Events

 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!

This year there are women from 53 countries living in Carlisle as part of the IFP. On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 we will visit with these international women from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the U.S. Army Chapel at Carlisle Barracks where we will share lunch, information about ZI and thoughts on empowering women.

Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women and Children Rally

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey will hold its annual “Zonta Says No” Rally at the State Capitol Main Rotunda at noon to recognize the International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. This will be the 6th year for holding this rally and each year the event gets bigger as the message is shared throughout the community. Won’t you show your support and join us at the rally this year?

This year’s presenters include –

Representative Patty Kim will be speaking about bill (HB1215) on equal pay and equal rights for women. Senator Camera Bartolotta will be speaking on empowering women and children. Representative Sheryl Delozier will be speaking on violence against women and children. Amanda Parker, Senior Director and CFO for AHA Foundation will be speaking on female genital mutilation and child marriage. Jordan Pine, Founder of Greenlight Operation will be speaking on Human Trafficking and the need for a Safe House in our area for the rescued girls from trafficking. Zonta District 3 Governor, Joanne Gallos, will be giving her thoughts and closing remarks.

Last year, the speakers at the 2018 rally were: PA Senator Camera Bartolotta, PA Representative Sheryl Delozier, Donna Greco from the PA Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), Sonya Browne with Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties (DVSCP), Jordan Pine with Greenlight Operation and Zonta District 3 Governor Joanne Gallos who introduced the students and Zontians who had been standing behind the podium holding their advocacy posters. Another dignitary, Nancy Baulis, from the Zonta Club of Philadelphia was also present.

Amelia Earhart Program each January

Amelia Earhart was an early member of Zonta and each year we honor her with a special trip or event.

On January 10, 2019, the Speaker was Judith Redlawsk who has been a Zontian for 37 years. January is the month that ZI has always celebrated Amelia Earhart, so Judy spoke about the 38,000 flight hours she has flown as a lead pilot.

At another event held on April 3, 2019, we celebrated Amelia Earhart’s life with a performance by The Mount Gretna Theater Touring Outreach who presented a one hour show called, “Amelia Earhart, Lost Hero.” This engaging hour-long musical recounted Amelia’s life from childhood to her disappearance.

“WOMEN, LIKE MEN, SHOULD TRY TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. AND WHEN THEY FAIL, THEIR FAILURE SHOULD BE A CHALLENGE TO OTHERS.” 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.

Since the program’s inception in 1938, Zonta has awarded 1,603 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$10.3 million, to 1,174 women representing 73 countries. For more information, see the Scholarship tab.

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