Zonta International is a worldwide organization of executives in business and the professions working to advance the status of women. Zonta’s mission is to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy and envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights. Zonta International was founded by Marian de Forest right here in Buffalo, NY in 1919 and is celebrating our 100th anniversary. As a member of Zonta International, with over 30,000 members in 66 countries, we work with Zonta International and the UN on international service projects to improve women’s lives.
The Zonta Club of Hamburg-Orchard Park was founded in 1966 and celebrates over 50 years of service to its local communities. Our Club provides scholarships for local high school seniors as well as for women returning to school. We advocate for women’s issues, especially in the area of domestic violence. Our service projects have included serving meals at the Ronald McDonald House, creating birthday bags for a local food pantry, assembling Birthing Kits to be sent to mothers in developing nations, Warm the Children and Family Justice Center.
We meet on the second Monday of the month at J.P. Fitzgerald’s in Hamburg, and we would love to have you join us!