Positive Peace
 Peace is more than the lack of conflict or the absence of violence. Positive Peace creates and sustains societies that allow all people to flourish.  And this is what Rotarians are doing daily across District      5400 – working to support flourishing communities’ where we live and work.    
Rotary International is collaborating with the Institute for Economics and Peace to offer all Rotary members – and their community partners - the resources and tools they need to promote positive peace locally.  Want to learn more?  Check this out:  Institute for Economics and Peace | Rotary International
 
In District 5400 we have a Peace Force, that includes members from several clubs and it’s growing.  They are hosting annual Learning Peace Camps for kids, hosting peace walks, building peace parks and much more.   Here are some ideas you may want to build into your club’s programs:
  • Celebrate the International Day of Peace in September 21st with a fellowship or service event
  • Become a Rotary Peacebuilder Club
  • Plant a Peace Pole in your community
  • Include peace building messages in any service event
  • Plant pollinator trees, bushes, or a Chicago Peace Rose and add a peace pole or interpretive sign about peace and the planting
  • Join a local school or city program that promotes peace building
  • Use a peace pledge in their club or individual activities (sample pledges below)
  • Use a digital banner on social media with a peace builders’ message
  • Join and support existing local/regional peace building activities
  • Recognize a ‘Peace Hero’ in your community at a club meeting, or in conjunction with a peace walk in your community.  
  • Join the D5400 Peace Committee
  • Designate a Peace Ambassador in your club
For more information or ideas, reach out to District Governor Janice Fulkerson for her support.
membership & new club development month
 
Rotary International produces an annual calendar of themed months, and August is Membership and New Club Development Month.  
 
It’s a time to recognize our members and the incredible work you do locally and globally. 
 
I believe every month is a great time to recognize and share appreciation for Rotarians, and invite others to join us in the joyful events hosted by Rotary.  There are many fun things that happen across District 5400 every month that the possibilities to join others - and invite others - are endless.  
 
Thank YOU for being a part of the Rotary peace force and making a difference everyday. Each connection you make locally and globally builds the foundation for peace and fun. image
 
I hope you find ways to catch up with good friends and meet new ones in August - and beyond!
 
Peace,
Janice Fulkerson

'22-'23 District 5400 Governor

Environmental Sustainability
 
Rotary brings together diverse individuals, locally and globally, to have fun, connect people, transform communities and make a difference in the world! Imagine a world of peace, kindness, hope and joy, where people unite and take action to create lasting change.  That is Rotary!  
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