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Zonta International is a leading

global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide

through service and advocacy.


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.



To work for the advancement of understanding, good will and peace

through a world fellowship of executive women in business

and the professions united in the Zonta ideal of service. 

To honor my work and consider it an opportunity for service.


Zonta Club of Lockport was organized as an outgrowth of

a business women's club at the Lockport YWCA

Early in the Fall of 1920, they became the 11th charter club

of the Zonta Clubs of America (now Zonta International).

Founded on the selective classification plan,

the Zonta Club of Lockport became a reality with

33 active members on November 5, 1920.

Joining efforts with other Zonta Clubs,

we strongly assist in the world-wide service programs. 

On-going is the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for graduate study in Aviation Science. 

Zonta Club of Lockport has also contributed to

Zonta International Domestic Violence Program,

Zonta International Strategies To End Violence Against Women (ZISVAW),

and their International Service programs.

A major focus of the Zonta Club of Lockport is Scholarships to women. 

These include a one-year scholarship for Liberal Arts study,

[2] two-year scholarships for attendance at Niagara County Community College,

a one year scholarship to a Niagara County student

who has been as active participant in the 4-H program

and a two-year scholarship to a mature woman to return to college study. 


Other local community projects have included service related to

women, family, education and health.

In addition to Zonta activities, each Zontian has her own special community interests. 

Be it literacy, church, hospital, library, Kenan Center, YWCA, senior citizens or others.


Each Zontian is committed to doing her part

to improve the quality of life in the community.

Zonta Club of Lockport, NY Inc., Charter #11, District 4, Area 3

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