Dear Zonta members,

I have to inform you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zonta International Board was forced to cancel the 2020 Zonta International Convention. The decision was necessary, since the global outbreak has created events beyond Zonta’s control that prevent us from welcoming you in Chicago and holding this Convention we all had so much looked forward to.

All registrants will receive a full refund of their registration fees. No cancellation fees will be withheld. Many thanks in advance for allowing us some time to provide information on how we will go forward with processing the refunds.
 
Even though the Convention is canceled, elections for the 2020-2022 International Boards and Nominating Committee, as well as voting on proposed bylaws amendments, resolutions, the 2020-2022 biennial goals, projects and programs will take place electronically. Club presidents will receive the respective documents by email to prepare for this essential Zonta business. Details on the voting process will be communicated when available. Please watch for future correspondence on these very important matters.

Pursuing our mission is key. Zontians have always been creative in finding ways to support each other and women and girls that need our help, and this unprecedented situation will show again how well we can do this together.

I hope that you and your families are well and able to deal with the exceptional circumstances of these times.


With best wishes for your health and warm regards,


Dr. Susanne von Bassewitz
President, Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation