Zonta Club of the Black Hills

Since 1950 Zonta Club of the Black Hills has been supporting local efforts through advocacy, service projects, scholarships and fundraising as well as extending aid to women and children worldwide through Zonta International’s efforts.  Over the past decade we have raised, on average, $25,000 per year to support community based programs and scholarships and international projects making a positive impact on the lives of women and girls.  

Zonta Club of the Black Hills is a member of Zonta International, an organization of over 30,000 members in 64 countries working together to improve the status of women through international and local collaboration, networking, community service and advocacy.

Zonta Club of the Black Hills Mission Statement

To improve the status of women through international and local collaboration, networking and community service.

Congratulations to the 2015 Zonta Expo Grant Recipient

Zonta International District 12

Zonta Club of the Black Hills is one of 20 clubs in 4 states: Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming, that makes up the Zonta District 12 organization. For additional information see www.zontadistrict12.org.

District 12 consists of more than 20 local clubs in four states: Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Zonta International District 12 Mission Statement

The purpose of Zonta District 12 is to build, develop and maintain strong clubs through support, leadership and communication in order to further the mission of Zonta International.

District 12 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.

Zonta International

Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 60+ countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives. For additional information see www.zonta.org.

Zonta International Mission Statement

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Zonta International 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, every woman is literate and has access to education, health care, legal and economic resources on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.

Zonta International Objectives

  • To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
  • To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives and professionals.
  • To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
  • To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide p mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world.
The Zonta International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Zonta International, raises and oversees funds to support and promote Zonta’s global service and advocacy programs of Zonta International:
  • The Rose Fund enables leadership to expand programs and projects as needed and respond to immediate needs that may arise. Supports the general operations and administration of Zonta service programs and other activities.
  • The International Service Fund supports different projects each biennium that improve the quality of life for women through developing women’s leadership and economic skills.
  • The ZISVAW Fund (Zonta International Strategies to Eradicate Violence Against Women and Children) focuses on prevention, awareness and education to eliminate violence against women and children.


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Zonta Club of the Black Hills • President: Jessica Larson 
PO Box 8163
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709 • (605) 641-0859 • E-Mail: zontablackhills@gmail.com

Charter No. 0246 • District 12, Area 1 • Organized October 12, 1950
A member of Zonta Club International