Zonta Celebrates 100 Years!

Zonta CentennialThe Zonta clubs of Areas 3 & 4 will host the 2019 District Conference. Conference Co-Chairs, Judy White & Bernadette Gibson announced the Conference will be held October 3-5 at the Doubletree by Hilton at the entrance to Universal in Orlando, FL. Early-bird registration ends on September 1, 2019. The Conference will feature a Zonta International guest, and speakers on domestic violence, child marriage, and other topics related to Zonta’s mission.

We will also elect our new district board for the coming biennium and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Zonta International! Expect fun centennial surprises and come prepared to attend the Gala Saturday evening dressed in the clothing of your favorite decade! (1919 to 2019)

How to Register

Register Now

  • Click the "Register Now" button to complete the registration form.
  • Begin by entering your email address.
  • On the Registration Options page, select GENERAL for full Conference Registration or
    A LA CARTE to register for the Saturday Awards Banquet only. (There is no single day conference registration)
  • On the next page, Event Registration, check the box next to "70th Annual District 11 Conference", You can also add your spouse and/or guests on this page.
  • Continue through the registration steps.
  • You can choose to pay by credit/debit card online, or receive a $10.00 discount when paying by check.

Conference Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton
Entrance to Universal Orlando
Orlando, Florida
Call 1(800) 222-8733
Use special rate code - ZNT

Online reservations will be accepted from now until 10-Sep-2019 or until our room block is filled. Using the link below, you will be able to make and manage your reservations online.

Book Now

Club Information Form

A representative from each club in District 11 should complete this form for their club. Please submit this information as soon as possible, and no later than September 15, 2019.

Club Info Form

Zonta Raffle

This is the major fundraiser for District 11. Each club is asked to donate an item or items worth $100 to the raffle. Ideas include gift baskets, gift cards, Zonta branded items, or any special raffle item

Conference Speakers

Margaret Bateman

Kay IveyNow retired, Margaret spent 50 years in the workforce—the last 25 years as electorate office manager for a Member of Parliament. Previously, she managed motels and a restaurant and was private secretary to the managing director of Hoyts Cinemas Australia. Her background in secretarial and business studies, together with a bachelor’s degree in politics and philosophy, are the foundations for her passion for advocacy and community service. Margaret first joined Zonta for a year as charter secretary of the Zonta Club of Darwin. She later joined the Zonta Club of Port Macquarie in 1998, which gave Margaret a “family” and focus. She has since served in leadership positions at club and district levels. Margaret plays golf and enjoys the company of friends.

Julie Weil

Kay IveyIn addition to being the Executive Director of the Not Just Me Foundation, Julie Weil is an active member of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Speaker’s Bureau, the Rape Kit Action Project and is the survivor representative on the Palm Beach County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV). Julie has also presented at nurse trainings across Florida organized by FCASV and helped to pass legislation including the Florida Senate Bill 636 pertaining to the rape kit backlog and the SAFER Act, a part of the 2013 VAWA Reauthorization. She is the founder of “Keeping Moms Safe”, a safety program she presents to women’s groups nationwide in hopes that it will help increase vigilance and save lives. As one of the primary inspirations behind the creation of Butterfly House, Palm Beach County's first centralized forensic exam center, Julie is personally committed through this Foundation to providing personal care and comfort items for the survivors that walk through its doors.

Keynote Speaker

Dori BonnerKeynote Speaker -

District 11 - Our Mission: to Empower Women Worldwide!