IPDG Mary Shackleton, Zone 32 Empowering Girls Initiative Ambassador
Are you ready to power up Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta’s EMPOWERING GIRLS INITIATIVE in District 7230? As you may have heard, this initiative focuses on the empowerment of girls through club and district events and service activities, as well as through RI-sponsored events such as the Rotary International Convention, Rotary Day at the United Nations, presidential conferences, and Rotary Days of Service.  You can find more about all of President Shekhar's initiatives by pointing your browser to:   https://my.rotary.org/en/news-media/office-president/presidential-initiatives.
More than anything else, President Shekhar is asking us to share our story on Rotary Showcase.  President Shekhar is already telling his story.  On a recent trip to seven African countries, he watched 200 girls make reusable sanitary napkins at a project he visited.  “Period Poverty” is an issue facing females worldwide, even here in the developed world.  PDG Bill Donnelly reports that his club (Rotary Club of Red Bank, New Jersey, USA | District 7505) provides essential supplies to local organizations with support from a District DDF Grant.  Feminine hygiene products are among the most popular items.