Friday, June 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Zonta Appoints New President

Earlier this month, Zonta Club of the Whitsundays hosted a changeover meal to appoint Marlene Reiffel as their new President over the 30 members in the charter. The meal was followed by Zonta’s monthly meeting, where Marlene chaired the meeting for the first time.
Marlene mentioned her predecessor Dianne Truman, who provided “three years of wonderful service to the club and community”.
Marlene also expressed excitement for the wonderful, but busy year ahead and enthused that she is “really looking forward to facing the challenges in the charter”. She continued, stating that she was “very honoured”, but also, “aware of the large responsibility” that comes with being the president of Zonta.
In Zonta’s monthly newsletter, Marlene emphasised that she hopes the year to be fun and rewarding, knowing that they are, “working together to improve the lives of other women and girls out there who can use a helping hand.”
Marlene stated that she enjoyed the change-over meal, revealing how it was a “beautiful evening”, and everyone is “very dedicated to Zonta”.
The change-over happens once a year, and a nomination committee appoints the new president. The nomination committee gauges interest in the position and then has a formal vote, if there is more than one candidate. Whilst Marlene was the only candidate up for election this year, the whole club had to agree on the nomination—a huge congratulations to Marlene for becoming this year's president.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Zonta, Marlene encourages you to get in touch with her:

New President of Zonta Marlene Reiffe.

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