Zonta Club of Joliet

Zonta Club of Joliet Holds Annual Fundraiser March 5 to Benefit Guardian Angel
The Zonta Club of Joliet will hold its annual fundraiser on Sunday, March 5, at the Crystal Grand, 12416 S. Archer Ave. in Lemont.

The event will begin with a social hour and cash bar from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased in advance from event co-chair Mary Baudino at mfbaudino59@aol.com or (815) 955-4066.

In addition to an elegant lunch, raffle tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event for the price of three for $10. There will be auction items including a week’s stay in a beautiful Fort Meyer Florida condo and raffle baskets ranging from $100 to $500 in value.  The theme of this year’s Zonta fundraiser is “Zonta Empowers Women Worldwide,”  which celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of women from all walks of life. The club will also honor the 2016/2017 Woman of Distinction, a person who has contributed to Zonta’s mission of improving the status of women locally and around the world. 

“Proceeds from our annual fundraiser support local and international Zonta charities,” said Zonta President Yolanda Reyes. “This year’s local charity recipient is Guardian Angel Community Services and the funding will be used keep abused women, mothers and their children safe.  The Zonta mission is to advance the status of women and we encourage our community to join us in this endeavor by attending this event.”

Zonta International was formed in 1919 and is headquartered in Oakbrook, Illinois. There are more than 33,000 members in over 1,200 clubs in 65 countries around the world.

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 Welcome to the Zonta Club of Joliet

Zonta Pres 201517 YoliThe Zonta Club of Joliet which was established in 1973 has been dedicated to improving the lives of women locally and globally through service, advocacy, and fundraising.

The Zonta Club of Joliet is a member of Zonta International – located in Oakbrook, Illinois. Founded in 1919 in New York, it has been committed to “empower women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy”. There are over 30,000 members in over 67 countries and we are proud to be a part of it.

Over the years our club has supported many organizations by having fundraising events for Guardian Angel Community Center, Habitat for Humanity, Prairie State Legal Services, and several others. We have supported women in their efforts to further their education by providing scholarships funds through the Jane M. Klausman, the Young Women in Public Affairs and through an endowment scholarship at Joliet Junior College.

The Zonta Club of Joliet is proud of its efforts in making a difference in the lives of women and our community. If you would like to be a part of this proud organization, please email Beth Colvin, Membership Chair at bclvn26@aol.com. We would love to hear from you.


Yolanda Reyes

President – 2015-2017