Chartered March 11, 1980
Member of Zonta International

Empowering Women Locally and Worldwide

International Fellows Program (IFP)

Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey shares the Zonta message with women from around the world each March in Carlisle PA.

Every year the U. S. Army invites senior military officers from other countries to study at the U. S. Army War College (USAWC) in Carlisle PA in what is known as the International Fellows Program (IFP). Because our Zonta Club is geographically close to the USAWC, club members and guests have an unusual opportunity to be part of a mini-UN meeting where we can spread the word about Zonta International (ZI) in Carlisle, PA!

In 2020, there were women from 45 countries living in Carlisle as part of the IFP. On March 10, 2020 members of the club visited with these international women at the U.S. Army Chapel at Carlisle Barracks where we shared lunch, information about ZI, and thoughts on empowering women. Due to the pandemic in March 2021, we held a Zoom call with the coordinator of the International program to give us an update. We are looking forward to visiting with the women in this program again in 2022.

Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women Rally

Join us on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12 Noon on the Front Steps of the State Capitol for the “Zonta Says “NO” to Human Trafficking” Rally. Plan now to join us in our continuing campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls. 

Since 2012, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey has been holding a rally at the State Capitol with support over the years from like-minded organizations such as Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry County (DVSCP), the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, YWCA Carlisle, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), Greenlight Operations, North Star Initiatives, She’s Somebody’s Daughter (SSD), AAUW, from students in the Golden Z-Club of Penn State Harrisburg, Lebanon Valley College, and the community. Invited speakers at the rally will be announced later.

Unfortunately, the Rally for 2020 was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. See the Advocacy and Education tab for more information about the Zonta International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign.

The speakers at the 2019 rally were:

Representative Patty Kim, Senator Camera Bartolotta, Representative Sheryl Delozier, Representative Thomas Murt, Amanda Parker, Senior Director and CFO for AHA Foundation, Jordan Pine, Founder of Greenlight Operation and Joanne Gallos, Zonta District 3 Governor.

New Golden Z Club at Penn State Harrisburg

The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey held a Charter Induction and Installation Ceremony on December 2, 2019 for the new Golden Z Club of Penn State Harrisburg. Zonta Club member Professor Heather Jackson will be their advisor. Zonta International encourages young people to prepare themselves to assume roles of responsibility and leadership in the world. Future leaders building a better world today through service and advocacy. For more information on Golden Z clubs, see

Amelia Earhart Program each January

Amelia Earhart was a member of Zonta and each January the Zonta Clubs honor her life with a special trip or event. Some of the recent programs included member Judith Redlawsk who has been a Zontian for 37 years, spoke about the 38,000 flight hours she has flown as a lead pilot. At another event, we celebrated Amelia Earhart’s life with a performance by The Mount Gretna Theater Touring Outreach who presented a show called, “Amelia Earhart, Lost Hero.”


Amelia Earhart

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship was established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-applied sciences or aerospace-applied engineering. It may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

For more information, see the Scholarship tab.

Calendar of Events

The calendar below lists the monthly Zonta club events. For more information about each event, see the appropriate monthly newsletter in the News tab.