2017 – 2018 Board of Directors

Officers and Board Members for 2017 – 2018

The Zonta Club of Rochester is led by a Board of Directors that includes the following Officer positions: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The immediate Past President serves as advisor to the current President. There are currently four additional Board Members that serve 2 year terms.  The President leads the Board meetings.


Cheri Magin, President
My Why?  I joined Zonta because their mission and vision directly corresponds to my passion to educate people on women’s issues and to help make a difference for the betterment of society locally and throughout the world. 


Bonnie Calzolaio,  Vice President 
My Why?  Zonta has been an important part of my life for over twenty years. Because I believe in the mission of enhancing the status of women. If a woman can help a woman, that help can go further than one can ever imagine.

 Laurie Findlay,  Secretary 
 My Why?


Nancy McCulloch,  Treasurer
My Why? Through Zonta, I can impact women’s issues locally, nationally and globally by standing together with incredible members who share our mission. 


Edna Silvernail , Board Member, 2016 – 2018
My Why? I was contacted by the Rochester Zonta club as a potential member to fill my retiring boss’ slot in the club. (In those days, you had to leave Zonta if you retired from your job. Glad that rule was changed many years ago!) I was at the point in my life that finding a way to give back to the community was attractive to me as a way to share my good fortune with others. In the years I had worked for Betty Lohr (my boss at Kodak and long-time Zonta member), I had heard a lot about Zonta and the great things they did to help the community, as well as the fun they had doing it. This sounded like something I wanted to try. So I joined in 1988 and have been a member ever since.


Rachel Tommasino,  Board Member, 2016 – 2018
My Why?
 When I moved to Rochester in 2012 I didn’t know anyone in the area. I started to look for a group of like-minded people to join. When I learned about Zonta, it was clear that I found the right fit. The mission was simple and close to my heart: advance the status of women locally and globally. Plus, I have made life-long friendships!


Sheri Stanton,  Board Member, 2017 – 2019

My Why?  I became interested in Zonta after attending a meeting as a guest. Every one was so welcoming and friendly. As I learned about the mission of the club, helping women through service and advocacy, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. The generosity of their time and talents that the members demonstrate is inspirational to me. The monthly meetings are interesting and educational as well as a fun social event, and I enjoy making great new friends. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning how they too can help improve the lives of women locally and around the world to be our guest at one of my meetings.