May 03, 2022 7:15 AM
John Borst, Rotary Club of Kingston
African Women in Science and Studies of the Great Lakes

Collaboration among Rotary Clubs and Rotarians is a key element to our success in many Areas of Focus.  Please join us to hear Rotarian John Borst outline an interesting collaborative initative within Rotary in Kingston highlighting education, international cooperation and protecting the environment!

The International Institute for Sustainable Development, (IISD) is centred in Winnipeg and has established an organization the African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE).  As part of the plan to save the GLA, IISD-ACARE established a program African Women in Science (AWIS). The goal of this program is to train young African women scientists in water research as women in Africa, like much of the rest of the World, are under-represented in the field of aquatic science.

Please join us this morning to hear from John Borst whose goal is to help IISD find the money for the Canadian portion. John says, "I estimate there are 112 Rotary Clubs on the Canadian shores of the Laurentian Great lakes plus there are another 42 clubs in District 5550, (Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan). My goal is to successfully speak to 100 of those clubs and raise $600.00 from each."