Posted by Amina Sammo on Mar 08, 2019

 
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
 
 
 
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
 
Hurrayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!
Today is International Women Day
Celebrating International Women's' Day Thank you to all our female professionals, colleagues, members, sisters, wives, mothers, daughters, students, etc for making the world a better place, in every way. Every day is yours, not just on the international women's day! Keep on keeping on and Rise Up Ladies.  (Click on the image above to learn more about the History of Women in Rotary.)
 
Today is Friday, 8th March, 2019. A day set aside to celebrate women. A day set aside to acknowledge the presence of women in the world. A day set aside to showcase the contribution of women to the total growth of the world and also a day set aside to showcase the abuses women go through daily in the hand of men and especially in the name of cultures and customs. Here in Rotary, International Women’s Day is set aside to celebrate women and their social, economic, political and cultural achievements around the world. This year’s campaign asks individuals especially women to be bold for change with a Hashtag “#BeBoldForChange” in working for a more gender inclusive world.
 
Past RI President Ian H.S. Riseley called upon Rotary clubs to seek more diversity in their membership, including improving the gender balance. In his address to Rotary’s annual leadership training event in January, Riseley noted that 103 of the incoming 539 district governors are women. These are “leaders who will help Rotary connect with, and represent, and better service, all the members of all our communities,” says Riseley.
 
Back home in the Rotary E-Club of One World we currently have 31 females making 44% of the total active and honorary members of 70 who are doing wonders all around the world and with the able support of our male counterparts. Kudos to all the wonderful women in Rotary E-Club of One World. You make us proud, you make Rotary proud and you make the world proud.
 
Back here in Ghana, the Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development, Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (PHD) set the pace for gender equity and social inclusion during the celebration of International Women Day by Launching the National Forum on Gender Equity and Social Inclusion under the Theme – Leading change through Gender Advocacy: A platform for women empowerment in our Inner-City and Zongo Communities.  This forum is to be replicated to reach as many women as possible in our deprived communities which incidentally also harbor high record number of cases of gender abuse.
 
At the Launch, the Hon. Minister stressed the need for women empowerment as the catalyst that will break the chain of continues abuse and harassment of women in our society. He insisted that an empowered woman is a great asset to society as empowered women empower their children hence bringing up empowered future leaders. And that the time to act is now when women empowerment is discussed.
 
Upper Picture: Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid (PHD) at the Launch of the program
Lower Picture: A group picture with some of the participants at the launch of the program
 
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
 
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
And to all our women, “#BeBoldForChange!”
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
 
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