Rotary Convention in Yakima

2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (1)Today I was invited to speak about Days for Girls at a Rotary International District convention held here in Yakima.  500 Rotarians came from Washington, Idaho, and Canada.  I loved their theme:  Service Above Self.2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (9)Yakima has several Rotary Clubs who helped to host this wonderful event.2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (2)Kirsten Monick and Mary Johnson have become involved in our Days for Girls work here in Yakima and they invited me to come tell the DfG story in one of the break out sessions.  Several sessions went on throughout the morning where Rotarians came to learn about ways to help and serve out in the world.  We had a full room of interested participants.2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (13)2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (3)After our session, we moved to a large general room where many had displays.  Kirsten and Mary stayed to answer questions and give out information about how to become involved with Days for Girls.  They were thrilled with the response!2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (5)2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (7)Days for Girls partners with Rotary organizations all over the world.  Rotary International has selected Days for Girls as one of the non-profits they happily endorse and they will match funding when we work together in developing countries.

Thanks to Rotary, Polio has been eradicated.  Thanks to Rotary, much good goes on at every level of our society.  I enjoyed making some new friends and being involved with such good people.2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (11)2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (10)2016-5-14 Rotary Convention DfG (12)Thanks to Kirsten Monick for this invitation!

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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