Welcome to meeting No. 46 of
the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38

Korean Heritage Tour: Palaces and Villages of Seoul Including Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul
April is Rotary's Maternal and Child Health Month
President's Message
Welcome to Meeting No. 46. This week's meeting material includes a story on maternal health in Yemen that fits with the April Rotary theme, a piece on the Rotary Convention in Seoul (two of our members are attending) and a longer piece on women in the computer industry.
Enjoy the meeting and have a good week.
Yours in Rotary
Kerrie S.
This week's meeting material
  • Maternal Health in Yemen - Published 2012. With one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates, Yemen faces extreme hurdles when it comes to providing adequate healthcare to its women. Seven Yemeni women a day die of complications from pregnancy or childbirth – leaving seven families in danger of collapse in the absence of a mother – and nearly all of the deaths are preventable.

  • Rotary International Convention, Seoul 29 May to 1 June 2016 - Published March 2016- Two of our members will be attending (Kerrie S and Brian N)

  • Where have all the girls gone? Science and Technology are getting declining interest from young people, and in particular women. 

    Michelle Sandford addresses the question of why young people are choosing other fields and what we can do to call them back. She talks about how the stories we tell each other create the reality we live in, and how we are believing (and creating) a negative reality in the field of Technology because we repeat what we hear in the media... and its not true! 

    We are working in the most exciting and dynamic industry in the world, there are plenty of interesting jobs and they give us the opportunity to work from home, internationally, completely flexibly. We can change the World with technology - but we more young people to help us.

    Michelle Sandford
    Techonology Evangelist

    Michelle Sandford is an evangelist for the Technology Industry. She works for Microsoft, is the Vice Chair of the Australian Computer Society in WA, is a Soroptimist, a WAiTTA Board Member and a supporter of young people and community events. Michelle was a Judge for the CIO of the Year Category at the Incite Awards in 2014 and 2013. She was also a Judge for GovHack and for JustStartIT. She recently spoke at the TechReady Conference in Seattle and says speaking to an internal crowd of Microsofties was terrifying, far worse than completing the Tough Mudder Event, which she also just did for the first time this year.

    Michelle started her career working for a company, which after many acquisitions and mergers became the largest brewer in the world by volume – Anheuser-Busch InBev, from there she moved to IBM where she undertook global roles, first on her previous employers account, and then Heinz (57 varieties) and Yara. She says working for IBM was one of the best experiences of her life, surpassed only by the experience of working for Microsoft – where she gets to play with Xbox and Surface, whilst travelling the world and talking to amazing people who are changing the way they do business through technology and innovation.

    On weekends, Michelle surfs the waves instead of the web to clear her mind and invigorate her soul.

Brian Norris
Website Manager 
Club Projects 
  • Support of the Rotary Foundation
This officially ends meeting No.46
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