Our Club

The Zonta International, Northwest Cook County Area Chapter is a group of professional women who strive to improve the lives of women throughout the world and in our local community. The club performs several service projects throughout the year.

The Zonta Club of Northwest Cook County Area:

  • provides Members opportunities for hands-on service;
  • advocates on issues affecting the status of women at the local, state, national and worldwide levels;
  • supports the programs and projects of  Zonta International, District 6 and Area 1
  • raises funds for local scholarships to support educational opportunities for women; and
  • raises funds for local agencies in the prevention of violence against women.

Zonta Clubs are unique among service organizations for their international ties, opportunities for volunteer service and advocacy for issues affecting the legal, economic, health, educational and professional status of women.

Our strength lies in our local and international member diversity:

  • in professions
  • in age
  • of race
  • of cultures

Our Mission

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 have events and participate in activities that foster our mission. We do this by doing the following:

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 part goes towards our international biennium projects

Our History

Zonta International:

  • The Confederation of Zonta Clubs was founded on Nov 8, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Over 31,000 members worldwide as of 2010

Zonta Club of Northwest Cook County:

  • Chartered: [insert date here]
  • Member of Area [insert Area here]
  • Area [insert area here] is member of District 6

Our Emblem:

The Z

The origin of the word “ZONTA” is from the language of the Sioux Indian, and it was adopted as the Zonta International name in 1919.

THIS symbol – composed of MANY symbols – becomes ZONTA’s symbol – a radiant group of executive women in business and the professions, who are loyal to the same inspired goals of SERVICE and WORLD UNDERSTANDING with none but the most TRUSTWORTHY and HONEST motives.

Our Objectives

  • To provide service at global and local level.
  • To improve the legal, economic, educational, and professional status of women.
  • To work for the enhancement of understanding, good-will, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
  • 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 universe.