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2018 YWCA World Service Council Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Colony Club
564 Park Place
New York, NY 10065
United States

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The 98th Annual Meeting, Luncheon and Seminar of the World Service Council will take place Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Colony Club in NYC. Members, guests and friends are cordially invited to attend. Headlining the event will be YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Castillo, who will be providing exciting information about the YWCA USA’s 160th anniversary celebration, and World YWCA Deputy Secretary Casey Harden who will speak about YWCA successes around the world, and about the 2019 World Council meeting to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Attending with Casey will be World YWCA Intern Jade Brady from Australia who participates in the new and bold leadership training programs. The World Service Council each year provides substantial funding for the internship program so hearing about her role will be of particular interest.  

The afternoon session, which continues after lunch from about 2 to 4 p.m., will feature a new program which we are calling “Partners of the World Service Council and the World YWCA.” Mary Luke, chair of the Metro Committee of UN Women in New York, will fill us in on the Committee’s major efforts and goals for this year and Michaela Walsh, who started Women’s World Banking, will bring us up to date on their activities and the work of other organizations in which she is active.

In addition, attendees will be updated on UN priorities and the implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) internationally and in the US via the Cities for CEDAW initiative.

 Annual Meeting Fee (including lunch) is $65.

 Reservations needed by October 18. 

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