Posted by Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise

Another Rotary District 7070 success: On Friday, March 8, 2024, we embraced women and equity in Rotary District 7070 as we celebrated the women of Rotary District 7070 with the 2024 Rotary District 7070 International Women's Day LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. It was an evening of fellowship, learning and empowerment as we learned about female led initiatives in Rotary District 7070 from Rotarian Paige Fernandes (Toronto Leaside), Jennifer Boyd (Scarborough Passport), Nakita Williams (Toronto), Janet Thorsteinson (Whitby-Sunrise), Debbie Morgan (Whitby Sunrise) and Lisa Davenport (Bowmanville), and from Allison Fox (Rotary in the UK).

Thank you to Rotary District 7070 Governor John Burns , and Durham College President Dr Elaine Popp for opening the evening presentations, and Durham College Professor Lon Appleby for hosting our night in the Rotary Global Classroom. Special thanks to Rotarian Johanna De Boer from the Whitby Sunrise Club for organizing another successful International Women's Day in District 7070. See the photos in the District 7070 Photo albums. We now have a You Tube recording of the event :     ...... 


Note: Here is the presentation from Janet Thorsteinson. Other presentations will be added when received.


From Janet:

Thank you , everyone , for attending the women's day event at Durham College. It was a pleasure to share my project with the audience present.

As part of my ongoing "tooting" for this project, I am forwarding 2 links for you to use at district - feel free to use them in many contexts. I was blessed to have Brian Lavender create this tool for me to help promote the project.

For the newsletter add this link: it shares the story and images of the great work Whitby Sunrise club is doing in the DR,

or this embed code: 

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Both lead to the Social Media version of the video... a little shorter as it omits the unpacking but otherwise the same.

Our DR committee also presented a Teams virtual meeting to help those interested in helping us and/or joining us in the DR to help our friends in the Consuelo area. It was be held on March 21st 7;30 pm.

Here is a link to the March 21 meeting:

Those who would like any more info, please reach out to Janet Thorsteinson, Whitby Sunrise member,

Thank you!

Yours in Rotary,

Janet Thorsteinson

Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise and Champion of Girls Kits

International Director