• 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.

Clubs worldwide will be celebrating Zonta International’s 100 Years of empowering women and children through service and advocacy during the entire 2018-2020 Biennium. The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey celebrated this 100th anniversary on November 14, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill. We had many guests to help us celebrate this momentous occasion 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.

The local Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey club 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.

We are excited to announce that on December 2, 2019 the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey held a Charter Induction and Installation Ceremony for the new Golden Z Club of Penn State Harrisburg.  Zonta Club member Professor Heather Jackson and Dr. Ovgu Kaynak will be their advisors. See the Events page for more information.

The local club meets monthly with a dinner meeting and most months 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 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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