Serving the Southcentral Pennsylvania, we are a chartered club of Zonta International, a worldwide service organiztaionof executives in business and the professions, working together since 1919 to advance the status of women. As a 501(C)3 public charity, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey is qualified to receive gifts, grants, and contributions which are deductible for United States federal income tax purposes.
The name “Zonta” is derived from the Sioux Indian word meaning honest and trustworthy. Zonta’s emblem is a composite of five Sioux symbols. The Zonta flower is a yellow rose and March 8th is Zonta Rose Day. All Zontians worldwide are encourage to commemorate Zonta Rose Day/International Women’s Day in whatever manner is appropriate in their countries and areas, using the symbol of the yellow rose. Amelia Earhart was an early member of Zonta and each year we honor her with a special trip or event.If you are not familiar with Zonta, please read more about Zonta International by visiting the website, zonta.org.
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16 Days of ActivismOn Monday December 4, 2017, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey will hold our “Zonta Says No” Rally at the State Capitol Main Rotunda to recognize the International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
“Violence Against Women is a worldwide pandemic - it crosses every social and economic class, every religion, race and ethnicity. At least one out of every three women worldwide have experienced violence during their lifetime. We in Zonta International cannot accept this - we need to use all our energy to eradicate violence women locally and internationally through service and advocacy.”Sonia Honig SchoughZonta International President