“Zonta” is derived from a Lakhota Sioux word meaning honest and trustworthy. It was adopted in 1919 to symbolize the combined qualities of honesty and trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and world understanding.
The Zonta emblem is not just a decorative design. It is a composite of Sioux Indian symbols which when combined signify a radiant group of successful business executives and professionals who are loyal, honest, trustworthy and inspired to advance the status of women worldwide.
The beauty of a single yellow rose has been a favorite Zonta symbol for decades. The yellow rose has adorned many Zonta items from stationery to clothing, and has been used in many charter and anniversary celebrations.
Zonta Club of Marathon is a local chapter of Zonta International, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Nearly 30,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas.
Empowering Women through Service and Advocacy