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A VERY BRIEF HISTORY


The Zonta Club of Westchester, originally named the Zonta Club of Mount Vernon, was chartered April, 1931 with 17 members. True to the mission of Zonta International the chartered members worked tirelessly to meet Zonta’s mission and to grow the club. And grow it did.


During the war years, the Westchester club’s programs placed emphasis on what part women might and should play in maintaining the peace. After the war the Club expanded its involvement providing visiting housekeepers to homes where small children would have been left alone because both parents worked. The club provided financial support so young mothers and their children could go to summer camps and helped a young woman finish her nurse's training. These early club members also contributed to student loan programs and provided books and furnishings to the local Girl's Club.

In the 1966-1967 volume of "Who's Who in American Women" five Westchester club members were listed highlighting their great accomplishments.


In 1979, the Club's name was changed by Charter Amendment to the Zonta Club of Mount Vernon Area.

And in 2009, the Club's Charter was reissued as the Zonta Club of Westchester.

A hallmark of the Zonta Club of Westchester and Zonta International is their commitment to improve the legal, political, health, economic, and professional status of women. Throughout the club’s history members have remained dedicated to the ideals of empowering women by successfully implementing a multitude of service and advocacy projects. But Zontians all over the world know there is still so much to do.


GET TO KNOW US – AN OVERVIEW


As you will read in subsequent pages on this website it is evident the dedication and commitment of our members to the mission and values of Zonta International is unparalleled and unwavering.




 

          We accomplish these goals by supporting relevant legislation, collaborating with like-minded organizations; and           sponsoring educational programs to name a few.  (read more on What We Do and on Zonta International What We           Do).








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