Zonta District 4


We Empower Women


District 4 is a District of “Firsts”-first Club (Buffalo) in 1919 and first International Club (Toronto) in 1927.

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Building for Our Future

Online Learning Sessions 2020


Saturday, August 15, 2020 – Online Learning Session 4

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Registration open from August 1 -12, 2020

District 4 Membership Development


Sheena Poole, D4 Membership Chair

Celebrate Zonta & D4 Online!

July 4 – 8, 2020 Chicago, IL

Call to Conference Sept. 2021

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Zonta International commemorates World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30  OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS— On July 30, Zonta International encourages its members throughout the world to promote activities to recognize the World Day Against...

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Announcing ZI District 4 YWPA Winner Sarah Rollings

Announcing ZI District 4 YWPA Winner Sarah Rollings

Zonta International District 4 Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship June 14, 2020 The District 4 Awards Committee is very pleased to announce that Sarah Rollings, submitted by Cheektowaga-Lancaster, has been selected as the District 4 Young Women in Public...

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ZC of Corry Area Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

ZC of Corry Area Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Photo by Maryann Mook The Zonta Club of the Corry Area, during Zonta International’s Centennial Celebration, was recognized by District 4 for the club’s dedication to advocacy for supporting Zonta’s cause of “No to Violence Against Women.” Showing a certificate of...

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ZC of Oakville Celebrating a Successful Biennium

ZC of Oakville Celebrating a Successful Biennium

To all Zonta members, from all of us at the Zonta Club of Oakville, we hope you are doing well during these times. We are very excited to report to District 4 and Zonta International as we conclude the 2018 - 2020 biennium.Our Zonta Celebrates International Women's...

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Zonta International & District 4

Mission & Vision


Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.


Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.

Various advocacy campaigns to bring awareness to ending gender violence.

Service projects such as assembly of birthing kits for women in developing countries.

Club celebrate and host special events to bring attention to women’s issues and to raise funds for local and global initiatives.

Over 719 Members,

33 clubs,

15 Z Clubs &

1 Golden Z Club

Locally & Globally

Empowering Women

Service & Advocacy

Members in District 4 offer service and advocacy to both their local and international communities through a wide range of service projects and events.  Our members regularly support functions to acknowledge International Women’s Day and Zonta Rose Day, on the 8th March, and United Nations International Day for the Elimination of violence against women, November 25th.

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Governor Janice Durmis
District 4 Governor
2020 - 2022

Governor’s Desk

Welcome to the 2020-2022 Biennium!

Message: ZI President Sharon and UNICEF USA

Ending child marriage ZI resources now available for members

Photo: ©UNICEF_UN0331598_Das

22 October 2019

Zonta International is committed to ending child marriage. The new Ending Child Marriage Tools page includes information about child marriage, toolkits and resources to help clubs and individual members in their efforts.

Zontian Issue July 2020

ZI Centennial Anniversary Biennium in Pictures

Follow District 4

ZC of Buffalo Film “Marian de Forest: Spirit of Zonta”

D4 Communications

D4 Archived Monthly Posts

Tony Dean, Canadian Senator, stood in the Senate today to recognize Zonta and the Amelia Earhart fellowship.

Statement on the 100th Anniversary of Zonta Clubs

On June 6, 2019, Canadian Senator Tony Dean acknowledges Zonta, its importance, and the work being done.  Senator’s Dean’s statement.

Let Us Learn Madagascar

Ending Child Marriage

ZI has committed to support the UNICEF/UNFPA Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.

A different road to take: Ending child marriage

ZI Governing Documents 2018

Zonta District 4