The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area

The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area was chartered in 1953 and has grown to include over 80 women throughout Coos County. Our club has raised and distributed over $240,000 in just the last 10 years. Our fundraising events include: Chocolate Sales at local festivals & our Annual Celebrity Dinner & Silent Auction. We enjoy each other's company, while contributing in a positive way to our community and advancing the status of women worldwide.

Nominations are open for
Zonta Club Celebrity of the Year
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Submission deadline December 20, 2017
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Past Recipients:
2010   Judge Paula Bechtold

2011   Coos Bay Police Chief Eura Washburn

2012   Business owners Allan Lesdema and Heather Arzie

2013   Operations Manager K-Dock Radio Mike Chavez

2014   Zonta Club Life Members: Paula Bechtold, Laura lee Blenz, Carol Clayburn, Shirley Gray, Verena Matthews, Carol Ventgen, Debbie Webb, Sheila Wilma and Freda Young

2015   Coos Bay Librarian Carol Ventgen

2016   Business Owner Michaela Vonderohe

2017   Coos County Clerk-Retired Terri Turi


Zonta International seeks to: improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy; work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions; promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.


Zontians are executives and professionals decision-making positions willing to contribute to improving the legal, political, educational, professional, economic and health status of women. Each club includes members from a variety of occupations and professions. To ensure professional diversity within each club, Zonta membership is by invitation.


Luncheon meetings are held on the first and third Fridays of each month in the Saw Blade Room at The Mill Casino located at 3201 Tremont Street in North Bend, Oregon, Lunch is available for purchase at a cost of $11.80 for lunch buffet with entrée, $8.25 for soup/salad/bread or $2.25 for beverage only, prices include gratuity. To learn more about us and how you might join one of the strongest, most active service clubs promoting the advancement of women, come be our guest for lunch.