The Zonta Rose  

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Member of Zonta International

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  

Vision:  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, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.  In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
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Meeting Information

The Zonta Club of Gaylord Area meets 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Otsego County Airport.  We do not meet in June and our December meeting is a Christmas Party typically at a members home.  

Please contact us at with your interest!

  • Business Meetings typically end before 7:00 p.m.  Quite often, after business meetings we will enjoy drinks or dinner together; the location is determined after business is finalized.
  • We do not have a meeting in June. However, please watch for our scholarship recipients in the Alpenfest Parade.
  • Our December meetings are a Christmas Party.  The location varies from year to year, please contact us for details:
What We Do
The Zonta Club of Gaylord Area supplies annual scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors in Otsego County, a local Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Inland Seas Young Women in Science Scholarship, plus an annual scholarship through the Women's Resource Center to support a survivor returning to school.  We also act as a funnel to the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.  

The Zonta Club of Gaylord Area seeks to further our mission of empowering women through service and advocacy.  Our local projects are ever evolving, however the Hospital Book Bag Project remains our steadfast constant.  This program puts gift bags in the hands of all new mothers at Otsego Memorial Hospital.  Those bags contain some board books for infants with literature on the importance of reading to children.  It also contains resources such as a child development wheel, baby's first library card, local resources for new moms, and more.  See brochure below for more information.
Club Officers

President - Amber Theriault
Vice-President - Karin Beyer
Recording Secretary - Rhonda Howard
Corresponding Secretary - Phyllis Mead
Treasurer - Cherie Nutter

Directors -
Trisha Chandler, B. Suzanne Whyte, Anita Lawnichak

Please join Zonta in honoring Mary Tomaski for making our community stronger with her tireless commitment to charitable organizations.  We know she has invested considerable energy and effort into many AAUW programs including the Book Sale, Woman Making History Luncheon, Tech Savvy and so much more.  She shares her talents with OMH Foundation and Otsego County Community Foundation Board.  She serves selflessly with a smile bringing joy to many positive efforts.