13 July 2015 — Improving The Lives of Women Worldwide

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IMPORTANT DATES

SUNDAY, JULY 26 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for July! Special Guest Speaker: Cyndi McAuley, a friend to our Club and Executive Director of project partner Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind in Reseda!  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Brenda; Pledge, Reed; Four-Way Test, David; Rotary Minute, Yoko.)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING precedes the main meeting and begins at 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 — 10:00pm to 4:00pm  — The next ONE MORE ITEM FOOD DRIVE, in support of Valley Food Bank, at Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 — 7:00pm to 10:00pm — SIXTH ANNUAL DANCE FOR THE CHILDREN, in support of The Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus Fund and continuing the eradication of polio, Arthur Murray Sherman Oaks, 4633 Van Nuys Boulevard, just south of the 101 in Sherman Oaks. SAVE THE DATE!

 

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM

President Jimmy Carter speaks at TEDWomen2015 - Momentum, Session 4, May 28, 2015, Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, USA. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED

President Jimmy Carter speaks at TEDWomen2015 – Momentum, Session 4, May 28, 2015, Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California, USA. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of July, the Club will launch a new partnership with The Greater Contribution, a wonderful organization that provides micro loans to women in East Africa. Through these small loans, a woman starts her own business, with training, and has the opportunity to raise her family to a higher level of education for their children, standard of living, and economic security in their village. The empowerment of women leads to better lives for the family.

This concept had us thinking about issues of inequality and even abuse endured by women around the planet–including here in the United States. For a look at many of these issues, and some ideas for what we can do–and who needs to focus on doing it–to help, we found an unexpected source. A world-traveler, semi-retired from his former profession but still keeping busy, occasionally controversial (although not on the issues presented here, we think), certainly well-connected around the world–former U.S. President Jimmy Carter educates us in the recent TED Talk from May 2015 in Monterey, California, about problems and solutions.

What will we do to help?

If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on the TED Talk website.

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2 responses to 13 July 2015 — Improving The Lives of Women Worldwide

  1. An unflinching view. Go Sweden!

  2. Super excited for our partnership with the Greater Contribution! Every person/family we help is a step in the right direction.

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