Our July meeting was a face-to-face meeting at St Catherine’s College with some members joining online via Zoom.
We enjoyed a full smorgasbord dinner in the university dining room before taking our wine into another room for our ‘hybrid’ meeting with online members. The July theme was ‘innovation in a new world context’ – with lively discussion on how we progress a range of club initiatives.
A few days before the meeting, voting for the ZI Convention was undertaken online by our club’s delegate, Carole Theobald, with alternate Sandra Burns and also Judy Gorton, ZI Director. They created a ‘mini Convention’ discussing nominations and bylaws to make sure that voting reflected the Club’s preferences. They explained at the July meeting that this was the first time voting had been undertaken online by Zonta International and was a very productive, enjoyable process. Judy described how, in her capacity as ZI Director, she had organised the ZI Convention’s Memorial Service that can be viewed online. Members were reminded to view the Zonta talks including the Future is Women featuring 7 former ZI Presidents.