President's Message
Margaret Melvin

It is my great honor to serve as President of the ZONTA Club of the Coos Bay Area this year.  Our club has a strong 60 year history in the Coos Bay community.  Our current membership exceeds 100 members.  In a continuing effort to support gender equality, this past month our club invited two men to join the ZONTA Club of the Coos Bay Area.  We are excited they accepted our invitation. 


As a large Club we participate in many community events and activities.  We often forget to look at our good works and progress in our ability to support our community with over $30,000.00 in grants to local non-profit organizations, over $14,000.00 in local scholarships and over $18,000.00 in school supplies for local school children. At the same time we are able to generously support the amazing ZONTA International projects to affect our international mission of achieving gender equality. 


I look forward to continuing to serve together with this incredible group of Zontians and the very generous community that makes our important work possible.  Inspired people and ideas move us ever forward.







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.