I wish each one of you and your families a great Rotary New Year! Together, let us make it one of the best years of our lives, by making it a year to grow more and do more. Let this be a year of changemakers and let us begin with our membership.
That is precisely why the Each One, Bring One initiative is so important. If each member introduces one person to the Rotary our membership can increase to 1.3 million by July 2022. So, let's just do it!
Imagine the change we, as Rotary members, can make when there are so many of us! More people to care for others, more people to Serve to Change Lives, more members will enable us to embark on bigger and bolder service projects.
One element that we can incorporate into all of our service initiatives is empowering girls. Unfortunately, even in this day and age girls and young women face disproportionate challenges all over the world. Empowering girls and young women to have greater access to education, better health care, more employment, and equality in all walks of life should be embedded in every Rotary project we launch. Girls are future leaders, so we must ensure that we help them change their future.
So, friends let us save to change lives.
Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar
President 2021 - 2022
Do you know an outstanding Rotary or Rotaract member or Peace Fellow working to empower girls?
Nominate them now through 23 July! Honorees will be recognized at key Rotary events, including Rotary Day with UNICEF in fall 2021.
Submission Deadline: Friday 23 July
Equality is a fundamental human right that’s necessary for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Still, girls and women worldwide face inequities in areas including health and education, and they experience violence and poverty at higher rates than boys and men.
In keeping with 2021-22 Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta's goal of encouraging clubs and districts to empower girls in all of the service initiatives they undertake during his Presidential year, Rotary will honor six individuals – Rotarians, Rotaractors, and/or Rotary Peace Fellow Alumni - as Rotary People of Action: Champions of Girls' Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF on 29 October.
These distinguished individuals will be honored for their commitment to using their time and talents to improve access to education, health and sanitation resources and create environments where girls under the age of 18 can flourish. Empowering girls means supporting them to ensure that their basic needs are met while working to transform the structures and institutions that reinforce and perpetuate gender discrimination and inequality. It includes helping girls develop self-confidence and make their voices heard.
2021-22 District Governors (in consultation with the current 2020-21 governors), Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Peace Fellow Alumni have the opportunity to nominate one individual that meets the recognition criteria on the link below.
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