2023 District 8 Conference



Building Better Lives for Women & Girls Together

District 8 Conference
September 29-30
Coos Bay, OR
Hosted by Zonta Club of Coos Bay Area

Join District 8 Zontians at the District 8 Conference in the North Bend/Coos Bay Area.

In person Conference on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Venue is the Mill Casino and RV Park in North Bend.

Event hosted by the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area. Rooms with water views of the bay and city, indoor pool and hot tub, gaming, fellowship, networking and the best part: A reunion with your Zonta friends and time again to make new ones!! See you there. 😀😀😀#ZontaEmpowers, #ZontaDistrict8, #zontainternational

Sponsorship Information


Thursday, Sept. 28
                9:00 am         District Board Meeting – Willow Room
                3:00 pm         Yellow Rose Emporium Setup – Hazel Room 
                5:30 pm         Welcome Reception—Coquille Suite
Friday, Sept. 29
                7:30 am         Continental Breakfast – Salmon Room
                                                Registration & Credentials
               8:00 am         Yellow Rose Emporium Open – Hazel Room
               8:45 am         Opening Ceremonies
               9:55 am         Welcome from International Representative Salla Tuominen
               10:30 am         Business Session                                             
                                                    Financial Review and Report
                                                    Proposed budget 2024-2026              
               11:00 am         Zonta Spirit – Stephanie Adams, Lt. Governor
               11:30 am         Zonta Says NOW/Roundtable discussion       
               12:15 pm         Lunch – Coos Watershed
                 1:30 pm         Business Session I Resumes       
                                        Membership Report – Stephanie Adams, Lt.Governor
                                        Next Generation of Zontians: Continue the Conversation  
                 2:30 pm         Zonta International Service Projects, Sharon
                                                Langenbeck, PIP
                 3:30 pm         Zonta Foundation for Women – Shelli Cutting, F.A.
                 4:00 pm         Recess for the Day
                 5:30 pm         Zonta Zocial – Coos Bay Village Tasting Tour
Saturday, Sept. 30
                8:00 am         Continental Breakfast – Salmon Room
                                                Registration & Credentials
                8:30 am         Yellow Rose Emporium is OPEN – Hazel Room
                9:00 am         Ceremony of Remembrance – Zonta Club of Grants Pass
               10:00 am         Opening of Business Session II
                                                     Governor’s message
                                                     Bylaws and Resolutions, Maggie Calica, Bylaws
               11:15 am         Zonta International Strategic Plan – Salla Touminen,
                                                ZI Pres-Elect
              12:00 pm         Lunch –Keynote Angie Lion: The Human Element of
                 2:00 pm         Election Results/Photo Opportunity  
                 2:20 pm         Club Creators – Where to Next?
                 2:40 pm         Pearson College
                 3:20 pm         USA Caucus and Advocacy – Katherine Cleland,
                                                Advocacy Chair
                 3:30 pm         What’s Next?
                                                2024 Zonta International Convention in Brisbane,
                                                2026 Zonta International Convention in Vancouver, BC
                                                2025 North American Inter District Meeting, Michigan
                                                 Invitation to 2025 District 8 Conference
                                                Club Events
                 4:00 pm         Closing Ceremonies
                6:00 pm        Spirit of Zonta Gala – Salmon Room
                                                Zonta Spirit Award

Sunday, October 1
9:00 am           Wrap-up Board meeting – Coquille Suite

Register for Conference

Conference Business

Use the QR code below with the camera on your phone to open the link to the Conference documents, including Bylaws, Rules of Procedure, Conference Rules, Proposed Bylaws change, STEM Resolution and District 8 Budget.


The linked pages include the documents that will be reviewed, discussed, and voted on at the District Conference. If you would like to have these documents in front of you at the conference, PLEASE PRINT A HARD COPY before attending the conference. This format also allows you to view the documents digitally on your computer or device. All documents will be presented to the membership in a slide show at the conference. The credential desk will have hard copies if needed for delegates.

The  Conference documents are located at:


  • 2024-2026 Slate of Candidates
  • District 8 Conference Rules
  • District 8 Bylaws and Proposed Changes
  • District 8 Rules of Procedure
  • 2020-2022Financial Review
  • 2024-2026 Proposed Budget
  • Women in STEP Propose Resolution and Amendment
Download Documents

Conference Store

Learn more about the New Zonta Store
The Yellow Rose Emporium

Attention Club Presidents

Zonta District 8 Conference
Voting Credential Registration Form

Please Follow this LINK to register your Delegates and Alternates 

Enroll Voting Delegates


Governor                   Stephanie Adams, Zonta Club of Pocatello
Lt Governor               Carrie Blair, Zonta Club of Everett
Treasurer                   Toni Markley, Zonta Club of Grants Pass
Area 1 Director          Maureen Holman, Zonta Club of Pocatello
                                    Carolyn Purnell, Zonta Club of Pocatello
Area 2 Director
Connie Campbell, Zonta Club of South Puget Sound
Area 4 Director         Marie Jackson, Zonta Club of Roseburg
Area 5 Director         Katherine Cleland, Zonta Club of Everett
Nominating Committee 
Leatta Dahlhoff, Zonta Club of Olympia
Pat Jarrett, Zonta Club of Anchorage
Deby Gunter, Zonta Club of Yakima Valley
Deb Lal, Zonta Club of South Puget Sound
Sharon Davis, Zonta Club of Corvallis
Register for Conference

Venue: The Mill Casino and Resort

3201 Tremont St.
North Bend, Oregon 97459

Special Room Rate
Double Queen or King room
RESERVATION BLOCK: Zonta International District 8 Conference
Hotel Reservation block ends September 8, 2023

We LOVE our Sponsors!

Mega thank you to all our sponsors for the District 8 Conference! Your generous contributions help to make this conference such a success! We value your partnership with you in Building a Better World for Women and Girls!

Empower Level

– Pocatello Pet Lodge, ReMax Realty, Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area

Strengthen Level

– Dora & Ray Daniels, Deb and Arvin Lal, Terri and Rich Turi, Past Int’l Governors, Coastal Center, LLC, Genelle Hanken & Tracy Pierce. Julie Reed at Ocean Breeze Flowers & Gifts (in-kind), Angie Lion (in-kind)

Raise Level

– Zonta Club of Pocatello, Zonta Club of Everett

Boost Level –

Zonta Club of South Puget Sound, Pam deJong at Edward Jones, Zonta Club of Anchorage, Paige Porter at Inspired Intentions