Zonta Club of Alpena

Who We Are

President: Kathleen Paterka

Club Charter Date: May 19, 1989

The Zonta Club of Charlevoix Area was chartered by the Zonta Club of Petoskey, and is part of District 15, Zonta International.  With its twenty-three members (three of whom are Charter members), the Club 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 Club of Charlevoix also supports leadership and educational endeavors for women and provides financial support for Zonta International projects (in conjunction with the United Nations Committees), serving to help improve the lives of women worldwide.

The Zonta Club of Charlevoix meets the ideals and mission of Zonta through annual hands-on projects including:

* Sights on Success – Leadership Training All-Day Retreat (free!) at Camp Hayo-Went-Ha for Middle-School Girls with emphasis on confidence-boosting and team-building activities

* Comfort Pillows – Club members participate in crafting and sewing breast surgery pillows for use by breast cancer patients post-op. The pillows are donated to Charlevoix Area Hospital and local surgeons who provide them to their patients recovering from surgery.

*Community Involvement – Sponsoring local programs and educational opportunities on pertinent women’s issues

* Collection campaigns – Providing non-perishable food items and personal products to local food pantries, women’s shelters, and Charlevoix Area Hospital Emergency Department

* Annual scholarships – providing funding for local scholarships to qualified applicants, helping women advance their educational opportunities.

Interested in learning more about Zonta Club of Charlevoix? Think it might be the right fit for you? Congratulations, you’re already a prospective member! We’d love to chat with you about our club, our members, and tell you more about Zonta, and share how we go about making a difference in the lives of women and children at local, national and international levels. If you would like more information, or to join our Club, please contact any Zonta member or our Membership Chairperson, Lani Ochs.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 234
Charlevoix, MI.  49720

Club Officers and Directors

President Kathleen Paterka
Vice President Betsy Collier
Secretary Carol Paxton
Treasurer Vel Kammermann
Director Kris Schaperkotter
Director Mary Anne Evans
Director Jill Dipert
Director Tami Whitley