2018-2020 第二屆 Anna Chang
History of Zonta International Club of Taipei Cosmo
Back in January 2016, Mrs. Maria Allgeier, a Filipino lady who came to Taipei with her husband, found there was no English-speaking Zonta club in Taipei. Being a Zontian herself, she picked up the phone and called the governor, then Hsin- Hsin Yang and a meeting was organized to launch the preparation of the first English speaking Zonta club in Taiwan. At that time, Maria also proposed the name of the club to be as Taipei Cosmo. After coordination, the Club Hsin-chu became the SOM Club and Ms. Vivienne Hsieh was the Som Chair. She was very supportive and helpful. She made sure that monthly meeting was held every month until July when Pauline Tzuang joined and agreed to serve as the charter president. On Dec. 4 2016 Club Taipei Cosmo was officially chartered. The ceremony was graced by members of sister clubs and also a tele-video from then-president Sonja Schogh was arranged, for her to say congratulations to the new club. Club now has 17 members.
After1.5 year of service, new president Anna Chang took the rein and has been doing a lot of projects. Club yearly donates 40,000 worth of supply to Harmony Home in Taipei. One-time donations included to AMA Home Museum, and to roller skating tem of Ming Dao Elementary School enabling them to go to France to compete for world championship, and to provide support for kids of Good Shepherd out- reach Center in Hualien to come to Taipei for a 2-day trip. A charity event was held before Christmas in 2018 to raise fund for Zonta’s CAEC. Right now, the club is working with Good Shepherd Foundation to fund the third phase of their website for the abuse women and witnessed children who need counceilling. The club also took charge to organize the Area 1 meeting on April 21, 2019.
We are a young club but we will do our best to carry out the mission of Zonta International to empower women and to say no to violence again women. In addition, we pledge do our best to help the under-preveliged groups locally.