ZABIDA and the partner barangay from La Paz were invited as honorary guests during the Regular Meeting of the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City West, held last October 18, 2016 at Lantaka Hotel by the Sea, this city.
The meeting with the Rotarians conveyed an opportunity for ZABIDA to discuss and present with the crowd the different initiatives, projects, and programs that the organization currently involved at together with the partners and optimistic for possible collaborations.
Reach Out to Others Foundation (ROOF) presented the Proposal on the Potable Water System Level III for Barangay La Paz as a possible engagement of the Rotary Club of ZC-West as it is one of the main thrusts of the Club on water concerns. Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) was also recognized as Rosie France Montojo, program coordinator presented the different efforts and initiatives that the organization has implemented geared at Peace Building and Advocacy similar to the efforts of the Rotary.
Other highlights during the Regular Meeting of the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City West were the induction of one of its official member and the appointment of their President Mr. Antonio “Butch” Blanco as the newly appointed Regional Director of Department of Tourism IX.
Indeed, partnerships and collaborations are increasingly the most effective approach to solve many key 21st century challenges. From local multi-stakeholder collaborations to global alliances, leaders in public, private and nonprofit organizations address new challenges by pooling resources and competencies in innovative and strategic ways. Thank you Rotary Club of Zamboanga City West for the great opportunity.