Zonta Club of the Black Hills Membership

Zonta is a classified organization which draws its members from a variety of businesses and professions in the community, giving Zonta members the opportunity to meet executives and professionals in a variety of occupations, whose work is very different from their own.

Membership is open to professional women committed to improving the status of women through international and local collaboration, networking and community service. Being a Zontian has many benefits including the intrinsic rewards of service, enjoyment of great fellowship and advantages of strong mentoring, networking and support.

 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

The best way to become a member of Zonta Club of the Black Hills is to get in contact with a current Zonta member and ask her about Zonta. Let her know you would be interested in attending a meeting. You are welcome to attend a business meeting with a member to learn more about Zonta first hand.

Likewise, please feel to complete a membership application and return it to our Membership Committee at zontaclubbh@yahoo.com.

Interactive membership application     Print and complete membership application

ZONTA MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership means participation. Zonta members have a responsibility for regular attendance at monthly meetings, participation on one of the acting sub-committees of the club and payment of annual dues. In addition to these responsibilities, there are many other service and social opportunities in the club. Oh, and let’s not forget . . . have FUN and network with a fabulous group of women!

The rewards of membership in Zonta are far reaching and include:

  • Making a difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere
  • Participating in and support quality service, advocacy and scholarship programs
  • Meeting a diverse range of executives and professionals through member networking
  • Building leadership and mentoring skills
  • Enjoying fellowship and fun through international understanding.  
Zonta members serve and advocate for women and participate in activities that make a difference locally and internationally.

Zonta provides the vehicle for members who share common values to work together to meet common goals. You will meet a diverse group of interesting and stimulating women, locally, nationally, and internationally. You are welcome at Clubs worldwide.

Zonta provides members interested in developing leadership potential with opportunities for growth at a variety of levels; in the local Club, at the District level, or the International level. You will learn new skills and gain self-confidence in a caring and supportive environment.

Zonta Clubs work on both the local and international level for the advancement of women. Zontians serve as role models within their own community.

Zonta provides members with a rare opportunity for international participation through its links with several United Nations agencies, through annual workshops and conferences and through its biennial international convention.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

The Zonta year runs from June 1-May 31. New member *dues are $215.00 ($223.24 for online payments) for the 1st year and yearly *dues of $185.00 ($192.24 for online payments) after that. Half year dues of $128.50 ($133.48 for online payments) are available after Dec. 1.

*NOTE: Due to fees charged to the club by PayPal, there is a convenience fee (shown above) added to online payments.

ZONTA MEETING INFORMATION

  • Held the second Thursday of each month

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Fork Real Cafe', 324 St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701

  • Lunch is available for purchase

  • Reservations are required

  • Prospective members should contact any Zonta member to let them know you'd like to attend - we'd LOVE to get to know you!

OFFICERS AND BOARD 2024-2025

President - Karen Kierstead
President Elect - Salyiah Terry
Vice President - Kim Jackson
Recording Secretary - Shirley Hehn
Corresponding Secretary - Margo Julius
Treasurer - Joyce Drummer
Treasurer-Meals - Traci Fitting
Assistant Meals treasurer - Kyle Blada

DIRECTORS 

Carrie Martinez - 1 year
Vacant - 1 year

Jennifer Baloun - Serving year two of 2 years
 Beth-Anne Ferley - Serving year two of 2 years

COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND CO-CHAIRS

Advocacy/ZI/UN: Margo Julius, Chair
Amelia Earhart/Scholarships/Awards: Shirley Hehn, Chair
By-laws/Parliamentarian: Linda Lea Viken, Chair ~ Lisa Wesolick, Co-chair
Finance/Audit: Joyce Drummer, Chair
Fundraising: Saliyah Terry and Shirley Hehn, Co-chairs
Historian:  Jo Prang, Chair
Media/Communications: Gogie Enstad, Chair ~ Audrea Martin, Volunteer
Meals: Traci Fitting, Chair ~ Kyle Blada, Co-chair
Membership/New Member/Fellowship: Salyiah Terry, Chair
Service/Programs: Anna Quinn,Chair
Nominating: 

Pep President: Carrie Martinez
Past, Past Pep: Jo Prang

Zontian of the Year: Anna Quinn
Past, Past Zontian of the Year: Karen Kierstead 

Karen Kierstead - District 12 Area 1 Vice-chair

Service and Advocacy

Zonta members serve and advocate for women and participate in activities that make a difference locally and internationally.

Networking and Fellowship

Zonta provides the vehicle for members who share common values to work together to meet common goals.  You will meet a diverse group of interesting and stimulating women, locally, nationally, and internationally. You are welcome at Clubs worldwide.

Diversity

Zonta classification system ensures a broad membership drawn from many businesses and professions, and thus provides opportunities for interaction with others outside one’s own particular area of expertise.

Personal Development

Zonta provides members interested in developing leadership potential with opportunities for growth at a variety of levels; in the local Club, at the District level, or the International level. You will learn new skills and gain self-confidence in a caring and supportive environment.

Advancement of Women

Zonta Clubs work on both the local and international level for the advancement of women. Zontians serve as role models within their own community.

International Interaction and Travel

Zonta provides members with a rare opportunity for international participation through its links with several United Nations agencies, through annual workshops and conferences and through its biennial international convention. 

Service and Advocacy

Zonta members serve and advocate for women and participate in activities that make a difference locally and internationally.

Networking and Fellowship

Zonta provides the vehicle for members who share common values to work together to meet common goals.  You will meet a diverse group of interesting and stimulating women, locally, nationally, and internationally. You are welcome at Clubs worldwide.

Diversity

Zonta classification system ensures a broad membership drawn from many businesses and professions, and thus provides opportunities for interaction with others outside one’s own particular area of expertise.

Personal Development

Zonta provides members interested in developing leadership potential with opportunities for growth at a variety of levels; in the local Club, at the District level, or the International level. You will learn new skills and gain self-confidence in a caring and supportive environment.

Advancement of Women

Zonta Clubs work on both the local and international level for the advancement of women. Zontians serve as role models within their own community.

International Interaction and Travel

Zonta provides members with a rare opportunity for international participation through its links with several United Nations agencies, through annual workshops and conferences and through its biennial international convention. 

Upcoming Community Events

July 11, 2024 11:30 AM • Fork Real Cafe 324 St. Joseph St., Rapid City, SD 57701

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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