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Mission: Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  
Vision: Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
Theme: Empowering Women through Service and Advocacy

District 1 encompasses an area of the New England states of the U.S. and Nova Scotia, Canada and was created in 1927. As a part of a global organization chartered to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy, we currently have 18 active, local clubs throughout our area. Made up of executives and professionals, we meet at the local, district and international levels to adopt service projects and programs that further the objects of Zonta International.



While most of the hands-on service is performed locally, we advocate for and fundraise for larger projects in the international arena. By banding together with a total of approximately 1,200 clubs in 67 nations and geographic areas, we are able to accomplish worthwhile work and advance the status of women around the world.

We also offer academic awards and scholarships which help prepare many women for an improved quality of life which benefits them and their families, and in turn their communities.

I encourage you to explore our website and see if there is a club in your local area that you could either become a member of or support the work of. We are always looking for new members to strengthen our organization and expand the reach of our work. We also endeavor to start additional clubs within our geographic area to further our organization’s mission.