Queen Balina will be speaking on Sankofa Empowering Women in Ghana (SEWING) via Zoom at the Rotary Club Meeting on September 9, 2021

My name is Queen Balina, and I’m a senior at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. I’m also a member of PeaceJam Mid-Atlantic’s Youth Advisory Council. I heard about the Rotary Club and all the wonderful work you do from Luke Addison from Winchester Rotary in the U.K., who is also active in both PeaceJam and Rotary International. PeaceJam is an international organization that mentors youth in the mold of Nobel Peace Prize laureates. It has worked with 1.3 million youth in 41 countries since it was founded in 1996. It works to bring the new ideas, perspectives, and approaches of younger generations to the forefront of change. Under the guidance of PeaceJam, I have collaborated with three other young leaders to establish Sankofa Empowering Women in Ghana (SEWING), a women’s economic empowerment project. Through SEWING, we aim to leverage our partnerships in the area – particularly with members of PeaceJam Ghana – to connect young women to job training opportunities and hopefully end a cycle of poverty and exploitative labor practices.

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Social at Bretton Woods Recreation Center on August 26, 2021. 
Phil Meade's Famous Quiz at the Rotary Club Meeting on August 12, 2021
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Past President Todd Nitkin passed the gavel to new President Jake Matysek
Phil Meade received the Rotarian of the Year Trophy from Alan Grant.
Kashonna Holland, Chair, Rotary District Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, was our guest speaker on June 17, 2021
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Shane Rock, CEO, Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington gave a Rotary Classification Talk at the Rotary Club meeting on April 15, 2021
JCA® — the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington — strives to make D.C., suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia great places to grow up and grow old. Their experts on aging provide access, answers and opportunities to older adults and family caregivers of all faiths and from all walks of life. Since 1973, they have been helping older men and women maintain independence, dignity, vitality and self-respect.
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