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Use the Link below to register for the District 8 Conference using Reg-Online. 

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Early Bird Registration by Aug 20 $185US 

Registration on Aug 21, or after $195US 

One Day Reg (Fri or Sat) $100US
 (Conference only) 

Guest for Centennial Gala Dinner $ 55US 

Conference registration includes: 
  • Cocktail Reception Thursday Evening hosted by Zonta Club of South Puget Sound 
  • Light continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday. There are several restaurants on site that serve a full breakfast. 
  • Buffet Lunch Friday and Saturday 
  • Afternoon refreshments Friday and Saturday 
  •  Centennial Gala Dinner Ticket

Agenda Summary:

Thurs: Check In
Friday: Delegates, Business, Elections, Budget
Speaker: Fraidy Reiss: Unchained at Last
Fri Night: Wine and Outings

Saturday: Business, Foundation, Centennial Awards
Speaker: Aysha Emmerson YWPA winner, UN observer
Pearson College Students
Sat Night: Centennial Gala- Honoring:
Girl Scouts+Girl Guides and Girls Build

Call to Conference .pdf

Featured Speakers

Aysha Emmerson

ZI YWPA Winner, UN Youth Observer


Aysha Emmerson is passionate about leadership, negotiating change, and helping girls and women forge better lives for themselves.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aysha grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and is currently a Sophomore at Harvard College. Aysha is a 2018 recipient of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award, and was recently the first Zonta Youth Observer to the Commission on the Status of Women. Aysha has volunteered at an NGO in Guatemala, co-led a Youth Lead the Change Conference in India, and founded a week-long girls’ empowerment camp called Self.I.E (Self-Inspiration and Empowerment). 

Kelly Procida



Kelly Procida is a Senior Associate on the Global Cause Partnerships team at UNICEF USA.

Having worked at UNICEF USA since 2014, Kelly has worked with their Youth Engagement programs and was a Global Citizenship Fellow working with vol-unteers from across the United States. Now, in her current role Kelly works with NGOs and civil society organizations partnering with UNICEF USA to fundraise, advocate and educate their members on UNICEF’s work around the world and the impact they are making for children. 

Fraidy Reiss



Fraidy Reiss is the founder of Unchained At Last a national organization who has partnered with Zonta International to eradicate all child marriage. 

Fraidy is recognized internationally as an expert on forced and child marriage in America. Her writing on the subject has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post and countless other publications in the U.S. and beyond, and she has been inter-viewed and featured by those outlets as well as Financial Times, BBC, PBS, NPR, CBS and others. Legislation she helped to write to end or reduce child marriage has been intro-duced and, in some cases, already passed in multiple U.S. states. 

Conference Agenda

Thursday, Sept. 26 

9:00 am Board Meeting 

5:30 pm Cocktail Reception—Room # to be announced 

7:00 pm Market Place Setup 

Friday, Sept. 27 

8:00 am Delegate Training 

9:00 am Opening Ceremonies 

10:00 am Welcome from International Representative Sigrid Duden 

10:30 am Business Session I 

  • Financial Review and presentation of proposed budget 2020-22 
  • Slate of officers and candidate speeches 

12:00 pm Lunch speaker Fraidy Reiss, Unchained At Last 

2:00 pm Bylaw and Resolutions Committee Report 

2:30 pm Lt. Governor’s Report 

3:10 pm Round Table Discussions 

4:30 pm Recess for the Day 

5:00 pm Evening outings 

Saturday, Sept. 28 

9:00 am Ceremony of Remembrance 

10:00 am Business Session II 

  •  Governor’s message 
  • Foundation Ambassador’s Report/UNICEF Representative Kelly Procida 

12:00 pm Lunch speaker Aysha Emmerson, ZI YWPA Winner, United Nations Youth Observer 

1:30 pm Centennial Celebration Report 

2:50 pm Pearson College student speakers 

3:20 pm Election results/photo ops 

3:45 pm Invitation to 2020 Zonta International Convention; 

  • Invitation to 2021 District 8 Conference; 
  • Invitation to 2020 All-District Workshop 

4:15 pm Closing Ceremonies 

6:00 pm Centennial Gala 

Honorees: Girl Scouts, Girl Guides and Girls Build 

Sunday, Sept. 29 

9:00 am Wrap-up Board meetin 

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