Espina: November is Zonta month-A A +A
Monday, October 7, 2013
THE Province (Resolution 1135-2014) and City of Cebu (Resolution 13-0426-2013) have declared November as Zonta Month in recognition of the 45th anniversary of Zonta 1 and the enumerable projects of Zonta 1 and Zonta 2 in advocacy and services, education, environment and ecology, entrepreneurship, health, scholarship and youth.
The Zonta 1 won the Most Outstanding Club in advocacy at the International Zonta District Convention in Hong Kong, specifically in its projects addressing the plight of women and children to curb domestic violence and promote gender equality. It had series of forums—the biggest so far, with 1,500 participants from all schools, at the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) in cooperation with Integrated Bar of the Philippines Cebu and USJ-R College of Law—and put up a center for this purpose at the Gullas Hospital.
Zonta 1 organized the Zonta 2, and spearheaded and was acknowledged for having formed the first Golden Z clubs for the young college students in USJ-R, Zontian past president Mila Espina; University of San Carlos (USC), Zontian past president Merle Cunanan; and University of the Visayas (UV), Zontian past president Fe Necesario.
Zontians past president Rufina Tanchan and Flor Streegan crafted the ongoing Zonta-CNU Scholarship Program at Cebu Normal University (CNU).
This year Zonta 2 won the citation for organizing its Golden Z. Zonta 2 won most outstanding in services. The Area 3 under area director Anita Sanchez was third in the over-all appraisal of services and advocacies.
The Zontians will launch the November as Zonta Month at 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Ayala Activity Center. Thereafter, November will have weekly activities in advocacy, success stories, scholarship forum and finally the 45th’ dinner musicale on Nov. 25, called Legends of Men. The District 17 district governor Winnie Theoh will come for this occasion.
Forms of address: His Eminence for the Cardinal; His Excellency for the President: His/Her Majesty for the King/Queen; Honorable for Mayor/Governor. The name of the guest speaker in a formal event is only mentioned by the person introducing him toward the end of his speech.
Prior to this, he is only referred to by other speakers as “Our most distinguished speaker!”
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 08, 2013.