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ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Zonta holds open house, reflects on first two years

May 10, 2019
By MIRIAM HADDEN - Zonta Club of the Adirondacks , Lake Placid News

Zonta Club of the Adirondacks is holding an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Club Lane in Lake Placid.The open house is an opportunity for those curious about the club to learn more and meet club members. Club members will speak about their experiences as part of the charitable organization during its first two years, which will be followed by an informal social hour.

The club will elect two new board members and a new president at its monthly meeting in May. Outgoing President Amy Quinn, who will remain on the board as a director, asked members to reflect on their experiences as part of the organization during its first two years, and shared her own thoughts. Here's what they had to say:

- Amy Quinn: "I've long felt a need to do more on a grassroots level to improve the status of women, locally and worldwide. At the beginning of 2017, my friend Petra Weber and I began working closely with Zonta Club of Glens Falls, hoping to bring the organization to the Adirondacks by the following summer. As President of this Club for its first two years, I couldn't be happier with the people I've met and friends I've made. The best part, of course, has been raising and donating nearly $20,000 to women and girls in our area and around the world. I can't wait to see where the years ahead take us!"

- Joan Kelleher: "When I moved to Lake Placid in 2016, I wanted to get involved in a charitable organization of some sort. I was looking to give back to the community I love, and to connect with like-minded, driven people. The Club formed that year and needed new members. I joined as a charter member and was elected to the Board. I am blessed and proud to have witnessed the positive growth and change our club has made during these first few years. Along the way I have made life-long friends."

- Sandy Edgerton Bissell: "Being a part of Zonta has allowed me to feel I can make a difference in some way in the lives of other women, both locally and globally. The silver lining has been getting to know other like-minded individuals in our area who are interesting, intelligent, and fun people to work with. Thanks to Amy Quinn and Petra Weber for making this happen."

- Jesse Macomber: "I have been inspired by the passion and drive of so many local women to empower other women. Each member brings their own unique experience to the table. These varying perspective create a powerful collective energy filled with many great ideas. I am proud to be part of an organization that does so much for women from all walks of life."

Zonta Club of the Adirondacks is a charitable organization with the mission of advancing gender equality.

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