Meet Ms. Soraya, our Speaker (August 22, 2016, at 6:00PM)
Please bring a friend to hear a special guest from the D R Congo.
Ms. Soraya Aziz Souleymane hails from the Eastern and Central areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ms. Soraya has master’s degrees in Development Studies from Sussex, UK and in International Relations from CAM in Kenya.
She works on the enforcement of values such as social justice and democracy in the use of natural resources on the D R Congo. She promotes participation and citizen engagement in natural resources governance. Her special focus is on women and children. She is also an active member of the Lions Club in Kinshasa.
Ms. Soraya is the founder Nyota, a nonprofit organization that is working in natural resources governance. Since March 2016, she is its Executive Director. She was the Deputy Director of the Carter Center. Ms. Soraya was also a fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
She is a great speaker and motivator.
Ms. Soraya is currently attending a workshop in the USA, on transparency and accountability in government.
Monday, December 14, 2015 will be our next meeting. We will meet at the Rathskeller at 6:00 PM. Travis DiNicola, Executive Director of Indy Reads will be our featured speaker. Bring a friend or a colleague! See you then!
On November 23, 2015, Indy Progressive Rotary hosted multiple Rotary Clubs. We enjoyed a fun night of Rotary Triva… Can’t wait to have another night like this one 🙂
On October 12, 2015, District Governor Mark Blade visited The Indy Progressive Rotary Club. Mark shared his goals during his term as district governor.
Picture includes: Rotarian Bonnie Mill, District Governor Mark Blade, Rotarian Lois Kay, and President Joél Muñoz.
Thanks to our newest member Darren Slack allowing us to join his group’s activities we can be of service at least 4 times a month. If you are not familiar with Pro(ACT) Community Partnerships you should go check it out. Here is a link to the calendar we will try to let you know about these as they come up, but please try to make as many as you can.
This is a great chance for us to make a difference here in Indy.
Our name change is official. The Rotary Club of Indianapolis Progressive, or “Indy Progressive Rotary”. We won’t have to explain why the Sunrise club meets at 6pm any more.
We will be meeting Monday the 20th since our next regular date is a holiday. Please come join us for some drinks and small talk at The Rathskeller 6 pm!