Zontians work together and experience the satisfaction of making a personal contribution to improving women’s lives in their local communities, as well as through the support of international efforts. We are a community of diverse but like-minded professionals working together to empower women and girls and make the world a better place for all.
The name Zonta means honest and trustworthy and is derived from the Dakotas, a part of the Sioux Indian tribes. 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.
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
The Zonta Pledge
I pledge myself to uphold and practice the ideals of Zonta. To honor my work and consider it an opportunity for service. To increase the measure of that service, by consistent self-improvement. To contribute by study and action to the improvement of the legal, political, economic and professional status of women. To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of classified members united in the Zonta ideal of service.
The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey is an approved 501 (c)3 and 501(c)4 organization. See the Advocacy & Education tab for more information about the club’s events. Our club is a member of Zonta International, District 3. The club is now recognized as a 501(c)3 status under the name of The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey Foundation. We look forward to extending our influence by improving the status of women through donations and other fundraising efforts. See the Fundraising tab for more information about the club’s fundraising initiatives.
The Zonta Club is both non-partisan and non-sectarian because Zonta is worldwide and represents all women regardless of religion, politics, culture, or ethnics.
Many of our activities are conducted in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties, but our influence is felt throughout southcentral PA. Our work with Zonta International provides support for service, advocacy, and education projects throughout the world.