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Charlevoix Area                   Chartered May 19, 1989                                        President: Beth Strawbridge
Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.

Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, USA, Zonta takes its name from the Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning "honest and trustworthy". 


Zontians volunteer their time, talents and energy to local and international service projects that are designed to advance the status of women.

The Zonta Club of Charlevoix Area was chartered by the Zonta Club of Petoskey, and is part of District 15, Zonta International.  The club has 39 members, 8 of whom are Charter members.  Over the years, the Club has been active in enhancing the status of women internationally and on a local level.  The Zonta Club of Charlevoix also supports leadership and educational endeavors for women, as well as provides financial support for Zonta International projects that are often in conjunction with the United Nations Committees, serving to help improve the lives of women and children worldwide. 
The Zonta Club of Charlevoix meets the ideals and mission of Zonta through annual hands-on projects including:

* Sights on Success - 'Free Annual Confidence-Boosting and Team Building All-Day Retreat for Middle-School Girls'

* The Mastectomy Pillow Project - Personal pillows made for breast cancer patients.

*Community Information - Programs on Pertinent Women's Issues


* Collecting Needed Items - Provided to the Women's Resource Center and local food pantry.

* Mad Hatter Tea Party - Elementary age young women and their "special person" tea.


We also provide four scholarships to help women and girls advance their educational opportunities, and contribute to Zonta International to support international service projects.

Zonta Club of Charlevoix
P.O. Box 234
Charlevoix, MI. 49720