To encourage members to seek District 8 Board positions, we are running a series of articles about board members, their responsibilities, time commitment, and things they enjoy.

Leatta is our District 8 Governor, whose term expires in 2018. When asked to describe what she does as Governor, she replied:

“I Steer the ship, Fly the plane, Drive the car! I’m a cheerleader and a problem solver. I’m a conduit from our district to Zonta International.  It’s pretty amazing when you think about it.  You have members in clubs doing great work…clubs have their officers…that report to Area Directors and District 8 Committee Chairs…who then report to the Governor and Lt. Governor…who then report to Zonta International.  I am here to support you in achieving the mission/vision of Zonta! I am here to see District 8 THRIVE and to empower women and girls locally and globally.”
When asked about her time commitment to Zonta, Leatta noted that she saves Sundays for Zonta and that, “You put in as much or as little as YOU decide.” For Leatta, that means she will sneak some time for Zonta (checking emails, making phone calls, sending texts) to someone every day.  Said Leatta, “I do it because I LOVE what we are doing…TOGETHER.”

Her favorite aspect of her duties includes meeting and becoming friends with the most amazing people from around the globe. She feels she’s been successful in her position because of her focus on the mission/vision of Zonta, and by having a sense of humor. Said Leatta, “you really do need to be able to laugh things off.”

As if she’s not busy enough with Zonta, Leatta is also a YWCA of Olympia board member, YWCA of Olympia Advocacy committee chair, Senior Services for South Sound board member, Women United member, Women United Advocacy committee co-chair, City of Tumwater Planning Commissioner, Interagency Committee of State Employed Women Chair, and an Expanding Your Horizons Volunteer Coordinator.
Her favorite hobby is travel, and she’s done a great job traveling to represent Zonta! To contact Leatta, she prefers texting via phone, then Facebook messenger, SnapChat, then email. Contact Leatta to request her phone number. Her email address is: