Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Founded in 1919, in Buffalo, New York, Zonta International has grown to more than 30,000 members in more than 1,200 Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas.
Zontians throughout the world volunteer their time, expertise, and support to local and international service and advocacy programs: and award and scholarship programs designed to fulfill Zonta International’s mission and objectives. Link to Zonta International website: http://www.zonta.org
Mission – 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.
District 9 was established in 1929 and includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. There are about 500 members in 25 clubs in the district. Throughout our history, District 9 Zontians have been active at the club, district, and international level, including serving as international directors, committee chairs, and four as Zonta International President. We continue to be major contributors to the Zonta International Foundation. Ms. Mele Spencer from Hawaii is the 2016-18 District 9 Governor. Link to District 9 website: http://www.zontadistrict9.org
Area 3 consists of five clubs in and around the greater Los Angeles metropolis: Antelope Valley Area, Burbank Area, Porterville Area, Santa Clarita Valley, and Conejo Valley Area.
Club – Conejo Valley Area
The Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley Area was established in 1972. It’s members live in Ventura County, California and the neighboring communities in the western portion of Los Angeles County. The CV Club has a rich history of substantial service and contribution to the local area, the District and Zonta International. The CV Club annually distributes some $8,000 in scholarships for women and girls, supports an elementary school Dual Literacy Program, local emergency assistance programs, as well as the Westminster Free Clinic – a weekly program to deliver free health services to the working poor of Ventura County, and their innovative Teen Training Program. The Club is a proud funding partner for ZTAP (Zonta Training and Advocacy Program), whereby paraprofessional adults train others to disseminate information and resources that will assist families dealing with mental illness and domestic violence issues. In past years, ZontaCV also supported a transitional home for battered families with Interface Family Services.