Zonta History

Zonta became incorporated

Zonta's base of operation moved to Harriet Richards' home in Utica, New York.

Founded in Buffalo, New York USA

Marian de Forest founded Zonta in 1919 at the Statler Hotel which was the home of the Buffalo Club until 1990 when it became Statler Towers office building.

First Zonta Convention

First Zonta Convention held in Syracuse, New York

Zonta Confederation becomes Zonta International

Zonta became international as clubs on Toronto, Hamilton, and St. Catherines, Ontario joined the confederation.

First European Club in Vienna, Austria

First European Club in Vienna, Austria in 1930

Headquarters in Chicago

Zonta headquarters moved to Chicago, Illinois.

Consultative status with United Nations

Attains consultative status with United Nations - 1946

First South American Club

First South American Club, Chile

First Asian Club

First Asian Club, Philippines - 1952

First New Zealand Club

First New Zealand Club 1965

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