Speaker Date Topic
Jana Girdauskas Aug 08, 2018
The Period Purse
The Period Purse

Jana Girdauskas is the Founder of The Period Purse, a non-profit organization that assists homeless women living on the street and in shelters, drop-in centres as well as other spaces targeted towards marginalized communities, by providing them with mentrual hygience products and personal care items. The Period Purse was founded in 2017 and a year later Jana and her team convinced Toronto Mayor John Tory to declare May 28 as Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Jana is a graduate of Wester University with a BA in Psychology.  She also holds a BA in Education from York University.  She is a a special education teacher.

Jana is a mother of two and lives with her family in Toronto's west end.


Lynda Kay and Elizabeth Selby Aug 15, 2018
Today's Fundraising Climate

Lynda Kay and Elizabeth Selby, both past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Cobourg, will give a presentation on Today's Fundraising Climate.

Lynda Kay is a retired CEO of Northumberland United Way.  Over the course of her leadership which spanned almost three decades, the organization amassed over $20 million in contributions to the Northumberland community.

Dr. Elizabeth Selby brings extensive management and governance expertise accumulated through her wide-ranging experience with Ontario's school system to her role as Chair, Ward 3 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital.  She is a Board Member at YMCA Northumberland and will serve as District 7070 Governor in 2019-2020.