New Rotarian Diane Ryan with President Stephen Pinch. Two new female members joined Alresford Rotary on Monday 8th July and were welcomed and initiated by the Clubs President Stephen Pinch. Women currently account for 22% of international Rotary membership. Diane Ryan and Rebecca Shotton are looking forward to contribute to the wellbeing of the Alresford community and wider International aid projects. In 1989 the Rotary Legislation Council vote to admit woman into Rotary Clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary. Today, there are well over 200,000 female Rotary members. In 2013, Anne L. Matthews, a Rotarian from South Carolina, began her term as the first female vice-president of Rotary International. Also in 2013, Nan McCreadie was appointed as the first female president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI). New Rotarian Rebecca Shotton.