Zonta installs new officersby jmaloni
The Zonta Club of Grand Island installed officers and new members at its annual installation dinner, held May 22 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
The installation and oath of office was administered by club past president Andrea Moreau. New officers for 2012-13 are: Maria Burns, president; Agnes Becker, vice president; Linda Isenhart, treasurer; Sue Fleming-Brusino, assistant treasurer; Karen Keefe, secretary; Joan Droit and Barbara Sherman, directors, two-year term; Linda Mosher and Joan Pax, directors, one-year term.
New members installed were: Joan Allen, Ann Dahl, Denise Dunbar, Joanne Kud, Rose Kud and Stacey Watt.
Each officer and new member was presented with a Zonta yellow rose, provided by Flower-A-Day Florist. The yellow rose is a symbol for Zonta International, a global service organization of business professionals working together to advance the status of women.
Zonta will hold its annual Scholarship Award Night on June 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club. Memorial and career college scholarships will be awarded to Grand Island women who are selected winners in the categories of high school seniors, women between the ages of 18 and 25 and women over 25.
The Grand Island Zonta Club has awarded more than $95,000 in scholarships over the years. The club also works to help women in developing countries and supports a variety of community projects, including the Grand Island Relay For Life, the Miracle League, Grand Island Neighbors Foundation, the Grand Island Rotary's Haiti Clinic Project, the Buffalo Habitat for Humanity and Carolyn's House in Niagara Falls.