The then District Governor Bonnie F. Sirower speaking at a White House conference of Champions of Change on April 5, 2013, at which she was one of the honorees.
Bonnie was flanked on her left by Nancy Sanford Hughes and on her right by Thomas Barnes, both of who were also honored.
Past District Governor Bonnie Sirower (District Governor in 2012-13) was recently named by the Zone 32 RI Membership Coordinator to become one of the Rotary International Zone 32 Membership Assistant Coordinators. Beginning in July of 2016, and continuing until June 30 of 2019, Sirower will assist Districts 7410, 7430, 7450 and 7390, all in Pennsylvania, in attracting new members and engaging those who are already Rotarians. Sirower will attend training for this new role at RI headquarters in Evanston next month.
Sirower first joined the Paterson Rotary Club in 1989 and served as its President in 1996-97. She served as our District Governor in 2012-13, and worked with our current DG Peter Wells, in implementing a multi-district project to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. A multiple Paul Harris fellow and member of the RI Foundation Bequest Society, Sirower was honored in 2009 with the RI Service Above Self Award. In April of 2013, she was honored at the White House as a Rotary White House Champion of Change. For the past three years, Sirower has co-chaired our District's Halloween Against Hunger food packaging project with PDG Dan Shiver, attracting more than 300 people each time to help feed the hungry in our area. She also serves as Marketing Coordinator for Rotary Leadership Institute Northeast America.
​Sirower said of her new role, “I am looking forward to involving the leadership of RI in Pennsylvania in our most important task - membership - by finding new ways to keep our members as loyal and active Rotarians and to bring in new people who share our goals of making the world a better place.”
This article was in our January Newsletter.