Zonta Club of Leelanau County was formed in 1988 by a group of Leelanau County women and mentored by the Zonta Club of Traverse City. Zonta’s focus as an organization for business and professional women who worked together to improve the status of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally was an attraction for founding members as it continues to attract women today.
Since the club’s founding in 1988, its members have tackled a variety of community projects. The club has provided hundreds of dollars in scholarships to encourage young women in the pursuit of non-traditional careers and it established an annual Career Day for eighth grade girls attending Leelanau County schools as a way to introduce them to a variety of future opportunities, including many non-traditional jobs.
Zonta also looks after the needs of the less fortunate in Leelanau County. The club organizes the annual Alice Busby Miles for Mammograms walk to raise funds for mammograms for uninsured or underinsured women and helps sponsor an annual Free Health Day. The Free Health Day provides free health screenings for uninsured or underinsured women and men in Leelanau county.
In addition club members do highway cleanups, sew mastectomy comfort pillows for breast cancer patients and support various organizations that benefit women.
Members of the Leelanau club also support the broader initiatives of Zonta International in its effort to improve the lives of women internationally. The mission of the Zonta Club of Leelanau County is to be an advocacy group, empowering women and children in our community through education, health promotion and financial support.
Sound interesting? We’d love to have you join us. To learn more about how Zonta membership benefits Leelanau County women check out the many reasons to join Zonta.
Take a look at our meeting schedule and list of planned programs too. We hope you’ll decide to become a member today!