Club News – April 12th

Posted By Brad Walker


The program was presented by Camille Hesterberg & Kiricka Yarbough Smith from the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement. They spoke on Human Trafficking. What is it, what does it look like, and what can be done about it in our community?

Karlene, Rotary President and Camille Hesterberg via Zoom

Human Trafficking profits from the control and exploitation of others

The Act of: Recruiting, Harboring, Transporting, and Providing for

By means of: Force, Fraud, Coercion, and Any commercial sex.                

For the purpose of: Commercial Sex, Labor, or Services

Types of Human Trafficking

Sex TraffickingForced Prostitution, Pornography, Stripping and Sexual Tourism      

Labor TraffickingAgricultural, Construction, Restaurants and Factories         

Domestic Trafficking Housekeeping, Nanny, and Servant the most isolated

North Carolina is in the top 11 states for human trafficking for its Major highways, Gangs (becoming more profitable than drugs), Rural & Agricultural Communities and Military presence.

Victims of trafficking are diverse in Nationality, Age, Race, Ability status, Language proficiency, Educational level, Gender, Socio/Economic status, Sexual Orientation and Occupation

What can we do? Share with a friend or family member what we have learned, Organize a donation drive, Add National Human Traffic Hotline – 1-888-373-7888.  Save this number on your cell phone. 


  • NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement website:
  • Polaris Project
  • Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign
  • – “Health.Education.Advocacy.Linkage.Because human trafficking is a public health issue.”
Shipman Northcutt

Queen of Hearts

Shipman Northcutt won with the 8 of clubs. That means the pot continues to grow.

Club Peace Project

In celebration of Rotary District 7110’s district-wide community service day, The Wake Forest Rotary Club invites you to be part of their Peace Initiative by joining:

Our Stories: A Brave Conversation on Race. As our communities, state and nation are grappling with the issues of racial tension and inequity, come experience a candid and peaceful conversation geared toward racial reconciliation. You will see black and white men and women of different ages, backgrounds, education, experiences, and socioeconomic statuses—most of whom do not know each other—bravely engage in sharing their own personal stories and outlook about race and how it has affected their lives and relationships. You will also hear how these conversations are changing their outlook and building relationship bridges across the racial spectrum, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions yourself. One thing is for certain, it will not be boring!

WFRC’s Peace Initiative—Our Stories: A Brave Conversation on Race

WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 2021

TIME: 9:30am-12:30pm.

WHERE: On zoom webinar. Click the link to Register:

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