Presentation on theme: "Webinar Series : Zonta e-Clubs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Webinar Series : Zonta e-Clubs Featuring: Uruguay 1, Silicon Valley and USA1 20 February 2014Presented by:Ragna Karlsdottir, International Membership Chair
2 Welcome – some things we will discuss What is an e-Club?Benefits of belongingHow to charterMembershipCurrent e-ClubsWhat our e-Clubs are doingQuestions – 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.
3 What is an e-Club? Holds its meetings electronically Supports the mission of Zonta InternationalPerforms local service and advocacyIs recognized as a Zonta club
4 Benefits of belonging to an e-Club Time flexibilityParticipate in meetings in the comfort of your chosen locationBuild friendships and networksAccept leadership roles that promote service and advocacyAbility to leverage learning about new technology
5 CharteringOccurs in a country that has been approved by the ZI Board of DirectorsAll clubs belong to a district/regionDues are handled in the currency of the country of charteringCurrently, 25 members are needed to charter an e-ClubThe 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
6 Membership What is the same as a traditional club? Local service and advocacy is performedRegular meetings are heldMembership should be diversified – establish classificationsOpportunity to build relationshipsMembership join criteria is the sameMembers are encouraged to attend district and area gatheringsDon’t forget statement about personal safety….
7 Membership What is unique from a traditional club? Meetings are held electronicallyMembers can be from within the geographic area, state, district, region, country, or be internationalMembers can be from non-Zonta countries, but can be no more than 1/3 of membership
8 Current e-Clubs Zonta e-Club of Uruguay-1 Zonta e-Club of Silicon ValleyZonta e-Club of USA-1
9 Zonta e-Club of Uruguay-1 Beatriz Etchechury zontaecluburuguay.org First e-Club in the Zonta world30 Members in various cities in UruguayWhat is working?Monthly meetings held using a closed group in Facebook. Minutes of the meetings are ed 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 TraffickingWorking towards implementing Young Women in Public Affairs, Jane M. Klausman and Amelia Earhart awardsWhat is not working?Nothing reported
10 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
11 Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley Deborah Blackmore www.zontasv.org Was formerly a traditional club20 MembersWhat is working?Meetings held using Facebook andPosting photos – gives a feel of “community” and is fun for the membersIn-person gatherings include events, speaker series and parties to focus on fellowshipDone in a Day Project – bring gifts to donate to charity that helps teenage girlsWhat is not working?Lengthy s used to communicate and long consent agendasUse of the word “meeting” as this can sound like work
12 Lunafest – Inspirational Short Films Festival Celebrating International Women’s Day the club hosts an event featuring nine short films for, by, and about women. Prepared by a third party, club promotes it and hosts the event. Portion of proceeds go to their designated charity; remainder goes to ZIF.
13 Zonta e-Club of USA-1 Kerry Dixon 27 MembersWhat is working?Business meetings held using Zoom.us – free web based video conferencing that allows recording of meetingsShare information and have discussions via closed Facebook groupVarious services performed in local communitiesCurrently developing additional club service and advocacy projectWhat is not working?and long consent agendas
14 What is next?Interested in forming an e-Club? Submit an “Authorization Request for Organizing a New Zonta Club” form toInterested 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 locationE-Club guidelines are currently on page 29 of the Membership Manual on the ZI website
15 Questions?We want to hear from our audience! Please share any questions that you have
16 ContactsZonta e-Club of Uruguay 1 – Lucy Gago at Zonta e-Club of USA-1 – Kerry Dixon at Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley – Deb Blackmore at Interesting in forming an e-Club in your district? Contact Zonta International Membership
17 Technology for e-Clubs Skype:Constant Contact:GoToMeeting:WebEx:Glance:Facebook:Zoom: