ZONTA positively changes women’s lives in our local community and internationally.

We advocate for women's rights

We partner with our community to achieve common goals

We contribute our time, talent and treasures

We raise money for scholarships, grants to local non-profit organizations, and support Zonta International's projects

Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Deadline February 8, 2022

Receive $1000 for the 2022 academic year.


Join Zonta during our District 8 membership drive!

Do you want to learn more about Zonta? Guests are encouraged to join us for one of these informal learn, talk, meet, and greet opportunities.

Wednesday, 1/19, 5:30-6:30 pm at Uptown Grill

Friday, 1/21, 5:30-6:30 at Heritage Distillery, Tumwater

Please RSVP’s so Paige can get a large enough table or space! Stay tuned for more opportunities coming in February.


All new members who join during this membership drive get half-dues

(regular member = $90; Young Professionals = $50).

Are you already a member? Click here for how you can help us grow our membership.


ANOTHER “BAD GIRL” THROUGHOUT HISTORY


Few trailblazers capture the imagination like Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937), a world-famous pilot who broke records weekly and led a group of revolutionary female aviators. After a nomadic childhood in the United States with her family, Earhart found her calling at the age of twenty when she took a ten-minute ride in a plane at an air circus. It cost her father ten dollars and started her legendary career.

Amelia worked odd jobs until she saved up one thousand dollars for flying lessons from Neta Snook—the first woman graduate of the Curtiss School of Aviation. Earhart was the sixteenth woman to be issued a pilot’s license. A year after her first lesson, she set her first record for highest women’s altitude flight in her first plane, the CANARY. She would go on to set many more records, including first solo female transatlantic flight in 1932.

But before that, she made a name for herself as the first female flight logger to make a transatlantic flight, with pilot Wilmer Stultz. Her records from that flight became her first published work --. 20 HRS, 40 MIN – made her a star. She became the face of many promotional campaigns including one for the Transcontinental Air Transport in which she endorsed for the then fledgling commercial air industry. She also directed her celebrity status toward creating professional opportunities for women in the aviation industry. She formed and served as president of The Ninety-Nines, an organization of female pilots. Many Zontians belong to this prestigious organization, including Joan Knapp, District 8 Amelia Earhart Committee Chair and Past District Governor. Amelia also became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University to mentor young female aviation students. When she married George Putnam, the publicist who brought her into her name-making transatlantic flight, she had a letter delivered to him on their wedding day, stating her terms for their marriage and demanding to retain their status as equal partners. She refused to change her name, even at the New York Times’ insistence on the “proper etiquette” format. Amelia Earhart’s life ended too soon when she vanished during an attempted record-making flight around the world in 1937. Her mysterious disappearance only cemented her legend.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was an active member of the Zonta Club of Boston and New York from 1928-1937.

Since 1938, Zonta honors her legacy through the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program. This scholarship has awarded almost $9 million to women pursuing aerospace related careers.

Zonta of Olympia Virtual Variety Show!

Event was held September 18, 2021


ZONTA CLUB OF OLYMPIA'S VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED, PURCHASED TICKET, AND MADE CONTRIBUTIONS. YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERNCE IN OUR ORGANIZATION, OUR COMMUNITY AND AROUND THE WORLD.


WE APPRECIATE YOU!

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