Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky successfully transitions to a virtual setting during COVID-19

Like many other clubs around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic brought upon new challenges for the Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky, USA. To promote a positive mindset, club members came up with the motto, “When life gives you lemons, open a virtual lemonade stand.” 

Previously in-person meetings are now being conducted via Zoom to include speakers from all over the United States.

The club’s main fundraiser, the 21st annual spring auction, was canceled due to COVID-19. Instead, the club hosted a virtual raffle with over $7,000 in cash and prizes that took place with a live Facebook drawing. The proceeds from the raffle were used to fund the many projects and scholarships offered to their local community.

Another primary fundraiser for the club is the sale and distribution of gourmet nuts, distributed by members and available at local businesses. With numerous businesses cutting back or closed because of COVID-19 precautions, members turned to Facebook, email and phone calls to make this fundraiser a success.

Scholarships and other monetary awards are now being distributed via phone calls and mail in place of a dinner celebration.

Even though 2020 was a challenge, the Zonta Club of Greater Sandusky did a remarkable job at coming together virtually to further Zonta’s mission.