We will keep meeting on Zoom for the month of JULY. The board will discuss options during their monthly meeting. 
Raffle tickets have been mailed out!! Sell until 10/01/2020 and return $$ and unsold tickets to Mundts @800 Bowes Rd, Lowell, MI 49331 (Might be our only fundraiser for the year!)
April 2021 is on the books for our Live/Silent Auction. The committee is in need of leadership!

The Showboat has arrived!!! Watch over the next weeks as it is put together!

Welcome Evert to the role of President!

Welcome Grace Huizinga, New Member!

Happy $s:

Wendel's oldest grandson arrived safely from Bali for a months visit.
Jerry says thank you to Betsy for a Zoom lesson!
Happy Birthday to all those celebrating in JULY!!!
Evert is on vacation next week in Smyrna next week :D
The Ionia Rotary Club created a match for businesses...check out their success on their FB page.
Lady Brand Club had a face to face meeting for new year inductions! 
This week videos about Rotary were shared on the meeting. For more Rotary videos visit or 
Don't forget to check out the RI convention too
Have speaker ideas? Share them with Carol or see what day you can fill :D

Have a wonderful week!


Rotary Facts

By Jim White

Women in Rotary

The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.

 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 

The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.

The response to the decision was overwhelming: By June 1990, the number of female Rotarians had skyrocketed to over 20,000. By July 2016, the number of women worldwide had surpassed 250,000. 

Women immediately embraced the leadership opportunities provided by their clubs and have been making an impact in communities around the world. Michelle Candland, a member of the Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, for instance, has been instrumental in moving a school for homeless students to a new facility.

“If we as Rotarians lay the groundwork for other community members to build on, we can then accomplish any goal we set out to,” she says. 

Timeline of women in Rotary

  1. 1950

    An enactment to delete the word “male” from the Standard Rotary Club Constitution is proposed by a Rotary club in India for the Council on Legislation meeting at the 1950 Rotary Convention.

  2. 1964

    The Council on Legislation agenda contains an enactment proposed by a Rotary club in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to permit the admission of women into Rotary clubs. Delegates vote that it be withdrawn. Two other proposals to allow women to be eligible for honorary membership are also withdrawn.

  3. 1972

    As more women begin reaching higher positions in their professions, more clubs begin lobbying for female members. A U.S. Rotary club proposes admitting women into Rotary at the 1972 Council on Legislation.

  4. 1977

    Three separate proposals to admit women into membership are submitted to the Council on Legislation for consideration at the 1977 Rotary Convention. A Brazilian club makes a different proposal to admit women as honorary members. 

    The Rotary Club of Duarte, California, USA, admits women as members in violation of the RI Constitution and Standard Rotary Club Constitution. Because of this violation, the club’s membership in Rotary International is terminated in March 1978. (The club was reinstated in September 1986.)

  5. 1980

    The RI Board of Directors and Rotary clubs in India, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States propose an enactment to remove from the RI and club constitutions and bylaws all references to members as “male persons.” 

  6. 1983-86

    In a lawsuit filed by the Duarte club, the California Superior Court in 1983 rules in favor of Rotary International, upholding gender-based qualification for membership in California Rotary clubs. In 1986, the California Court of Appeals reverses the lower court's decision, preventing the enforcement of the provision in California. The California Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, and it is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  7. 1987

    On 4 May, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender. Rotary issues a policy statement that any Rotary club in the United States can admit qualified women into membership. 

    The Rotary Club of Marin Sunrise, California (formerly Larkspur Landing), is chartered on 28 May. It becomes the first club after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to have women as charter members.

    Sylvia Whitlock, of the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, becomes the first female Rotary club president.

  8. 1988

    In November, the RI Board of Directors issues a policy statement recognizing the right of Rotary clubs in Canada to admit female members based on a Canadian law similar to that upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  9. 1989

    At its first meeting after the 1987 U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Council on Legislation votes to eliminate the requirement in the RI Constitution that membership in Rotary clubs be limited to men. Women are welcomed into Rotary clubs around the world.

  10. 1990

    As of June, there are about 20,200 female Rotarians worldwide. The Rotarian runs a feature on women in Rotary.

  11. 1995

    In July, eight women become district governors, the first elected to this role: Mimi Altman, Gilda Chirafisi, Janet W. Holland, Reba F. Lovrien, Virginia B. Nordby, Donna J. Rapp, Anne Robertson, and Olive P. Scott.

  12. 2005

    Carolyn E. Jones begins her term as the first woman appointed as trustee of The Rotary Foundation.

  13. 2008

    Catherine Noyer-Riveau begins her term as the first woman elected to the RI Board of Directors.

  14. 2012

    Elizabeth S. Demaray begins her term as RI treasurer, the first woman to serve in this position.

  15. 2013

    Anne L. Matthews begins her term as the first woman to serve as RI vice president.

  16. 2018

    Brenda Marie Cressey begins her term as the first woman to serve as vice-chair of The Rotary Foundation. In April-June 2019 she serves as chair of the Foundation, the first woman appointed to this role.

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