About Zonta

Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of 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 Zonta 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 scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's mission and objectives.

Zonta International Objectives:

  • To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy
  • To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of members
  • To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world

Note: Zonta International, its districts and its clubs are nonsectarian and nonpartisan.

Zonta District 17 Goals 2014-2016

PURPOSE - Our Purpose is to uphold our Zonta Goals

PLEDGE - We Pledge to advance the Status of Women World Wide

PROACTIVE - We will be proactive in achieving our objectives

Our Club Vision & Mission 2014-2016

  • To uphold Zonta's Mission, Vision, and Goals.
  • To continue to disseminate Zonta's advocacy to stop violence against women.
  • To adopt and actively support our District's Theme by conducting seminars in various schools in our city to all young students to prevent or reduce teenage pregnancies and early marriages.
  • To grow awareness and visibility of Zonta in our city by participating in our city's various activities in advancing the status of women, enhance prior projects set up by previous presidents such as maintenance of the Zonta Park and Zonta Building, support of orphanages and conduct of medical missions.
  • To increase membership and foster / improve members' wellbeing.

Our Club History

Organization of the Zonta Club of Baguio was initiated through Hon. Trinidad F. Legarda's invitation to some civic-minded women leaders to extend the Zonta Ideal to the Baguio Community. It was most readily accepted by a group of Baguio women executives in business and the professions who were enjoined for membership. On January 9, 1969 a training/ orientation was conducted by Fely Roxas Tanco. On January 24, 1969, Zonta International Organization and Extension Committee Chairperson Dorothy Thompson and Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma confirmed the establishment of Zonta Club of Baguio. There was an initial membership of 15 women. Election of officers was conducted and the members elected the following officers: Purificacion Claridad, president, Dativa Roque, vice president, Mary Ann Rosales, secretary, and Sister Trinitas Valdes, ICM, treasurer. On February 3, 1969, in a special ceremony at the Baguio Country Club, the Club was awarded its membership into Zonta International with Charter No. 0621 and the club officers were installed by then Chief Justice Fernando and with special guests Dorothy Thompson of Ontario, Canada, Justice Cecilia Palma, and Fely Roxas - Tanco. On April 18, 1969, Zonta International President, Helvi Sipila of the Helsinski, Finland Club received the club membership.

Noteworthy projects include a reconstruction of a school building in 1992 at the Lucban Elementary School complex. In 2002, Zonta Club of Baguio completed construction of its own building at 171 Military Cut-Off, Baguio City through the concerted efforts of all members. In 2006, the Baguio City Government approved the adoption by the Club of a park now called Zonta Park.

The Zonta Club of Baguio was instrumental in the chartering of additional Zonta Clubs in Area 4 and the most recent club chartered in May 2014 was the Zonta Club of La Trinidad.

Our Club Officers & Board of Directors 2014-2016

   President    Lorna Mandapat
   President Elect    Elsie Franco
   1st Vice President    Evelyn Chan
   2nd Vice President    Isabel Lagman
   Treasurer    Jane Young
   Secretary    Jennifer Balatian
   Asst. Treasurer    Debbie Pulido
   Auditor    Nita Bueno

   Directors    Amy Pangilinan
     Norma Arevalo
     Gloria Vergara
     Angelita Meneses
     Teresita Marcelo
     Jhona Legaspi
     Donna Rufino
     Nancy Alabanza
     Evelyn Ng
     Pamela Chu

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Our Committee Chairmen 2014-2016

   Membership    Nenita Bueno
   Service    Evelyn Chan
   Advocacy    Amy Pangilinan
   Nominating    Teresita Marcelo
   United Nations    Angelita Meneses
   Public Relations & Communications    Jhona Legaspi

Our Club Members

   Name    Classification
   Nancy Alabanza    1112 - Business Manager
   Norma Arevalo    3311 - Retail Manager
   Jennifer Balatian    2312 - Medical Practitioner
   Myrna Bautista    2421 - University Lecturer
   Nita Bueno    2512 - Community Worker
   Julie Cabato    2311 - Medical Practitioner
   Evelyn Chan    1112 - Business Manager
   Pamela Chu    2312 - Medical Practitioner
   Nimia Concepcion    1112 - Chancellor ( University)
   Angelita Dela Cruz    1112 - Business Manager
   Maria Bryce Fabro    1112 - Business Manager
   Ophelia Flores    1191 - Construction Manager
   Elsie Franco    2312 - Medical Practitioner
   Marie Jose    2381 - Dental Practitioner
   Isabel Lagman    2323 - Registered Nurse
   Jhona Legaspi    1289 - Social Security Office Manager
   Lorna Mandapat    2211 - Financial Examiner
   Teresita Marcelo    1193 - Manufacturer
   Angelita Meneses    3212 - Financial Market Dealer
   Evelyn Choy Ng    3323 - Hotel Manager
   Virginia Orina    1112 - Business Manager
   Elizabeth Pagar    3311 - Retail Manager
   Irma "Amy" Pangilinan    3321 - Caterer
   Debbie Pulido    1112 - Business Manager
   Donna Rufino    3321 - Restaurant Manager
   Pacita Salvosa    3293 - Property Manager
   Estrella Tano    3293 - Estate Agent ( Real Estate)
   Gloria Vergara    2121 - Architect
   Jane Young    1112 - Business Manager

Service Projects

1) Past Projects Conducted

  • Medical/ dental missions to elderly females.
  • Education/ scholarship programs to indigent students
  • Feeding programs to street children and mental patients
  • Continuous outreach to Wangal Orphanage
  • Literacy programs with objective to employ women.
  • Vocational courses for self-employment

2) Current Service Projects

  • Sponsoring of Literacy Programs and Vocational courses for employment purposes. A recently concluded Literacy Program for Medical Transcription for unemployed nurses was conducted in February 2015.
  • Continuous outreach to Wangal Orphanage. Next visit will be on March 10, 2015.
  • Medical missions for the elderly females held last January 16, 2015. The next medical mission will be conducted sometime September 2015 and January 2016.

Advocacy Projects

1) Past Advocacy Projects Conducted

  • Coordination and assistance with Save the Women of Baguio
  • Support movement to Stop Violence against Women by conducting seminars on awareness and legal aspects to different universities in Baguio City.
  • Girl Child Projects to make them understand the importance of personal hygiene and awareness of their rights at an early age to education, shelter, protection, and prevention of teenage pregnancy.

2) Current Advocacy Projects

Growing awareness among the youth to Stop Violence against Women and Child , prevent or delay early marriages and teenage pregnancies, and encouraging the youth to finish their school for a better quality of life. All these messages are disseminated through seminars. So far, Zonta Club of Baguio has conducted the following seminars:
  Sept. 9, 2014 Seminar on Life Skills to Cordilleran Freshment with about 50 participants
  Oct. 14, 2014 Observance of Girl-Child UN Day was done with a seminar given to 180 Grade 6 female students at the Lucban Elementary School with emphasis on abuse committed against women and girls, how to prevent such abuse, and what to do in case the child witnesses or experiences an abuse.
  Nov. 18, 2014 Seminar conducted to about 250 University of the Cordilleras freshmen female and male students to grow awareness to Stop Violence against Women and added talks on building self- esteem.

Leaflets with inputs from the Police Womens' Desk on what to do in case there is an abuse committed are distributed in all our seminars.
Upcoming Seminars to be conducted with the same message as indicated above:
  April 2015 Seminar to High School Female Students in a public high school
  October 2015 Observance of Girl- Child UN Day in a public elementary school
  Nov. 2015 Seminar in another public high school
  April 2016 Seminar in another public elementary school

The reason we target the youth in growing awareness to Stop Violence against Women and Girls is that we hope that early on, the youth become aware of the symptoms of abuse, how they could prevent it, what legal remedies are available to them, and that these young kids would be the ones to grow awareness among the elderly members and relatives of their family that such abuse should be stopped and what are their human rights, legal rights, and actions to undertake to protect themselves against such violence.

Membership

Club members have been entasked to recruit at least one new member. So far, we have inducted 3 new members and we hope to induct 3 more by April 2015.The Club's goal is to increase membership from 30 members as of June 2014 to 50 members by June 2016.

Visibility

Zonta Club of Baguio will participate in Baguio City's Observance of Women' Month on March 10, 2015 by joining the ceremonies and parade carrying the Zonta Banner. A photo exhibit will also be conducted at the SM Baguio wherein all active womens organizations in Baguio were invited to participate in the photo exhibit.

The Zonta Park was spruced up in preparation for the Christmas and summer holidays with heavy influx of tourists into Baguio especially for the famous Baguio Flower Festival during the month of February.

Contact Us

Name: Lorna Mandapat
Email Contact: lmandapat_cteisi@yahoo.com

Photo Gallery

 
  MEMBERS OF THE ZONTA CLUB OF BAGUO at ZONTA CLUB OF BAGUIO BUILDING.
 
  BAGUIO ZONTA PARK
 
  OBSERVANCE OF UN GIRL-CHILD DAY AT LUCBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - GROWING AWARENESS TO STOP VAW - WITH 180 FEMALE GRADE 6 STUDENTS ON OCTOBER 14, 2014
 
  OBSERVANCE OF UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CORDILLERAS TO 250 FRESHMEN - BOTH FEMALE AND MALES
November 18, 2014
 
  MEDICAL MISSION - JAN 16, 2015
 
  MEDICAL MISSION FOR 55 FEMALE SENIOR CITIZENS AND 5 MALE SENIOR CITIZENS HELD AT THE ZONTA BLDG WITH THE PARCTIPATION OF ZONTIANS IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION. MEDICINES WERE GIVEN AND ECG, BLOOD FLOW, AND BLOOD SUGAR TESTS DONE FOR FREE.
January 16, 2015
 
  LITERACY PROGRAM - ZONTA CLUB OF BAGUIO SPONSORED THE TESDA TRAINING OF 30 UNEMPLOYED NURSING GRADUATES BY PROVIDING FREE USE OF ITS BUILDING FOR MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION TRAINING TO GIVE THEM ALTERNATIVE EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS IN THE BPO INDUSTRY
FEB 1 TO 27, 2015

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