Chartered March 11, 1980
Member of Zonta International

Empowering Women Locally and Nationally

Zonta Says ‘NO’ to Violence Against Women Rally

Since 2012, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg and 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), Hope Inspire Love, AAUW, and from PA Legislators and students in the Golden Z-Club of Penn State Harrisburg, Lebanon Valley College, and the community.

This year the Zonta Club of Harrisburg and Hershey held a “Zonta Says ‘NO’ to Human Trafficking” Rally.

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, on the Steps of the Rotunda of the State Capitol the Zonta Club held their “Zonta Says “NO” to Human Trafficking” Rally.  This event is part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in our continuing campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls.

See the Advocacy and Education tab for more information about the Zonta International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign.

Amy Peffley, President of Zonta Club of Harrisburg and Hershey











The speakers at the 2022 “Zonta Says ‘NO’ to Human Trafficking” Rally were:

Amy Peffley – President Zonta Club of Harrisburg and Hershey (click here for video)
Senator Camera Bartolotta – PA 46th Senatorial District (click here for video)
Representative Sheryl Delozier – PA 88th Legislative District (click here for the video)
Suzanne V. Estrella, Esq – Commonwealth of PA Victim Advocate (click here for the video)
Maryann McEvoy, M. Ed. – PA Child Advocate: Office of Advocacy and Reform (click here for the video)
Rhonda Hendrickson, VP – Harrisburg YWCA (click here for the video)
Zozan Kucukaydin, PCAR Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator (click here for the video)
Amy Thurston, President and CEO Hope Inspire Love (click here for the video)

International Fellows Program (IFP) to celebrate International Women’s Day

Zonta Club of Harrisburg and 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!

On March 7, 2023 members of the club visited with the international women at the U.S. Army Chapel at Carlisle Barracks where we shared an amazing array of food, told our Zonta story, gave the ladies Zonta roses, and gave the children Good Bears of the World teddy bears. We enjoyed an afternoon of music, conversation, wonderful food and a reminder of the universality of the goal to build a better world for women and girls.

The Golden Z Club at Penn State Harrisburg

The Zonta Club of Harrisburg and 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.