Due to COVID restrictions on interstate travel, it now appears very unlikely that our two Peace Scholars, Rachel and Molly, will be able to travel from Brisbane to Sydney, so unfortunately we have had to cancel this function.  Hopefully alternative arrangements can be made at a later date. Refunds will be made to those who have already made their payment.
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The Rotary Club of Botany Randwick Inc. is delighted to announce that a very special dinner will be held in Randwick on the evening of 3 February 2021.  Two Rotary Peace Fellows, as well as a Youth Exchange student currently studying in Brisbane, will be our guests.
Rachel and Molly are two Rotary Peace Fellows from the US who are currently undertaking a Master of Peace and Conflict course at the University of Queensland.  This is one of five Rotary International sponsored courses conducted across the globe.
Members of Rotary and interested community members are all very welcome to come along and hear their inspirational talks.  For further information and details, read on ...
Rachel Buchan is an aspiring public servant from the United States. Rachel’s passion for peace and good governance was formed while teaching English to Syrian refugees as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey. Through her students’ stories, Rachel witnessed the power of government to inflict great harm or to protect human security. She returned to Washington, DC in 2016 to learn more about government, peacebuilding, and human rights. Rachel served in The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama, for the U.S. Congress, for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, and at Human Rights First. Most recently, Rachel was Vice President of Government Relations at Capstone LLC, a policy analysis firm that researches how geopolitics impacts large industries. Rachel owes her deep love of learning to her alma mater, Birmingham-Southern College, where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Religion with honours and Phi Beta Kappa. 
Molly Ferguson is  pursuing a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland. She got her BA in International Studies and Women's and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina in 2012. After working for a small human rights organization in Boston after graduation, she went on to serve in the US Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa as a Community Health Volunteer. Molly's focus during her Peace Corps service was capacity building in regards to vaccination, maternal and neonatal care, hygiene and sanitation, and women's empowerment. Since her Peace Corps service, she worked for nearly 3 years at JSI, a global health non-profit agency in Washington D.C., supporting immunization programs mostly in Africa and South Asia. Molly spent 2019 on a short-term contract in Freetown, Sierra Leone supporting capacity development  of midwifery schools throughout the country, after the 2014 Ebola outbreak left the country with virtually no midwives. 
Details of the Dinner are:
Venue:    The Randwick Club, 135 Alison Road Randwick
Date:       Wednesday 3 February 2021
Time:      6:30pm for 7:00pm, until approx 9:00pm
Cost:       $70 per person, for a three-course meal and limited table wines.  Other drinks at bar prices.
Attendance will be limited so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
RSVP by email to info@botanyrandwickrotary.org.au together with EFT payment to the following Bank Account:
BSB:            633 000
Account:      1770 38254
Name:          Rotary Club of Botany Randwick General
Reference:    Peace LastName
For enquiries please contact Richard on 0417 297 632