Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs
Z Clubs (for high school) and Golden Z Clubs (for college) are student clubs. These clubs help students develop leadership skills, promote career exploration, and encourage members to participate in school, community, and international service projects.
Z Clubs are actively mentored by Zonta Clubs. Zonta members assist Z Clubs with its projects, and Z Clubbers help with Zonta projects. This gives Z Clubbers a chance to work with professionals and business owners in our community.
The clubs choose their own fundraising and service projects each year, although each club has its own unique “signature” projects which they have repeated annually.
Established in 1948, the Z Club program is one of Zonta International’s longest-running programs. There are Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs all around the world – US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Bahamas, and numerous countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia. 25 different countries in total have Z Clubs, including one in Lebanon. There are Golden Z Clubs in 22 countries.
SWOCC Golden Z Club
Southwestern Oregon Community College Golden Z Club started in 2010. They deliver yellow roses to professors or staff who inspired them on Zonta Yellow Rose Day/International Women’s Day. They assist with the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event as well as decorate and distribute free Valentine’s Day cookies on campus.
North Bend High School Z Club
North Bend High School’s Z Club was created in 2017. North Bend Z Club reintroduced the old tradition of selling homecoming “mum” corsages in the school’s autumn colors of brown and gold.
Marshfield High School Z Club
Marshfield High School’s Z Club was created in 2008. Marshfield Z Club sponsors anti-bullying activities at the school each year. The Club has been working on opening “Pirate Pantry” which will be a food cupboard for hungry families of MHS students.