Evelyn Balbon in-coming Zonta Club Zamboanga prexy PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 June 2014 09:57

Former PNB bank manager, now a private practicing accountant, Evelyn Balbon will be formally inducted as the new president of Zonta Club of Zamboanga City tomorrow, June 14, at Lantaka Hotel. She will be the 34th Zonta president after the vibrant Pilar Torres. The club's theme this year is "Strengthening Zonta's Commitment to make a Difference, thru Service and Advocacy."

What I admire about Evelyn’s personality is her being demure at the same time a woman of action. She is one of the most active and dedicated members of this exclusive international service club of women. She graduated cum laude at Ateneo de Zamboanga University. Her husband is Jaime Balbon. They have two children, namely, Jeremy Balbon, a nurse by profession, and Dr. Janina Kristina Balbon.
The other officers to be inducted into office are Marichu Gapoy (president-elect), Sheila Marie Tan (vice-president), Cherry Belle Chua (recording secretary), Jennifer Que (corresponding secretary), Rita Ong (treasurer), and yours truly as the PIO. The board of directors are Pilar Torres, Rowena Tan, Dr. Bernadette Santiago, and Ophelia Gayanilo.
Zonta Club, founded in 1919 at the USA, is a global organization of women executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonat Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarships programs aimed at uplifting lives of women, children, and communities.
These are among the projects the club has been supporting and conducting. Zonta Zamboanga’s Ayudahan Center in Canelar is a place for livelihood and training center for women. Aside from tree planting, extending assistance during calamities and sponsoring medical-dental clinics, a free housing was built by Zonta for poor families.


By Tita Corteza