KCCI (a CBS Affiliate in Des Moines) reported yesterday about a woman
whose application was rejected by Rotary. They report:
A Des Moines woman rejected for membership by the local chapter of the
Rotary Club said Friday that she believes it’s because she works at
Susy Robinette said she has spent a lot of time looking for answers in
the prospective member packet that she received from the Rotary Club of
Des Moines this fall.
The Des Moines Rotary Club is one of the 50 largest in the world with
334 members. It recently rejected Robinette’s application to become a
"I kept reading through here. Is there something here I’m missing, but
no," said Robinette.
Robinette is a former television news director and anchor who now is
Chief Development Officer for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.
Apparently just 11 members need to object to an application for
membership in order to turn them down.
What do you think is this fair? There is a right to association
is present and a person’s occupation/position on abortion is not a
protected class so she certainly doesn’t have legal recourse. She
may be making an assumption it is due to her employment with Planned
Parenthood. She also says she’s disappointed and embarrassed… so
runs to KCCI? What does that say about her?
December 19, 2009
to a friend.
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