EMMAUS, PA (February 17, 2020) – Corinne Goodwin and Jill Long will receive the International Women’s Day Awards from Emmaus Rotary Club on Thursday March 5, 2020 from 7:30-8:30am at Brookside Country Club of Allentown, 901 Willow Lane, Macungie, PA.
Goodwin is being honored as the Community Award winner for the International Women’s Day Award. She has served in a variety of positions furthering the mission and values of the transgender community. She serves as a Lehigh Valley Transgender Renaissance leader, Executive Director of the newly forming East PA Trans Equity Project nonprofit, YMCA Bethlehem Board Member, United Way volunteer on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, volunteer for the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s LGBTQ Business Council.
Long is being honored as the Rotary Award winner for the International Women’s Day Award. She is currently a member of the Bethlehem Rotary Club and has been since 2014. She is actively involved in the Phillies Strike-Out Tournament and sits as the Community Service Committee Chair, responsible for overseeing Membership, Golf, ‘Taste & Tunes,’ Hunger Outreach, and Dictionary Project Committees. In August 2010 Jill went to Pereira, Columbia in South America for the Rotaplast Medical Mission.
About International Women’s Day
“International Women’s Day” is a globally united moment for women across countries to come together in hope and action. Started in the early 1900’s, the almighty and tenacious Suffragettes forged purposeful action for equality. It was the Suffragettes who started International Women’s Day, with the first officially named “international Women’s Day” event held in 1911. To this day, International Women’s Day continues to be a powerful platform globally that unifies tenacity and drives action for gender parity, while celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women and it is celebrated on March 8.
About Rotary International, Rotary District 7430 and Emmaus Rotary Club.
Rotary International brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit Rotary.org and endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.
Information provided to TVL by:
Emmaus Main Street Manager & Manager, Affiliated Chambers (East Penn, Western Lehigh & Southern Lehigh)
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce