A Brief History of the Zonta Club of: Christchurch West


  • The organisational meeting was held on May 2nd 1994, when the establishment of the new Club was moved.
  • The Club’s inaugural meeting took place on June 8th 1994.
  • The Club was chartered on October 8th 1994.
  • The Zonta Club of Christchurch West merged with the North Canterbury Club to form the Zonta Club of Waimakariri in 2002.

Foundation Members:

President: Kamini Edie
Vice President: Wendy Rockhouse
Secretary: Lesley McColl.
Treasurer: Bev Taylor
Directors: Val Richards, Yvonne Overton, Michelle Munn, Jaqueline Rowarth.
Members: Chris Kokay, Janice Bell, Lois Connelly, Sally Mason, Jane Nisbet, Raewyn Overton, Stephanie Pyott, Merilyn Smaill, Elizabeth St John, Patsy-Ann Street, Jan Studholme, Patricia Watson, Mary Barker, Adrienne Bird, Elizabeth Norton.

Club Presidents:
Kamini Edie 1994-6, Wendy Rockhouse 1996-98, Michelle Munn 1998-99, Patricia Watson 1999-2000, Kay Robson 2000-2001, Francis Coburn 2001-2002.

Notable Projects:
Annual Golf Match, Annual Ethnic Dinner, Karitane/ Plunket day care centre, Lincoln and Districts Community Care Centre.

Compiled by Historian:  Lynn Russell and members of the Zonta Club of Waimakariri.