Share Your Pearls of Wisdom!

pearls of wisdomThe Zonta Clubs of Area 6 are busy planning fun and a completely educational weekend for the 2018 District 11 Conference! Nancy Dreher and the fabulous Conference Team invite you to Share Your Pearls of Wisdom!!

Earlybird Registration is $265 through September 6, after which it will go up to $300. The Marriott has guaranteed the rate of $149 per night for waterfront rooms with 2 queen beds, until 9/6/18, for reservations from 9/23/18 to 10/2/18. Reservations made after 9/6/18 may be at a higher rate.

Plan to bring your family to Sanibel for fun in the sun!

How to Register

Online registration is now available at the link below. Because 123Signup and Paypal have transaction fees, we have to pass this charge on to you. If you would prefer and without an additional charge, you may sign up with the mail-in form linked below. If you mail the registration form (or fax to 239-472-0083) with a check to Zonta, PO Box 1244, Sanibel, Florida 33957 by September 6, 2018 and it is received by September 10, you may still get the $265 registration fee. Thereafter the registration fee does go up to $300.

Click one of the buttons below to Register:

Mail-in Registration
Earlybird Registration $265.00
Regular Registration $300.00
Gala Dinner Guest $110.00

Mail-in Registration

Online Registration
Earlybird Registration $282.00
Regular Registration $319.50
Gala Dinner Guest $117.50

Online Registration

Conference Hotel

pearls of wisdom

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Point Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33908

Book a Room Now

Reservations can also be called in to 1-800-767-7777, referencing "Zonta Meeting" for the rate and concessions. The Resort and Self Parking Fees have been waived for our group if you book reservations within the group block. When booking guests will be made aware of the normal nightly Resort Fee of $25 and Self-Parking Fee of $12, although these fees have been waived for the Zonta District 11.

A Note from the Governor:

Dear Members,

We have lots of Pearls for your enjoyment. Additional info (weekly teasers) about all our activities will follow. I am confident this will be a fabulous Zonta educational experience. I hope you stay or arrive early so that you may enjoy all of the wonderful hotel amenities.

Linda Robison
District 11 Governor

Preliminary Agenda


Registration is open.

Store Set up begins. This includes Club Tables, Club Auction items with a value of minimum $100 and the District Auction of Designer Handbags, at least one from each area, and a 50/50 raffle.

Start the biennium with these break out sessions:

Centennial Readiness at Club, Area & District levels
Treasurers’ Training
Stepping Up to Leadership; It is not as Hard as you think

Mini Welcome for ALL
Panel Format (Bring your questions, comments, and WISDOM)
Membership: Growth and Retention

Dinner on your own or a Sunset Cruise

LunaFest & an Early Centennial Celebration
(Guests are welcome)


Lets Begin: Welcome, Pledge, Inspiration & National Anthem.

ERA Next steps - Presented by Florida NOW
Foundation Update (new Projects & more)
Domestic Violence Panel
Lunch and Keynote address re: Stopping Early Marriage

Four Hands-On Breakout Sessions. Details to follow.

Breakout Sessions:
PR - Increasing Visibility
Team building

GALA Dinner with DJ, dancing and entertainment


Memorial Service

Kick off of D-11 Building Project to Empower

Brunch with Keynote address “Taking Care of YOU so you may be a stronger
advocate and volunteer in your community”
Closing Remarks

District 11 - Our Mission: to Empower Women Worldwide!