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Women Share Stories of Humanitarian Service on International Women’s Day

Razia Jan, the founder and director of the Zabuli Education Center, was honored on International Women’s Day.

Article by Jane Lawicki (source)


What motivates everyday women to do extraordinary things — to positively change the lives of people halfway around the world while inspiring so many folks at home?

Three Rotary members answered that question at a celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by the World Bank at its Washington, D.C., headquarters 8 March.

Speaking to an audience of more than 300, with thousands listening to the live-stream, Razia Jan, Deborah Walters, and Ann Lee Hussey told their personal stories and explained what inspired them to build a girls school in Afghanistan, assist people living in a Guatemala City garbage dump, and lead more than 24 teams to immunize children in Africa and Asia.

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The Rotary Foundation Dinner – A Great Success

Extract from District Governor Doug Layng’s May Newsletter


On Saturday 14th May, Lynne and I joined Rotarians from Districts 9500 and 9520 who gathered together at the Convention Centre for one of our event highlights of the year.

PDG Euan Miller, MC for the evening with District Governors Dick Wilson and Doug Layng welcoming approximately 150 attendees; among them, RI President Nominee (2017/18) Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet, and  RI Past President (2006/07) Bill Boyd and his wife, Lorna. There were 17 bequests recognised on the night, totalling $637,000.

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