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Join the
Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast 

as we welcome
4 Visiting Mandela Washington Fellows
for Young African Leaders

to the Chicagoland Area
for a
African Diaspora Discussion and Reception
with the South Side Community

٭ Meet The Fellows ٭ Surprise Musical Guest ٭
٭ Lite Refreshments ٭

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI was launched in 2010 to support young Africans as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, which began in 2014, brings young leaders to the United States for academic coursework and leadership training and creates unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
6:30 - 9:00 pm
GWB & Associates
1043 E. 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60619

To Register to be a part of this event, click >> HERE <<

We will be joined by 4 dynamic Young African Leaders from 4 different countries:

Asfha Mesfin Abadi (Eritrea): Asfha has over seven years of experience in community development, specifically focusing on youth leadership empowerment. Currently, Mesfin is a country representative for the Africa Youth Union Commission and Africa Youth Development Commission, where he focuses on initiating, promoting, and empowering young leaders in political decision-making. To read more about Asfha, click >> HERE <<.
Janice da Graça (Cabo Verde): Janice has over nine years of experience working to develop communities through volunteer mobilization/management, art education, empowerment, advocacy, and inclusion programming. Currently, she serves as a freelance professional, and as the president of AfriYAN Cape Verde, a youth network focus on promoting sustainable development, education, entrepreneurship, health, and civic participation. To read more about Janice, click >> HERE <<.
Rebecca Kumi (Ghana): 
Rebecca Kumi has been involved in community development work since 2014; working with the poor and excluded in several communities in Ghana.
 She has previously worked as a programme officer and a project officer at ActionAid Ghana, an international NGO that works to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. To read more about Rebecca, click >> HERE <<.
Susan Mbatha (Kenya): 
Susan is a civil engineer and Urban (infrastructure) development professional. I also co-found and run a startup, Sunspot Energy Co., specialized in development of solar PV projects. Susan also is 
working on an idea to promote economic situation in my home community through support and marketing of local crafts and tourism experiences aimed at American market. To read more about Susan, click >> HERE <<.

If you'd like to join us, please Register by clicking on Our Club banner below
or go to to go to the Events Calendar for 8/15/2019

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast!

We meet the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays of every month

Meeting Location:

Providence Bank - Community Room

7801 S. State Street

Chicago, IL 60619
6:15 PM

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In Memorium of our fallen Club member.
Click the image below to download the entire Homegoing Service Program.

Click the logo below to download the Resolution Presented by
The Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast

In Memorial of
Our 2012-13 Club President,
Michael Phillips, M.D.

It is the family's request to honor  Dr. Michael Phillips' dedicated service to missions in Venezuela, Haiti, Nicaragua and Ghana. Please consider making a donation to the missions branch of Robb Thompson Ministries.

 Rotary Year 

District 6450

District Governor

debi Ross


District Governor

Area "A"

Steven Smutny

Rotary Club
Chicago Southeas


(click on the title to send an 
e-mail to the Officer)

Osei David Andrews-Hutchinson

Masah SamForay

Nicole Smith

Mel Smith 

Masah SamForay

Membership Chair
George W. Brown, Jr.

Foundation Chair
Mel Smith

Community Service Chair
Phillip Chandler

International Service Chair
Kanayo Odeluga, M.D.

Club Administration Chair
Willard O. Williamson
Keith Cross

Immediate Past President
Stephen Caxton-Idowu