Sunday, May 3, 2015

Jardines de Pedregal's International Women's Day Breakfast

Back in March I attended Rotary Club Jardines de Pedregal's breakfast in celebration of International Women's Day.

This year, the club honored the following women:

  • Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, Secretary of Tourism
  • Martha Ortiz Chapa, Chef
  • Margarita Carillo, Chef 
  • Virginia Sendel de Lemaitre, President and Founder of  the Michou y Mau Foundation for child burn victims 

I was named an honorary member of the club and awarded a Rotary pin, for my assistance with a Global Grant project. As an Ambassadorial Scholar, I helped initiate contact, facilitate communication, translate documents, and track the project between Rotary Club Jardines de Pedregal in District 4170 (Mexico) and my sponsor Rotary Club Crescent in District 7690 (North Carolina). Through this project, a small cooperative was formed in Cuautepec (on the outskirts of Mexico City). The members (almost all women) received technical, business, and co-op training, and now make and sell clothing in their neighborhood, providing a local option for employment in a neighborhood where economic opportunities are scarce. Sara Méndez, President of the Co-op, was also recognized at the breakfast.  

with Maricarman Porras Navarro (Jardines de Pedregal President) 

with members of RC Jardines de Pedregal and the Co-Op President 

I had attended Jardines de Pedregal's Women's Day breakfast my first year in Mexico, which you can read about here.

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