Calendar of Events
The Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley Area meets
on the 3rd tuesday of each month,
at 6:30 pm
For information call (805) 492-4827.
ZONTA CLUB FISCAL YEAR
(JUNE THROUGH MAY)
ACTIVITIES TIME LINE
• Joint board meeting. Past officers
pass materials on to new officers
• President appoints committee chairs
• International convention every 2 years (even numbered
years). Open to all members at their own expense. One Club
Delegate paid by our club.
• Budget committee meeting to discuss
budget for new year (any member who wishes to attend may
do so) Final budget proposed presented to club for approval
• Tea invitations selected and printed – mailing
tea invitations to mail at end
• Begin to research new major project for ZCCV and
other fundraising projects
• Club By-Law review and changes made in accordance
with International Convention passed amendments
• World Literacy Day
• International Day of Peace
• Literacy Committee Awards allocated
• YWPA Applications available on CV Club and Zonta
• District Conference (even-numbered years) Open to
all members at their own expense one delegate paid by our
• Tea committee’s final meetings.
Deadline is 2 weeks prior to tea.
• United Nations Day
• International Day of Older persons
• Final Victorian Tea and Silent Auction
Nov 5, 2006
• New members to plan holiday party (old members will
• All Club Pot luck holiday party
• Amelia Earhart luncheon (Area 3).
Place to be announced.
• Re-entry Scholarship applications mailed out
• CVD Special Kid's Day meetings begin
committee chosen for new slate
• Women Helping Women –
• Jane M. Klausman Women
in Business Scholarship announcement
published in newspaper applications
made available on ZCV website
• Young Women in Public
Affairs (YWPA) applications sent
to schools and announced in newspapers
and available on International
and Club websites
• Invitation sent to schools
for CVD Special Kid's Day from
School District list
• Zonta International
Rose Day and International Women’s
Day March 8th
• Women Helping Women Scholarships
• Cal Lutheran University
Mathews Leadership Forum
• Volunteer sponsor forms
mailed for Special Kid's Day and
announcements published in newspapers
and on CVD & ZCV websites
• Rae Ross Service Award
• Nominating committee to
present slate of officers.
• YWPA Winner application
sent to District (to Governor
by April 1st)
• Present annual awards if not done
• Vote on new officers.
• Rae Ross award ceremony
• Spring seminar (Area 3) all members
• Inter-Service Luncheon
• Special Kids Day at Conejo Valley Days.
• Installation of Club Officers event (usually dinner
ZONTA CLUB ACTIVITIES
RAE ROSS AWARD
(Medallion and Certificate) Named in memory
of a past Conejo Valley Zonta President, Rae Ross this award
is given to a community volunteer who is outstanding in
her commitment to the community. Members may nominate in
February and March.
JANE KLAUSMAN AWARD
District award for education for women seeking
to enter careers and seek leadership positions in business
Zonta provides five ($1,000) scholarships
to women who are applying to go back to school for education.
Applications sent to local colleges and announced in newspapers
and on ZCV website. Selections made by application and personal
interviews with Zonta Scholarship committee.
YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC
$1,000 Club Scholarship given to one outstanding
essay written pre-college girl (Age 16-20). Applications
mailed to schools and announcement published in newspaper
and available on club and Zonta International websites.
Selection made by committee of readers. Winner’s name
submitted to District for consideration of District YWPA
Award of $500
Zonta helps sponsor this event. Community
business people have dinner with CLU students, some serving
as facilitators at each table. Keynote speaker and topical
Luncheon is held on a Thursday during CVD
carnival week. All service clubs and volunteer organizations
in the area enjoy getting together. Awards are given to
service club of the year - under 50 members and over 50
members, volunteer organization of the year and youth organization
of the year. The winners of these awards are responsible
for organizing and setting up the luncheon for the following
year. Each member pays for her own lunch.
SPECIAL KID'S DAY
Since 1985, Zonta has organized and hosts
a Friday morning at the Conejo Valley Days carnival for
"special needs" children. Schools which participate
are selected by local school districts. Approximately 350
children, some severely, some mildly handicapped, along
with hundreds of one-on-one volunteers, enjoy games, rides,
petting zoo, clowns, ambulance, police motorcycle and car,
fire engine, hamburger luncheon, frozen treats and more.
This day requires a lot of coordination with various schools
and organizations. We're there setting up at 8:00 am and
cleaning up at 12:30 to 1:00 pm. We usually head to EI Torito
afterwards. Great service project!
Conferences are designed to allow members
to meet Zontians from all over the District and at the International
Convention, Zontians all over the world. New officers are
elected at each event for the new bi-annum and workshops
and keynote speakers talk on a variety of topics relating
to women’s advocacy. At convention amendments to bylaws
are presented and voted on. A variety of events occur at
each venue including dinners, tour trips, entertainment,
and information shared about Zonta. Our club pays for 1
delegate to attend. All other members wishing to attend
are responsible for their own expenses. These are events
well worth attending!
VICTORIAN TEA AND
Our Final Tea and Boutique will be held on
November 6, 2006 - our primary fundraiser. Members and friends
set 60 decorated tea tables for four. Tea served elegantly,
in the old English fashion. A Silent Auction held before
tea - primarily themed baskets and items solicited by members
or donated. This is our most important and time consuming
event. We send out 500 invitations and are sold out every
Newest members plan a party for member’s
spouses and guests. This fun event is held in a member’s
home with potluck appetizers and sometimes a catered meal.
Gifts of $15-20 brought for fun exchange game.