Zonta Bonita Springs and Estero 25th Year Logo

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

SALLY SMITH, long time Rotarian, selected as 2019 Woman of the Year!                                                        

Sally is a former Zontian and exemplifies the Mission of Zonta.  She teaches English and Math to the Spanish community, reaches out to our community youth encouraging them to pursue dreams, education and solid careers, follows up with their progress, and also teaches Spanish to those traveling to Guatemala with her on her global endeavors.

2019 WOMAN OF THE YEAR/FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON, Tuesday April 16, 2019, Palmira Golf & Country Club, 11am -1:30pm.

We will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Zonta International and the 25 year anniversary of our own Club!   Be a part of the celebration!
Luncheon Fundraising activities: $1,000 Drawing, Gift Auction with gifts valued from $200 to $700, Live Auction – 8 desserts, Wine and Jewelry!
Luncheon tickets: $50. $65 after April 1st. Online tickets sales now available (see Ticket Sales tab)  or mail your check to Zonta Club of Bonita Springs-Estero,                                                 POB 366836, Bonita Springs FL 34136 with your contact information and guest list.  APRIL 9TH DEADLINE.

Event Emcee – Stacey Deffenbaugh – NBC-2 News Anchor

We are seeking additional Sponsorships and Gift Donations for the auction.
Please contact Nancy at ndalaskey@comcast.net for information.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Magazine Sponsor – e-Bella
Centennial Sponsors
Bonita Community Health Center
Carol Wood & Claire McMahon Team/John R. Wood
Jubilee Sponsors
Smith Wealth Mgmt Group/Bank of America Merrill Lynch
TLC Marketing & Creative Services, Inc.
Friends of Zonta Sponsors – Trish Leonard, Nancy Dalaskey, Mercedes Padin, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Melissa Keel, Susan Kadel,
Dr. Vivian Ebert, Kim Hastings, Carol Sissman, Sandra Hemstead, Debbie Laites, Rich Hart.

MARCH MEETING UPDATE:  Our own Zonta sister Brooke Spencer, Program Coordinator for Well Fit Girls, along with program alumni Kendall Klein, shared information about their program, spring event and volunteering opportunities!  The program mission is to inspire, challenge and empower teen girls to climb high in all areas of life through transformational leadership programs. Congratulations to Carol Sissman named Member of the Month!

FEBRUARY MEETING UPDATE: Congratulations to Linda Shull and Lisa Najjar who were inducted as new members and to Rebecca Richardson who received the Member of the Month Award!  Welcome to first time guests Dot Lindren and Jan Fitts!  Thank you to Melissa Alvarado and Christine McConnelee for their presentation on Girls on the Run.  Several members have volunteered to assist at the 5K event April 27th.  Planning for our Woman of the Year/Fundraising Luncheon is in its final stages!

JANUARY MEETING UPDATE:  Congratulations to Rebecca Richardson who was inducted as a new member and to Pat Vavrek who received the Member of the Month award!  Lots of good discussion on the Woman of the Year/Fundraising luncheon and future service projects! There was lots of laughter at our White Elephant Yankee Gift exchange!


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.

Nancy Dalaskey

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