Membership Information


WHY JOIN THE ZONTA CLUB OF THE COOS BAY AREA?
Service: Opportunity for service through activities that advance the status of women with local and international impact.
Fellowship: The membership comprises a diverse, interesting and stimulating group, locally, nationally, and internationally. You are welcome at clubs worldwide.
Personal Development: Opportunity to develop leadership skills, learn new skills and gain self-confidence in a caring and supportive environment.
Networking: Opportunity to network locally, nationally, and internationally with members in your own field or any other field you may be interested in.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL ZONTA TAKE?
We understand that family and business commitments must come first, but we hope our Zonta service organization will be given a priority among your many activities.

You have been recommended by your sponsor to join because you have already demonstrated in your career and family life that you have a passion for the goals of our Zonta Mission.

Monthly business and program meetings: The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area meets twice monthly for a lunch meeting at the Red Lion in Coos Bay. The first Friday of each month is our regular business meeting. The third Friday is our monthly program meeting.  Attendance at business and program meetings is encouraged.  Put the Zonta Club events in your calendar right away to help avoid conflicts in your schedule.

Committee meetings: Every member of Zonta is expected to participate in one of the several committees that help our club accomplish its many goals. It is recommended that each New Member take part in the New Membership committee.

New Membership committee: Meets monthly, the first Monday at lunch.  This committee allows you to become acquainted with other new members, learn about the club and participate in a new member project.  Paula Bechtold is the current coordinator. For more information email Paula Bechtold at paulabechtold@gmail.com

Your sponsor can help you decide if you should also serve on any of the other committees, as there are several. Some will meet throughout the year, such as the Membership committee, Scholarship committee, Finance committee. Others have shorter seasonal obligations that are also social times to get to know other Zontians. As you attend the regular meetings there are many opportunities to learn about the current activities and see where you can best serve the Zonta Club.

Fund raising: Participation by all members at fund-raising events and service projects is encouraged.  The number of functions per year is at the discretion of the club. Our most important fund raising event is the Celebrity Dinner held in February each year. This is the event where we raise the majority of our funds for our:

  • Scholarship funding
  • Community Grants
  • Little Red Schoolhouse

Plus this is the event that is the most fun to attend. Be sure to plan to help and attend this event!

FUN ZONTA SERVICE EVENTS:

We do several activities that serve as service events that also are fun opportunities to be together with other Zontians as well as provide a service to our communities. Such as:

  • Little Red School House: Sorting school supplies done once a year prior to the beginning of the school year.
  • Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army: One weekend in December we have a friendly competition with the Kiwanis to raise funds for the Salvation Army.
  • Hosting Shore Acres: Our club has one night to host at the annual Christmas Lights, which is a fun time.
  • Dress Your Best: Once a year we offer a presentation to help women who are re-entering the work world, including advice on job interviews, hair, make-up and how to dress.

OPTIONAL EVENTS:

Attendance at other club functions, area meetings, district conferences, and international conventions is optional but encouraged.  Members should try to attend at least one function outside their local club.

  • Area meetings/workshops: One day or one weekend each year.
  • District conferences: One weekend every two years (odd years).
  • Governor’s seminar: One weekend every two years (even).
  • International conventions: Six days every two years (even years).

HOW MUCH WILL MEMBERSHIP COST?

New member dues: $162.00 ($99.00 if joining after December 1)
Annual dues: $130.00 due by April 1 each year

Lunch meetings: $11.75 for lunch, $2.25 for beverage service

Optional Expenses: $1.00 each
(Happy and community dollars, gift raffle, Penelope Pig/no name tag, etc.)

Attendance at fundraisers: $25.00-$65.00

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE COOS BAY AREA CLUB:

Together with your sponsor please complete the attached Membership Application. Your sponsor will present it to the Membership Committee. Upon approval it will be sent to the Board for approval, after which you will receive a formal Letter of Invitation to join our Coos Bay Area Club. After you have joined our club and paid your dues you will be formally inducted into our club.

Once you have been sent the Letter of Invitation kindly respond (Yes or No-thank you) within 90 days. If no response is received your invitation letter will expire.

For further information on the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area and Zonta International visit the websites:

Click on this link to download the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

After completing the requested information please give to your sponsor to present to the Membership Committee.

Click on this link to download WHY JOIN ZONTA

Click on this link to download GUIDELNES FOR SPONSORSHIP

OUR MISSION

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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.

WHEN AND WHERE WE MEET

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.