Zonta Club of ZC celebrates Pearl Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00

Zonta Club of Zamboanga City, headed by its president Rowena Tan celebrated its 30th “Pearl” Anniversary last Tuesday, November 8, with a Thanksgiving Mass by Fr. Andy Barcelo at St. Joseph Church. A fellowship breakfast followed later at Lantaka Hotel.  This all women organization under the umbrella of Zonta International Club District 17 was founded by the late businesswoman Pacing Mañalac.

It is an active all women socio-civic club whose main objective is to uplift the plight of women and children in the society, and is hailed because of its humanitarian programs and projects.. The Zonta Ayudahan and Women Crisis Center at Canelar is one of its flagship projects. It has also a housing project at Boalan, and been conducting several medical-dental projects in different barangays. During natural and man-made calamities, they donate relief goods in affected areas.

Present during the celebration were PP Dr. Mila Fernandez, PP Chit Ong, PP Mary Usman, Baby Gayonilo, Evelyn Balbon, Rita Ong, Remy Yu King, Fatima Bagis, Lyn Sy, Jennifer Que, Syra Ong, and Vangie Chua. Missed were PP Cely Tan, PP Bernie Santiago, Cely Racho, Terry Chiong, Cora Castro, Romana Salazar, and Dr. Beng Fernandez. Incoming president will be businesswoman Nene Torres.