.  Submissions due by May 1, 2018.

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NEXT MEETING MAY 16, 2018.  Speaker: Linda Robison, Zonta District 11 incoming Governor.  Officer elections and recap of the April Woman of the Year/Fundraising event. Social time-5:30.  Meeting-6pm.  Location-Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs FL 34135.  Light refreshments are served. Please RSVP to ndalaskey@comcast.net

MARCH MEETING UPDATE:  Final planning for our April Woman of the Year/Fundraising luncheon.

FEBRUARY MEETING UPDATE:  Thank you to Kim Hastings for her eye opening presentation on the Rotary mission trip to Guatemala to bring clean water to villages.  Diana, Susan and Julie were inducted as new members!  Congratulations!  Visit Facebook for photos and “like” us!

JANUARY MEETING UPDATE:   Bonita Springs High School cheer leading coaches Autumn Holloway and Amanda Janssen were presented with a check for $2,275.00  to assist with the cost of the cheer leading uniforms.  Our Club feels cheer leading promotes self esteem and teamwork in the young ladies of our community. Go girls!  See photos on Facebook and “like” us!

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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.”

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 around the world.

Sincerely,
Nancy Dalaskey
President