Sydney Rotary member among six ‘Global Women of Action’ recognized at the United Nations 
 
Lucy Hobgood-Brown of the Rotary e-Club of Greater Sydney will be honored for her exemplary dedication to improving the lives of others through volunteer service.
 
Lucy Hobgood-Brown will be named one of six Rotary ‘Global Women of Action’  during the humanitarian service organization’s annual Rotary Day at the United Nations on Nov. 7, which will include high-level UN speakers and a look at the lasting improvements the honorees have made in the lives and communities they serve.   
 
“I am honored to represent Australian Rotary clubs as well as share good news stories about the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I grew up and where my work is focused,” says Hobgood-Brown, adding, “I also love raising awareness of the contributions being made by Congolese migrants to Australia.”  
A community development consultant who is the co-founder of HandUp Congo, a small non-profit that seeks to promote sustainable community-driven poverty initiatives, Hobgood-Brown works closely with Sub Saharan African Rotary clubs and Congolese project partners to positively impact the lives of  people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  
 
 “Every day at Rotary I see first-hand how our members work to change lives and make significant impact around the world,” said Rotary International President K.R.  Ravindran. “Through hard work, dedication and selflessness, Rotary’s ‘Global Woman of Action’ are tackling some of the most difficult global problems. Each of these women truly embody Rotary’s motto, ‘Service Above Self’, and I extend my warmest congratulations to them for their outstanding service to humanity.”
 
Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Rotary harnesses the strength of professional and community leaders to tackle humanitarian challenges at home and abroad. Today, Rotary provides a platform for successful men and women of all ethnicities, faiths and cultures to make the world a better place through volunteer service.