Z is for Zonta!

Our Zonta Club has been serving the local community since 1927.
In those 90 years over $500,000 has been contributed to benefit local women.

We are 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 are committed to local and international service projects that are designed to advance the status of women and empower women through service and advocacy.  Zontians can be found around the world, all working to support the mission and projects of Zonta International.

Why Zonta? See our Video


Or click on our Empowering Women image below 

Call to Action - Support the ERA

Why Support these ERA Petitions?

  • The ERA will constitutionally protect the equality of rights under the law regardless of sex
  • The ERA has met all ratification requirements but has not been published
  • Women continue to face discrimination based on sex
  • The ERA will clarify rights in the ongoing fights against unequal pay, workplace harassment, domestic violence etc.
  • Petitions: S.J. Res. 4/H.J. Res 25
    • Bipartisan
    • Will affirm that the ERA is a valid part of the Constitution
    • Join Zonta USA, the League for Women Voters and add your signature NOW!

Join Zonta USA, the League for Women Voters and add your signature NOW.
We shall not rest until Women’s Rights are recognized as Human Rights.

Upcoming Events

BIG THANK YOU for making our Spring Luncheon a Success!

Check Back for details on our Fall Fundraiser. 

Zonta International’s Vision

Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.

In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.


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

Do  you have the Anatomy of a Zontian? ARE YOU:

–  A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes

–  A person who has a passion for women’s empowerment, gender equality and service for a change in both the local and international community

–  A person committed to lead and establish lasting bonds for a journey that is yet to come.

We are looking for the next Zontians to join us on our Journey.
Check out the ABOUT US and GET INVOLVED pages and/or contact us.

Please join us as we support women in our area and make connections within our club and community.

For additional information or to be added to our mailing list send us a request.

Pontiac North Oakland

President: Barb Swartzel

Chartered 1927