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MS-1209 Zonta Club of Bowling Green, Ohio Area

Introduction

The files of the Zonta club of Bowling Green were transferred to the Center by organization President Michelle Grigore in October of 2014. The 1.5 linear foot collection spans 1999 – 2016 and includes proceedings, correspondence, subject files, reports, literary productions, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographic material.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The collection was arranged and described by Archives Assistant Rebecca Denes in April 2016.

Agency History

Zonta International is a global professional women’s service and advocacy organization, founded in Buffalo, New York in 1919. The Bowling Green, Ohio Area Chapter of Zonta International was chartered in 1999 and remains active. The group works within the greater Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University community to advocate for underrepresented groups, provides scholarships for non-traditional students in need, and develops empowerment programs for girls and women.

More information about the Zonta Club of Bowling Green Area can be found on their website.

Scope and Content

The Zonta Club of Bowling Green, Ohio Area Collection serves as a complement to the large number of women’s clubs manuscripts held by the Center for Archival Collections. It also demonstrates the level of community involvement that organization like the Zonta Club have in Bowling Green.

In comparison to many of these organizations, the Zonta Club of Bowling Green is a more recent addition to the community. Researchers who are interested in the history of women’s clubs or of advocacy in the region will find a wealth of information about the contemporary issues faced by the chapter, as well as their modern advocacy.

Of particular interest in the collection are the subject files. The subject files provide insight into the connections between local, regional, national, and international groups. Additionally, researchers in gender studies fields may find the information on empowerment programs for women and girls a valuable resource.

Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MEETING MINUTES
1999 – 2016
Fifteen folders, arranged chronologically
Minutes and materials from regular and special event meetings. Includes information about routine club operations and the various events and programs involving the chapter.

ROSTERS
2001 – 2014
Two folders, arranged chronologically by type
Lists of members, officers, and committee members.

CORRESPONDENCE

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1999 – 2013, nd
One folder, arranged chronologically
Assorted internal and external correspondence between chapter members and various entities and organizations with whom they work.

SUBJECT FILES

GENERAL SUBJECT FILES
1999 – 2014, nd
Twenty folders, arranged chronologically by subject
Information and materials relating to the chapter and various programs, their affiliate organizations, and advocacy and service areas.

SCRAPBOOKS AND MATERIALS

SCRAPBOOKS
1999 – 2013
Twelve folders, arranged chronologically
Handmade scrapbooks commemorating events and programs.

NEWSCLIPPINGS
1999, 2001, 2003 – 2007
One folder, arranged chronologically
Articles about the chapter from various local and regional sources.

PRINTED MATERIALS

NEWSLETTERS
2001 - 2003
One folder, arranged chronologically
A sampling of the chapter newsletter, “Bowling Green Zonta News.”

CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS
1999, 2008, 2010
Three folders, arranged chronologically by type
Certificates and awards given to the chapter and founding member Kathy East.

BROCHURES
1998 – 1999, 2004, 2008 – 2012, ND
Two folders, arranged chronologically by type
Informational brochures for the local District 5 and for the global Zonta International parent organization.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
1999 – 2013, nd
Five folders, arranged chronologically by type
Flyers and handouts made to advertise various regional and local conferences, meetings, events, and programs.

PROGRAMS
1999 – 2012
Five folders, arranged chronologically by type
Programs for local and regional conferences, meetings, and events.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

POSITIVE PRINTS
1999 – 2012, nd
Two folders, arranged chronologically by subject
Photographs taken at the chapter’s charter dinner and various events.

Inventory

Box 1
Folder
1. Meeting Minutes and Materials 1999
2. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2000
3. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2001
4. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2002
5. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2003
6. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2004
7. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2005
8. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2006
9. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2007
10. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2008
11. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2009
12. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2010
13. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2011

Box 2
Folder
1. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2012
2. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2013
3. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2014
4. Meeting Minutes and Materials 2015
5. Meeting Minutes and Materials Jan. to Sept. 2016
6. Meeting Minutes and Materials Sept. to Dec. 2016

Box 3
Folder
1. Membership Rosters 2001 – 2002, 2008, 2010, ND
2. Officer and Committee Rosters 2001 – 2014
3. Zonta District 5 Rules of Procedure 2009
4. Zonta International Club Manual – Committee Responsibilities 2013
5. General Organization Correspondence 1999 – 2013, ND
6. Signed Guest Book 1999, 2009
7. “Choice Women Make to Enhance Their Lives” Event 2001
8. Human Trafficking 2002, ND
9. Service Committee 2002, 2014, ND
10. Aurora House 2003
11. “Power of Stem Cells” Presentation 2004
12. Domestic Violence Awareness 2005, 2008, 2013, ND
13. Membership Survey 2006
14. Scholarship Program 2007 – 2009
15. “Girls with Goals” Events 2008
16. “Suicide and Suicide Prevention: Information and Wood 2008
County’s Response” Presentation by Tom Clemons
17. “The Story of the Zonta Emblem” 2008
18. “Jeopardy – Zonta Style” 2009
19. “The Governor’s Office for Women’s Initiatives and 2010
Outreach – Momentum 2010: Ohio Women’s Summit
20. Programming 2012, ND
21. Project Homeless Connect 2013
22. “Bird Flu: The Next Pandemic?” Presentation ND
23. “Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and ND
Communities” Workbook
24. “Discovering Zonta – Jeopardy” ND
25. Human Values for Transformative Action ND
26. Assorted Reports 2006, 2008
27. “Heroines of Peace” by Kathy East 2005
28. Scrapbooks – “Zonta Beginnings” 1999
29. Scrapbooks – Assorted Events 2000
30. Scrapbooks – Assorted Events 2001
31. Scrapbooks – “District 5 Retreat” 2002
32. Scrapbooks – “1st Annual Zonta Chili Cook Off” 2002
33. Scrapbooks – “Girls with Goals” 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009

Box 4
Folder
1. Scrapbooks – “Gifts to the Cocoon Shelter” 2006
2. Scrapbooks – Assorted Events 2009
3. Scrapbooks – Assorted Events 2010
4. Scrapbooks – Assorted Events 2011
5. Scrapbooks – Assorted Events 2012
6. Scrapbooks – Assorted Events 2013
7. Newspaper Clippings related to Zonta BG 1999, 2001, 2003 – 2007
8. Newsletter – “Bowling Green Zonta News” 2001 – 2003
9. District 5 and Area 1 Newsletters 2001 – 2002, 2008, 2011
10. Certificate – Zonta International “Charter Member Certificate” 1999
Awarded to Kathy East
11. Certificate – Cocoon Shelter “Certificate of Appreciation” 2008, 2010
Awarded to Zonta BG
12. Certificate – Zonta International District 5 “Certificate of 2008
Achievement”
13. Zonta International Informational Brochures 1998 – 1999
14. District 5 Informational Brochures 2004, 2008 – 2012, ND
15. Zonta International 85th Birthday Card 2009 – 2013
16. Promotional Material – District 5 Annual Conference 1999, 2003, 2005 – 2007
17. Promotional Material – Assorted Events 2000 – 2003, 2005 – 2012, ND
18. Promotional Material – District 5, Area 1 Meetings 2003, 2009, 2011, 2013
19. Promotional Material – “Girls With Goals” 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009
20. Promotional Material – Annual Summer Solstice Wine Tasting 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
21. Invitation – Annual Summer Solstice Wine Tasting 2006 – 2009, 2011, 2013
22. Invitation – Charter Presentation Dinner 2009
23. Programs – District 5 Annual Governor’s Conference 2009, 2010
24. Programs – “Charter Dinner” 1999
25. Programs – District 5 Annual Conference 2001, 2008, 2009
26. Programs – District 5, Area 1 Meetings 2003, 2007 – 2010, 2012
27. Program – “Organization Meeting for the Zonta Club of BG” 1999
28. Photos – “Zonta BG Charter Dinner” 1999
29. Photos – Miscellaneous People and Events 2001 – 2006, 2008 – 2009,
2012, ND

Box 5

Oversize
1. Scrapbook page “Relaxin’ Retreaters!” 2008
2. Plaque Awarded to Zonta Bowling Green by the
Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council 2001
3. Special Recognition – Ohio Senate Recognition of Zonta
Bowling Green’s Charter Dinner 1999
4. Special Recognition -Ohio House of Representative Recognition
of establishment of Zonta Bowling Green’s Chapter 1999
5. Proclamation – Board of County Commissioners, Wood County,
Ohio recognize Zonta Bowling Green 1999
6. Proclamation– Office of the Mayor Proclamation in
Honor of Zonta Bowling Green’s charter 1999
7. Charter – Zonta International Official Chapter 1999

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