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Zonta hosts regional board orientation on Sanibel

By Staff | May 29, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED Members of the incoming Zonta District 11 board of directors for 2018-2020, who recently assembled on Sanibel, included incoming District 11 Governor Linda Robison, second from left, front row, and incoming Area 6 Director Nancy Dreher, second from left, back row.

The incoming board for Zonta District 11 held its orientation meeting on May 18-21 on Sanibel.

Two of the incoming board are members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. The district includes Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and the Caribbean.

Beginning in September, Sanibel member Linda Robison will serve as District 11 governor, while Nancy Dreher will serve as the Area 6 director. The area covers seven clubs in Southwest Florida: Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sarasota, Punta-Gorda/Port Charlotte and the islands.

District 11 board members serve for two years.

In September, the club will host the district’s annual conference at the Sanibel Harbour Resort.

The local club is part of Zonta International, a global service organization that for nearly 100 years has promoted and protected the rights of women and girls, annually combining thousands of hours of advocacy and service with millions of dollars to improve the legal, political, economic, educational and health status of women worldwide and reduce the incidence of violence against women.

For information, visit online at www.zonta.org.

Founded in 1987, the Sanibel-Captiva chapter provides service, advocacy and funding on the islands and in Lee County, as well as around the world through Zonta International. Seven times, it has earned the district’s Governor’s Cup for excellence in service, advocacy, fund raising and member relations.

For more information on the islands club, visit www.zontasancap.com.

Empowering women is the basis for every club decision, including choice of service projects and annual grants. Through its foundation, Zonta San-Cap awarded $105,918 in local grants in January to non-profits whose work helps empower women and pledged $33,000 to Zonta International. The funds represent the proceeds of the annual A Peek at the Unique tour. The 18th event is set for March 16.