Chantal Vallée shakes hands with Jennifer Jones on Melbourne stage.Rotary International president Jennifer Jones congratulates Lancer women’s basketball coach Chantal Vallée following her address to the service organization’s convention in Melbourne, Australia.

Coach inspires Rotarians at international convention

Lancer women’s basketball head coach Chantal Vallée drew a standing ovation for an address on building a successful team to win against all odds to more than 14,000 attendees at the Rotary International Convention, held in Melbourne, Australia, at the end of May.

The convention is a platform for global leaders, professionals, and visionaries to exchange ideas on creating change in their communities and beyond. In 2022, the service organization elected UWindsor alumna Jennifer Jones (BA 1991) the first female president in its 115-year history.

Vallée has helmed her Lancer team to five national championship titles. Her dedication to excellence and ability to inspire others have earned her numerous accolades and recognition on the world stage as a motivational speaker and strategic advisor.

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