We are a chartered club of Zonta International and are dedicated to advancing the status of women and serving our community through service, local and international contributions, and to achieving personal and professional growth in a nurturing and supportive environment.
Our chapter was chartered in 1926 by Mrs. Katherine Wallen who came from South Bend, Indiana. Our current membership is approximately 20 executives and professionals from diverse backgrounds. It is our focus to create a greater awareness and appreciation of the objects of Zonta through service to our community and to the world.
Time and Location
The Zonta Chapter of Minneapolis meets monthly from September to June on the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings are held at the Woman's Club in Minneapolis. Networking and cocktails begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the member meeting at 6:00pm. Board meetings are held at 4:30p.m.
Zonta meetings are for members only. If you wish to attend a meeting as a guest or would like to inquire about being a guest speaker, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Prospective Member form.
Our current Zonta Minneapolis Service Project is Alexandra House. Alexandra House is a non-profit organization located in Blaine & Anoka which provides 24-hr emergency shelter, support services & community advocacy to victims of domestic & sexual violence. All services are free. Their mission is: “To empower victims of domestic & sexual violence, and inspire social change, through education, support and advocacy”. Alexandra House serves approximately 2700 victims annually.
For a complete list of Zonta Minneapolis Service Fund allocation, click here.
Programs Zonta Minneapolis currently support
- Alexandra House
- Wayside House
- Jermiah Program
- Common Bond
- Faith's Lodge
- White House Project
Zonta Minneapolis supported programs
- Cookie Cart (www.cookiecart.org)
- MN Advocates for Human Rights
- Way To Grow (www.waytogrow.org)
Center Women's Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
for People with Autism
Achieving New Directions [WAND]
Robert Lewis House
and Caring Hands
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Learning Center for Homeless Families
in Science and Engineering [WISE]
Watch Program Minnesota Literacy Council
- MOAPP (www.moapp.org)
– Parent/Infant Attachment Program