The Emma L. Conlon Service Award recognizes those Z and Golden Z clubs whose projects and programs best express the ideals of Zonta International to empower women through local and international service and advocacy. The awards, named in honor of Past International President Emma L. Conlon, who graciously underwrote the awards, were established in 1962 at the Zonta International Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
First, second and third place awards are given to both Z and Golden Z clubs. First place clubs receive US$1,000; second place clubs receive US$500; and third place clubs receive US$250. Note that an additional award of US$250 will be awarded to one Z club and one Golden Z club that have been chartered for less than two years. The award money is to be used for the clubs' service projects.
Z and Golden Z clubs must submit one service project in any of the three categories listed below.
- School Service
- Community Service
- International Service
Z and Golden Z club members will submit their applications, which include the signature of their sponsoring Zonta club president, to Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Z and Golden Z Club Committee recommends eight recipients (4 Z clubs and 4 Golden Z clubs) to the Zonta International Board for approval in June.
All application materials must be received by 30 April 2018. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays, transmittal by third parties, or other circumstances will not be considered. Submit a completed application to:
Zonta International Headquarters
Attn: Martina Gamboa, Programs Senior Coordinator
1211 West 22nd Street, Suite 900
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org