COOS COUNTY - Nominations are open for the 2018 Zonta Celebrity to be honored at the upcoming 20th Annual Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction, “A Night in Oz” on Feb. 24, 2018. The Celebrity Dinner is hosted by the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area. The Zonta Celebrity can be either female or male, is a resident of Coos County and is selected for their contributions to Coos County and beyond. Additional criteria includes:

• Made significant and enduring contributions to their field, whether professional or volunteer;

• Made improvements to the cultural, economic, political or social status of the Coos County community or the state of Oregon;

• Elevated and improved the status of women and/or girls;

• Helped open doors for women, girls and the general society;

• Are inspirational role models.

Nomination form and list of previous Zonta celebrities are available on the club website, zontacoosbay.org. Submission deadline is Dec. 20. The 2018 winner will be elected by club vote and presented along with a guest of their choice, with their award at the Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction.

The Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction is the club’s largest fundraiser complete with dinner, live and silent auction followed by dancing with DJ Daryl Elkins. This fundraiser supports local and international scholarships for women, grants to local nonprofits, the Little Red School House School supply program as well as Zonta International service projects.

The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area is encouraging people to nominate a colleague, neighbor, friend or family member, or someone well known in one of the following categories: Community, Business, Health, Education, Arts, or Sports. For more information contact Genelle Hanken 541-297-4042.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Coos Bay Area Club was formed in 1953.

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