Rotary Weekly – March 8, 2019

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Rotary Weekly
8 March 2019 A roundup of Rotary news
Empowering women through Rotary
The
Seven Women Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, provides a respite from the
discrimination and violence many Nepali women face in their personal
lives. Stephanie Woollard, a former tour guide with a passion for social
justice and a knack for connecting with people, started the center
after several encounters in Kathmandu revealed the plight of women
there. Now a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Australia,
Woollard’s drive for justice led her to the Rotary Peace Centers at
Uppsala University in Sweden in 2013.

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This week’s stories
4 dynamite ways to find new members
The
Rotary Club of Wenatchee Confluence, Wenatchee, Washington, USA, had 43 members at the start of the Rotary year in July. But that number increased to 61 in January thanks to a systematic and continuous pursuit of new members. Rob Tidd, membership chair for District 5060, shares how other clubs can duplicate their success.
What do beer, brats, and Rotary have in common?
More than four decades ago, The Rotary Club of Madison South, Wisconsin, USA, was facing disappointing returns on its staple fundraising events, a turkey shoot and light bulb sale, when inspiration hit. Members put their heads together and decided to pursue a parcel of land across from the football stadium to sell beer and brats. The Brat Stand now helps
the club engage and attract members, and provides funds for 45 community grants a year.
Council on Legislation to review policy changes
Rotary members from all over the world will gather in Chicago on 14-18 April to consider changes to the Constitutional documents that guide Rotary International and its member clubs.

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Rotary Foundation Trustee Örsçelik Balkan dies
Rotary Foundation Trustee Örsçelik Balkan, a member of the Rotary Club of
Istanbul-Karaköy, Turkey, died  unexpectedly on 6 March.

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