Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay February 23, 2019
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Each month Rotary International has a theme. February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month.
Over 60 million people all over the world have been displaced by armed conflict or persecution, 90% are civilians. Half of those civilians are children. Thus, there are millions of reasons why Rotary is engaged in service projects, fellowships and other campaigns in pursuit of peace.
Rotary does the following:
- Trains adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict.
- Provides aid to refugees who have fled dangerous areas
- Works to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions, education access and unequal resource distribution
In addition, Rotary sponsors up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows who attend Rotary Peace Centers and participate in graduate degree programs at partner universities. There are currently more than 1,000 peace fellowship alumni working in over 100 countries. If you have a candidate to recommend, please contact District 6220’s Global Peace Scholar subcommittee chair, John Townshend JJtvision@charter.net.
Celebrating Free Enterprise Award Recipients and the Rotary Club of Green Bay in STONE!!
Sometime great ideas come in big packages, as was an idea presented to Green Bay Rotary Club’s Board a few months ago. What if we could honor our FEA recipients and our 100th anniversary of Rotary Club of Green Bay, by erecting a monument set in a public Green Bay location?
And there you have it. With the dedicated work of a couple of Rotary Club members and the generous support from the Van Gemert Memorials, the Rotary Club of Green Bay will unveil a six foot wide, five foot high stone monument etched with the names of all of our FEA recipients (with room for more). The unveiling will be held on May 20, 2019, the morning of our annual FEA dinner.
This six-sided monument will have places at the bottom-base for five Green Bay Rotary inscriptions. What should they be? We want your input.
At present the following have been suggested:
“Service Above Self”
The 4 Way Test
Green Bay Rotary Club established 1917
The Object of Rotary
Eradication of Polio
These transcriptions will help the Green Bay public understand our Rotary message. Please send me your thoughts. (email@example.com).
Just got my Oscar’s Bingo Card – gotta go!!
See you on Monday!!
Rotary Club of Green Bay
- Monday – February 25 – the Joseph Project, Paul Chamberlain (Rep. from Ron Johnson’s Office).
- Monday – March 4 -Heidi Warpinski, Executive Director, HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.
- Monday March 11 – Rotary Club of Green Bay Community Service Awards- Green Bay Police Department
Committee Meetings –
- Rotary Foundation of Green Bay – 3:30 – 5:00 - 310 Pine Street
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