She had an idea, and followed it!
You start with your first invitation, and someone in the audience asks you to come to their group, and someone there asks you to their school, and the ripples multiply until you have to build a local team of Ambassadors to keep up!
As a new member of her small town Rotary Club, Pennsylvania Regional Coordinator, Megan Inghram simply had an idea to write a letter to the editor of the Rotary International magazine. She was hoping they would consider a feature article on sex trafficking and Shared Hope. She wasn’t even aware her letter had been published in the international publication until one of the local Rotarians called to tell her. She then asked her club to invest in Renting Lacy books for the local library and they agreed.
And that was the first ripple.
Megan delivered the display of Renting Lacy books to her librarian who responded, “It seems there should be a program with this. Do you have a presentation?” Incredulously, Megan thought, “Is this how it works? Can it really be this easy?”
At the next city council meeting, that librarian shared about the books and the upcoming Chosen showing. A local news reporter asked, “Do you really think this is a problem here?” She urged him to hear Megan’s presentation.
That was Megan’s first Chosen showing with a room full of thirty people. She was a bit nervous, and driving home realized she had never introduced herself! So she wrote a note to self – always introduce yourself first!
Later, while setting up a display in a library, a local news reporter was there to take pictures of the Rotarians presenting the books to the library. He asked Megan all about trafficking for an article he intended to write with the photo which he later published. Click here to read the news article that began the next ripple.
Megan has done great work to educate her community on sex trafficking and prepares them to combat this issue themselves!