Zonta Club of Oil City – Franklin

Founded in January 1951

Twenty-eight members

Contact for more information: 

President, Suzanne (Sue) Williams

Service Chair, Cindy Eckert

COVID CARES Kit Distribution


Oil City – Franklin’s most recent service project is their COVID cares kits that were put together for school aged children across Venango County at the start of the fall 2020 school year.    The club constructed 1000 kits that contained 1 water bottle; 1 bottle of hand sanitizer; 1 package of Kleenex; 1 package of hand wipes; 1 mask; and 1 thermometer (depending upon available supplies).  Grant money was received through the County of Venango and a local charitable organization to offset the cost of the supplies included in the kit. The club was happy with the outpouring of community support and donations as well.

Oil City – billboard campaign with the PPC Violence Free Network & Shelter. 

Zonta members: Front Row: Deb Lutz (front), Second Row (L-R): Rebekah Deal, Sallie Johnson and Betsy Kellner, Back Row: Cindy Eckert

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Wear purple on Domestic Violence Awareness Day

The Zonta Club of Oil City – Franklin recently partnered with the PPC Violence Free Network & Shelter on a new billboard located in Oil City in the campaign to end violence against women.

ZC if Oil City – Franklin and PPC encourage us all to: 

Know the Red Flags of Domestic Violence

If you know someone who:

    • Is afraid of their partner – even with no other red flags
    • Has been strangled (choked)
    • Recently separated from their abusive partner
    • Was assaulted when pregnant
    • Has been forced or coerced into unwanted sex
    • Is experiencing increased violence from their partner

Or whose partner:

    • Has threatened to use a weapon or has access to a gun
    • Is constantly and violently jealous
    • Has threatened suicide
    • Has broken through a door or window to get to them
    • Stalks them, including electronically
    • Abuses alcohol or drugs


Please call the PPC Toll-free 24 Hour Hotline:  1-800-243-4944

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