Contact: Deb Murray
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$35.00
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23
Jan
2019
YWCA
87 Elm St.
Toronto, ON  M5G 0A8
Canada

Celebrate women in Rotary with us and enjoy a fun-filled evening in great company!  $35 per person for an evening reception with finger foods, special "mocktails", door prizes, and a cash bar.

Did you know that on 23 January 1989 the Council on Legislation voted to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide? This remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.

"My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world," said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 

The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow for the admission of women into Rotary clubs and several close votes at previous Council on Legislation meetings.

The response to the decision was overwhelming: By June 1990, the number of female Rotarians had skyrocketed to over 20,000. By 2010, the number of women was approaching 200,000. Currently, over there are over 277,000 female Rotarians, not including the awesome women in Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Exchange etc. 

Celebrate the achievements and contributions women in Rotary have made over the years.  Join us at the YWCA in Toronto for delicious finger foods, amazing networking, and the opportunity to swap stories of inspiration. Want to learn more about women in Rotary?  Click here