Rotary Notes: Intl Women’s Day, March is WASH month, D6380 website account and training assembly

International Women’s Day  is Thursday, March 8

Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.” Rotary International is on board with a celebration at the World Bank on March 7. Three Rotarians will share inspirational projects and stories. The event will be streamed live. On March 14, our club will induct eleven women as part of a new member class of thirteen.

March is Water and Sanitation Month

March is WASH month on the Rotary Calendar.  According to the United Nations, there are still 663 million people around the world that don’t have access to clean drinking water. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families. Read the entire article from Rotary Weekly, an online roundup of Rotary news.

District 6380 website account available

In addition to the My Rotary account offered by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, our own District 6380 offers access to its online resources. One advantage of a district account is the ease of registration for events like the District Training Assembly (hint, hint). John White can get you started.

District Training Assembly – Saturday, April 14, Walsh College, Troy

The District Training Assembly is a chance for club officers, committee chairs, and assistant governors to further develop leadership skills and refine strategies to achieve their goals. All Rotarians who accept key club leadership roles are encouraged to attend the District Training Assembly. Attending the District Training Assembly is the best way to help your club be even more successful in 2018-19. Attendees will discover tips to take our clubs and district to the next level. The $20 Registration Fee includes all materials, continental breakfast and lunch.” Click here for a draft agenda and to register. Note that each club needs to have two members attend the grants training that day. John White can help with your registration. As the date nears, he will arrange car pools.