Why Join the Zonta Club of Leelanau County?

Founded in 1919, Zonta takes its name from the Lakota Sioux word meaning “honest and trustworthy.” Today Zonta International has 33,000 members and 1,200 clubs in 68 countries. Zontians around the world volunteer their time, talents, financial support and energy to local and international service projects that assist women with legal, political, health, educational, economic and social improvements in their lives.

While women in many parts of the world have made significant strides in their status, there are still many areas of our globe where women still face poverty, illiteracy and discrimination. Zonta’s international service fund addresses these issues by selecting three projects in different critical areas of the world, designed to target the urgent economic, social and educational needs of women.

If you’re looking for a service organization that’s focused on the needs of women you need look no farther. Zontians in Leelanau County use a mix of traditional and non-traditional skills to make things better for their neighbors and friends as well as for women around the world.

When you join Zonta many people benefit.

  • You benefit by becoming stronger and more confident, supported by a group of women who are also strong, confident community leaders.
  • Leelanau County benefits from the commitments Zontians have to making Leelanau County a better place to live for people of all socioeconomic levels.
  • You get the opportunity to network with other professional women, making key business contacts and learning from each other’s experiences.
  • You learn leadership skills as you work on Zonta projects, lead committees or take a leadership position within the organization.
  • You have the opportunity to share your experiences through teaching and mentoring other Zonta members and the community that Zonta reaches out to.

Why not become a member of Zonta today?

“Zonta members provide role models for girls in Leelanau County. Many of our members started out in business as the only women in their field. Today Zonta’s Career Day and scholarship programs make us unique because we are focused on encouraging young women to choose the career they want, not to have their choices limited by stereotypes.”

—Kathie Wing, Past-President, Zonta Club of Leelanau County

Learn how other members of the Zonta Club of Leelanau County have benefitted from their Zonta membership. Or learn more about the club’s goals for the future. To directly contact a club leader, check the list of club officers and directors.