Zonta Club of Central Tuguegarao welcomes new club

On 29 April, the Zonta Club of Central Tuguegarao held a Sponsoring, Organizing and Mentoring (SOM) orientation to prepare 23 future Zontians for their formal chartering as the Zonta Club of Quirino.

The incoming club members are empowered women who come from different backgrounds but are bonded by the sheer desire to help uplift the status of women in their community.

The incoming club voted for its first club officers and board members during the orientation, where they will be installed at a later date.

The clubs would like to thank District 17's Governor Ofelia "Lia" Bautista for facilitating the grant of authority to create the club and Area 4 Director Ana Carmela Ventura-Remigio for her inspirational message. They are also grateful to Club Creator of the Country Mila Catabay-Lauigan for the Orientation Proper; Vice President and Chair for PR and Communications Committee Helga Anne Treasure Ayuyang for the discussion on membership dues; Vice Area 4 Director Racquel Reyes-Aglaua for her talk on managing a club and its challenges and rewards; Club President Mary Marjorie Martin-Chan for her recommendations for possible service and advocacy projects; and Member of the Board of Directors Theresa Dimalanta for facilitation and protocol observation.

Further acknowledgment goes to Ludivinia Cauilan, Chair for the Education Committee; Chair of GAD Committee Maria Milagros "Mitoy" Fernan- Cayosa, Past Area 4 Director Susan Alivia-Carag; Secretary for Recording Annette Pedro, Co-Chair for PR and Communications Maribel Chan-Apidos and Service Committee Member Myra Beatriz De Leon, for sharing their club experiences and inspiring the new club to embrace Zonta truly. Their messages emphasized the importance of forming new Zonta clubs to make their services and advocacies accessible to more women in the country.