• Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey
  • Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy
  • Member of Zonta International


Empowering Women Locally and Worldwide

Serving South Central Pennsylvania, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey became a chartered club of Zonta International (ZI) on March 11, 1980. ZI is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions, working together since 1919 to advance the status of women.  Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy, achieving global impact through local action.

We will be celebrating 100 Years of Empowering women and children worldwide through service and advocacy during the entire 2018-2020 Biennium. Join us on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill as we celebrate this momentous occasion at our monthly meeting with a special program highlighting ZI’s history.

Zonta International is uniquely positioned within the United Nations to represent the special concerns of women and children throughout the world. If you are not familiar with Zonta, please read more about Zonta International by visiting their website at zonta.org.

Our local Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey chapter welcomes you and invites you to join us in service and advocacy as we work to enhance the status of all women and children both locally and globally. Featured in this website is information about the club history, the events throughout the year, our fundraising efforts and our committment to Shalom House, the many ways we promote and support advocacy to women’s causes and information about the two scholarships that we give each year.

The local chapter meets monthly for a dinner meeting and offers a guest speaker. See the Membership tab if you are interested in more information about attending our monthly meetings or about membership in our club. Please contact zontaclubhbg@gmail.com if you which to contact us or would like additional information about our club. Check out our Facebook page at Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey.

Save the Date! – Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg -Hershey will celebrate their 40th Anniversary at the West Shore Country Club, Camp Hill. See the About Us tab for more information about the beginnings of the local Harrisburg-Hershey Chapter.

Zonta Facts

The name “Zonta” is derived from the Sioux Indian word meaning honest and trustworthy.  Zonta’s emblem is a composite of five Sioux symbols. Zonta was founded November 8, 1919, in Buffalo, New York.

Zonta has 29,500 members from 63 countries working together to improve the lives of women and children.

The Zonta flower is a yellow rose and March 8th is Zonta Rose Day.  All Zontians worldwide are encouraged 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. See the Events page.

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Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey

Elaine Weinert presented during this session along with other Clubs from Europe and the United States. She described how our rallies at the PA Capital have contributed to the awareness of issues and legislative progress.Thank you to all who joined us for our two sessions of the latest Zonta Talk - Advocacy: Global to local. To listen to the recordings, download them at www.zonta.org/Media-News/Zonta-Talks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last week, The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey held a centennial party to celebrate Zonta International's 100th anniversary of empowering women and children worldwide through service and advocacy. At the party, several characters presented their decade of highlights in Zonta's history over the past 100 years. Even fellow Zontian Emelia Earhart joined us. It was great fun.

Presented at the party was a special Centennial Grant created this biennium to celebrate the 100th birthday to Denise Britton, Executive Director at Shalom House. The grant was to be used in partnership with a local agency that shared Zonta's mission to empower women through service and advocacy. We were one of 62 clubs worldwide to receive this award. Also presented to Zonta member Kathleen O'Malley was the "Unsung Hero - Spirit" Award for her dedication to Zonta.
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