For the club’s outstanding performance in achieving the Governor’s biennium goals, which included chartering a new club and two Golden Z clubs, it was named Most Outstanding Club of District 17 at the District Conference in Aug. 2011. This was in addition to its being named outstanding club for its 20% increase in members from 2010-2011. Then president Carol Llanillo received a harvest of awards. Past club president Angelina “Chona” Lopez, who was Area 5 Director in 2010-2012, was recognized for her leadership of Area 5 by its being named “Most Outstanding Area.”
At the District Conference in Hong Kong in Sept. 2013, the club, under the leadership of president Cora J. Tan, was also named “Most Outstanding Club” for its service projects and for its website.
The Zonta Club of Makati and Environs Foundation, Inc. is justifiably proud of its members who have gone up the leadership ladder of Zonta International, i.e., Olivia A. Ferry, international president (2006-2008) and International Nominating Committee Chair (2008-2010); Erlinda T. Villanueva, vice-president (1984-86), ZI foundation director (1986-88), and member of the international nominating committee (1992-94); Erlinda E. Panlilio, international PR and communications chair (2006-2008); Georgitta P. Puyat, District 17 governor (2010-2012).
Last but not the least, the club is likewise proud of its one-time Zonta-Makati Chorale, installed in Area 5’s Hall of Fame for its consistent outstanding performance at Zonta events, culminating in its being the featured performer at the Memorial service of the ZI Convention in Hong Kong in 2000. This choir was likewise the featured performer of the Philippine Embassy in its celebration of Philippine Independence Day in Madrid, Spain in 1995.
The Zonta Club of Makati was chartered with 22 members on April 26, 1971 by then International President Leota Pekrul.
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