EMPOWERING AKLANON WOMEN VIA SOROPTIMIST
By: Megs S. Lunn
|Group picture with Soroptimist International of the Philippines Region (SIPR) Governor Myra Paz V. Abubakar and District Director for Western Visayas Gabrielle V. Calizo-Quimpo.|
The Soroptimist International of Kalibo, Inc. is a member of Soroptimist International, a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
On September 7, 2014, the new set of officers of The Sorotimist International Kalibo was inducted into office held at the Grande Royale of Marzon Hotel, Kalibo, Aklan.
Inducted are the powerful and dynamic Aklanon women, to wit: Atty. Flora B. Almero – President, Dr. Christine Z. Palomar – President-Elect, Ms. Ester E. Sauza – Vice- President, Atty. Maria Fe M. Taal – Recording Secretary, Dr. Mary Karen Veronica R. Icamina – Corresponding Secretary, Atty. Saykeme M. Martelino – Treasurer, Atty. Diane Angela O. Alindato – Asst. Treasurer, Ms. Joanna T. Meren – Auditor, Dr. Julita Amihan C. Laserna – P.R.O., Dr. Bernadette R. Lim – Ex-Officio.
The Board of Directors are Dr. Daisy Sucro-Briones, Dr. Felma R. Dela Cruz, Mayor Ma. Lourdes M. Miraflores, Dr. Myrtle M. Pelayo, Dr. Lynn D. Salido. The Board of Advisers are Ms. Manolita Q. Acevedo, Dr. Ofelia E. Laurente, Ms. Ofelia B. Martelino, Ms. Rosario V Quimpo and Ms. Anne M. Salazar. The BOD members are Ms. Maria Santia A. Arboleda, Ms. Annie R. Barbasa, Dr Leilanie C. Barrios, Dr. Luzviminda R. Isagan, Atty. Ria Divina I. F. Macanvinta, Vice-Gov. Gabrielle V. Calizo-Quimpo, Dr. Hiyas E. Quimpo, Ms. Roselle Q. Ruiz, Ms. Jocelyn M. Salido, Dr Pauleen M. Sazon, Dr. Ma. Victoria O. Soguilon, Dr. Zelda Z. Tolentino and Ms. Lucita D. Yu.
Soroptimist means “best for women” by which the organization strives its best to be. Businesswomen and professionals are invited to join. They help each other live their dreams through projects that benefit women and girls. Through their initiative, they improve the status of women and girls and significantly empower them to make positive changes not only in their personal life, but more in their communities. /MP