“Zonta” is derived from a Lakhota word (Teton Dakota), a language of the Native-American Sioux peoples, meaning honest and trustworthy. It was adopted in 1919 to symbolize the combined qualities of honesty and trust, inspiration and ability to work together for service and world understanding.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Women’s rights are human rights.
  • By advancing the status of women, we improve society as a whole.
  • The key to change is the combination of service and advocacy.
  • Our strength is our worldwide and local presence.
  • International friendship encourages understanding and peace in the world.
  • We are united through purpose, values, and democratic principles.

Area Meetings – 2014

Area 1 – April 25 & 26 Black Hills

Area 2 – April 11 & 12 Laramie

Area 3 – March 29 Lakewood/Golden

Area 4 – April 4 & 5 Prowers County

Zonta Says No!

“We can’t and mustn’t ignore the fact: violence against women and girls is still pervasive in all kinds of countries and societies….Zonta International has been committed to its prevention and eradication for many years. In 2013, as the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women focuses on fighting violence against women,…a worldwide campaign saying no to violence against women. Do not look away. Join us!” – ZI President Lynn McKenzie