Josie M. Sala

Term:  1984 – 1986

I have happy memories about Zonta 1 members Dr. Suga Yuvienco, Mrs. Gloria Escaño, and Mrs. Amparo Rodil inviting me and other potential members, Mrs. Pet Misa, Mrs. Amy Enriquez among others to a Zonta luncheon meeting with the purpose of creating a new younger set of members to form Zonta Club II.


Although I was initially hesitant to join the club, the warmth, camaraderie, and acceptance of the “mother” Zontians melted my resistance and I became an active member.

I think my biggest challenge was overcoming my innate shyness and later learning to deal with women of different background, skills and professions. By being able to do this, I was able to affirm myself as a woman of substance-capable of expressing myself and evolving into a credible leader.

The 2 important projects that were done during my term were:

  • –The opening of the day care Center for the underprivilleged children in Casuntingan, Mandaue, in cooperation with DSWD.
  • –Having a newsletter

Although I have moved on to other endeavors  and am no longer an active member of Zonta, I am happy to have been part of a club which continues to help women share their skills and talents in order to make this world a better place to live in.