The Zonta Club of Melbourne’s East, formerly Zonta Club of Waverley, was chartered in October 1978.
> Read the History of the Zonta Club of Melbourne’s East (formerly of Waverley)
Members meet for Dinner on the first Thursday of each month (except January) at The Canterbury International Hotel, 326 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill at 6.30 pm for 7 pm. (See Contact Us Page for details and a map)
Guest speakers address the Club on a variety of topics of interest to members, and relevant to Zonta’s objectives. Past speakers have included members of parliament, medical professionals and representatives from groups pertaining to women’s health and well-being, representatives from prominent welfare groups such as families in crisis and motivational speakers who encourage members to improve their lives, both professionally and personally.
Groups seeking our support will also address us to explain their needs. From time to time, Zontians in official positions will report on Zonta activities at an Area, District, or International level.
The Board meets monthly between General Meetings. All members are encouraged to stand for an elected position and be a part of this decision-making body.
All issues affecting members with appropriate recommendations are presented at the next monthly General meeting.
Our current Board:
President – Deborah Grinter
Vice President – Jane Davies
Secretary – Robyn Scholes
Treasurer – Margot Davies
Director – Dianne Hillman
Director – Sylvia Kolarik
The 2019-2020 Board together with Stella Coffey who performed the installation ceremony.
From left, Stella Coffey with Margot Davies (Treasurer) Jane Davies (Vice President) Deborah Grinter (President) Robyn Scholes (Secretary), Sylvia Kolarik (Director) Di Hillman (Director) is absent.
All members belong to a committee set up to plan and initiate ideas and programs for the Club. Current committees are: Fundraising, Service & Advocacy, Fellowship, Membership, and Publicity & Communications. There are many roles for members within each committee.
We organise regular fundraising activities to fund our support of local, national and international projects.