Our Mission

Zonta Club of Traverse City is a local and international organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. We envision a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. It is our goal that every woman is literate; has access to education, health care, legal and economic resources; and no woman lives in fear of violence.


Zonta is a word derived from the Lakhota (Teton Dakota) language of the Native American Sioux people.
It means honest and trustworthy, an integral component of the club principles.