Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
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.
Membership in Zonta offers professional women an opportunity to make a difference in their communities. Zontians encourage high ethical standards and give time, talent and energy in the areas of women’s development, health, education and cultural needs.
Each member brings a uniqueness of talent and perspective to the issues we value. Through Zonta International, Zontians share ideas and service across cultures and continents.
The Zonta Club of Farmington Novi, a local club of Zonta International, takes part in, and contributes to, both international and local service projects.
International service projects change, or are re-instated, every two years. Local service projects vary from club to club, and are determined by members and the needs of the communities in which the club serves. .
"ZONTA" is derived from a Lakhota word (Teton Dakota, a language of the Native American Sioux peoples) meaning honest and trustworthy. It was adapted in 1919 to symbolize the combined qualities of honesty and trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and world understanding.
The emblem is not simply a decorative design. It is an adaptation and composite of several Sioux Indian symbols which, when superimposed, take on a special significance for Zontians. For the full story of the Zonta Emblem, please visit www.zonta.org.
The Yellow Rose is Zonta's Symbol of Fellowship.
Zontian's celebrate Zonta Rose Day (March 8th - which is International Women's Day) to honor and celebrate inspirational women.