1963年蘇女士特地再訪，與國內17位各行業傑出婦女與談，旋即組成籌備小組，準備崇她的播種；並公推嚴吳舜文女士(Vivian W. Yen)為召集人。同年10月17日國際崇她台北一社誕生了。次年3月由當時的國際崇她總會長 J.Maria Pierce女士親自前來授證，嚴吳舜文女士為創社社長。
嚴吳舜文 黃余夢燕 葉蟬貞 李錢蘋
張朱秀榮 梁璞 章湘華 李葉叶琹
陳劉淑方 林似蘭 陳烏瑞珍 邵王亞權
鄭葉楚生 蔡楊琦 文樊長松
隸屬 職稱 任職社姊 任職期間
國際崇她17區 總監 黃余夢燕 1982-1984
國際崇她26區 總監 辜嚴倬雲 1990-1992
國際崇她26區 總監 賴惠美 1996-1998
國際崇她31區 總監 李素慧 2010-2012
任職社姊 任職期間 國際職務
費張心漪 1995-1998 國際崇她基金會理事
Hsin I Fei Zonta International Foundation(ZIF) Director
郭瓊瑩 1996-2000 國際崇她環境委員會委員長
Monica Kuo ZI Environmental Committee Chairman
賴惠美 1998-2000 國際崇她提名委員會委員
Amy Lai ZI Nominating Committee Member
郭瓊瑩 2000-2002 國際崇她提名委員會委員
Monica Kuo ZI Nominating Committee Member
賴惠美 2003-2007 國際崇她基金會理事
Amy Lai Zonta International Foundation(ZIF) Director
賴惠美 2008-2012 國際崇她服務委員會委員
Amy Lai ZI Service Committee Member
賴惠美 2010-2016 國際崇她100 週年紀念委員會委員
Amy Lai ZI Centennial Anniversary Committee Member
History of Zonta Club of Taipei I
By Club President Lisa Shih
In 2013, the Zonta Club of Taipei I marked an important milestone in its history with the celebration of its 50th anniversary. Since the establishment of the first Club in 1963, the status of women in Taiwan has improved greatly. The first Zonta Club in Taiwan was founded by Taiwan's leading women, and our membership now includes outstanding professionals from a wide variety of fields. From our single small club in 1963, seventeen other clubs have grown in Taiwan. Our sisters have been involved in numerous charities and have established international links with professional women from many nations. Finally, through our sisters' enthusiastic work with people from all over the world, the women of the Zonta Club have promoted Taiwan on the international stage.
Establishment and Development
In 1962, the American Women's Friendship Delegation, headed by Helen Su, visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) during Taiwan's National Day. After witnessing some of the remarkable professional achievements by Taiwanese women, she decided to lay the groundwork for the first Zonta Club in Taiwan. In 1963, acting as an Organization Liaison Committee member, she came back to Taiwan and formed a preparatory group with seventeen outstanding women. At the same time, Vivian W. Yen (head of an automobile manufacturing company) was elected as convener. By October 1963, the ZC of Taipei I was established and Vivian W. Yen was elected as our charter club president. A year later, in March 1964, the president of the Zonta International, J. Maria Pierce, arrived in Taiwan to charter our club which was officially established on October 17, 1963 and given the International Code number 17 04 0523.
The Rapid Growth of the Zonta Club in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
The Zontians of Taipei I were outstanding women in different areas of profession and had high socioeconomic status and influence in the country. In 1971, eight Years after the Club of Taipei I was established, Laura (Hsin-I) Fei, the third club president, actively expanded and established new clubs. She established four clubs: ZC of Taipei II, ZC of Kaohsiung, ZC of Taichung, and ZC of Taipei County. Nowadays, eighteen clubs are spread around Taiwan. All these clubs are strongly bound by the outstanding professional women who devote themselves to serve society and better our world.
International Cultural Exchange
The ZC of Taipei I was not only the first Zonta Club in Taiwan, but was also the first to interact and take part in cultural exchanges with the Zonta Clubs in Japan. It formed a sisterhood with the ZC of Tokyo I in November 1988, and another with the ZC of Takamatsu in November 2005. Nowadays, there are at least 15 sister clubs between Taiwan and Japan. These International Cultural Exchanges have offered zontians the opportunity to interact and learn from each other about their respective countries and have promoted citizen diplomacy.
International board and committee
The great efforts and enthusiastic devotion of the Zontians at the ZC of Taipei I were recognized with the following appointments to the Zonta International.
1995-1998 Zonta International Foundation (ZIF) Director - Laura (Hsin-I) Fei
1996-2000 ZI Environmental Committee Chairman - Monica Kuo
1998-2000 ZI Nominating Committee Member - Amy Lai
2000-2002 ZI Nominating Committee Member - Monica Kuo
2003-2007 Zonta International Foundation (ZIF) Director - Amy Lai
2008-2012 ZI Service Committee Member - Amy Lai
2010-2016 ZI Centennial Anniversary Committee Member - Amy Lai
District Governor and Committee
One committee member and four Governors were elected from the ZC of Taipei I :
1990~1992 District Nominating Committee Chairman Amy Lai
1982~1984 Nancy Huang (Governor of District 17)
1990~1992 Cecilia Koo (Governor of District 26)
1996~1998 Amy Lai (Governor of District 26)
2010~2012 Sophie (Su-Hui) Lee (Governor of District 31)
Four Area Directors were elected from the Zonta Club of Taipei I :
1982~1984 Laura (Hsin-I) Fei
1984~1986 Cecilia Koo
2004~2006 Susan Wu
2006~2008 Sophie (Su-Hui) Lee
The Zontians of Taipei I are outstanding and motivated women who have had an important influence on Taiwanese society. Beside our Rose Day Fundraising, we have organized large scale activities to raise funds through charity painting exhibitions, benefit performances, concerts, evening parties, bazaars, garden parties, donations, forums, etc. Our activities are regularly reported in the news and we have earned a reputation as an outstanding organization.
Taiwan's peculiar political situation has hindered its membership in international organizations such as the WTO and WHO. It has been a great pride for Taiwanese clubs to see our club Zontian, Governor Amy Lai in Hawaii convention in 2000 and Governor Sophie (Su-Hui) Lee in Torino convention in 2012, holding our national flag and playing our national anthem in the international arena. Also, Amy Lai held Zonta flag and led flag parade into convention hall in Torino convention in 2012. The recognition of our national symbols is the result of decades of intense effort by all the zontians of district 31. Throughout the world, only the Zonta clubs honor us in this way. We appreciate the support from Zonta International and we will continue our diplomatic efforts to display our national flag and play our national anthem.
Commitment toward the future
The fruits of our half century history are an outstanding foundation and a sisterhood of prominent Taiwanese women leading our organization into the future. We will carry on our endeavors to advance the status of women in Taiwan, we will continue to serve as role model for society, and we promise to set an example for an unselfish and compassionate world for the next 50 years.