Inviting you to Workshop 2020 & Updates

Re-establish & forge new friendships, share experiences and expand your knowledge!

Image: Zonta Club of Jamestown members with Travelling Flag at their April 2019 Workshop. Gov. Bonnie Clesse, Rosanna Papalia, Lt. Gov. Janice Durmis (lower right). Area 5 Director Diane Balaban (lower left)

Building for Our Future

Zonta International District 4 Board Members invite YOU to a day of fun, food and fellowship while increasing your knowledge and skills. By the end of the day, this training will give you additional skills and strategies to help you succeed in your leadership role while improving your club. You will be able to connect a face to your District 4 support team and know the resources available to you. Clubs will have their wares available for purchase at the Zonta Marketplace.

Celebrate Zonta!

About Workshops

All the Perks

District 4 will host three Area Meetings this year. These meetings are intended to improve your leadership skills and transform your club by attending one of the Workshop Breakout Sessions. 

Take an active role and have your questions answered by our Panel Discussion and learn more from our District 4 Committee Chairs in their sessions.

D4 Women

Get to know your D4 Board, D4 Committee Chairs & clubs in your area.

Safe Space to Learn

Tools & information for those entering a new role next biennium.

Meet & Greet

A new way to meet fellow Zontians and share experience to help you and your club to move forward.

Experience Zonta Beyond Your Club

A great opportunity to introduce yourself to Zonta with little cost & time commitment. Build the foundation for experiencing D4 Conference & ZI Convention.

Zonta Shopping

 Wide range of Zonta items to purchase while supporting sister clubs.

Begin Workshop 2020 with the host Zonta Club on Friday evening.

Enjoy food and fellowship with District 4 members.


Dear District 4 Zontians,

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that the Zonta Clubs of Brampton-Caledon and Oil City-Franklin have had to cancel their Area Workshops: Building for Our Future on April 4th and April 25th respectively. Both Clubs’ Boards & members’ committees plus Governor-Elect & Workshop Chair, Janice Durmis and Areas 2 & 6 Directors Nita McCown & Ann Marie West have seriously considered the Coronavirus’ implications in coming to this decision. This is unfortunate and we apologize for the disappointment. Our members’ health & welfare are always our main consideration.

No one will be “out” any money spent to attend the Workshop. The Clubs will reimburse everyone for their registrations. Registration checks will be destroyed. The club will reimburse those who used e-Transfer by mailing checks to them. Please note that reimbursement of e-Transfers to Brampton-Caledon will be delayed two weeks due to a vacationing treasurer. The Clubs will cancel all the reservations made for hotel rooms in the Zonta Blocks. Any rooms reserved outside the block will need to be cancelled by those who made them.

Hamburg-Orchard Park Workshop for Areas 3 & 4 on May 9th has now been cancelled. 

We thank the clubs of Brampton-Caledon, Oil City-Franklin and  Hamburg-Orchard Park for their hard work on preparation for the Workshop & for putting the welfare of our members first in their decision making.

To all of our valued members, we thank you for your understanding & consideration during these difficult times.

Keep well & Take care of your families,

Bonnie Clesse, District 4 Governor

Building for Our Future:

What to expect at Workshop 2020

Improve your leadership skills and transform your club by attending one of the Workshop Breakout Sessions.

President’s Training

Be the leader you want to follow.

Presenter: Immediate Past Governor Lori Robinson

So, you want to be a great leader? Are you ready to be President of your club? Reinforce how to become a successful leader, improve communication, make better decisions and manage conflict. Gain insights on creating a healthy and productive club environment. Learn the tools and resources available to you and where to find them.

Treasurer’s Training

Fluent in Finance: Club accounts, ledgers and forms.

Presenter: Finance Chair Carol Spedding

Are you the new treasurer?  Thinking about becoming one or just interested in finances? This session will provide new and updated information on important topics, including a discussion of basic responsibilities to give you a better understanding of Zonta’s record-keeping and reporting requirements. It will also include a review of essential treasurer forms and where to find them on the ZI and District 4 websites.

Building Membership

Building more than an elevator speech. D4’s here to take you to the top.

Presenter: Lt. Governor-Elect Sheena Poole

Membership growth BEGINS with you! Discuss membership needs at the club, district and international levels. Attract new and engage current members more effectively through membership planning. Review the resources and tools currently available to you and tell us what you need from D4 to take your club straight to the top.

Generational Diversity

Membership Engagement: The Inside Scoop

Presenter: ZI Leadership Development Chair & D4 member Kathleen Douglass

What is your generation? Where do you and potential members fit in? This workshop will help participants better understand the various generations present in your club and community. Each generation has ideas and experiences to bring to the club. Take home tools for all generations to work and grow together to make your club the best it can be.

A Certificate will be given upon completion.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 – Workshop Cancelled due to COVID-19

First of Three Workshops

Brampton-Caledon Club in Mississauga

The workshop committee, on behalf of the Zonta Club of Brampton – Caledon is sad to confirm Governor Bonnie’s update that we will not be hosting our workshop. Thank you for your support.

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation

 5110 Creekbank Road

Mississauga, Ontario. L4W 0A1

Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Workshop cancelled due to COVID-19

Second of the Three Workshops

Oil City-Franklin Club

On behalf of the Zonta Club of Oil City-Franklin is sad to confirm Governor Bonnie’s update that we will not be hosting our workshop. Thank you for your support.

Oil City YWCA

109 Central Avenue, Oil City, PA 16301

Saturday, May 09, 2020 – Workshop Cancelled Due to COVID-19 

Our District 4 Workshop

Visit the Hamburg-Orchard Park Club

On behalf of the Zonta Club of Oil City-Franklin is sad to confirm Governor Bonnie’s update that we will not be hosting our workshop. Thank you for your support.

2019 Workshop Photo Gallery

Jamestown, PA

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Kenmore, NY

Zonta District 4