Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario 2019 Calendar

MARCH 2019
8th March –  International Women’s Day and Zonta Rose Day
11-22 March –  63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)
14th March –  ZONTA UN DAY / CSW63 dinner with ZI President Susanne von Bassewitz.
13, March –  ZCO Board Meeting
20, March –  International Day of Happiness
27, March –   ZCO MEMBERS Meeting
31, March –  Deadline to submit application for Centennial Anniversary Grants

APRIL 2019
5, 6, 7, April – Zonta Club of Syracuse hosting ZD2 Spring Workshop! Registration $58 pp USD > Marriott Hotel Syracuse $167 USD all inclusive, per night/room (up to 4 people can share room) *group rate through March 5/19 Zonta Club of Syracuse 100th Anniv.*
10th April  –  ZCO Board Meeting (2019-2020 budget presented to board for approval)
24th April – ZCO Members AGM (approval of budget & membership dues)

MAY 2019
8th May –  ZCO Board Meeting
22nd May – ZCO Annual Awards Night
23 May 2019 –   International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

JUNE 2019
7, 8, 9 June – The 10th North American Inter-District Meeting in Irving, Texas, USA, 6 – 12:00 PM CST Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas, DFW Airport South, 4650 W. Airport Freeway Irving, TX USA 
12th June – ZCO Board Meeting
26th June – ****ZCO Members Meeting ? possible event in June

JULY 2019
10th July – ZCO Board Meeting
24th July – Odyssey Theatre Fundraiser
30 July –  International Day of Friendship
30 July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

12 August  – International Youth Day
14, August  –  ZCO Board Meeting
19 August  –  World Humanitarian Day
28, August ***Possible event ????????

SEPT. 2019
8 September  –  International Literacy Day
11, Sept.  –  ZCO Board Meeting
21 September –   International Day of Peace
25, Sept.  –   ZCO MEMBERS Meeting

October 2019
9, October  –  ZCO Board Meeting
11 October  –   International Day of the Girl Child
18,19,20 Oct. District 02 Conference Lake Placid, NY, District Conference in Lake Placid (just a month before Zonta’s official birthday
23, October  –  ZCO MEMBERS Meeting
24 October –   United Nations Day

November 2019
13, Nov.  –  ZCO Board Meeting
25 November  –   International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
25 Nov – 10 Dec. 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaigns
27, Nov.  –   ZCO MEMBERS Meeting **Christmas Party

25 Nov – 10 Dec. 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaigns
10, December  –  Human Rights Day
11, December  –  ZCO Board Meeting

Merivale Vision Care

Merivale Vision Care (MVC)


Partnered with

Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario (ZCO)


Zonta Club of Ottawa Members

sincerely thank

Merivale Vision Care

for our brilliant partnership on IWD and

MVC’s very generous promotion to benefit our

ZCO’s Annual Scholarships & Awards


Members of Zonta Club of Ottawa, attended the Zonta District 2 Fall Seminar in Oswego, NY on the weekend of October 20th.  What a surprise and as we proudly received from Past International Governor (PIG) Marjorie Lavin the…Zonta District 2 Governors  ‘ZI HONOR AWARD’  Team event  – 2018 Fall Seminar

Zonta International District 2 Honor Award: 

This award was initiated and developed by Past Governor, Margaret Mitchell, 2008-2010, to be presented to a club for an event that displays a sense of teamwork in working together to promote Zonta’s Mission. Sample projects could be an Amelia Earhart event, a fundraiser, chartering of a Z club, a Service project, opening a new club or hosting a seminar, workshop or conference.


Our club was recognized for the following…

#1.  New Cornerstone Shelter for Homeless Women Fundraiser:

We raised $6500 to sponsor a room at the new shelter, for a homeless woman.  Also that we are continuing to raise money and the hands on work we will continue to do once the women move in.

#2.  ManUP Project:  (group of male students from LDHSS)

Fundraising for a program that we believe in and that we have financially sponsored since 2015.  Male high school students teaching other male students to respect girls/women, no harassing, no bulling, no violence etc…

I’m so very proud of everyone, with all that has happened since 2016 we still did amazing service and advocacy in our Ottawa community and to be recognized for this TEAMWORK is an incredible feeling!

Sincerely,   Cindy ONeil, President



Members of Zonta are executives or professionals in a recognized business, institution, or profession who are willing to support the objectives of Zonta.

The Zonta Club of Ottawa, Ontario, is a member of Zonta International, a leading global service and advocacy organization with more than 29,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1919 and named for a Native American Sioux word that means “honest and trustworthy,” Zonta is made up of executives and professionals who work together to empower and assist women locally and internationally. The Zonta Club of Ottawa was chartered in 1929.

While Zonta is active in 63 countries, our clubs are not divided by country. Rather, our members work in geographic regions that transcend national and provincial borders. For example, Zonta Ottawa ON is part of a District that includes clubs in Montreal and many parts of New York State. This global structure enhances the truly international nature and scope of our mission and mandate.

(Note:  There are two Zonta Clubs of Ottawa – ours in Ontario, Canada, and the Zonta Club of Ottawa, Illinois is in the United States)

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