District 9 Governor

  • About the Governor
  • Governor's Message
  • Biennium Goals

About Governor Lori Montigel

Zonta Club of Riverside
California, USA
Member since 1992

Zonta District 9 Governor Laura Peters for 2010-2012Lori has been involved, either in or with Zonta, her entire life.  Her earliest memories recall her mom dressing up to attend a Zonta meeting.  She was thrilled when education became one of the Zonta’s classifications for membership and eagerly became a member of Zonta nineteen years ago. When Lori joined Zonta she never dreamed she would one day be District Governor.

Lori is a Special Education teacher.  Instruction, developing individual education plans, communicating and coordinating with others to ensure the child’s well-being are a major part of her profession.  These communication skills and working with others has transferred well to Zonta leadership positions.  Being involved in Zonta enhanced her leadership skills and furnishes incredible travel opportunities while advancing the Zonta mission.

Lori was surprised when she was asked to run for Area Director.  The District Board opened a whole new area of Zonta for Lori by providing a greater understanding of Zonta International.  She was thrilled when she was asked to be 2009 Conference Chairman which gave her a chance to show her organizational skills.  Being Lt. Governor gave her even greater knowledge of the work done in Zonta districts. She has attended numerous events and enjoyed meeting Zontians in all the areas.

Loir is calm under pressure, positive, upbeat and has a friendly attitude. She is a team player and has the ability to work effectively with others to achieve mutual goals. Her unbridled enthusiasm and reliability combined with her action orientation makes her a purposeful and dependable leader who accomplishes goals in a timely manner. Lori brings a contagious energy and passion to Zonta. With her personal touch and optimism, she inspires others to volunteer and to contribute to the Zonta organization's vision. Lori is not afraid to think outside the box and try something new in the name of Zonta.

For the 2012-2014 Biennium, “On Fire for Zonta,” Lori is focusing on District 9 Zontians showing their “fire” for Zonta.   Lori and her board are encouraging each club to examine and share how Zonta work is relevant to their community.  Social Media will be a way that District 9 clubs share their service and advocacy to the community.   


governor@zontadistrict9.org

The Governor's Message

Dear Zontians,

As I travel the district and interact with District 9 Zontians, I feel your energy, enthusiasm and passion to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Each member wants to make a difference in their community and throughout the world.    District 9 is “On Fire for Zonta.”  At our International Convention in Italy we were inspired by the amount of the wonderful work accomplished in the last biennium and ready to make a difference in the next two years.  I feel honored to serve as Governor for 2012-2014.  Working together we can make a difference.

The new Zonta International President, Lynne McKenzie, will focus on increasing Zonta’s visibility and credibility for this biennium. These goals provide flexibility for districts and clubs to align their goals with Zonta International. Our new president envisions an increase in membership, more recognition of Zonta by the public and other organizations, an accelerated use of social media and  a growth in donations to the International Foundation. These are just a few of her goals for the next two years.

My theme for the 2012-2014 biennium is “On Fire for Zonta.” Every time I meet with District 9 Zontians I am increasingly aware of their passion and enthusiasm for Zonta’s mission. Now, I want every Zonta member to share that “Fire for Zonta” with their community, co-workers, neighbors, family and friends. Does everyone in your circle know about your involvement in Zonta?  Did you mention to a co-worker, “I heard the most interesting speaker on the Human Trafficking last night at my Zonta meeting?  Did you know that 72 percent of trafficking victims in California actually are from the United States as opposed to Latin America?” I challenge all of you to share Zonta with those around you in the same way you would discuss news concerning your job, family or vacation.

Successfully working together we can enjoy our journey and touch the world in the 2012-2014 biennium.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Cheers,
Governor Lori signature
Lori Montigel, District 9 Governor

 

District 9 Biennium Goals for 2012-2014

Connecting Members with the Heart of Zonta: On Fire for Zonta!

 

District 9 General Overall Goals for 2012-2014:

Advocacy Committee Goals for 2012-2014

  • All members are aware of Zonta International’s involvement in Advocacy at the international level.
  • All clubs are involved in at least two advocacy activities a year.
  • Chairman will distribute timely information about selected advocacy events/topics thru facebook.
  • Chairman will use the District website, District Facebook page and the Quarterly District 9 Newsletter to provide advocacy information.
  • On the 16 Days of Activism each club advocacy chairman will receive a post for each of the 16 Days to pass on to club members.  Selected posts will be put on the District website.
  • District will support ZI in their “Just Say No” campaign.
  • Clubs will submit an article and pictures about their advocacy activity to the District Public Relation Chairman and ZI website “Share Your Story.”

Amelia Earhart Committee Goals for 2012-2014

  • Members will be aware that the Amelia Earhart program is Zonta International’s oldest and longest running international service program.
  • Members will be aware of Amelia Earhart recipients (past and present) in our district. 
  • Area/Clubs will invite past and present Amelia Earhart recipients to attend club/area events.
  • Chairman will send clubs Amelia Earhart Month Celebration Ideas and AE Day Sample Proclamation by an email blast.
  • Clubs will have an Amelia Earhart program once a year.
  • District 9 winner’s bio and picture will be posted on district website.
  • District 9 winner will be shared on District 9 Facebook and Twitter.
  • Zonta International Chairman and Amelia Earhart Fellows will be invited to speak at District 9 conference.
  • Clubs will submit an article and pictures about their Amelia Earhart Program to the District Public Relation Chairman and ZI website “Share Your Story.”

Foundation Ambassadors Goals for 2012-2014

  • All members will know what the 2012-2014 Zonta International’s Service Projects are.
  • Produce a power point of the International Service Projects and present at the area meeting, post it on District web site and YouTube.
  • Keep the membership informed of progress on Zonta International Service Projects.
  • Contribute an article in the Quarterly District 9 Newsletter.

Jane M. Klausman Committee Goals for 2012-2014

  • All areas will have at least one club submit a candidate each year to be considered for district winner.
  • District winner will be submitted to International committee to be considered for an International winner.  
  • District 9 winner’s bio and picture will be posted on district website.
  • District 9 winner will be shared on District 9 Facebook and Twitter.
  • District winner will be invited to speak at District 9 conference.

Historian Goals for 2012-2014

  • Set up a system for annually recording the progress of each club in the district and archiving this progress.
  • Collect the above report from each club then write an annual Historian's report highlighting the things in the district that brought in a lot of members or raised a lot of money.
  • Locating the district's historical documents and artifacts, get them in order and archive them at the Huntington Library.
  • Historian would review the archives and write short articles for each Quarterly District 9 Newsletter.
  • Present a workshop at District 9 conference.

Membership Goals for 2012-2014

  • Clubs will promote themselves as the organization of choice for those individual committed to advancing the status of women through service and advocacy, which embraces Articles 1-16 of the Convention on the elimination of All forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
  • Club will examine how they are relevant in their community and communicate their value through various means.
  • Attract and retain members by focusing on service, advocacy, and fellowship.
  • Clubs will have an orientation program for their new members.
  • Contribute an article in the Quarterly District 9 Newsletter.
  • Welcome e-clubs to District 9.

Public Relations & Communication Goals for 2012-2014

  • District 9 Newsletter will be emailed quarterly directly to each member
  • Current email blast from the Governor, Committee Chairmen will keep members informed of relevant and current information.
  • The District 9 website will be current, relevant, and informative.
  • The PR Chairman will teach all clubs how to link their club facebook page to the district page (and teach them how to set a facebook page up if necessary)
  • Clubs will submit an article and pictures about their activities to the District Public Relation Chairman and ZI website “Share Your Story.”
  • Clubs and District Board are encouraged to use technology such as Skype, Twitter, Facebook, and websites.
  • Governor will send a monthly email to club presidents, district board and district committee chairmen on relevant issues.

Service Committee Goals for 2012-2014

  • Promote International service and ZISVAW projects
  • All clubs will have a service project that is focused on Zonta’s mission
  • Clubs will participate in an international service competition which will recognize those Zonta Clubs and Districts that have performed outstanding community service benefitting the women or girls in the local community and giving visibility and credibility to Zonta International.
  • Increase internal and external visibility of service projects thru newspapers, YouTube, club, district, and international websites, facebook, twitter, and other social media.
  • Use all the tools and resources we have to give publicity to our projects: Zonta’s website (club success stories, your own club’s web site, the Zontian, newsletter, conferences, area meetings, community meetings.
  • Take pictures of your service projects and publish them.
  • Invite people from your community to your activities.
  • Work with other organizations.
  • Clubs will submit an article and pictures about their advocacy activity to the District Public Relation Chairman and ZI website “Share Your Story.”
  • Have a club share their service project and pictures in each District 9 Quarterly Newsletter.

United Nations Goals for 2012-2014

  • All members will know what Zonta’ role and impact is with the United Nations.
  • Club will have a yearly United Nations program.
  • District 9 website will have a link to United Nations page.
  • District 9 website will have a link to Zonta International website, United Nations section.
  • Clubs will submit an article and pictures about their United Nations activities to the District Public Relation Chairman and ZI website “Share Your Story.”

YWPA Goals for 2012-2014

  • All areas will have at least one club submit a candidate each year to be considered for district winner.
  • District winner will be submitted to the International committee to be considered for an International winner.
  • District 9 winner’s bio and picture will be posted on district website.
  • District 9 winner will be shared on District 9 Facebook and Twitter.

Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs Committee Goals for 2012-2014

  • Have a current list of current Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs. 
  • Clubs will be aware of what it entails to sponsor a Z club and provide them support to start their own Z club.
  • Have our clubs that sponsor a Z-club apply for the international Emma Conlon award.  This Award aims to recognize those Clubs whose projects and programs best express the ideals of Zonta International and the Z and Golden Z Club Clubs.
  • Will submit an article and pictures about their Z-Club to the District Public Relation Chairman and ZI website “Share Your Story.”
  • Have a club share their Z-Club and pictures in each District 9 Quarterly Newsletter.
  • Present a workshop at District 9 conference.