VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA Service Project "wipe repackaging" event!
If Zonta members did not assist with this project, the VOA  staff would spend valuable work time away from helping families
in our area survive. Here's to our faithful Jan Kirch for leading this service hands-on project!    4/13/23


Rose Day Recipients

4 photo(s) Updated on: March 14, 2021


8 March 2021

Rose Day is celebrated along with International Women's Day as a time to reflect and give tribute to the women who have empowered you. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. Our Rose Day Recipients include (pictured above from left to right) Canada Salter, Tasha Frisinger, Charity Doyle, Lysa Allison, and Lynn Paulson (not pictured). Brochure from the presentation.

Monthly Donations to One Heart Campus in Rapid City

LITTLE STONES weaves together the personal stories of four women artists, from across the world, who dedicate their lives to empowering women and survivors of gender based violence to express and help eradicate the atrocities of domestic violence, human trafficking, extreme poverty, and female genital mutilation, with their unique art forms.

Thursday ~ November 1, 2018 ~ 5:30 - 8:00 PM ~ Dahl Fine Arts Center ~ Free Admission

Please click here to print a small poster to display to the public 

Please click here to print a large poster to display to the public

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Zonta sisters supporting and enjoying the 2016 American Heart Association Heart Ball! 

L-R - Laura Hovey-Neubert, Tracy Manning-Egge, Robin Albers, Janene Trammell-Polk, Cindy Guthrie, Sue Heil, Jan Kirch and Sue's daughter.  (Jo Prang was busy bidding on the wonderful auction items!)

Zonta International Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women recognized our club for its Silent Witness Project coordinated by our Advocacy Committee lead by Chairwoman Jessica Larson.  Thank you Jessica and committee members for your commitment to help end violence in our home town!  (click on the link below for the complete story)

What We Do

Zonta International seeks to empower women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy. With the generosity and collective action of Zontians and friends around the world, Zonta International has supported projects in 57 countries, provided scholarships and awards to women around the globe, and been a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, thereby transforming the world and women's place in it.


Worldwide, 70% of the 1.3 billion poor are women. Zonta International is committed to expanding women's access to skills training and income-generating activities that lead to sustainable livelihoods and economic independence. To this end, Zonta has supported programs that increase women's access to financial resources and generate higher wages through the establishment of all-female micro-credit programs, technical skills training and improved techniques in the production and marketing of goods.


Zonta International helps women overcome gender barriers to careers in traditionally male-dominated fields through the Amelia Earhart Fellowships and Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships. Gender inequality in education, however, begins much earlier in life. Of an estimated 93 million children not in school, 48.4 million are girls. Through Zonta's International Service Program, Zonta has increased access to educational opportunities and vocational skills training for girls and young women in Africa, Asia and South America.
Health Care
Access to quality, affordable health care has never been more important. Today, more than 15 million women are living with HIV, and approximately 530,000 women die each year during pregnancy or childbirth. Zonta International has supported programs addressing the unique health issues of women in different areas of the world including: efforts to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS through health education and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programs; the provision of basic health services and health education for women and children living in rural or poor urban areas; and the reduction of Female Genital Circumcision, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus, and Obstetric Fistula.

Youth Development

Zonta International believes that young women with a commitment to service and leadership are the key to improving the status of future generations of women. Through the Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Zonta encourages more young women to participate in public and political life by recognizing young women for their commitment to the volunteer sector, volunteer leadership achievements and dedication to the advancement of the status of women. 

Legal & Political

Women worldwide face systemized discrimination and countless barriers to living lives, free from legal, social, economic and political inequality. Zonta International works closely with the United Nations and its Member States to influence local and international laws and attitudes that affect women's lives. Zonta International, its districts and clubs advocate at all levels for laws and policies that appropriately address issues of gender inequality.

Violence Against Women

The human rights of women and girls are an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. Zonta's efforts to prevent violence against women worldwide focus on: raising awareness of, and improving education about, violence against women and children; implementing, promoting and enforcing local laws and policies that protect women and victims of violence; and providing medical, legal, rehabilitation and reintegration services for survivors of violence. In cooperation with the United Nations, its agencies and other NGOs, Zonta International has assisted victims and potential victims of violence and human trafficking around the globe.


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Zonta Club of the Black Hills • President: Karen Kierstead
PO Box 8163
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

Email: zontaclubbh@yahoo.com

Charter No. 0246 • District 12, Area 1 • Organized October 12, 1950

A member of Zonta Club International