Zonta International District 12 Membership

Zonta International District 12 Membership

ZONTA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION REPORT NICE, FRANCE 2016 Presented by: Debbie Sundberg Ann Hefenieder Day 1July 1, 2016

--Registration --Sisterhood Dinner at LE-111 Tradition for District 12 District 30 District 6 *Dinner with 80 of your closest friends*

Day 2 July 2, 2016 District 12 Meeting Installation of Governor: Renee Coppock Installation of Area 1 Director: Andrea Hovey Workshops and Group Meetings Workshops and Training Delegate Membershi UN & CoE p

PR & C ZIF Governors Advocacy First Timers JMK Day 3July 3, 2016 Opening Ceremony Business Session Credentials, Standing Rules and Approval of

Program Nominating Committee Report: --Introduction of Candidates --Nominations from the floor (always a good time!) Candidate Speeches Day 4July 4, 2016 ELECTIONS FOR VOTING MEMBERS ONLY Be there or be locked out!

RESULTS President: Sonja Hnig Schough (elected at the 2014 Zonta International Convention) President-Elect: Susanne von Bassewitz Vice President: Sharon Langenbeck Treasurer/Secretary: Bridget Masters International Directors Sonia Albanese Carotti Judith Anderson Lydia Chaillou Judith Kautz Ute Scholz

Ursula Werner Hsin-hsin Yang 2016-2018 International Nominating Committee For North, Central and South America: Kerry Dixon For Europe: Gabriella Samara Paphitis For Africa: Hortense Chekete For Australia and New Zealand: Ann Horrocks For Asia: Winnie Teoh At Large: Florence Fischer-Herber, Maria Jose Landeira Oestergaard, Joy Orlich, Maria Stefanova INTERNATIONAL SERVICE PROJECTS

Election Results: 2016-2018 Officers SONJA HNIG SCHOUGH President SUSANNE VON BASSEWITZ PresidentElect SHARON

LANGENBECK BRIDGET MASTERS Vice President Treasurer/ Secretary Election Results: 2016-2018 International Directors

SONIA ALBANESE JUDITH ANDERSON UTE SCHOLZ LYDIA CHAILLOU

URSULA WERNER JUDITH KAUTZ HSIN-HSIN YANG July 4 Night Life

Day 5 -- July 5, 2016 Memorial Service BYLAWS Everyones favorite Area Directors can serve more than one term New International Dues for NEW members under 30 2 year pilot program Parallel Events Round Tables Leadership Training Service YWPA Advocacy

Finances Z and Golden Z Centennial Anniversary CommitteeKelly is appointed! Biennial Goals & Projects Goal 1: Zontas Service programs reflect on and enhance our mission. Goal 2: Zonta International is a leading advocate for womens rights. Goal 3: Zonta International builds and sustains a vibrant global

membership. Goal 4: Zonta International maintains resources to support mission and vision fulfillment. Goal 5: Zontas Centennial Anniversary Celebrations have visibility around the world. Bylaws and Resolutions Bylaw changes and resolutions were voted on at the Zonta International Convention

2016 in Nice, France. Article XI: Zonta International Nominating Committee Section 2: Qualifications A member of the International Nominating Committee is eligible for nominations at the district and club levels. Article XII: Committees Section 11: Leadership Development

Committee The Leadership Development Committee was established as a standing committee. Section 12: Z and Golden Z Club Committee The Z and Golden Z Club Committee was established as a standing committee. Article XIII: Districts Section 6(c) Officers, Term of office An area director can now serve another term in the same position if four years have passed since the

last term. Section 10(e) District Board, Removal Rules for removal of elected district officers now applies to all levels (club, district and international). Concerned district officers now have the right to be present at the meeting for consideration of removal. Article XIII: Districts Section 13. Nominating Committee (a) How Constituted A member of the District Nominating Committee is eligible for nominations at the international

and club levels. (b) Term Appointed district committee chairmen, in addition to district board members, are eligible for the District Nominating Committee Article XIV: Clubs Section 10: Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs The status of Z and Golden Z clubs is clarified, stating they are service programs sponsored by a Zonta club which shall pay a

charter fee and renewal fee. Resolutions Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women The campaign Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women shall continue in the 20162018 Biennium. Young Professional Membership Category A pilot project for the 2016-2018 Biennium allows members under the age of 30 to pay

50 percent (50%) of the international dues. Let Us Learn Madagascar School enrollment fees are often prohibitively expensive for families, forcing parents to select only one child to send to school. Often, girls are

left behind. One out of three girls in Madagascar become pregnant Zonta Internationals contribution of US$1 million will focus on reaching out-of-school children, providing training to their teachers,

and constructing proper learning environments. Delaying Early Marriage in Niger Niger has the highest rate 11,000 adolescent girls will participate in the program thanks to Zontas support.

of child marriage in the world with 77% of girls married before the age of 18. Forty-two percent of girls give birth before the age of 17. Zonta Internationals contribution will help improve health, ensure education, protect against violence, and encourage leadership.

Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Liberia Fistula is a childbirth injury caused by a prolonged labor without timely medical intervention. Zonta International and UNFPA provide properly trained and equipped

surgeons as well as social rehabilitation services for fistula survivors. Zonta International has partnered with UNFPA since 2008 to end fistula in Liberia. Addressing Human Trafficking and Unsafe Migration in Nepal

Zonta Internationals Trafficking often takes place as part of undocumented migration. contribution to UN Women will create

sustainable foundations for addressing the nexus between human trafficking and foreign labor migration of women and girls in Nepal. Projects Recap

Elimination of Obstetric Fistula and the Reduction of Maternal & Newborn Mortality & Morbidity in Liberia Let us Learn Madagascar Knowledge for Dignity Adolescent Girls in Niger

Human Trafficking & Unsafe Migration of Women & Girls in Nepal Amelia Earhart Fellowships Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships

Young Women in Public Affairs Rose Fund Day 6 -- July 6, 2016 Awards YAY! Zonta Club of Billings, Cheyenne, Greeley, District 12 and Zonta Club

of Foothills Boulder NEXT CONVENTION Yokohama, Japan 2020 Chicago Closing Banquet Sights from Convention CONVENTION

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