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Welcome to the Centennial Celebration of the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C.!

As Zontians, we believe that a better world for women and girls is a better world. We invest our time, money and talents to support local and international service projects and scholarships that benefit women and girls. Cumulatively, our club has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships for women students at colleges and universities in Washington, D.C.

Our mission and values remain as steadfast today as when our club was founded by a group of women executives in 1922.

One century later, the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. is the 12th oldest Zonta International club and one of only a few member organizations with a legacy of 100 years of service to benefit women and girls in the Nation’s Capital of The United States of America.

Today we celebrate our 100-year legacy of ongoing service to create a world where women’s rights are recognized as human rights and women as well as girls are empowered to achieve their dreams.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the women whose shoulders we stand on and next to today – as we honor the contributions of trailblazing, courageous Zontians of the Washington, D.C. area during the past century and begin our 101st club year and our next century of service.

Rosa Goldsmith, President 2022-2023
Ramona Stoltz, Immediate Past President 2020-2022

President Rosa Goldsmith welcomes members and guests to the Centennial Celebration at The Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) on Capitol Hill, September 18, 2022.
President Rosa Goldsmith and former Club Presidents: L to R -Janet Southby, Ramona Stoltz, KT Harroun, Marilu del Carpio, Mary Ellen Bittner (Past Zonta International President), Sonya Baskerville, Jen Christensen, Deena Douglas, and Marta Calderon.
Club members with 30-39 years of Zonta membership, advocacy, and service.
Club members with 25 or more years of Zonta membership, advocacy, and service.
Members and guests enjoying the celebration in the SWG Library.
Past President Marta Calderon and member Sandra Ortega and Club Secretary Michele Smith.
Past President KT Harroun and club members Judith Fitzpatrick and Kathy Deutsch.
President Rosa Goldsmith with guests in the exhibit area. In the upper right is the SWG flag carried by Amelia Earhart on one of her historic flights. Amelia Earhart was a member of both Zonta and SWG.
Past Presidents Marta Calderon and Jen Christensen preparing to start the Centennial video presentation.
Area 4 Director Ramona Stoltz with Julika Enslin, graduate student at Georgetown, and Iain Guest, Executive Director of The Advocacy Project, Washington, DC.
Photos above and below show members wearing orange in support of the Zonta campaign “Zonta Says NO to Violence against Women.”
Zonta District 3 guests: Governor Lisa Burton, Past Governor Joanne Gallos, and Area 2 Director Linda Foster. 
Exhibit of awards and memorabilia from the Archives of the Zonta Club of Washington, D.C.
Recipe Book from the member’s submissions in celebration of the Club’s Centennial Anniversary. 
Display of the 1922 Charter of the Zonta Club of Washington, District of Columbia. 

Centennial Celebration Invitation