Zonta Membership

Zonta welcomes men and women with experience in a recognized business or profession.
Members work to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy.

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Member Spotlight

 

Angela Garrey

My Zonta story...

Angela Garrey

I grew up in Augusta, Michigan (where there are many golf courses in such a small town) and graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan (where I found my place).  I moved to Traverse City in 2006 (longest place I have ever lived in my adult life). I live in TC with my husband and two children and am the Associate Director of Admissions at Ferris State University.

I am passionate about bringing women together to be better human beings and to help those in need when life is not going as planned. From the beginning, I wanted to start to get involved with the community. Zonta is a great fit for me as it is about empowering women and helping make a difference locally and across the world. In 2013, domestic violence hit me personally as a dear friend was taken too early from this world at the hands of an abuser. My fight for Lori makes me want to build on the strengths of Zonta and continue to do better for those who need help.

Rose Coleman

My Zonta Story...

Rose Coleman

I moved to Michigan from Florida in 1993 after completing college (late in life) for my nursing degree. I met my husband Joe and have had 20 wonderful years! I joined Zonta in 2012 after researching their mission and the impact this organization has both globally and locally.

As a mother and grandmother I am passionate about providing opportunities to young women to pursue their individuality, independence and their dreams. I am especially honored to chair the Status of Women Committee. This committee provides scholarships and awards to young women in Grand Traverse and surrounding counties that might not otherwise be available to them. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than giving to others.

Courtney Myers

My Zonta Story...

Courtney Myers

I moved to Traverse City in 2010 after graduating from college to pursue a career in insurance. I am currently a commercial agent at Ford Insurance Agency.  A few years after having lived in the area, I decided it was time to join a service group. I joined Zonta in Spring of 2014. During my time in Zonta, I have had the chance to serve on a number of committees and have found my niche as the Chair for our Z Club at Traverse City Central High School. I have been delighted to watch our Z Club members take on service projects in the community, build their professional networks and explore career opportunities.

Not only has Zonta given me the opportunity to give back to the community and network with other businesswomen, it has allowed me to further my goals of helping guide youth. When I am not working or volunteering, I’m spending time with my wonderful husband, Mike, and our two dogs, Kyle (Great Dane) and Andy (Jack Russell).

Frequently Asked Questions

How big of a time commitment is Zonta?

As a hands-on service organization, membership in Zonta means time commitment. The lunch meetings (1st and 3rd Wednesdays at noon) are mandatory, although you may ask to be excused in advance. Members are also asked to serve on at least two committees. Zonta members look forward to these commitments and perhaps one of the finest benefits of membership is the lifelong friendship formed with other members from all walks of life. Check out our new member welcome letter for more information about the responsibilities of membership.

How can I learn more about the Club?

The best way to get to know us better and inquire about membership is to join us at one of our monthly lunch meetings. We meet the first and third Wednesday of the month at noon at the NMC Hagerty Center. Come be our guest!

Is there a way I can connect with Zonta without committing time?

If you are unable to make the commitment of membership but want to be connected to Zonta Club of Traverse City and support the mission of Zonta, consider becoming a Philanthropic Friend. With an annual fee that goes to support the club, you will be welcome at lunches and events and will receive club communications. For more information, contact us.