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About Zonta Club of Victoria

Our History
On 4 October 1991, the Zonta Club of Victoria was established in Hong Kong. Today, we have a total of 36 members, and they are all capable and accomplished women from various professions and businesses..

Over the past years, the Zonta Club of Victoria, with the zeal, commitment and energy of the small but highly efficient group of members, has bloomed and blossomed. Apart from being supportive of Zonta International programs, we have been actively engaged in various social service programmes and charitable activities to serve Hong Kong.

We are fully committed and dedicated to the well-being of the local community. We take care of the children and youngsters as they are our future. We see family as the core and source of love. That is why we are keen to assist families in need. We also support the elderly, the sick and the people with disabilities. We want to assure them that they are not neglected. As part of our community, we are interested in the events and people around us . We are always prepared to help those in difficult times.

Current President, Board and Committee Chairmen
President: Esther Chan
First VP: Helen Chen
Second VP: Patsy Ng
Hon Treasurer: Sheena Lam
Hon Recording Secretary: Janet Chui
Hon Correspondence Secretary: Paula Ho
Directors: Susan Yu, Helen Wong, Fanny Cheuk & Joyce Lui

Committee Chairmen
Fellowship Co-Chair: Fanny Cheuk & Daisy Lee
Programme Co-Chair: Irene Leung & Joyce Lui
Social Services Chair: Patsy Ng and Helen Chen
Advocacy/Status of Women Co-Chair: Florence Chow & Shirley Chu
Fund Raising Chair: Judith Yu
Membership Co-Chair: Susan Yu & Helen Wong
Attendance Chair: Janet Chui
By-laws Revision Chair: Yvette Leung
Communications: Crystal Chan

Members
Our members are successful professionals and executives who have made substantial contribution in their respective businesses and professions. At the moment, members of the Zonta Club of Victoria cover the following areas: regulatory administration, human resources, communications, law, medicine, education, manufacture, architecture, finance and banking, academia, protective services and accounting.

Monthly business meetings:
Monthly business meetings for members are held on the second Wednesday of the month.

Meeting schedule for 2016-2018 is as follows:

2016: 8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 Sept,
12 Oct, 9 Nov, 14 Dec

2017: 11 Jan, 8 Feb, 8 March, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 Sept,
11 Oct, 8 Nov, 13 Dec

2018: 10 Jan, 14 Feb, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec

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Message from Current President
I joined the Zonta Club of Victoria in 2012 and since then have benefited immensely from all the advocacy, social services, fundraising, fellowship events and inspiring talks arranged by our dedicated members.

I greatly admire and respect all our past presidents who served our club diligently and efficiently in addition to their leading roles in the other aspects of their lives, such as work and family:

Shirley, Jane, Lydia, Laura, Susan, Paula, Canissa, Anna, Mandy, Carrie, Sandra, Bonnie, Vivianne, Sylvia, Flora, Karen…I salute you all! With full support from your families, colleagues, bosses and business partners, you each took turns to lead our club from 1991 through each twist and turn of Hong Kong’s political and economic situations, leading with passion, wisdom and flexibility to serve our club and the community in true Zontian spirit. Some of you even served for two separate terms of presidency! Under your leadership, we were greatly influenced by your passion. We were encouraged to create stronger bonds as sisters, seek donations, carry out projects with our social service partners, learn both from each other and from all those we have met along the way.

Our goals in the coming two years will follow Zonta International’s guidelines. One of the major goals of Zonta International is the “Zonta says No to violence against women” initiative. My heart goes out especially to underprivileged families and children who have suffered from sexual trauma and abuses. We will continue to focus on projects about women’s issues, especially those relating to violence. We will also do our best to educate women and young girls to help raise awareness. To achieve such goals, we will try our best to increase donations and membership and reach out to local communities with relentless efforts.

Ask any one of us about our motivations behind joining the club. Each of us would promptly respond by explaining we did so for the social services and fellowship, as a way of affirming ourselves, discovering and realizing our hidden potentials, and contributing to our society. While we are small in number, we believe we can, with concerted efforts, make a real difference.

Do join me, the New Executive Board and all members of our club, both new and returning, as we enter this new and exciting phase together.

Esther Chan
Incoming President 2018-2020

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