Zonta Club of Alpena

East Lansing

President: Kristin Creighton

Club Charter Date: 1978

P.O. Box 23
East Lansing, Mi 48826


Zonta Club of East Lansing, is one of over 1,200 clubs of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization.  Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, Zonta takes its name from the Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “honest and trustworthy.”  Zontians volunteer their time, talents and energy to local and international service projects that are designed to advance the status of women.

Zonta gives you the chance to be a part of something much larger than yourself…

Zonta allows you to give of yourself to others, to actively participate in the selection of service projects to help your community, and to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women worldwide.

Please Join Us…

We meet for lunch on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the University Club, located near MSU:

University Club
3435 Forest Rd.
Lansing, MI.  48910
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Interested in visiting the club:  Contact:  Etta Abrahams


Open and download full list of violence against women facts:  Facts About Violence Against Women



Zonta Club of East Lansing Area has the funds to grant a local non-profit organization up to $5,000 per year, with renewal for up to two additional years for a total grant amount of up to $15,000.  The initial grant amount of up to $5,000 is payable during April every year. It is expected that additional grant amounts, if any, would be disbursed annually in April.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award


Women, aged 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying at a secondary school, college or university in a Zonta district/region, or who are studying elsewhere but are citizens of a Zonta country, who demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply.

  • Active commitment to volunteerism.
  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
  • Volunteer leadership achievements.
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
  • Support in Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Complete the application PDF below and email it to:   mframe80@gmail.com

** Applications now Closed for 2023!**

2023 YWPA Application

2023 YWPA Application Recommendation Form

2023 YWPA Verification of Current Enrollment Form

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

The Zonta Club of East Lansing Area (ZCELA) is pleased to offer the Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.


  • enrolled student in any business or business related program
  • current sophomore through final year of Master’s program
  • outstanding academic record
  • demonstrated initiative, ambition and commitment to pursuing a career in business, especially entrepreneurial enterprise.

The successful applicant will earn a $1,500 scholarship award from the Zonta Club of East Lansing Area and will go on to compete for a $2,000 scholarship at the district level and then potentially for one of 37 Zonta International awards of $5,000 each.

2023 scholarship documents AVAILABLE NOW ! Scholarship Application Deadline: July 1, 2023.

Complete the application PDF below and email it to:   mframe80@gmail.com


Flower Coupon Letter and Form 

How would you like to receive a tax deduction on your flowers and garden supplies?

You can when you buy them through the Zonta Club of E. Lansing area, a 501(c)3 organization serving local nonprofit organizations that improve the status for women and children.   20% of your total payment is a charitable donation to ZCELA.

Flower coupons are redeemable at Christian’s Greenhouses and never expire. Click the link to get the form:  ZCELAFLOWERCOUPONFORM