Zonta Club of Alpena

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President: Kathleen Paterka

Club Charter Date: May 19, 1989

Congratulations to Zonta International District 15 Lt. Governor, Charlevoix Zonta’s very own Lani Ochs! Lani, a charter member of Zonta Charlevoix, was our club’s first President. Her passion and dedication to service and advocacy on behalf of women has inspired countless others in our local community and beyond. Lani assumed office June 1, 2020. In her position as Lt. Governor, Lani recently installed Zonta Charlevoix’s new Board of Directors for 2020-2021. We’re very proud of Lani, and we look forward to her continued leadership!



Happy Anniversary, Zonta Club Charlevoix!
In May 2019, Zonta Club Charlevoix members celebrated the 30thanniversary of their Club’s founding with a celebratory dinner attended by members and Joy Smith, Governor of Zonta International District 15. Zonta Charlevoix is an active presence in the Charlevoix community, working to advocate, promote and enhance the status of women on a local level as well as internationally. Zonta Charlevoix also supports leadership and educational endeavors for women and provides financial support for Zonta International projects in conjunction with the United Nations Committees, seeking to help improve the lives of women worldwide. Zonta Charlevoix has awarded more than $20,000 in local scholarships to young women. It has worked in partnership with Charlevoix Area Hospital, the Women’s Resource Center, the Charlevoix Area Library, the Charlevoix Center for the Arts, Camp Hayo Went Ha, and the Charlevoix Cinema, on events and projects supporting literacy, empowerment and self-esteem for women and for girls in K-12thgrades, breast cancer and other women’s health issues, and numerous other projects. Perhaps most importantly, Zonta and its members have been strong advocates for the prevention of violence against women and human trafficking, and for the rights of young women and children locally, nationally and internationally. Zonta’s goal is to eliminate all forms of discrimination and harmful practices against not only women and children, but against everyone. Women’s rights are human rights.

Charlevoix Zonta Happy Birthday Party and Mayoral Declaration


In Recognition of Zonta International’s 100th Birthday, Charlevoix Zonta club hosted a big birthday bash on November 10, 2019 at Charlevoix Public Library, and most of Charlevoix showed up… including the Mayor! In presenting Zonta Charlevoix with his Mayoral Proclamation, Mayor Luther Kurtz recognized and commended Zonta International and our Local Club as being a force for social good, both locally and globally.