Message from the District Governor

Dear Zontians,

It is with excitement that I write this message. Months of preparations and hard work of the Organizing Committee is coming to light. The Committee pays attention to every minute detail so that participants will enjoy every moment of the district conference. What is more, our International President Susanne von Bassewitz promises to be with us throughout the district conference. You will be the first to hear from her the latest progress in service and advocacy projects. The Hon Mrs. Carrie Lam, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be our guest of honour. Business programme/luncheon speakers include “Great Women” who will share with us their stories. New to this district conference is an one hour “Open Forum” where you will have direct dialogue with our International President.

We join conferences for a purpose and everyone has expectations of what you can derive at the end. Ultimately all these expectations can be categorized into:

  1. Hope to know more about Zonta and Zonta International
  2. Would like to know how District 17 has performed and how other area in the district has performed
  3. Learn more about the successes of other service and advocacy projects
  4. Control the votes of changes in by-Laws as it is so important to the future of Zonta
  5. With the workshops, take home knowledge, skills and know-hows shared by speakers and clubs. Gain insights in workshop sessions.
  6. Networking for future development
  7. Have some fun, culinary enjoyment, tour and shopping

Whatever your expectations or intentions, we shall not disappoint you. Hopefully this district conference will exceed your expectations. Please enrol now to enjoy the early-bird discount. Look forward to seeing all of you!



Teresa Lin
Governor District 17 2018-2020
Zonta International