Z Clubs

Z/Golden Z Club Committee: Helen Hester-Ross

My goals for the 2016-2018 Biennium are to visit every Z and Golden Z Club in our district. I will gather ideas for increasing the number of these clubs in District 6. I will also provide information and support to each Zonta Club on how to sponsor a new Z/Golden Z Club.


Z and Golden Z Clubs

Since 1948, Zl has continued to support youth through two international service projects. Z Club supports high school students and the Golden Z Club supports college students.  Both provide opportunity to develop leadership skills; explore and advocate for women’s issues; and to participate in community, school and international service projects.  As of 2014 there are 202 Z Clubs and 77 Golden Z Clubs throughout the world.

District 6 is proud to support the following 8 clubs

  • Z Club – Frankfort Senior High School – sponsored by Frankfort since 1969
  • Z Club – Belvidere High School – sponsored by Belvidere since 1972
  • Z Club – Lebanon High School – sponsored by Lebanon since 1978
  • Z Club – Bishop McNamara High School – sponsored by Kankakee since 1995
  • Z Club – Streator High School – sponsored by Streator since 1996
  • Z Club – Clinton Prairie High School – sponsored by Frankfort since 2004
  • Z Club – Beloit High School – sponsored by Beloit since 2014
  • Golden Z Club – University of Illinois – sponsored by Lincoln since 2012

Resources for starting a new Z Club or Golden Z Club

Check out the Z and Golden Z Club page for information at: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/ZClubsGoldenZClubs.aspx

Below are resources created for District 6:

Z and Golden Z Club Presentation (powerpoint)

Z and Golden Z Club Presentation (pdf)

Z Club and Golden Z Club Startup (pdf)

District Z Club Committee Responsibilities (pdf)

Club Responsibilities for Z startup (pdf)

D6 Z Chair’s Responsibilities (pdf)


New Zonta Club of Milwaukee Z Club

On Wednesday, March 29th, the Zonta Club of Milwaukee proudly participated in the chartering ceremony for their new Z Club. Nineteen members of the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Female Empowerment Movement (F.E.M.) Z Club were inducted and officers sworn in under the direction of Susan Harmon, District 6 Z and Golden Z Club Committee Chair. The F.E.M. Z Club Charter was presented to the new club by Tamara Hagen, Governor of District 6.



New Z Club Sponsored by the Zonta Club of Milwaukee

The Z Club of Milwaukee High School of the Arts Female Empowerment Movement was officially chartered on December 19th, 2016. Congratulations go out to the Zonta Club of Milwaukee for sponsoring this new Z Club. Please welcome these new Z Club members and wish them much success in their endeavors.

Kankakee ZClub


The Z Club meets at the Bourbonnais Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Our Z Club will be assisting the Z Club Committee with the Salvation Army Bell Ringing on December 15th. Thank you to the committee and Z Clubbers!

Pictured below are the students who attended the recent Z Club meeting celebrating their “New Year”. z-club

Joliet ZClub News

Fearless Females ZClub is in full activity mode. We are grateful for their participation in Take Back The Night, Festival of Culture and the women and Girls Health Expo.

Exxon will host ZClub members, Thursday November 3rd for Lunch and Learn 12-12:30 p.m. session with their Professional Women Network, Tricia Simpson will facilitate this meeting. Zontians are invited to attend. RSVP to Ross, helen@comcast.com

Pam Hunte is the November speaker for the ZClub. This talk on Zonta International will initiate the ZClub fundraiser for the international projects. Dave’s coffeecakes are the fundraiser. Order forms will be available at the next meeting.

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