District 5 Service Project

District 5 Service Project

A District-Wide Donation Campaign

February 7 – March 19. 2022

Dear Zontians,

I am sure you are all aware of the devastating tornadoes that struck southwestern Kentucky on December 10, 2021.  The epicenter of the tornadoes was the little town of Mayfield about 20 miles from Paducah, Kentucky. Many lives were lost and several lost their homes and all personal belongings.  While Zontians from the clubs of Louisville and Elizabethtown were not directly affected, many of them have families who lost everything.

We have had several inquiries from fellow Zontians wanting to know how they can help those affected by this devastation. I am happy to report that the Service Committee Chair, Tyra Jackson and the District 5 Board voted to launch a district-wide monetary donation campaign starting on February 7, 2022 and going through to March 19, 2022.

Proceeds from this campaign will go to the Middle and High School Resource Center in Mayfield, Kentucky which serves the 250 students and their families in Mayfield who lost everything.

Aerial view of Mayfield, Kentucky, epicenter of the tornados that struck that struck southwestern Kentucky on December 10, 2021.

Donations may be made two ways:

  • By writing a check made out to Zonta International District 5 and mailing it to our District 5 Treasurer Sonia Shellito at 9621 Elsmere Drive, Parma, Ohio 44130.
  • By donating online through the Zonta International District 5 website. Please note that the convenience fee that our service provider charges us will be factored in your donation. Click here to proceed.

It is my hope that enough funds will be raised during this campaign to make an impact on the lives of the students and families in Mayfield.

Yours in Zonta

Sarojini Rao

2020-2022 Governor

Zonta International District 5



District 5 2021 Fall Governor's Conference

Oct. 15 - 17, 2021
Cherry Valley Hotel, Newark, OH

Make plans to attend the District 5 2021 Fall Governor’s Conference in Newark, Ohio. Ashlie Bryant, chief executive officer of 3 Strand Global Foundation will be the keynote speaker. Other items on the agenda include business meetings, election of 2022-2024 D5 officers, approval of the budget and voting on two motions proposed  by the Bylaws Committee.

The Cherry Valley Hotel has reserved a block of room for conference attendees. In order to secure a room at the $135 per night rate, please call 740-788-1200. Rooms cannot be reserved online.

We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 15.

PDFClick here to download conference information.