Rotarians and friends of Rotary,
Women Empowerment - Rotarians Walk the Talk
strongly believe that women's empowerment is not about making women
stronger. Women are already strong; it's about changing the way the world
perceives that strength.
Rotary Club of Strathfield's Women's International Day Celebration was held
last Saturday at the Strathfield Golf Club. This significant event was
organised and conducted by women for women, recognising eminent women in our
society. One of the highlights of this well-attended celebration of women
was our guest speaker, Victoria Weeks, an accomplished corporate leader and
Gender Equality Champion. Her presentation was insightful and
thought-provoking. We were all encouraged and inspired to do more to promote
gender equality and women's empowerment.
Strathfield Rotary Club is famous for its ground-breaking social services
since its inception 50 years ago. This year we recognised a local community
leader with a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship. The Paul Harris
Fellow recognition was created in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of
Rotary, as a way to show appreciation for contributions to the charitable
and educational programmes. The Strathfield Rotary's first International
Women's Day Paul Harris Fellow recognition was presented to Ms. Michelle
Davies, Principal, Chalmers Road School for special education by our
District Governor Jeremy Wright AM. Under Ms. Davies's leadership, our local
school is committed to delivering quality education to enable students to
reach their full potential. We feel that this well-deserved recognition will
encourage not only Ms. Davies and her staff, parents, and students, but also
all the women who work tirelessly and sacrificially to raise the standards
of differently-abled kids in our society.
are like-minded individuals who are committed to helping women lead and
prosper in their careers, businesses, and personal lives. We always practise
what we preach. The majority of our Rotary District leadership is made up of
women. Women make up 70% of Assistant District Governors. And in our club,
20% of the women are engaged in serving 80% of the time.
this opportunity to thank all our members and their families and friends for
their participation and contributions to a successful celebration of women.
The team was led by our Youth Service Director, Ying Ho, and our Treasurer,
Rod McDougall, who is always a dependable organiser.
let me leave you all with one thought. The International Women's Day
Celebration is a reminder for us to celebrate women every day.
not lived for others is not a life"
- Mother Teresa
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