Pontiac North Oakland

President: Barb Swartzel

Chartered 1927

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 Zonta International mission and projects.

Check out our Video to learn more about ZONTA !! 

Zonta — WHO WE ARE

Upcoming Events

 LUNAFEST 2022 – Films made by Women for Women

Make your popcorn and settle into a comfy sofa safely at home OR enjoy IN PERSON at the Milford Independent Cinema eight short films (80 minutes in total) made by women for women. This year’s films challenge our perceptions about the world and our place in it, spark conversations, strengthen connections, and inspire us to be better versions of ourselves. This year we are all about documenting the struggles women encounter, from an animated poem about Covid-19 isolations, a young girl’s creative solution to keep in touch, an immigrant’s surprising dog walking experience, to a social experiment with surprising results.

Join us In Person on Saturday Nov. 5th at the Milford Independent Cinema

or Virtual Screening starting Saturday Nov. 5th for 48 hours.

All Tickets 25.00  

Tickets support the Zonta Pontiac North Oakland Foundation that supports women locally and internationally.

Our Oscar Winning Sponsors: 


Our Red Carpet Sponsors 




16 Days of Activism

Zonta Pontiac North Oakand supports Zonta International’s 16 Days of Activism each year.  November 25  thru December 10, Zontians unite in our Campaign Worldwide. Follow us and join Zontians around the world as we advocate for women. 

In Oakland County 2020:
Reported Domestic Violence
Assaults = 5,066
Fatalities = 6
ONE is too Many  


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 ???

–  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 comeLooking for the next Zontians – to join us on our Journey !   Check out ABOUT US and GET INVOLVED pages and/or contact us !

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 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. or added to our Zoom meeting invites send us a request.