Mary has been
a loyal member of Zonta International, an international executive service organization dedicated to improving the
status of women since 1976, when she enthusiastically joined the Zonta
Club of Shemiran in Tehran, Iran. She was the club's youngest member
and is seated second from the right in the photo below. France
de la Chaise Mouton, a Past International President, is the guest speaker
at the Tehran, Iran event
Due to an unexpected revolution in Iran, Mary moved to the United States in
1979 and immediately joined the Zonta Club of Bethesda-Silver Spring,
which is now the Zonta Club of Mongomery County.
Mary has been a very active Zontian both
in her club and on the International level. She has attended
She attended her first International
Convention, which was held in Denver, Colorado in 1978, as one of seven
members who represented the Zonta Club of Shemiran. A very young Mary
appears second from the right.