Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy.
How we live the mission
You have often heard of the slogan “Think globally – act locally.” This is at the core of how Zonta Clubs try to help. Local clubs will hold events and participate in activities that foster our mission. We do this by:
- Advocacy – communicating issues relating to women in our local areas
- Service – helping with specific women’s issues in our local areas by volunteering to help with everything from a home revamp for a disabled,elderly woman to gathering products for a local domestic violence shelter
- Fundraising events – proceeds go to local scholarships, local women’s charities, and a portion goes toward our international biennium projects.
- To provide service at global and local level.
- To improve the legal, economic, educational, and professional status of women.
- To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of members.
- To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
- The Confederation of Zonta Clubs was founded on Nov 8, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y.
- Nearly 30,000 members in 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 66 countries
Zonta Club of Lincoln:
- Chartered: May 1, 1957
- Member of Area Three
- Area Three is member of District 6
“Zonta” is derived from a Lakhota (Teton Dakota), a language of the Native-American Sioux peoples, word meaning honest and trustworthy. It was adopted in 1919 to symbolize the combined qualities of honesty and trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and world understanding.
The emblem is not simply a decorative design. It is an adaptation and composite of several Sioux Indian symbols which when superimposed take on a special significance for Zontians.
Learn more about the history behind the formation of the Zonta emblem.