Message from the President
I am proud to be a Zontian, as the word “Zonta” symbolizes the combined qualities of honesty and trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and understanding!
I am most honored and humbled to be elected President of the Zonta Club of Kowloon 2022-2024 Biennium. Central to Zonta’s success is its membership. With the help and support of our fellow Zontians, Board and Committees, I will do my best to meet the challenge in this Biennium.
May I offer my heartfelt congratulations to all our new Board members, for our fellow Zontians have shown their confidence in us by electing us to our respective positions. I look forward to serving with you as I have already seen the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment that you bring to the Board.
Our club has been built on a strong leadership foundation. May I take this opportunity to congratulate Immediate Past President Cecilia Kuk and her Board for a very successful biennium.
I must thank Cecilia for her leadership in enabling our members to be fully committed to the Zonta International’s mission of “Empowering Women through Service & Advocacy” through “Care, Communicate and Connect”, and fulfilling the biennial goals of 2020-2022 “Transitions, Changes & New Opportunities”. Under her leadership, our club has continued to scale new heights in social service, advocacy, chartering Z and Gold Z Clubs amidst waves of COVID. Furthermore, during the 5th wave of COVID in early 2022, our club collaborated with various partners and carried out projects to support the underprivileged families, distressed elderly and school children. More than ten thousand beneficiaries were covered under these projects.
Our club is now 45 years of age. We shall continue to go the extra mile in building the club, and carrying out worthwhile projects for the benefit of our community. For the next two years, I would continue to engage with our members and service partners through “Care, Communicate and Connect” at the club as well as district level, and build a better world for women and girls. Furthermore, we are mindful of the fact that around the world, women and girls are facing increased challenges as a result of COVID, climate change and threats to human rights. “Zonta says NOW to gender equality and climate action” may help the world to solve the climate crisis and achieve greener, cleaner, and equal societies. Let’s join hands to fulfill the new Zonta International’s proposed biennial goals of 2022-2024 which are centred under five pillars:
1. Stand out for gender equality
2. Represent global citizenship
3. Develop future leaders
4. Celebrate ourselves
5. Position ZONTA for the future
May I express my sincere gratitude to our Honorary Patron Prof. Sophia Chan, JP, Secretary for Food and Health for her message of encouragement. I would also like to convey my sincere appreciation and thanks to all our Zonta Dignitaries and fellow Zontians for your continuous support, guidance and blessing.
May I wish you well amidst an era of change, and let us work in harmony with lots of fun for the coming years!