ZONTA IS AWESOME
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Zonta Club of Cheektowaga-Lancaster is one of 35 Clubs that make up District 4. It is one of over 1200 Clubs that make up Zonta International. With more than 31,000 individual members – Zontians – are thriving in 65 countries.
The objects of Zonta International and of our individual districts and clubs are to:
- Improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy;
- Work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions;
- Promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and
- Be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs, and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world.
Vision for the Future:
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, every woman is literate and has access to education, health care, legal and economic resources on an equal basis with men.
In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
Zonta takes its name from the Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “honest and trustworthy”. ZONTIANS provide service to both their local and international communities through a wide range of service projects and events. Our members regularly support functions to acknowledge International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, and United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on the 25th of November.