Standing Committees

The Zonta Club of Jefferson City ask that all of its members be proactive, get involved and serve on one of our standing committees. Below is a list of Zonta’s Standing Committees

Amelia Earhart – Raises awareness of Amelia Earhart as a Zontian and a Woman of Achievement.

Bylaws and Standing Rules – Keeps an accurate record of any changes to our bylaws and standing rules and presents them to the board of directors annually.

Courtesy – Sends cards and/or flowers to members as appropriate

Finance – Prepares the budget, oversees club finances, organizes fund-raisers which includes the raffle.

Historian – Maintains a collection of memorabilia and organizes items in a scrapbook

Irene Robinette High School Scholarships – Organizes the three Cole County high school scholarships awards of $1,000 each.

Legislative Awareness – Researches status of women issues to ensure service and advocacy activities are in keeping with the mission of Zonta International.

Membership – Promotes recruitment and retention of club members, monitors membership attendance and committee work, updates membership information and holds regular mentoring meetings.

Program – Plans meeting programs and other club activities according to Zonta’s mission and goals.

Public Relations – Develops a plan for awareness of the objects of Zonta International and club activities. Coordinates between event chairs for assistance with publicity

Second Chance Scholarship – Organizes the scholarship awards for women who have financial need and are at least 24 years of age. Proceeds from the Women of Achievement luncheon fund these scholarships.

Service – Plans club community service projects in line with Zonta’s mission.

Status of Women – Presents information to club members on the status of women locally and worldwide and recommends ways Zonta can improve the status of women. This committee promotes the participation and selection of qualified candidates for the Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship and the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.

Students of the Month – Organizes the selection and recognition of students each month from Jefferson City High School, Helias High School and a Cole County High School.

United Nations/International – Presents information to club members about our involvement in the United Nations which includes UN Day, October 24 and chairs the 5K Run/Walk each fall.

Women of Achievement – Organizes the WOA event, which is held in the spring. There are numerous sub-committees which obtain sponsors, plan logistics, receive nominations for the award, work with the media, etc.

Z-Club – Serves as liaison between Zonta and the young women’s Z-Club. Z-Club meets monthly with programs and service projects during the school year and is inclusive of all Cole County high schools.

ZISVAW – Raises awareness about projects supporting Zonta International Strategies to prevent Violence against Women