November 6, 2017

Kerr Russell salutes Zonta Club of Pontiac North Oakland for 90 years of service

Zonta Club of Pontiac-North Oakland, is 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 treasure to local and international service projects that are designed to advance the status of women through service and advocacy.

Locally, the club is comprised of women and men living or working in the Pontiac North Oakland area who support the mission of Zonta. They hold a monthly business meeting to plan fund-raisers, service projects and advocacy efforts. A second program meeting is held most months offering topics of education or hands-on service opportunities.

The group will be celebrating its 90th anniversary on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 pm with a reception, luncheon and program at the Crown Plaza, 150 N. Opdyke Rd  Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326. You can sign up for the event and learn more here.

Zonta International is a global organization of members working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. There are more than 30,000 individuals belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas. Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives.   Together, Zontians around the world develop partnerships and programs that focus on  Service,  Advocacy, and Education locally as well as internationally.

OBJECTIVES

  • To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
  • 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.
  • Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian and nonpartisan.