The Zonta Club of Cortland was chartered on October 12, 1973. As a service organization, the major focus of our activities involves fund raising in order to make donations to area projects and volunteering for, and serving on, boards of the major agencies of the community. Local service projects include contributions of approximately $8000, with awards to agencies such as YWCA’s Aid to Victims of Violence and the Jacobus Center for Reproductive Health. In addition, the Zonta Club of Cortland awards scholarships to two female high school seniors from Cortland County schools and a non-traditional scholarship for a woman who wants to further her education and reenter the workforce.
Zonta also sponsors prizes for the annual YWCA Famous Women Essay Contest and gives special recognition for volunteer service to a local teenager through the annual Jean M. Coon Award. This year, the club once again held a fashion show/fundraiser.
We support and maintain the Zonta garden on Clinton Avenue.