Chartered March 24, 1922 Charter No. 17 - 22 District 3 Area 4
WHAT IS ZONTA?
- ZONTA International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
- ZONTA is a non-partisan and non-sectarian organization with ethnic and geographic diversity.
- ZONTA has nearly 33,000 members in more than 1,200 clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas.
- ZONTA provides many opportunities for networking and fellowship.
- ZONTA was organized in November 1919 in Buffalo, New York.
- Marion DeForest, a journalist and playwright, was the founder of ZONTA.
Zonta International seeks to:
- provide service globally and locally;
- improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy;
- work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions;
- promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms;
- be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world.
Membership is by invitation.
THE ZONTA SYMBOLS
ZONTA is derived
from the Sioux Indian language and means: "Honest
The ZONTA emblem
is a composite of Indian symbols representing these
Together for a Purpose"
Yellow Rose is also a ZONTA International emblem,
which signifies: "Radiance and Beauty"
For additional information
on the ZONTA emblems, please visit this
page from Zonta International.
The current president of the Zonta Club of Washington, DC is Deena Weatherly Douglas. The International President is Lynn McKenzie from the Zonta Club of Wellington, New Zealand.
The Zonta Club of Washington DC meets on the first Wednesday of the month. Check the Calendar for details.
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