Every District is exploring what club structures will suit 21st Century conditions. Here’s a model that is far-out but thriving in a District beset by membership declines.
The Rotary Inspirational Women’s’ Awards (RIWA) have been established to recognise women and young women who best exemplify Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self (i.e. the community service the individual performs above and beyond their normal role. The Awards are an initiative of the Rotary Districts and Clubs of NSW.
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It all started with a lunch. Kornhauser's sister was working with a charity that helped children from disadvantaged backgrounds with homework. She was doing the rounds, trying to get donations and support, and asked Kerry to come with her to a Rotary lunch. By Clare Kermond - brisbanetimes.com.au
In addition to a large contingent from the Rotary Club of Brighton, we sponsored students from Brighton Secondary College to attend the International Women’s Day breakfast at Crown Palladium last Wednesday.
Inspiring speakers, vigorous debate and delicious food were the order of the day as Rotary clubs across Australia and New Zealand celebrated International Women’s Day 2016. However, while women’s achievements were front and centre, clubs on both sides of the Tasman acknowledged the need for greater gender diversity in Rotary and all areas of business.
Celebrating International Women’s Day, this will be a family friendly event celebrating the achievements of women on the Coast. It will highlight their participation in all areas of our community including local, national and international women’s issues. The event will also provide opportunities to learn about our community groups and opportunities to get involved.
By Deborah Swiss - Huffington Post
It's been only 26 years since a Supreme Court ruling opened the door for women's membership in Rotary International. Among the more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide, women account for 22% in North America and 15% internationally. Kerry Kornhauser, a Rotarian from Melbourne, Australia is certain we can do much better at gender equity in every aspect of business, including Rotary Clubs which are 83% male in Australia.
Central Coast International Women’s Day Combined Clubs Committee extends an invitation to all volunteer community groups and friends to join them at the 28th Annual Women in Service Dinner on 21 August. Full details on the Event page on the District website here or download the flyer here.
There’s a wonderful feeling of freedom and security in being able to breathe normally, without fear and without anguish. Sadly, three in ten Australian women have felt suffocated by physical, emotional or sexual abuse at the hands their partner. Colleen Hewett’s powerful anthem ‘Let me Breathe' has been generously donated to Violence Free Families to help raise awareness and much needed funds.