Dear Presidents,

Welcome to Heidelberg!  With this official Call to Conference I invite you to the 12th District 30 Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, 22 - 24 September 2017.

It is a pleasure to hold this bi-annual meeting of District 30 in the romantic city of Heidelberg giving the opportunity to gather Zontians from the eight countries of our district, delegates of the clubs and non-delegates. We will feel the congenial atmosphere created by meeting with Zontians from Germany, France, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania. We will share thoughts, ideas and enjoy the unique fellowship of our district.

Under the motto "Women's Future is Now" all attendees will have a chance to participate and be heard when we discuss in a workshop and a panel what we can do to form women's and Zonta's future. The centennial of Zonta's existence is getting closer. We intend to take part in shaping the next century and inform Zonta's leaders about our considerations and proposals. Join us in finding common as well as club paths and solutions that will help safeguard and improve women's rights. Your voice and input are needed and counted on!

Focusing on the future is the initial point for the agenda of the business meeting. While information will be offered in the program booklet and during the topics of the conference special emphasis will be placed on presenting outstanding ideas and projects and giving incentives for activities of areas and clubs.

Embracing the future we will listen to the District 30 winner of the International YWPA award, Luise Schroter, charter the new Z Club Stara Zagora and get to know members of Z and Golden Z clubs.

We will have the chance to inform all members about the dealings of the district, choose our future leaders and gather suggestions on how to enhance the impact of the activities of our Zonta clubs locally and internationally.

Please give the attachments including the letter of the past treasurer Gabriella Mornaghini your close attention to be well prepared for the conference.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Heidelberg

Sigrid Duden
District 30 Governor