On September 16, 2017, the Pathways to Peace Committee of Rotary District 5340 will host a Rotary District Peace Leadership Seminar for new and current District Peace Chairs and Committee members, Interact and Rotaract club members and anyone with an interest in Rotary’s peace initiatives.  This free event will be held at the Ronald McDonald House from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Peacebuilding efforts have been developing rapidly in Rotary, and District 5340 is very much engaged.  Practically every Rotary service project and program throughout the world brings increased prospects for non-violent resolution of conflict.  Pathways to Peace is focused on ways to advance this essential aspect of Rotary. The Peace Leadership Seminar will focus on how Rotary is working to become an ever-greater force for peace at home and throughout the world. 
The program will include:
  •  Welcoming remarks from District Governor Scott Carr 
  • Presentations by the Chairs of our flagship programs:  Model UN, Peace Forum with USD and World Understanding Month
  • Suggestions on how participants' involvement can advance Rotary peace objectives, including responsibilities for Peace Chairs, how clubs develop and connect to programs, and ways to involve club members
  • First-hand advice from a panel of experienced Peace Chairs, who will lead discussions among seminar participants  
  • Small group discussions to share “Best Ideas” for activities to bring back to your clubs
  • How to get special Peacemaker speakers to present to your club
The seminar is free, but registration (on the District website) is requested for planning and refreshment purposes.  
Rotary District Peace Leadership Seminar
            Sponsored by District 5340 Pathways to Peace Committee  
            When:  Saturday, September 16,  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY AT 9 a.m.) Refreshments and coffee will be  
             Where: Ronald McDonald House    (AIR CONDITIONED ROOM) 
                          2929 Children’s Way, San Diego, 92123
            Ample free parking in the garage on the east side of Children’s Way, across the street from Rady Children’s Hospital. 
           (Phone: 858-467-4750)
I look forward to another exciting, action-oriented Pathways to Peace Rotary Year.  Thank you for all you do
to make this happen.  
Sandra Schrift, Peace Leadership Seminar Chair 
Contact me with questions and suggestions at sandra@schrift.com.