Zonta Club of Alpena



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Over the last 50 years we have been able to provide grants and scholarships to elevate the lives of women in our community. We have advocated for policies and programs to support the needs of women locally, nationally, and globally. And we have forged strong bonds between women in our community and beyond that continue to benefit our local women, economy, and businesses. Zonta has and hopes to continue to do all these things for the next 50 years and we would appreciate your support in these efforts!
Please join us, along with our emcees, Andrew LaCombe & Nheena Weyer-Ittner, in Paying It Forward and celebrating our last 50 years at Barrel & Beam on May 17th, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, one hundred percent of ticket sales will go directly to the work of the Women’s Center of Marquette and the amazing work they do for our community! Your ticket for the evening will include light dinner fare from Vangos, dessert provided by Huron Mt., and a complimentary drink from Barrel & Beam. Individual tickets are a $75.00 donation, while purchasing two is a $140.00 donation. Purchasing information is included on the attached flyer or by using this link for EventBrite.
At the event, you will also have the opportunity to participate in raffle drawings for beautiful baskets valued at over $250 donated by local businesses including, but not limited to, Donckers & Delft, Nicolet Bank, Interiors by Design, Marquette State Farm Agents, and 906 & Co. Proceeds from these raffle ticket sales will go right back to Zonta to help us further our mission!
Lastly, we will be utilizing this event to highlight the amazing women within our community through our Honor a Woman campaign. With a $100 donation, you are asked to nominate a remarkable woman in your life that deserves our recognition. You may nominate someone presently in your life, or in memoriam of the beautiful life they lived. Women who purchase a ticket and attend the event will be honored in-person, however, attendance is not required to honor a woman. We will also honor these women through local media outlets and inform them of the donation made in their name via mail. All proceeds from this campaign will go directly back to Zonta in order to continue to help women in our community. What better way is there to honor your loved one than by paying it forward to other women? You may use the attached flyer or this link to nominate a woman in your life.
This promises to be an amazing night of generosity, community, and sisterhood! We hope you will consider attending and we look forward to seeing you there!
Luci Contois and Fellow Zontians



“Evergreen Award Luncheon”–  October,   NMU Great Lakes Room

“KOEZE NUTS FUNDRAISER”Westwood Mall November 24 – December 24th | TV6 Crafts Show – NMU Dome | Other locations TBD | or contact Zonta to orders. Nuts, Nuts, Nuts!

Holiday Koeze Nut Sale:
Our Koeze Nut sale is our most successful annual fundraiser. This past year we raised over $14,000. The money raised is used to fund our grant program. We begin planning in early fall and start selling in November up until Christmas. All of our members participate in the Nut Sale and have their lists of friends, family and co-workers that they sell nuts to every year. The Club also has a booth at the local mall during the weekends throughout the selling season, at the Superior Dome Winter Craft Sale and at a local business, Interiors by Design for shopper’s convenience.

“Holiday Dinner” with Marquette Alternative High School (formal)December  | Federated Women’s Clubhouse

“Econo Bagging Fundraiser” – February | Econo Foods, Marquette

“Membership Lunch” – February | Federated Women’s Clubhouse

“Rose Day Ceremony and Lunch”  – March | Federated Women’s Clubhouse Rose Day Nomination Form

“Grants Luncheon” – April | Federated Women’s Clubhouse

“Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony” – May | Federated Women’s Clubhouse

Joint Board Meeting – May | Federated Women’s Clubhouse

Evergreen Award of Marquette County – June | Federated Women’s Clubhouse Evergreen Nomination Form

Zonta Club Social Event – July/August | TBD

Launch Zonta’s Koeze Nut Fundraising Efforts – September