Niels Lund, past president, was honored for all the good work he is doing for Rotary and our club. Then Hannah talked about population growth, health and environment.


Niels rewarded by Lynn for everything he's done and continue to do for Rotary
Dave leading our meeting,
and Hannah getting ready to speak
Hannah presented her organization, Population Connection, what they do and why. Lots of women around the world don't have access to  birth control or any family panning aid.
Here is the mission and program of Population Connection (see also
Mission: Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources.
Population Connection’s mission remains critical. Global population is projected to hit 8 billion in six years (2024). One billion people live on less than a dollar per day—and 70% of them are women and girls. 214 million women want to prevent pregnancy but aren’t using modern contraception. With intractable political opposition, we have our work cut out for us to ensure that women everywhere gain access to affordable birth control and reproductive health care. Otherwise, global environmental crises, food and water shortages, and entrenched poverty will continue unabated. We must dedicate every ounce of our resources to advocating in Washington, D.C. for drastic increases in family planning aid, urging Americans to support sound population policies, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the troubling realities of rapid population growth.
See below some fact sheets and see Hannah's presentation used that day: Population, Health and Environment.