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

Congratulations to Jan Suess

2022 Exceptional Women Award

From Soroptimist of Olympia

We Bought a STUD

We donated to South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build fundraiser … Decorate a Stud!

At the Installation/Induction event in May everyone decorated and signed our STUD. It was then delivered to Habitat to be installed in one of the homes built this year. We will be notified which house so we know where our little bit of support will reside!

2022 Officers and Board (missing: Sage Myers and Rae Anne Toth)

Past Presidents (Gail Dahlhoff and Toy Kay were also in attendance)

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End Child Marriage in the United States

4,831 children were married in the State of Washington between 2000 and 2018

Watch this 2 minute video to learn more why a child should not be a bride. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a6sk4fowYk

Zontians are working with Unchained At Last and UNICEF USA to pass state laws to make 18 the legal age to marry. Only six states have passed laws to end child marriage and unfortunately Washington State is not one of them.

Zonta International has supported ending child marriage since 2014

    • 2014-2018 Zonta contributed US$2 million to delay early marriage in Niger

    • 2018-2020, Zonta contributed US$2 million to the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage – the first private-sector donor to the Global Programme.

    • 2020 Zonta International announced an additional commitment of US$1,500,000 to UNICEF USA to support Phase II of the Global Programme through 2022.

You don't have to be on the advocacy committee to contact the legislature asking them to sponsor a bill to make 18 the legal age to marry in the State of Washington. Contact Judy for more information.

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