Author of Women Also Serve: Duarte Invites Women to Join Rotary tells her first person account of what it was like to be a woman Rotary pioneer.
Dr Sylvia Whitlock has been in Rotary for nearly forty years. She was he second woman to join the Rotary Club of Duarte. Whitlock went on to become the first woman Rotary Club president. She was a District Governor in 2012-2013. Sylvia is a recipient of many awards including the Rotary Foundation District Service Award. She has supported an orphanage in Mexico, sunk wells in Nigeria and raised nearly $90,000 to educate girls in India.
It is not everyday one gets to listen to a person who made history. On May 3, 2019 Sylvia spoke to the Rotarians of District 5550 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has also has put her story into a small book titled Women Also Serve: Duarte Invites Women to Join Rotary which is available through Amazon.