by Tracy Barr
Rotary Club of Blanco County
Rotary Clubs in Central Texas are participating in the Department of Homeland Securities WEAR BLUE DAY to bring attention to the issue of human trafficking, since January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  The Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign’s #WearBlueDay is on January 11th every year.  On Jan 17, the Rotary Club of Blanco County is hosting Susan Burkholder, who will be speaking on the topic of teens lured into on-line and in person commercial sexual exploitation. Susan is a charter member of District 5840’s E-Club to Combat Human Trafficking, and a member of RAGAS (Rotary Action Group Against Human Trafficking).  She is also the Director of Community Awareness of Ransomed Life, a Bexar County area based non-profit that provides a healing community for sexually exploited youth.  Burkholder provides presentations to service clubs, parents and general audiences as well as in depth trainings for school staff, and people who work with at-risk youth.
Parents, teachers, community leaders and volunteers are welcome to attend.  The Old 300 Barbecue - The Back Forty room, 318 4th St. Blanco.  RSVP for dinner (mandatory) which begins at 6pm or attend general meeting starting promptly at 6:30pm.