Canadian is appointed president of the Rotary Club International

For the first time, in 115 years of existence, the Rotary Club International chooses a woman to chair the organization.

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Jennifer Jones, Rotary Club International. (Photo: personal archive)

Translated from Portuguese with Google Translate (unedited).

For the first time, in 115 years of existence, the Rotary Club International chooses a woman to chair the organization. For this historic milestone, Canadian Jennifer Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland (Ontario), was appointed to take office in July 2022. Founded in 1905 by American lawyer Paul Harris, the organization has more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, with around 1.3 million members.

Jennifer Jones is the founder and president of the award-winning Media Street Productions Inc. She has a doctorate in law and has chaired the board of directors of the University of Windsor and the regional chamber of commerce in Windsor and Essex. She was honored with the Christian Youth Association’s Peace Medallion (ACM) and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, being the first Canadian to receive Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award. 

Current curator of The Rotary Foundation, Jennifer joined Rotary in 1997 and has served the organization as a vice president, director, moderator of the International Assembly, training leader, committee chair and district governor. He played a prominent role in the Rotary Brand repositioning initiative in front of the Rotary Strengthening Advisory Group. She is co-chair of the End Polio Now Commission: Countdown to History, tasked with raising $ 150 million to fight the disease. 

Recently, Jennifer led the telethon # RotaryEmAção, a virtual event attended by more than 65,000 people and which raised funds to fight covid-19. 

Recipient of the Give of Self Before Thinking About You Award and the Mention for Meritorious Services, Jennifer Jones and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of the Arch Klumph, Paul Harris and Testament Donor Societies.