A great time was had by all at District 7410 A Gala for Peace.  There was a beautiful musical performance by the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Touring Choir, a live and silent auction, great food and wonderful fellowship.  The event was chaired by Peace Fellows Chair and Immediate Past President Ruth Ann Rocchio.  In these time of conflict and uncertainty, the Peace Centers are a shining example of what education and understanding can accomplish.

 

Rotary's commitment to peace and generosity of Rotarians around the world are what make the Rotary Peace Centers program a success.  Since 2002, The Rotary Peace Centers have trained over 1,000 Rotary Peace Fellows who are now working as leaders in government, non-governmental organizations, the military, law enforcement, education, humanitarian assistance, restorative justice, and international governance organizations.  In addition to contributing to peace as individuals, these dedicated fellows are part of an expanding global network of Rotary alumni whose influence grows with each graduating class.
 
Rotary Peace Fellows study at Rotary Peace Centers located in countries other than their own.  Through a rigorous program of academic study and practical training, the Rotary Peace Centers develop leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict resolution in their communities and around the globe.  The program relies on Rotarians to help identify potential candidates, with a goal of selecting approximately 50 master's degree fellows and 50 professional development certificate fellows each year.
 
This was the message the District Governor Karin Breitlauch delivered.