The first Zonta Club was chartered in Buffalo, New York in 1919. Since that time, Zonta Clubs have enjoyed a long and proud tradition of cultural, linguistic and professional diversity. Zontians are architects, artists, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, executives, lawyers, pilots, government officials and more.
Individuals join a Zonta Club, and Zonta Clubs, in turn, belong to Zonta International. Each Zonta Club selects, funds and participates in community service, education, and advocacy projects that promote women's economic self-sufficiency, political equality, access to education, health, and the elimination of violence against women. By joining forces with like-minded women and men, your voice, service and contributions can make a lasting and meaningful difference in women's lives.
Benefits of Membership
~ Meet interesting, involved professionals who seek to help women reach their potential
~ Socialize & network locally, nationally & internationally with professional women from diverse backgrounds
~ Experience the warmth of fellowship at a local, national & international level
~ Accept leadership roles that promote personal & professional growth in a friendly, supportive environment
~ Actively participate by attending meetings & club fellowship gatherings, serving on committees & working on fundraising & community service projects
~ Knowing you are making a significant contribution to the women of Kaua’i & worldwide
We invite you to join us!
Although membership in The Zonta Club of Kaua'i is by invitation only,
we invite you to join us at our community service projects.
Contact us today and tell us about yourself!
Zonta Club Members:
Improve the Lives of Women Worldwide
Promote Women's Human Rights and Equality
Share with other Professionals
Form International Friendships
You can also mail us at:
Zonta Club of Kaua'i
P.O. Box 3032
Lihue, HI 96766
General Membership Meetings:
Held on the First Thursday of Every Month
We are currently hosting our General Membership meetings via zoom.us at 12:00 PM.
Held on the Last Thursday of Every Month.
We are currently hosting our Board meetings via zoom.us at 5:00 PM.
ZONTA CLUB OF KAUA'I BOARD (2020-2022)
President: Lori Benkert
President Elect: Layne Beck
Vice President / Membership: Regina Carvalho
Secretary: Laycie Love
Treasurer: Katherine Todd
Assistant Treasurer: Marge Akana
Directors: Sue Kanoho, MaBel Fujiuchi and Wynde Thomas
ZONTA CLUB OF KAUA'I FOUNDATION BOARD
Chairperson: Darrellyn Lemke
Vice Chairperson: Margaret (Marge) Akana
Secretary: Patsy Rapozo
Treasurer: Cyndi Ayonon
Directors: Jeanette Bonilla, Edie Ignacio Neumiller and Marge Akana
Trustees: Betty Bell, MaBel Fujiuchi
Zonta Club Committees
Zonta Club Committees are the backbone of the club and formed to assist the club to carry out the
programs and projects of Zonta International. Each member should be invited to join a committee.
The work of this committee encompasses:
Organization Membership &
This committee is vital for the future of the club and the growth of Zonta International.
Legislative Awareness & Advocacy (LAA) Committee
Advocacy is the expression of support for or opposition to a cause, argument or proposal. Advocacy may include influencing laws, legislation or attitudes.
Zonta International, its districts, and its clubs are urged to express themselves about and become involved in issues which:
Membership Committee Chairs:
Programs / Advocacy / United Nations / Amelia Earhart
Bylaws / Standing Rules
Communication / Public Relations / Website
Edie Ignacio-Neumiller & Laycie Love
Status of Women / Service / Scholarships
Organization / Membership / Classification
Budget / Finance
Dimples Kano & Cyndi Ayonon
The club may establish other committees as needed to achieve its goals. These committees may include: