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New Zonta Club sign installed at Sanibel Causeway entrance

By Staff | Aug 2, 2010

The newly-completed cluster of signs from Sanibel and Captiva's service organizations and community clubs includes the logos from Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Zonta, Optimists and American Legion.

After several months’ absence, a new sign with the logo of Zonta International (ZI) has joined the signs for other island service clubs on the board which greets thousands of visitors and residents coming to Sanibel every week. 

An earlier sign had endured numerous hardships including damage by Hurricane Charley, fading from the sun and inevitable aging. The new sign conforms to ZI regulations for color and wording and features reflective tape to make it easy to see at night. 

The sign was created by FastSigns of Fort Myers and installed by Kiwanian Ed Ridlehoover, husband to Zonta Board member Lynn Ridlehoover, who commented, “Ed is our Z-man of the week.” 

While men are certainly welcome to join Zonta clubs, the local club has no official male members. “Z-men” are club members’ husbands and partners who willingly volunteer when their special talents are needed — heavy lifting, parking duty and occasional handyman tasks.

The Zonta club of Sanibel-Captiva is proud to be a member of the island group of service organizations — Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Optimists and American Legion — all appearing on the causeway welcoming board. 

Zonta is an award-winning, service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen women’s lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. 

For additional information, visit www.zonta.org or www.zontasancap.com.