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Rotary World President arrives to Sri Lanka


Jennifer Jones, President of Rotary International, arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday (11th) for a four-day visit. She is Rotary’s first female president in its 115-year history.

Ms. Jones is the founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland. She served as chair of the University of Windsor’s board of governors and as chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has received the YMCA Peace Medallion, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian. Jones has a Doctor of Laws degree (LL.D.).

Jones, a current Rotary Foundation trustee, has been a member of Rotary since 1997 and has served as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor. She spearheaded Rotary’s rebranding effort as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. She is a co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, whose goal is to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.

Jones recently directed the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was watched by over 65,000 people. Jones has also received the Service Above Self Award from Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. She and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of the Arch Klumph Society, the Paul Harris Society, and the Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation.

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