District 3 Achievement Awards

Each Zonta Club is a member of a district as well as a member of Zonta International. The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey is part of District 3 which encompasses New York, New Jersey, part of Pennsylvania, and all of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. There are currently 25 clubs in District 3, with 443 individual members. Each year in October, District 3 holds its Fall Conference and announces awards given to the clubs based on the previous year’s achievements. 


At the Zonta International District 3 Conference held via Zoom teleconference in October 2020, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey won 4 awards. They won:

  • 1st place for Public Relations and Communications award for our outstanding website and Facebook presence as well as the membership booklet and other outreach efforts made by the Membership Committee,
  • 1st place for The Amelia Earhart award noted for our multiple and unique ways to celebrate in January,  i.e., a speaker combined with a movie with popcorn,
  • Honorable Mention for Advocacy recognized our “Just say ‘No’ to Violence Against Women” Rally and Billboard, and
  • 2nd place for Service recognized for our multiple donations to Shalom House


In this year, the club won 6 awards. They won:

  • the silver bowl for the Governor’s Award for the 3rd consecutive year,
  • 1st place for the Amelia Earhart, Public Relations and Communications for the redesign of their website and the promotion of social media,
  • the United Nations award for their International Fellows Program (IFP) event,
  • 1 of 3 Centennial Grant Awards in District 3,
  • 2nd place for Advocacy,
  • a $250 Membership Grant

2017-18 & 2016-17

In these two years, the club won:

  • the silver bowl for the Governor’s Award and
  • for Advocacy and the role of Zonta with the United Nations.