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Governor’ s Letter No. 03 – April 2020

Dear club-presidents,
District 14 board members and committee chairs,
dear Zontians,

it has been several weeks already since we were forced to stay at home and club
meetings, fundraiser and other activities came to a halt. But it also showed up that
many Zontians took action in practical aid to support those most vulnerable in times
of such a crisis. One of the main concerns besides staying healthy is the growing
number of cases of violence against women and children and at the same time a not
normally operating or overloaded help system. What can Zontians do, even if
condemned to stay at home? Spread awareness, share information about helphotlines
or code words in pharmacies (in Germany it is „Maske19“ to show a special
need for protection), encourage everybody to care for their neighbours and demand
your representatives to take action. It will also be neccessary advocacy after the
crisis to ask for more recognition for people (mainly women) in the health sector
which in general should result in a better and adequate payment.

Many of you surely found ways to meet virtually for Zonta business and please have
in mind, that this is the time of year where elections for club officers have to be held
and dues have to be paid to Zonta International and District 14. Most clubs will
probabely have a reserve to cover the expenses as an act of solidarity if one or the
other member is not able to pay, due to the current situation. If bigger problems
occur, please don’t hesitate and contact your Area Director to find a solution. And
for elections this differs between ballots by letter, e-mail communication, doodle or
a professional anonymous system integrated for example in the PRO version of
zoom. Your creativity will find a way to conduct this. More information under
https://membership.zonta.org/Tools/Membership-Tools/COVID-19

The material sent out last week as a link to all presidents contains online
instructions to manage your membership list, the club officer information form (due
June 1st) and the hint, that payment now is possible via Pay Pal.
https://membership.zonta.org/Tools/Membership-Tools/Club-Mailing

You all were informed that the 2020 Convention had to be cancelled. As the
planning started already 4 years ago there was no possibility to postpone it to a
date later this year. Some countries already extended travel restrictions up to July so
not all Zontians would have been able to attend. Instead of a Convention, business
will be carried out electronically as it is stated in the emergency rules of the bylaws.
Details are not clear yet but the Q+A part of the former convention website will keep
you informed. http://convention.zonta.org/Q-A

For all clubs, that could not carry the travel costs to the US, this is a chance to take
part in the decisions! The credential process is online only and has to be finished by
May 15. More information will reach you soon. I would suggest to make use of the
number of Alternates so you can split up between business sessions.

For the memorial list I will come back to you later as soon as I know more about the
planned procedure of remembrance.

In the material you will also find information on bylaws and resolutions, budgets,
guidelines for membership recognition and for sure the Biennial Goals of 2020-22
under the headline „Transitions, Changes & New Opportunities“ as well as the
project descriptions of ongoing and new service initiatives. Please share this
information with your club members and discuss your point of view.
The biographies for all candidates for the International Board and the Int.
Nominating Committee can be found on the website.
https://membership.zonta.org/Tools/International-Nominations/International-Nominations-Candidate-Biographies

As many of you got in touch with electronic meetings these days I want to
encourage you to use such tools also for short Area Meetings when those had to be
cancelled or join the „Zonta talks“. The last one on „Ending Child Marriage“ had been
originally planned as a side event panel discussion at CSW this March. You can listen
to all recordings at https://www.zonta.org/Media-News/Zonta-Talks

Normally the new District Board takes office at the end of convention. Without one
now it is determined to the installation of the new elected International Board. So far
let us keep in touch – stay in contact within your clubs and, most important: stay
healthy!

Yours
ina

Ina Wäßerling
Zonta International Governor 2018-20
District 14

 

Governor’s letter No 03

Governor Brief deutsch No 03

Zonta e-Bavaria: Information

Zonta e-Bavaria ist gerne bereit Fragen zur Kommunikation in Cororanzeiten für alle Clubs zu beantworten.

Wir bereiten auch gerade eine Anleitung für Clubs vor um in diesen Zeiten das Clubleben anders gestalten zu können.
Gäste bei unserem Meeting im Mai sind gerne gesehen.

Anfragen und Information bei
i.prockl@t-online.de und auch telefonisch oder per facetime +49 151 70801946

Zonta e-Bavaria: virtuelle Weinprobe

Herzliche Einladung des E-Club Bavaria zur virtuellen Weinprobe, lange geplant und jetzt hochaktuell. Es gibt wie immer eine Weinprobe und dazu bieten wir zwei Zontaglücksboxen an. Eine Box für Singles mit drei Weinen und eine Box mit 6 Weinen. Die Boxen kann man natürlich auch ohne Probe bestellen, vielleicht auch als Ostergeschenk.

Flyer Winetasting

Neujahrsempfang der 4 Münchner Zonta Clubs

Am 26. Januar 2020 fand der Neujahrsempfang der vier Münchner Zonta-Clubs in der Münchner St. Lukaskirche statt, in diesem Jahr turnusmäßig ausgerichtet vom Zonta Club München II. Und der hat sich etwas ganz Besonderes einfallen lassen: Ein Konzert des renommierten Gospelchors von St. Lukas, der mit seinem bunten und reizvollen Programm am Schluss zu Recht Standing Ovations erntete. Der Chor von St. Lukas unter der Leitung von Bastian Pusch ist der älteste und wohl auch bekannteste Gospelchor in München und er ist weit über die Grenzen der Landeshauptstadt hinaus bekannt und beliebt.

Begonnen hatte der Abend in der phantastisch beleuchteten Kirche mit einem Glühweinempfang im Entree der Kirche, bei dem ob der großen Beteiligung drangvolle Enge herrschte, was der freudigen Stimmung keinen Abbruch tat. An die 700 Gäste waren gekommen.

Der offizielle Teil begann mit einführenden Worten von Pfarrerin Bettina-Maria Minth und der Präsidentin des ZC München II, Dr. Petra Bernatzeder sowie einem Grußwort der ehemaligen Regionalbischöfin Susanne Breit-Keßler.

Der Erlös des Abends fließt in die Präventionsarbeit des Zonta-Projekts „Altersarmut und Frauen“ und in die Sanierung und Ausstattung der Unterkunft für obdachlose Frauen, die in den Wintermonaten unter dem Altarraum von St. Lukas eingerichtet ist. Es dürfte eine erkleckliche Summe zusammengekommen sein. Derzeit wird gerade noch abgerechnet.
Insgesamt ein äußerst stimmungsvoller und zugleich erfolgreicher Abend! Ein paar Fotos mögen denjenigen, die dabei waren, eine Erinnerung sein und denen, die nicht kommen konnten oder wollten, einen kleinen Eindruck von dem besonderen Abend vermitteln.

 

SAVE THE DATE – Areameeting der Area 03

25. / 26. April 2020 in Landshut

Vorläufig geplanter Ablauf:

Freitag Abend Get together
Samstag 11 – 17 Uhr Meeting, dazwischen Kafeepause, Mittagessen und vielleicht kleiner Rundgang. Gemeinsames Abendessen.
Sonntag 9 – 12 Uhr Meeting, dann Abreise

Willkommen im Team dem jüngsten Golden Z Club des Districts, viel Erfolg und alles Gute!

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Day 11 January

 

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, the first woman to be awarded the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross and the first woman transatlantic passenger and

Amelia Earhart made her record flight from Hawaii to California on 11 January 1935, 11 January has been designated Amelia Earhart Day by members of Zonta International, a global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy, who have long recognized this woman of courage, character and culture and

Amelia Earhart encouraged women to expand their horizons by exploring occupations and holding positions beyond those traditionally held by women and

Amelia Earhart was a beloved member of Zonta International before she was lost in the Pacific on a flight attempting to circle the globe by air in 1937 and

In 1938, a year after her disappearance, Zonta International established its annual Ph.D./doctoral degree fellowships for women conducting research applied to aerospace engineering and space sciences which since that time has awarded 1,603 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.3 million, to 1,174 Fellows representing 73 countries as a living memorial to her.

Amelia Earhart Brochure

Amelia Eearhart Fellows Map

Golden Z Club of Graz City: 16 Tage gegen Gewalt an Frauen

Im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe “16 Tage gegen Gewalt an Frauen*“ war es dem Golden Z Club of Graz City am 6.12.2019 möglich, den zweiten Unterstützungsscheck im Wert von 350€ an die Frauenberatungsstelle TARA zu überreichen. In den Räumlichkeiten der Technischen Universität Graz fand neben der Unterstützung auch in einem ungezwungenen Rahmen mit Brötchen, Kuchen und Wein ein anregender Austausch zu diesem Thema unter den Anwesenden statt. (Links: Ina Mastnak, Geschäftsführerin von TARA; Rechts: Laura Riegler, Präsidentin vom Golden Z Club of Graz City)

Frohe Festtage und alles Gute für 2020 – Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Celebrating 100 years of Zonta in Bolzano, Italy

The Zonta Club Bozen-Bolzano officially opened a showcase in the Women’s Museum of Merano (www.museia.it), with a ceremony on Saturday 9 November, which represents the centenary history of Zonta International and the thirty-year history of the Zonta Bozen-Bolzano Club, in the presence of many Zontians  and guests.

At the opening ceremony, the current president, the Notary Elisabetta Scaramellino briefly outlined Zonta’s objectives, emphasizing that the focus is always on women.

The concept of the showcase reflects the motto and mission of Zonta.

In the showcase is a construction of wooden poles, over which printed fabric banner are weaved symbolizing the connecting – networking – interweaving.

The banners highlight important events and activities of both local and international Zonta.

On the ground, member patches are spread out from all over the world that shows the diversity of Zonta.

But the worldwide cooperation and friendship shows the design of the showcase itself.

The glass of showcase is completely covered with small and big logos of Zonta.

The visitors have to make the interior visible by removing the small stickers and taking it home.

This interaction between Zonta and the museum visitors takes place from today until the end of the exhibition (end of the year).

The joint opening ceremony by all present Zontians peeling off the stickers was also a demonstration of Zonta worldwide collaboration.

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