In order for a club to begin (charter), an existing Zonta club or district must sponsor and organize it. The new club needs at least 15 members to charter, or special permission may be requested from the International President to charter with 10 or more members. The existing organizing club or district will be responsible for completing an authorization request form found on My Zonta and should appoint an organizing committee dedicated to the chartering process. Once Zonta International Headquarters has authorized the new club, they will send an informational email to the organizing committee chairman with the next steps needed to charter. The completion of the chartering process will also require payment of dues and fees for any new members. Questions should be submitted directly to Zonta International Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org.