Zonta International founded on November 8, 1919, in Buffalo, New York:
"The Confederation of Zonta Clubs" was founded on November 8, 1919, in Buffalo, New York. This Confederation united the "original nine" nine groups of similar philosophy organized by the first club which had been formed in Buffalo the previous spring. Its first five businesswomen members, inspired by service organizations like Kiwanis and Rotary for men, felt that with the passing that year of the Equal Suffrage Amendment to the United States Constitution and with the record for service made by women during World War I, women should participate in a world in which they were rapidly growing in status and responsibility. During the spring and summer of 1919, clubs had been organized in Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton, Elmira and Syracuse, New York; followed by Erie, Pennsylvania; Ithaca and Utica, New York; and Detroit, Michigan. Requirements for membership and for classification, not having been firmly defined, were loosely interpreted. Under the leadership of its charter President, Marian de Forest, playwright and newspaper critic, the Buffalo club reorganized with specific rules and regulations for membership and classification, the other eight clubs followed the lead of the Buffalo club, and the standards and procedures for all future Zonta clubs were established.
The original nine clubs, with a total membership of 600, formed the Confederation on that official Zonta birthday, November 8, 1919. Mary E. Jenkins. Syracuse newspaper publisher and civic leader, was elected the first President of the Confederation. The name "Zonta," of Sioux Indian derivation, was selected, suggested by the Binghamton club. The Zonta colors, mahogany and gold, were chosen as typical of the fall season of Zonta's birthday. The Zonta emblem was designed by Buffalo Zontian Helen Fuchas Gundlack, an artist. The first Convention of the Confederation was held in Syracuse in May, 1921, where the Zonta Code, written by Josephine Wickser and proposed by the Buffalo club, was adopted.
The Confederation was incorporated under the laws of New York State in February 1922. That same year clubs were formed in New York City and Los Angeles. When, five years later, the Niagara Falls club, composed of Canadian and United States members, organized Toronto as the first club in Canada, Zonta became International. In 1931, the first two clubs in Europe were established: Vienna, Austria and Hamburg, Germany.
The name "Zonta International" was officially adopted at the 1930 Convention in Seattle, and in September of that year Zonta was incorporated under that name in the State of Illinois. The following year the word "Zonta" was registered with the Trademark Division of the U.S. Government in Washington, DC. In its first 15 years, Zonta International grew to 130 clubs. During the Depression years growth continued, but at a slower pace. The 15th anniversary in November 1934 saw gala celebrations by every club with salutes to Buffalo as the "mother" club and Marian de Forest as the original moving spirit. When Marian de Forest died the following year, it seemed a most fitting memorial to her to establish a fund for carrying on the work that had been her great interest: organization of new Zonta clubs and growth of existing ones. For several years the fund was maintained by voluntary contributions, but the uncertainty of this method was found impractical. An annual payment by each member to the Marian de Forest Memorial Fund has made the memorial a living trust for Zonta's growth. The 45th Anniversary (G.R.O.W.) Fund was established in 1964 for the extension of Zonta International into new countries and was consolidated with the Marian de Forest Fund in 1976. Another milestone for Zonta was the establishment in 1938 of the Amelia Earhart Scholarship Fund. The aviatrix was originally a member of the Zonta Club of Boston and later, of the Zonta Club of New York City (Zonta was Amelia Earhart's only non professional affiliation.) When, in 1937, she was lost in mid flight on the historic first attempt to circle the globe at the equator, Zontians decided to honor her memory by awarding grants to qualified women for graduate study in the aerospace engineering field.
After World War II, more emphasis was made on internationalism and the need for women to work for peace. European clubs were reactivated and many new ones organized.
Zonta is active in the work of the United Nations, appoints observers in New York, Paris, and Geneva to attend the sessions and keep the membership informed. Zonta has had observers at sessions of the UN since its formation in 1946. In 1962, Zonta International was granted Consultative Status with the United Nations.
PROJECT HISTORY 1956-2006
2004-2006 CARE International Mata Masu Dubara (Women on the Move): MicroCredit and Health Education for HIV/AIDS-Affected Women in Niger supports efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS and its physical, social, and economic consequences for at least 3,600 women and their families in the Bouza District of Niger by the year 2006. The project is centered on the establishment of all-female savings and loans groups where women will receive HIV/AIDS education, self-esteem and negotiation skills training, and support networks of female peers. ($297,393)
2002-2006 STAR Network of World Learning: Bosnia and Herzegovina Anti-Trafficking Community Mobilization Project continues to strengthen the capacity of women to lead campaigns to prevent trafficking in women and girls for sexual exploitation, and to generate local involvement from health officials, police, teachers, cultural workers, religious leaders, and youth groups. The project addresses both policy advocacy – for the education of public officials in designing enforceable laws and policies that stop trafficking, respond compassionately to victims, and punish offenders – and local prevention – through vigorous community education directed at young people, families, and schools. ($300,000)
Afghanistan: Improving Women’s Lives continues support for two separate projects in Afghanistan: The Afghan Institute of Learning’s (AIL) Women’s Health Center and Health Clinic, and UNICEF’s campaign to reduce Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT). AIL’s project will expand its work to improve women’s health and education by providing training to traditional birth attendants, opening its newly constructed health clinic, establishing at least one additional Women’s Learning Center, providing teacher training and offering human rights classes to women. Zonta’s funding of UNICEF’s MNT project is part of a larger campaign to reduce MNT rates to less than one case per 1,000 live births in the country by 2005. The Foundation’s funding will support immunization efforts for over 41,000 women, including three doses of the tetanus toxoid vaccine and vaccine delivery, as well as education on safe birthing practices, training, and national and district planning and coordination of the initiative. ($100,160)
2002-2004 UNIFEM Reinventing India: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls (Phase II) continued to empower women by making information on their rights and services available to them and continued to raise awareness of the potential role of men in preventing gender-based violence. ($299,450) STAR Network of World Learning: Bosnia and Herzegovina Anti-Trafficking Community Mobilization Project funded capacity building, technical assistance, small grants and strategic media assistance in support of the first locally led anti-trafficking project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project was designed to help women lead local anti-trafficking campaigns and to generate a substantial amount of involvement from local leaders. ($320,000)
Afghanistan: Improving Women’s Lives supported two separate projects in Afghanistan: The Afghan Institute of Learning’s (AIL) Women’s Health Center and Health Clinic, and UNICEF’s campaign to reduce Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT). AIL’s project established a Women’s Learning Center that provided quality education at all levels of learning, and a health clinic that provided basic health care and health education to women and children. Zonta’s funding of UNICEF’s MNT project was part of a larger campaign to reduce MNT rates to less than one case per 1,000 live births in the country by 2005. ($100,000)
2000-2002 UNICEF Prevention of Female Genital Circumcision (FGC) in Burkina Faso (Phase II) continued Zonta International’s commitment to reducing the incidence of Female Genital Circumcision by expanding its support to this UNICEF project in seven additional provinces in Burkina Faso. Building on the 1998-2000 International Service Project in Burkina Faso, the second phase expanded the extensive public education, training and awareness raising efforts necessary to reduce the incidence of FGC in targeted populations by 50% by the year 2002. ($350,000)
UNICEF Eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) in Nepal provided critical resources to initiate MNT elimination efforts targeting 679,541 women of childbearing for immunization age in eight Nepalese districts. Programming also focused on education to promote clean birthing practices. ($350,000)
UNIFEM Reinventing India: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls instituted a multi-faceted approach to violence prevention. Three distinct project components addressed this complex issue: 1) the development, publication and dissemination of an Action Oriented Resource Directory with information on violence prevention of use to both victims and practitioners; 2) a nationwide film and television publicity campaign created positive role models for men and boys; and, 3) a law enforcement officers’ education project improved the enforcement of existing laws protecting women and girls. ($395,000)
1998-2000 UNICEF Prevention of Female Genital Circumcision (FGC) Project in Burkina Faso assisted the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and government agencies in their work to prevent the incidence of FGC. These joint efforts aimed to reduce the incidence of FGC to 30% in the year 2000 in seven targeted provinces. This project was chosen for Zonta support due to its strong linkage to one of Zonta’s long-range program goals: the eradication of violence against women and children. ($375,000)
1996-1998 UNICEF Girls’ Education Project in South Africa supported the efforts of the South African government to develop public policies to increase access to quality primary education and improve attendance and learning among primary school students with a special focus on girls in the Northern Province. ($47,000)
1996-1998 Zonta International Strategies to Eradicate Violence Against Women and Children (ZISVAW) was the first international service project administered by Zonta International. ZISVAW was created to improve education about, and increase awareness of, violence against women and children. ZISVAW was adopted as an ongoing program of Zonta International at the Paris International Convention in 1998. ($175,000)
1994-1996 Gender, Women, and Development, Phase IV project in cooperation with UNIFEM and UNICEF in Guatemala and Central America connected women from grassroots organizations with policy makers to reach approximately 275,000 women through training programs, manuals and brochures. Zonta supported the UNIFEM portion of the project. ($200,000)
1994-1996 Technical and Technological Support to Rural Women’s Groups project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Senegal worked with 4 rural women’s groups to improve techniques used in the production, processing and marketing of fruits, vegetables and fish products. The aim of the project was to promote economic independence. ($200,000)
1992-1994 Enhancing Opportunities for Women in Development project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Ghana improved women’s productivity and their access to financial resources. This project involved 3,600 participants and set up 90 Community Credit Committees to offer revolving loans to women. ($115,000)
1992-1994 Organization of Mapuche Peasant Women project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Chile improved the living conditions of Mapuche women through leadership development, and the development and expansion of markets for Mapuche products. The project worked with 3 women’s micro-enterprises to introduce productive and commercial activities to generate higher income for women. ($211,873)
1992-1994 Women and Pesticides: Training and Education project in cooperation with UNIFEM in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh reduced damage caused by pesticides by training more than 500 women in correct pesticide usage. ($73,400)
1990-1992 Integrated Development for Women in Sericulture project in cooperation with UNIFEM in India worked with 500 women to improve crop and silk production and raise participant’s awareness of related women’s issues in development. The World Bank expanded this pilot project. ($83,514)
1990-1992 Agricultural Training of Young Rural Women project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Togo resulted in the training of 256 women in agricultural practices and encouraged their participation in community and national development. ($283,300)
1990-1992 Revolving Loan Fund for Village Women project in cooperation with UNIFEM in the Delta and Upper Egypt worked to establish a revolving loan program for women’s income generating activities that initially served 300 women. ($163,430)
1988-1990 Production, Processing and Marketing of Rootcrops project in cooperation with UNIFEM in the Philippines increased the income of 200 rural women and their families. ($50,000)
1988-1990 Women’s Agricultural Cooperative project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Brazil assisted 800 participants through the establishment of agricultural cooperatives. ($100,000)
1988-1990 Assistance to the Strengthening of Women’s Association for National Development (WAND) in cooperation with UNIFEM in Sierra Leone initially provided support to women’s organizations and encouraged their participation in development issues. ($50,000)
1988-1990 “Women, Water Supply and Sanitation” Workshop in cooperation with INSTRAW held in Nigeria, focused on involving women more efficiently in all aspects of water supply and sanitation projects. ($50,000)
1988-1990 Textile Production Project in cooperation with UNICEF in Guatemala supported the purchase of equipment and materials and the training of women to improve textile production, nutrition, gardening, and food conservation. ($50,000)
1988-1990 Young Mothers Hostel Project in cooperation with UNESCO in Uruguay provided equipment for a workshop that annually provided 5 young mothers with job skills training. ($50,000)
1986-1990 Technical Training and Introduction of Appropriate Agricultural Technology to Increase Women’s Productivity project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Mexico decreased women’s household work load by introducing technology, such as water pumps, to provide additional time for income producing activities. ($237,228)
1986-1988 Training Women as Health Promoters project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Argentina focused on training 500 women as promoters of primary health care to provide services primarily in rural areas. ($71,050)
1986-1988 Training and Income Generating Project to Improve Fish Processing Methods and Organize a Marketing System in cooperation with UNIFEM in Botswana introduced improved fish smoking techniques and worked to expand markets for smoked fish. ($40,000)
1986-1988 The Hirondelles Training Center for Women project in cooperation with UNIFEM in the Comoros Islands provided technical instruction to women in the areas of health, food and clothing production who trained other women. ($106,199)
1986-1988 Marketing Network for Women’s Handicrafts project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Thailand expanded market outlets for handicraft products and worked to establish a network for women’s handicraft products. ($38,000)
1986-1988 Training and Support for Women in Food Processing Technologies project in cooperation with UNIFEM in Zimbabwe introduced low-cost, efficient food product technology and provided training to establish and sustain a revolving loan fund. ($160,237)
1982-1986 The Well Water project in cooperation with UNICEF in Sri Lanka provided safe drinking water to 350,000 dry zone settlers. ($880,000)
1976-1982 The Colombian Urban Slum project in cooperation with UNICEF and the Colombian Government resulted in the construction of and provision of equipment for health and education centers. ($516,000)
1974-1976 The Pan African Training and Research Center for Women project, in cooperation with UNICEF focused on the recruitment and financing of the African Women’s Volunteer Task Force which addressed the needs of women in rural areas. ($100,000)
1972-1974 Mobile Medical Units project in cooperation with UNICEF served the health needs of children and mothers in rural areas of Ghana. ($80,000)
1962-1974 Zonta International supported the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Vocational and Teacher Training Center for Women in Ramallah, Jordan. ($309,945)
1959-1961 Zonta International, in cooperation with the United Nations World Refugee Year, supported the Anne Frank Village to aid refugee families in the Federal Republic of Germany. ($42,000)
1956 Zonta International provided direct aid for Hungarian refugees. ($8,000)
Dates indicate the years in which funds were collected by Zonta to support the project. The information was compiled from International Service Project files, Zonta International Service Program Highlights and past issues of The Zontian.
UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women)
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)
INSTRAW (United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women)
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
1 The $880,000 granted represents $607,954.80 in the 1982-1986 biennia and $272,045.20 in the 1986-1988 biennium.
2 The $309,945 granted represents $275,800 in the 1962-1974 biennia and $34,145 in the 1974-1976 biennium
Zonta Club of Everett was chartered May 17, 1929
|Miss Carolyn Davis
|Dr. Minnie M. Pugh
|Mrs. S.L. Caldbick
|Miss Marjorie Williams
|Miss Louise Taylor
||Mainello Beauty Shop
|Miss Ruth Steele
||West Coast Telephone
||First National Bank
|Miss Doris L. Bell
||Cascade Savings and Loan
|Miss Vera Warrick
||Walton Lumber Co.
|Miss Edith A. L. Johnson
||Kinney Bros. & Shipprell Musical Instruments
|Mrs. Leona Torgerson
|Mrs. Mary Tozer
|Miss Beatrice Robinson
|Mrs. Laura Rogers
||Rogers Business College
|Mrs. Bernice Dobbs
|Miss Edith Morse
|Miss Ferne Lippincott
||County Extension Agent
|Miss Florence Craigue
||Kane & Harcus Printing
Interesting Facts from 1937-1968 (as found documented)
1937-Business meetings were held at the Monte Cristo Hotel for dinner and program meetings were held in members homes. Ther International Convention was held in Niagra Falls and $15.00 was allowed for delegate expenses. Joined the Chamber of Commerce-dues $12.00. Received the first Classification Book. Had one program on how Washington State Laws affected women.
1938- Had a program meeting asking for money for the Red Cross to help with the situation in China. Two members were appointed to the Camp Fire Board. Donated $5.00 to Camp Fire for the camp, $20.00 to Deaconess Children's Home and $20.00 to Parkland Children's Home. Had Zonta song books and sang at most meetings. Sent money to Olympia for a totem pole to honor native Americans and Chief Seattle. Sent $1.00 per member for Amelia Earhart. Almost every meeting included a proposed new member.
1939,1940- Gave money to send a delegate to the Red Cross Convention in Washington, D.C. Bought new eye glasses for needy women. Had a "homemaker" as a classification. Sponsored a nurses chorus at Everett General Hospital. Zonta representative was on the platform for "Patriotic" July 4th celebration. Had 12 members. Had a joint meeting with BPW, Junior Business Women and Altrusa. Had numerous programs about war in Europe. Were asked opinion about starting the Community Chest.
1941- Amelia Earhart Scholarship was called "Flutter and Vibration" through the Department of Aviation Services
1942- Members were represented on the Traffic Safety Council. Supported levy for Civil Defense. Were hostesses for a breakfast once a month for the USO from 9:00-2:00. Tried to start Visiting Nurses, but there were not enough nurses. All clubs were very active in war work.
1943- Program was on making due with dehydrated food and pressure cookers. Also had program on blackouts and how to repair electirc appliances. International made Madame Chiang Kai-shek honorary Zonta member. Gave money to furnish a living room at Paine Field and for hospital equipment. Classification talks began as each member shared about herself. Adopted a Chinese Orphan girl. International Convention was held at Lake Placid, NY with the theme of "Zonta serves that peace might come".
1944- Voted to buy war bonds with the Zonta savings. Had a program about recruitment for the WACS. Had a speaker who was a prisoner of war. At each meeting they did knitting for the Red Cross and put together USO kits. No one could travel because of the gas shortage so they did not send any delegates to meetings out of town.
1945- Had numerous white elephant sales among themselves to raise money. Members had a hobby show. Had a program about POWs and made kits for them. Learned about TB in the county among the Indians. Endorsed new health center is to be built from city, county and federal money. Had a member on the Health Council which looked into water quality, sewage, garbage, school safety, etc. Supported the Mukilteo State Park. Supported "Friends of the Library". Wrote to Saturday Review to complain about purfanity and obscene language.
1946- Spring Conference was in Everett in April. Tacoma prepared breakfast; Seattle did stunts and Spokane had a pianist perform. The theme of the conference was "Citizenship in a world at peace". The emphasis at the international convention was "rehabilitation and reorganization of clubs abroad". We investigated having the Zonta emblem on the city signs on Highway 99. The club had a member of the new Community Chest, President's Council, East General Hospital and Health Council. Sent a representative to the Soroptomist banquet and installation.
1947-Distributed a booklet called "Careers" to the high schools. Our district established a sister contact with a club in Norway. Sent money to buy concentrated fruit juice to Children's Hospital. Voted to have more than one person per classification. Gave money to help teachers in Guam. Nominated a candidate "outstanding Woman in the Community"-Anna Rollins Johnson. New Clubs were Roseburg and Grants Pass, Ore. International dues $6.00 and shapter dues $3.00. End of November treasurer's balance was $5.97. Nationwide radio broadcast about Zonta. Invited Altrusa, Soroptomist and BPWW to share our 28th birthday.
1948-Program about "Equal Rights Amendment" and about progress of women in last 100 years. Shelton and Astoria are new clubs. Club sent a representative to the city Mayor's meeting about feeding the starving of the world. We were asked to consider a program about "milk for the needy". If we do it our name would be "out there".
1949- Had a concert for the milk fund. Asked other clubs for support and asked the community chest. Sponsored a football game for the milk fund-had to sell $4000.00 worth of tickets. Got the Sea Gals, firemen, and PTAs to help. Put colars identifying Zonta on bottles around town-180 distributed. Raised $102.00 the first pick up of the bottles. We were corresponding with a club in Helsinki. Gave money to help buy a movie projector for Tulalip Shut-In Club. Zonta Club of Paris chartered.
1950- A number of Zontians now traveling in Europe-bringing much information. Zonta International asked fo help with their office expenses-each member gave $20.00. Moved to create a scholarship to train women for diplomatic and government service. Had 19 members. Planned a talent show for the milk fund and raised $200.00. Collected magazines to send to servicemen. Speaker stressed new discoveries in medicine and increase population of the aged.
1951- Helped with the vote to finish Highway 99 as a 4 lave highway to Vancouver. Supported "Girls State Spring Concert" in Everett. Bought miniature frying pans as favors and labled them Zonta, Everett 1951. Also gave potted cedar seedlings and sold them at the Scandanavian Festival and the Monroe Fair. Speaker talked about being exchange teachers for Vienna. Our members oured at the East General's nurse's graduation. Collected clothes and sent them to the Finnish club. Got ministers in town to help with publicity for Milk Fund.
1952- Aberdeen is a new club. Toured new maternity ward at East General. District meeting was in Vancouver, B.C. -first one in Canada. Increase in International dues to $7.00. Voted to increase number per classification. Thank you from the Zonta club in Finland for the clothes-no one could read Finnish. Program was a missionary from Hankow who had left 2 weeks before the Communist took over. Program also by Mrs. Ferrell about being a delegate to UNESCO. Planned concert with "Mother Singers" for the Milk Fund. International now has 8016 members. Fall conference was in Eugene-Seattle hired a bus for all to go together. Round trip was $9.50. General Hospital cared for 8000 patients at $21.30 per patient. "Twig Shop" in 2nd year.
1953-In joint meeting with Altrusa, Soroptomist and BPW each member was asked to wear a corsage to represent her classification. Speaker was from World Health Organization. Bought sheets and towels for VOA's summer camp. Had a program on the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Received money from the Good Neighbor Fund for the Milk Fund. Leaflet about Zonta ordered-25 copies for .50. Fall conference at Grants Pass-program about Chinese Missionary.
1955- International Convention at Sun Valley. Walla Walla became a chapter. Two members were appointed to assist with the new X-Ray mobile. We worked with handicapped children.Civic Improvement Committee had 3 Zonta members. Gave money to 1st Baptist Church for building fund. Milk Fund was taken over by Scott Paper. Bought a tape recorder for Polio Clinic at General Hospital. New dues $40.00. Sold handicrafts made by the handicapped. Gave support to Buckley Home for the Retarded-there are 700 on the waiting list.
1956- 19 members. Supported a program to help single mothers be self supporting. Had an ZOnta club intercity dinner in May-Bellingham, VAncouver, Tacoma and Seattle attended. There are 26 clubs in our district. Health and Welfare Council considering a housekeepinig service for public assistance. A slate of projects was presented: have a tea for the handicapped; do something for the Indians; adopt a retarded child at Buckley; raise money and sponsor junior college plays; candy sales; sell dishcloths (4 for $1.00); magazine drive. Zonta Club of Everett was added to the chamber list of service clubs.
1957- 23 members. Senator Jackson spoke at the intercity dinner. Helped with TB x-ray machine. Bought hot plate for shelter workshop. Were fined for not wearing pins at meetings-money went to pay for postage.
1958- Supported the handicapped center. Bellingham chapter terminated. Program was about investing your money. Exchanged Christmas gifts at every Christmas meeting.
1959- Gave past, present and future (space) skits for our birthday dinner. Program was on Strategic Air Command and defense of Paine Field. Sent money to the UN. Gave money for street flower baskets. Gave money to VOA for a swimming pool in Sultan. District 5 has 25 clubs in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana and Canada. Program by Representative Jack Westland about the 2 new states-Hawaii and Alaska. Program on problems of pornographic literature.
1960- Supported workshop for the aged. Civil Defense office on the waterfront will be moved underground. Bomb shelters discussed and suggested members should take first aid classes. Had a meeting at a rug cleaning establishment. Members were paid .25 for watching a rug cleaning demonstration. We sent a picture of Mount Rainier to our sister club in Sweden. International was short of money so each member sent $2.00.
1961- Interest in "meals on wheels". Interclub started having "potluck" suppers with clubs taking turns with cookies and coffee. To raise money each member gave 1 cent for each year of their age. President's Council sent a Zonta member to school on anti-communism.
1962- International Convention in New Orleans. Supported American Cancer Society.
1963- Ellen Allen became a member. We sponsored a square dance jamboree at Floral Hall-money went to center for handicapped. Reorganized the Health and Recreation Committee-every club member will be on the council. DIstrict 8 pooled their money to support 5 girls with their education. Had a report from Anchorage that all Zontians were safe from the earthquake. There were 465 clubs, 25 countries and 17,000 members. A "merited membership" was given to Margaret DeLeon. Donated books about Amelia Earhart to the libraries.
1965- Gave $18.00 per member to help VOA Camp Volusuca. Program was a demonstration of CPR. District meeting was in Anchorage. International Convention in Miami was cancelled because of airline strike.
1966- Made cookies regularly for the senior center. International talked about new classification "Associate Members"-must have been a member at least 5 years; cannot be more than 10% of the club membership. Worlds Fair in Montreal-had a special "Honor Day" for Zonta International.
1967- Collected lables from merchandise to raise money-got $195.00. Encouraged voting-had contest with Everett Junior Women to see who voted the most. Elected commissioner and Mayor. At interclub meetings easch group gave a report on their service projects. Cecile Tracy Sprey was given a lifetime honorary membership-an article and picture was in the Zontian. New chapters Coos Bay and Greys Harbor. Started holding board meetings before business meeting. Held meetings at VOA. Program was about the 1912 city chapter and the growth of Everett. Had program about the history of former presidents of our club. Newsletter is to be rejuvenated. New Member is Pauline Thompson.
1968- 32 districts in International. Program was from Betty Curran, pilot in the "Powder Puff Derby"-transcontinental race for women.