From the moment I was elected I am aware of the responsibility that I have to assume in the office of the District 17 board. District 17 is one of the largest district across five countries and regions. Due to the diversity in nationalities and culture, women issues are different across the district. Perhaps it is the complexity that makes the work of the District Board more challenging and therefore, more interesting.
In May 2018 we have 76 clubs and 2,461 members. The key is District 17 is very robust in growth potentials. We are conveniently located in growth economies. Asian countries are young and resourceful. Yet our Gini indices do not make us proud. Asia has a large wealth gap between the rich and the poor. A lot of work need to be done.
Directions for a Better Future for All
Resources: D17 maintains resources to support ZI's mission and vision fulfillment
Empowerment thru Educational Opportunities
Advocacy: D17 is a leading advocate of women's rights
Membership: D17 builds and sustains a vibrant global membership
Service: Zonta's service programs reflect on and enhance its mission