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.
The name Zonta means honest and trustworthy and is derived from the Dakotas, a part of the Sioux Indian tribes.
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 Objects of Zonta International are:
(a) To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
(b) To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of members.
(c) To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
(d) To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey is an approved 501(C)3 organization. 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. Our club is a member of Zonta International, District 3.
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.
The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey holds monthly meetings at the Radisson Hotel, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA with a social hour starting at 5:30 PM, dinner and a short meeting at 6:00 PM followed by a speaker. Please see the News tab and refer to the current newsletter for upcoming meeting activities and program speakers. Check out our Facebook page at Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey.
Some of the program speakers in the past have been District 3 Governor Joanne Gallos who brought us news about ZI and the District 3 initiatives, Drs. Chris & Carol Green who are Community Life Coaches to talk about “It’s All About Life Coaching”, Denise Britton, Executive Director of Shalom House who spoke on Domestic Violence, Kathy Morrison from Penn State Hershey Medical Center for Heart Health month, Jordan Pine, Executive Director of Greenlight Operation who spoke on Trafficking, and Ann Michael presented a year-end review on advocacy, telling us what got accomplished across the world bringing to justice those who are involved in human and labor trafficking.
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.
Meet the Team
This is a list of the current board members.