February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month”


Rotary International’s 112th anniversary on the 23rd of February

Rotary All Stars – Rotary makes amazing things happen such as:
  1. Improving Quality of life
  2. Raising awareness of bullying and
  3. Protecting domestic violence survivors and their families.
Did you know …
  • Louisiana has the fourth highest incidence of death caused by domestic violence?   Rotary members met this issue by helping a shelter provide food, clothing, legal advocacy, and counseling to over 500 women in one year.
  • Rotaract clubs in the Philippines conduct anti-bullying campaigns in schools to teach children how to handle conflict peacefully from an early age?
  • 100 Peace Fellowships are offered each year at Rotary Peace Centers around the world?
  • $142 million has been raised by Rotary / Rotarians to support peace?
  • 1,000 + students have graduated from Rotary’s Peace Center program?
  • The Rotary Action Group for Peace gives Rotary members resources and support to advance world peace and turn ambitious ideas into life-changing realities?    https://www.rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org
  • PDG Maxie Houser is our District 5930 Peace Chair? 
What service projects do you and your club participate in to support peace and conflict prevention / resolution?
Rotary International has considered global peace to be a priority since its very beginning. Aware of the difficult task, Paul Harris stated: “The road to conflict and war is well paved, the road to peace is a wilderness” meaning that it is easy to ignite arguments and misunderstanding, but it is more difficult to build unity and understanding. In 1917, Rotary International President Arch Klumph established an organization, which two years later; he named “The Rotary Foundation”. Its mission was defined as follows: to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Today, through the foundation programs, an impressive number of grants support thousands of communities.
What is your club doing to celebrate the 112th anniversary of Rotary? 
My official clubs visits are now completed.  It’s been an amazing journey to visit with all of you and learn about the incredible ways you serve our communities.  Your gracious hospitality and warm welcomes were appreciated. Thank you.
Remember to tell your Rotary story.
We still much work ahead of us as we continue to Fly High with Rotary Serving Humanity.
Rotary International District 5930
District Governor 2016-17
Deborah High