Support Advocacy topic of Zonta meeting

Juno Ann Apalla states “When in Crisis, Call a Support Advocate.”

Apalla, recently serving as hostess for the Miss Hawaii Filipina scholarship pageant with Dickie Chang, will be the featured speaker during the Sept. 5 meeting of the Zonta Club of Kauai general membership meeting at the Regency at Puakea.

During her presentation, Apalla will include experiences as a support advocate and about violence, which lives in a cycle and sits at the crux of where children and adults are affected indirectly and directly, states a Zonta release.

Apalla was involved with the Beaverton Sexual Assault Resource Center, a nonprofit organization, as a support advocate.

This training and her personal experiences with children and adults pulled her away from the mass media influence of popular culture and hip-hop, placing her in a lifetime role as a support advocate for women and children who are survivors of sexual assault.

The recipient of a bachelor of arts double degree from the Pacific University in Oregon, Apalla is currently employed as a personal banker at the American Savings Bank at the Kukui Grove Center.

She plays the lead role in the Broadway musical, Miss Saigon, each Monday night at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.

Currently a member of the Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce and the Kauai Concert Association, Apalla’s love for the arts brought her back home after traveling to Europe in 2011.

She is passionate about life, meeting as many people as she can, and helping the community grow healthily and positively into the future.

Call (808) 431-4715 or email before Sept. 3 for more information on Apalla’s presentation, or for more information on membership in the Zonta Club of Kauai.


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