AIRED ON FEBRUARY 19, 2023
Bringing DEI to Rotary
Radio Rotary welcomes Rotarians Boe Loendorf (Cairo Durham Rotary) and Elena Mosley (Hudson Rotary), part of the eight-member Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Rotary District 7210. The members of this committee are fanning out through District 7210, helping Rotary Clubs increase their commitment to DEI. Rotary was once an international club whose members were primarily wealthy male businessmen or government leaders, which might still describe Rotary in some nations. But in the United States, Rotary has been growing more diverse to reflect the local community. No longer does Rotary include primarily professionals—people of all vocations are welcome. Since 1987, when Rotary clubs in the United States began to admit
women as members, the clubs in this country have become more devoted to service without abandoning fellowship. Clubs actively change their meeting schedules and practices to attract younger members and members of all community groups. From this program, you can learn about some of the ways to make DEI happen.
What is DEI?
DEI in District 7210
Hudson Rotary Club
Cairo Durham Rotary Club
AIRED ON FEBRUARY 5, 2023
Village in Zambia Aided by Rotary
Rotarians Steven Caine and Laura Lee (Burnt Bills Ballston Lake Rotary) visit Radio Rotary to tell about their efforts to help bring medical facilities to Muchila Center, an isolated village in Zambia—the nearest hospital is two hours away. In addition to assistance from the Rotary clubs of Kusinta and Lusaka, the new clinic uses equipment supplied by Project C.U.R.E. Much needed dental facilities and transportation are also part of the nonprofit Muchila Access Project, which will serve over 43,000 persons in the Muchila region. Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Rotary is working on a Rotary Foundation Global Grant directed primarily toward providing maternal and child health and disease prevention and treatment, including dental health. As many as 1 in 13 women die from maternal related causes in regions like Muchila, compared to 1 in 4,000 in developed countries, and about 80% of the population in the region suffers from oral disease.
Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake Rotary
Rotary Club of Lusaka (Zambia)
Rotary Club of Kusinta (Zambia) on Facebook
Muchila Access Project