Glendive History

Zonta Club of Glendive was organized on July 14, 1953 with a certificate issued on September 21, 1953. At the charter dinner, seventeen people joined the newly organized club. New Zontians were state employees, county office holder, real estate agent, florist, restaurant owner, attorney, cattle rancher, nurse, bank employees, dress shop owner, osteopathic physician or office managers.
Activities sponsored by Zonta throughout the years included sponsoring the County Wide Spelling Bee, Golden Age Club (birthday celebrations held at Nursing Home and Grandview), Boys and Girls Club, Girl’s State delegates, Community Concert Association, Bloodmobile, Special Olympics, Literary Program (providing books to put in postpartum gift bags), Sponsoring a booth at the Health Fair, Sponsoring prizes for the classroom with the highest percentage of students receiving 7th grade immunizations. Zonta also purchased benches for Makoshika Park Visitor Center, purchased shrubs to be placed at the courthouse. Money was also donated to the City of Glendive to put up “Handicapped Parking Signs”.
Proceeds from a Candle Light Dinner for two raffle fundraiser provided a scholarship for sophomore lady attending Dawson Community College in 1971.
In 1967, Z-Club was organized at the high school. Since then, students at DCHS, belonging to Z-Club have sponsored and worked on several community service projects at the school and community.
In 1974, Zonta began the Zonta Flea Market, first held at the Krohn Building where over 85 craft tables provided the community a variety of crafts. Zonta, besides sponsoring the tables, also sold concessions. The Bazaar has been held every year since and in 2013, over 100 booths were rented at the EPEC (first one at EPEC in 1997) and Zonta continued to sell the food concessions. Money earned from the fundraiser is used for several donations and community projects. We also provide scholarships to the graduating senior Z-Club members.
In 2014, 15 members listed on our Zonta member list include credit union managers, private business owners or past owners, county employees as well as elected county officials, office assistants, teachers, health care workers, private business employees, ranchers and farmers.
A service project started in 2010 was our “Coats for Kids” project. With funds received from our pie-baking project, coats are purchased for children 0-18. Information is given to local schools, daycares, domestic violence, child and family services and other agencies telling them about the project and providing them contact information to pick up coats for needy children. Donations from the communityhas also contributed to our project. In 2014, our club also donated to the EPEC (where Bazaar is held) money to purchase tables and chairs. A donation was also made to the Boys and Girls Club and the Dawson County Fair, to help with the new restroom project.