One hundred years ago, Zonta International was founded in Buffalo, New York, during a time when women had professions, but did not yet have the right to vote.
To celebrate women’s achievements since then, the Zonta Club of Johnson County hosted a luncheon Friday to specifically honor women in Johnson County who were the first to fill a service role.
Zonta Club Johnson County President Dianna Ward welcomed guests, including past and present members of Zonta.
“We are so pleased to have you with us today to celebrate Zonta International’s 100th birthday,” she said. “Zonta Clubs in 63 countries are having events today similar to this. The celebration follows the sun from New Zealand to Hawaii, over 47 hours.”