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The Zonta Club of Houston (ZCH) is part of Zonta International which was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, NY.  Today, Zonta International is a global organization of nearly 30,000 members in over 1,200 Zonta clubs in 66 countries.  See Zonta History for more information.

Mission:  Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Vision: 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.  In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.  In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.


ZCH also has a 501(c)(3) organization: the ZCHECF.  The fund's primary purpose is to provide scholarships and fund service projects that advance the status of women in the greater Houston area as well as globally through contributions to the Zonta International Foundation (ZIF).  For more information on our local service projects, scholarships and advocacy, please see "What We Do" on the menu bar.

If you share our purpose and our activities interest you, we would like to meet you!  See below for our Upcoming Events and Meetings. 



The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. Millions have rallied behind the hashtag #MeToo and other campaigns, exposing the sheer magnitude of sexual harassment and other forms of violence that women everywhere suffer, every day. Breaking the silence is the first step to transforming the culture of gender-based violence.  At the heart of this year’s theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women and Girls”, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and UNiTE Campaign’s observance of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls (25 November – 10 December), is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. The UNiTE Campaign is calling on everyone to join the movement to end violence against women, using the colour orange to make your action visible.

Leave No One Behind Action Plan

One in three girls experience violence in their lifetime—that is one too many. It happens in every country and every society. It happens at home, in schools, on the streets, at work, on the internet and in refugee camps. It happens during war, and even in the absence of war. Too often, it is normalized and goes unpunished.  No matter where violence against women happens, what form it takes, and whom it impacts, it must be stopped. The promise of the Sustainable Development Goals—to leave no one behind—cannot be fulfilled without ending violence against women.

References:  UN Women (

“Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” is a Zonta International campaign to raise awareness of and increase actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.  The campaign, which began in November 2012, features the service and advocacy actions of Zonta clubs and districts to prevent and end violence against women and girls in their local communities.  It also highlights Zonta International’s ongoing efforts to end violence against women and girls through the Zonta International Strategies to End Violence against Women (ZISVAW) program and through Zonta’s partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies.


Next Club Meeting

Please join us for our Zonta Club of Houston meeting!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
5:30 p.m. (social)

     6:00 p.m. (dinner & program)
Theo's Restaurant
812 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

You will have an opportunity to order off the menu.


Program: "Houston, We Have a Problem"

Speaker:  Poppy Northcutt, President of Texas NOW
"Onetime rocket scientist, sometime lawyer, fulltime feminist activist"


If you plan to join us, please register online below or with our meeting contact:    

 Mary Quinn
Phone 281-630-4487



Here is a link to our current Newsletter! October



Zonta Club of Houston Educational & Charitable Fund (ZCHECF)



Presents its

6th Annual Charity Clay Sport Shooting Event

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Registration: 9:00am | Event Start Time: 10:00am


Location: American Shooting Center

16500 Westheimer Parkway, Houston, TX 77082

Cost is $130 per person or $600 for a team of 5 and includes 50 targets at a reserved private 10 station course (shooter shoots alternate 6/4 targets at each of the 10 stations).  Non–Shooter Lunch is $25.00 pp. 

                             Also Included:         

      • 50 Targets per person at a reserved private 10 station course
      • Ammo- appropriate 12 gauge or 20 gauge
      • Eye & ear protection - yours to keep afterwards
      • Range officer- one per group/team of five
      • Scoring & computerized printout of scores
      • Loaner guns available at no cost (or you may bring your own)
      • Light Breakfast Snacks provided before the tournament
      • Lunch and Adult Liquid Refreshments following the shoot
      • Awards and gifts for the best Teams and best Male & Female shooter
      • Exciting Door Prizes

                             **Additional Games and Mulligans will be available for purchase**

                              **Non-Shooter breakfast and lunch is only $20.00 per person**
Sporting Clays is an exciting form of clay pigeon shooting, commonly described as “golf with a shotgun”.  It involves shooting clay targets at multiple locations (called stations).  The original idea behind sporting clays was to create an experience that more closely reflects actual hunting conditions. This allows for all generations to share the experience. 


             Supporter Signs: from $100 to $400 each.  Please show your support of the Zonta mission by purchasing a Supporter Sign.  These signs will be displayed at the stations and the Luncheon. 
Underwriter Sponsorships Available at:  $500, $750, or $1000.

We hope you can attend next year!  To register, to purchase a Supporter sign and/or become an Underwriter please Register Now
If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation to our 501(c)(3) fund:


ZCHECF is a 501c(3) organization.  Proceeds to benefit Zonta scholarships for young women in high school and university, as well as our local and international service projects.  Go to and for more information.  



For more information, please contact:

Lolis Steinbeck or cell/text (281) 808-4777


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