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Dave McCleary is a son, husband and father. He is a small business owner from Roswell, Georgia. He is a man with a heart for making a difference in other people’s lives by getting involved. In January of 2012, Dave volunteered as a ‘doorholder’ at the Passion 2012 Conference held in Atlanta. It was there he became aware of the Human Trafficking issue and felt the first sparks of desire to get involved. He learned that it’s not only happening worldwide in impoverished, third world countries, but in his own hometown community and other communities across the U.S. With two teenage daughters of his own, the reality of the issue became real and awareness led to action.
How Can We Help
As the President of the Rotary Club of Roswell at the time, the sparks quickly ignited into ‘how can we help’ stop this. Knowing the influence and vastness of Rotary, which embraces 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide, collectively the many become one force. Dave spent countless hours attending meetings, contacting and working with non-profit groups already serving different aspects of this multi-faceted issue to learn and determine the best way Rotary could help to achieve the goal of stopping human trafficking & modern day slavery in our lifetime.
Goal: To drive awareness and action by bringing together the business community, law enforcement agencies and NGOs with survivors.
Dave was appointed worldwide Vice Chair of Rotarians Against Slavery with the mission to engage 1.2 million Rotarians and 35,000 clubs on over 200 counties to take on the issues of ending modern day slavery.
Dave Chaired a World Summit with President Carter on ending human trafficking with participation from 14 counties and 32 States with a focus on Business Engagement, Effective Law Enforcement, Legislation and Sustaining Freedom though empowering survivors.
Dave was appointed to the GRACE (Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education) Commission by Georgia’s First Lady Marty Kemp to represent Rotary.
Now Global Chairman of Rotarians Against Slavery, Dave was invited to the White House Round Table on Human Trafficking with the expressed goal to engage the business and Civic Communies in the fight to end Modern-Day Slavery.
“For Canada to be the first country in the world to pledge zero tolerance towards human trafficking and forced labor slavery.”
A full-day conference spotlighting leading policy insiders, experts, survivors, and fellow partners paving the way to end human trafficking and forced labour slavery in Canada.