Josefa D. Naranjo
Quota International of Iloilo, Iloilo City, Philippines
Most organization members after serving as President may opt to take the back seat. This is not true for Iloilo Quotarian Josefa D. Naranjo. Spritely as ever, Tita Jojie will be 84 years old in 2013 and in fact is the oldest active member of Quota International of Iloilo. To this day, she participates fully in most meetings and activities of the club.
Tita Jojie was recruited by a former Quotarian, Gladys B. Cordero, no more than two (2) years before she assumed the Presidency of the club. Like her friend Glady’s, Tita Jojie was a teacher but in a few years took interest in Nursing and graduated from the UP PGH School of Nursing in 1955. As a registered nurse, she joined Operation Brotherhood International in 1955. Incidentally, she met her husband and together raised a loving family during her years with Operation Brotherhood.
Upon her return to Iloilo City, Philippines she was invited to join our club and quickly immersed herself in community service projects especially in activities where she can put into good use her education and nursing backgrounds. At one time she led a handful Quotarians to prepare the garden area of our Hand-In-Hand World Service Program site at the Leganes Resource Center for the Deaf (LRCD) in Leganes, Iloilo, Philippines. She was Vice President when PP Jo Arandela was serving her term but due to the sudden decision of the Arandela family to migrate to the United States, Josefa D. Naranjo officially became President of Quota International of Iloilo for QY 1982 – 1983.
Other than QI of Iloilo, Tita Jojie is active with the Iloilo Garden Club, the Iloilo Council of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines and her parish community. As a resident of Alta Tierra Village, she is a member of the Board of Directors of their homeowners’ association.
Although very much a Senior Citizen, Tita Jojie epitomizes someone who cares and shares, very much like a true blooded Quotarian!
Written in behalf of all Iloilo Quotarians