Zonta Club of Greater Rizal II was first convened on June, 1992 by Charter President of Greater Rizal Foundation Nona Ricafort, and President Myrna T. Yao who met with a core group of their friends and colleagues at the Yao home in Quezon City.


From this core group, GREATER RIZAL II CLUB was born. Senate President Neptali Gonzales swore in newly elected directors and officers at Edsa Shangrila Plaza Hotel on October 9, 1992. This was during the term of Lt. District Governor Olivia Ferry and. Imelda “Dandy” Gomez. The new club registered as Club No. 1395 Area I, District 17 at the Zonta International Roster of Members.


The charter Officers and members were the following: President Myrna. T. Yao (1992-1996), EVP Ceferina G. Co; VP Program Ichi M.Yabut; VP Operations Teresita Martinez; VP Finance Norma L. Chan; Secretary Recording Amada L. Cunanan; Asst. Sec. Recording Elvira G. Sumadchat; Secretary Correspondence Divina Lupe M. Lazaro; Asst. Sec. Correspondence Thelma Paredes; Sec. Correspondence 2nd Nizza Vergel de Dios; Treasurer Maura C. So; Asst. Treas. Aida M. Jalandoon; 2nd Asst. Treas. Menchu Pascual; Press Relation Officer Mannie Garcia; Media Relation Officer Myrla Bajar; Auditor Lydia C. Tan; and Directors Rosita Lim, Belle Borromeo and Beth Quismorio. Liza Co was over-all chairman of projects. Other members were Linda Elequin (Golden Z Club), Celing Tongos, Leonor Berroya, Guia Catillo, Cynthia Castaneda, Ichay Lizares and Lolita A Sy.

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The Zonta Club in Area I, Metropolitan Manila, known as Greater Rizal II, has for its mission the improvement of the status of women and children worldwide with special emphasis on Filipinos, who are part of its geographic jurisdiction.

The club will achieve its goals by fostering women’s equality in education, health and economics; and by providing social and legal services without regard to status, color, creed or social orientation.

Club 1395’s vision is to provide women and their children within its area of responsibility, access to social and medical services that are necessary for their health and well-being, as well as provide a clear understanding of health and safety issues that affect them.

ZCGR2  seek to provide long term  development in women’s empowerment and well-being for the 2016-2018 Biennium by establishing self-sustaining projects and working in collaboration with local government units.


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