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Sun Lakes Rotary supports women’s nonprofit

February 19th, 2022 development
Sun Lakes Rotary supports women’s nonprofit

Santan Sun News 

The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes has chosen to support Positive Paths, non-profit organization serving women and their families in the East.

When presenting a $4,000 check to Positive Paths’ Board Chair Dr. Maria Hesse, club President Jon Lyons said empowering women to become key change agents is an essential element to achieving a world that works for everyone.

Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, families are healthier, more children complete elementary and high school and go on to trade school or college, productivity improves, and incomes increase. In short, communities are strengthened.

Positive Paths is dedicated to advocating for and supporting the economic stability and empowerment of women.

Positive Paths is led by a group of East Valley leaders committed to encouraging others to invest in the future of area women in need, and to support women to be resilient and positive contributors to their communities.

The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes’ money has been directed towards advanced education scholarships that will help women strengthen their family’s well-being and economic security.


Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Sun Lakes also named Debbie Bailey the Rotarian of the Month for February, saying the retired educator “has been making a very positive impact” since she joined last August.

Bailey was the project lead for the Chandler High Closet Project, partnering with Classy Closets and the school.

As a member of the club’s golf committee, “she has obtained sponsorship donations, including a $1,000 Birdie Scholarship,” the club said, adding she sent letters to nearly 100 area businesses garnering support.

She also assisted in interviewing Shinny Obiako for the Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona Scholarship for a practical nursing program at Gateway Community College.

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