In 1987 when the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in our favor, we removed the �Ex� from our title and once again began paying dues to Rotary International. I attended the PETS meeting with almost 300 men and no other women. I did not feel other than welcome, even as our incoming governor opined that this was just a transitory situation. We were going to do the best we could as Rotarians. The ensuing coverage by the media was overwhelming. It was clear we had a responsible job.
We co-sponsored an orphanage in Tecate, Mexico, and continued for over ten years.
We participated fully in the PolioPlus Campaign and now have 100 percent of our members as Paul Harris or sustaining members, and several benefactors.
attended my first International Convention, and discovered, for the first time, the breadth and depth of Rotary in the world. I have made up in several different countries and have always been warmly received. When I made up in London, I was the first female Rotarian the club had ever hosted. They saluted my health and the Queen�s on the same glass!
I have never ceased to marvel at the vast membership group that is Rotary! I have attended about 11 International Conventions, and served my second year as President on this year of our fiftieth anniversary. I have served the district as Chair of the Four Way Test Speech Competition for six years and Chair of the Ambassadorial Scholarship Committee for as many years. Both of these positions have allowed me to see, firsthand, the best there is among our youth and to crystallize the purposes behind our service. Now, as an Assistant Governor, I continue to be involved at district level. </style=”font-size:>
I am proud to be a member of Rotary. I have met several International Presidents and had the chance to talk with them about our club. I do not know of a better vehicle through which to serve mankind.
Women presidents have created history just like their men counterparts. Rotary is a place that treats both men and women alike and is ready to accept any worthy leader as a president and carry out projects under their guidance. There is no gender bias apart from the drink they have during their evening high tea meetings. While men prefer a strong cup of coffee, the women were seen drawn to the Chocolate Slim drinks to help retain their weight and figure. But when it cam eot work, they both performed alike.