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Speakers: Claudia Valderrama & Georgia Winfield

Topic: "Empower The Girls"

Next Rotary Club Weekly Meeting

EMPOWER THE GIRL is a Rotary International initiative. Why do we do it? It makes families healthier. Educated girls have better-educated children and earn higher wages, helping get their families out of poverty. Every girl should be in charge of her own future. We have an obligation to protect girls' rights and promote their well-being. We can increase our impact through projects that empower and create equity for girls. One example is a project already underway in our Zone by an Interact Club. It’s called “A GIRL THING.” The club provides menstrual hygiene products and clothes for girls at the high school level. This project would allow us to reconnect with our Interact Clubs. If you have a project you can recommend, we would love to hear about it.

About Claudia Valderrama

• 1988-89, attended Veterinary School in Leon, Spain
• 1995, Graduated from Veterinary School from University of Florida
• 2016, Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame
• 2016-17, Past President for our club in Hallandale Beach-Aventura
• 2019-20, Area Governor
• 2020-21, Executive Area Governor
• 2021, Area Governor of the year
• 2021-22, Special Advisor to DG
• 2022, Empower the Girls District Co-Chair

About Georgia Winfield

• Co-chair District 6990, Empower the Girls
• Member of Hallandale Beach/Aventura Rotary Club for 29 years
• 2023-2024, President-Elect
• Past Club Secretary
• Rotary District 6990 Secretary
• Retired Postmaster Hallandale Beach, FL
• Rotary Exchange Student Counselor
• BS Degree from East Carolina University
• 2010 & 2022, Super Bowl Halftime Field Team
• Miami Open Tennis Tournament - Stadium Ambassador 11

Upcoming Events & Activities

THURS., DEC. 1ST, 2022

Marushka, District 6990 Paul Harris Society Chair, has started handing out our annual participation in the 2022-2023, TRF Chris Morrison Memorial, Golf Ball Drop Ticket. Each member is asked every year to sell or purchase 4 tickets at $25 each ($100 total).


We have three (3) drop-off locations for your unwrapped toys:
1. Hallandale Beach YMCA Family Center at 501 SE 1st Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
2. Freedom Tax at 600 W Hallandale Beach Blvd, Suite 4, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
3. Gulfstream Early Learning Center at 120 SW 4 Ave, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

MON., DECEMBER 12TH, 2022 @ 5:30 PM

Joy Cooper, Mayor, is having at Gulfstream, upstairs 3rd floor "Toy Give Away." Colleen, Marushka, and Julia volunteered last year to hand out Toys to Kids. Please contact Colleen if you want to join in volunteering.

WED., DEC. 14TH, 2022 @ 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Eat To Support Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach-Aventura. Our Club will receive 20% of all purchases this day. Use this group link for the fundraiser. Our club is donating back a percentage (%) of sales from Dine-In, Takeout & Pick-Up orders to Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach-Aventura!

If you order in person, then you need to tell Anthony's you want Our Rotary Club to get the credit. We will be meeting there on this day. We will get the credit, but this will be a good time to order your dinner for take-out for friends, family, and neighbors. Many of us are doing this.

RSVP & all details here:

Why we're raising: We are an international membership organization made up of business and community leaders that get together to make a difference in our communities locally and internationally. We hope you can join us in eating out for a good cause!

WED., DECEMBER 21ST, 2022 @ 2:30 PM

Regular 'Food Give-A-Way' sets up around 12-12:30 pm in the cafeteria at the Gulfstream Early Learning Center. The actual Give-A-Way is at 2:30 pm. Colleen suggested that we come by to see it!

THURS., DECEMBER 22ST, 2022 @ 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: Hallandale Beach Fire Station #7 at 111 Foster Rd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Our traditional Christmas candy bagging to hand out to the children on Christmas Eve from our Santa sleigh. Please bring a stapler! We had a great time last year and bagged 400 pounds of candy. Your children and grandchildren had a great time. Please bring them again this year. RSVP to Fran by Monday, December 19th.