What is an e-Club? - Zonta International

Webinar Series : Zonta e-Clubs
Featuring: Uruguay 1, Silicon Valley and USA1
20 February 2014
Presented by:
Ragna Karlsdottir,
International Membership Chair
Welcome – some things we will discuss
What is an e-Club?
Benefits of belonging
How to charter
Current e-Clubs
What our e-Clubs are doing
Questions – please use the chat function to send a message to our
moderator Membership Coordinator, Brett Simon throughout the
webinar. Questions will be answered at the end of the presentation.
What is an e-Club?
Holds its meetings electronically
Supports the mission of Zonta International
Performs local service and advocacy
Is recognized as a Zonta club
Benefits of belonging to an e-Club
Time flexibility
Participate in meetings in the comfort of your chosen location
Build friendships and networks
Accept leadership roles that promote service and advocacy
Ability to leverage learning about new technology
• Occurs in a country that has been approved by the ZI Board of
• All clubs belong to a district/region
• Dues are handled in the currency of the country of chartering
• Currently, 25 members are needed to charter an e-Club
• The more e-clubs we charter, the more opportunity we may have to
gain prospective members into Zonta as many are looking for a club,
but the one closest to them is still too far away
What is the same as a traditional club?
Local service and advocacy is performed
Regular meetings are held
Membership should be diversified – establish classifications
Opportunity to build relationships
Membership join criteria is the same
Members are encouraged to attend district and area gatherings
What is unique from a traditional club?
• Meetings are held electronically
• Members can be from within the geographic area, state, district,
region, country, or be international
• Members can be from non-Zonta countries, but can be no more than
1/3 of membership
Current e-Clubs
• Zonta e-Club of Uruguay-1
• Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley
• Zonta e-Club of USA-1
Zonta e-Club of Uruguay-1
Beatriz Etchechury
• First e-Club in the Zonta world
• 30 Members in various cities in Uruguay
What is working?
• Monthly meetings held using a closed group in Facebook. Minutes of the
meetings are emailed to those who could not attend. Considering Skype for
group video meeting.
• Meet weekly for camaraderie, but not required.
• Service Project – Educational Campaign on Human Trafficking
• Working towards implementing Young Women in Public Affairs, Jane M.
Klausman and Amelia Earhart awards
What is not working?
Nothing reported
Education Project
"Human Trafficking in Uruguay "
Uruguay is a country of
origin for trafficking victims
Objective: education
through television and
radio interviews, talk shows
and local news,
conferences and
workshops for young
adolescents in their schools
Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley
Deborah Blackmore
• Was formerly a traditional club
• 20 Members
What is working?
• Meetings held using Facebook and email
• Posting photos – gives a feel of “community” and is fun for the members
• In-person gatherings include events, speaker series and parties to focus on
• Done in a Day Project – bring gifts to donate to charity that helps teenage
What is not working?
• Lengthy emails used to communicate and long consent agendas
• Use of the word “meeting” as this can sound like work
Lunafest – Inspirational Short Films Festival
Celebrating International
Women’s Day the club hosts
an event featuring nine short
films for, by, and about
Prepared by a third party,
club promotes it and hosts
the event.
Portion of proceeds go to
their designated charity;
remainder goes to ZIF.
Zonta e-Club of USA-1
Kerry Dixon
• 27 Members
What is working?
• Business meetings held using Zoom.us – free web based video
conferencing that allows recording of meetings
• Share information and have discussions via closed Facebook group
• Various services performed in local communities
• Currently developing additional club service and advocacy project
What is not working?
• Email and long consent agendas
What is next?
• Interested in forming an e-Club? Submit an “Authorization Request for
Organizing a New Zonta Club” form to [email protected]
• Interested in your traditional club becoming an e-Club? Clubs should
inform their governor, lt. governor, board liaison and HQ with this
information. Club name only changes to an e-Club name that will
reflect the club location
• E-Club guidelines are currently on page 29 of the Membership Manual
on the ZI website
We want to hear from our audience!
Please share any questions that you have
Zonta e-Club of Uruguay 1 – Lucy Gago at [email protected]
Zonta e-Club of USA-1 – Kerry Dixon at [email protected]
Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley – Deb Blackmore at [email protected]
Interesting in forming an e-Club in your district?
Contact Zonta International Membership [email protected]
Technology for e-Clubs
Skype: www.skype.com
Constant Contact: www.constantcontact.com
GoToMeeting: www.gotomeeting.com
WebEx: www.webex.com
Glance: www.glance.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com
Zoom: http://zoom.us
Thank you

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