Rotary Club of Scottsdale to host Sonora Gov. Pavlovich

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale will host Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich Monday, Feb. 11 at its weekly meeting in the Pavilion Room at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 E. McCormick Parkway.

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H.E. Governor Claudia Pavlovich of Sonora, Mexico. (Photo submitted by Jean Howell on behalf of the Harvard Club of Phoenix)

The event will be an opportunity, a press release states, for the club’s more than 125 Members and guests to hear, first-hand, about the economic, tourism and educational value of the relationship between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, including the importance to the small business community.

Representatives from the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Consul to Mexico, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s Office, along with area business, community and political leaders will also join the club at the event.

Ms. Pavlovich will begin the event with a press conference from 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., before speaking.

Ms. Pavlovich serves as the governor of the Mexican state of Sonora. She is a lawyer affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party. She was elected as the first woman to govern the state the State of Sonora, and is currently the only female Governor of any Mexican state, according to a release.

Her paternal family is of Serb descent.

Previously, she served as Senator of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Sonora. She and Mr. Ducey have partnered for the past four years to strengthen relations between Arizona and Sonora to their mutual benefit.

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