News & Events
District 27 organizes and participates in various events. The biennial District 27 Conference and the biennial Zonta International Convention are the most well-known. We make decisive decisions and look ahead to the following years during these events. We do this in a pleasant setting, where the joy of meeting other Zontians also plays an important role.
Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar for the following events. We would love to have you there.
District Conference Luxembourg
Let's meet in Luxembourg from 22 to 24 September 2023 for our District Conference.
18 April 2023
Welcome to the new Zonta Club of Elbland
In Area 07 the new ZC of Elbland was chartered over the past weekend. What a great pleasure ! In the presence of ZI President Ute Scholz, the charter document was presented by D27 Governor Ute Noeske. SOM club is ZC Dresden.
16 May 2023
Awards Meeting on April 18th by ZC Brussel Zavel
ZC Brussel Zavel, Area 06 D 27 held its traditional Awards meeting on April 18th in the city hall of Brussels, thanks to the generosity of the Alderman of the City Brussels, Mrs Lydia Mutyebele.
3 May 2023
66th International Convention in Brisbane
We cannot wait to see the adventure that awaits us in Australia for the 2024 Zonta International Convention, which will take place 27-30 June 2024.
19 March 2023
Diary of a journey to Lviv, Ukraine
From 23rd to 27th of March, our District 27 Ukraine Help Coordinator REGINE DEGUELLE has traveled to Lviv in Ukraine. She has met our Ukrainian Zonta sisters, representatives of the city of Lviv and some refugees. She has also visited the refugee house in construction in Morshyn. Find out more about her journey...
20 April 2023
8 March by the Area 01 Zonta Clubs
3 zonta clubs in Area 01 (Luxembourg and Belgium) celebrated 8 March Rose Day
22 March 2023
8 March - ZC Oldenburg honours the Zonta Woman of the Year
The Zonta Club Oldenburg again awarded its Zonta Woman of the Year. Women are honored who have successfully asserted themselves in their profession and who have stood up for their cause.
12 March 2023
District 27 February 2023 Newsletter from our Governor Ute Noeske
To all of us associated with Zonta in various contexts, I would like to use this newsletter to remind you that there is a particular matter of importance that unite us as Zontians. March 2023 is a milestone for that purpose!
6 March 2023
One Year of War in Ukraine
As we mark one year of war in Ukraine, we recognize our Zonta members in Ukraine who immediately mobilized in the earle days of the war to provide support and services to displaced women and children.
24 February 2023
9. European Interdistrict Zonta Seminar – Frankfurt am Main 28 – 30 April 2023
Women and Finance – between Challenges and Chances : registrations are now open for the 9. European Interdistrict Zonta Seminar in April 2023.
16 January 2023
Areas 01, 05 and 06 United for Zonta Says NO - Press Conference
Saturday, 26th November 2022 - Brussels Town Hall : BELGIAN ZONTA CLUBS of Area 01, Area 05 and Area 06, District 27, stood together and united their voices to advocate for all those who suffer gender-based violence: especially cyber violence.
8 December 2022
ZONTA SAYS NO on 25th and 26th November 2022 in Brussels, Belgium
On 25th November the Grand Place of Brussels will colour orange this year with LED illuminations. The day after, in the town of Brussels and in the presence of many dignitaries, Area06, Area05 and Area01 will join forces by organizing a press conference as launch for the 16 days of activism ZSN - Orange your city. You will agree: The most rewarding conversations happen when the right people gather around the table!!!
20 November 2022
Newsletter July 2022 from our Refugee Aid Coordinator Ukraine
The war in Ukraine continues. There is still no solution in sight that would guarantee the Ukrainians' right to self-determination over their country. Ukrainians continue to fight and resist the invaders. Without peace, our help is needed everywhere. Our Ukrainian members were overwhelmed by the friendship and helpfulness of the Zontians at the convention in Hamburg.
17 August 2022
Artcraft Liberta for the Ukrainian Zontians
Artcraft "liberta" has been given as a present to the Ukrainian Zontians at the district dinner on Saturday 25th of June in Hamburg. The original dry point etchings have been made by Susanne Müller of e-club Germany.
2 July 2022
Podcast with Ann Naets, District Governor 2020-2022
Ann Naets is the governor of District 27 and member of the Zonta Club Waasland in Belgium. After a long time abroad she started at Zonta to network and realized quickly how much there is still to do to enforce women's rights around the world. Ann Naets reports about the work in her crisis-ridden biennium and about the cooperation and support for Ukraine. “It is heartwarming how everybody is involved: All over the World Zontians care and donate money for the three Zonta clubs in the Ukraine. We are grateful for so much help. Money will be needed for long time.”
23 June 2022
Podcast with District Treasurer Petra Helf
Podcast Teetied: After Luba, Petra Helf has been interviewed by Ute Watermeyer. The clear focus is on the support of the Ukraine and her activities as District Treasurer.
1 June 2022
Zonta Club Brussel Zavel : Awards Ceremony 2022 at the City Hall of Brussels
Last April 19th, Zonta Club Brussel Zavel organized an impressive Awards Ceremony at the City Hall of Brussels. The Awards Ceremony focused on three awards targeting Young Women to disembark in leadership positions: • Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA), • Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship • Zonta Zavel Encouragement Prize.
28 May 2022
Podcast with Luba Maksymovych from Lviv (Ukraine)
Luba Maksymovych created the center for women’s perspective in Lviv 24 years ago. The center was founded to work for women’s rights in the Ukraine. On the 2nd day of war they started to build a shelter for women and children escaping war.
7 May 2022
Zonta Club Brussel Zavel inaugurautes Jeanne Van Ginderachter Square
On April 10th, the 'Jeanne Van Ginderachter' Square was solemnly inaugurated in honour of the founder and first president of Zonta Club Brussel Zavel.
30 April 2022
Thank you for your help for Ukraine!
After 9 weeks of war, we can summarize: Our donations are needed for refugees and for medical purposes. These needs are multiple. In District 27 we have three clubs in Ukraine, all in the west: One in Uzhgorod, close to the Slovakian and Hungarian Border and 2 in Lviv situated ca. 70 km from the Polish border.
26 April 2022
Zonta stands with our Ukrainian members
Zonta stands with our Ukrainian members, and with all people of Ukraine. You can help with a clothes, food, medicine, bandages, vacant rooms and money.