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TVFR Peace Pole Dedication in Sherwood, Oregon-USA

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Name of the Peace Pole Owner: Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Station #33, Sherwood Oregon/Sherwood Rotary

Contact Person:   Stefan Myers

Date of the Peace Pole Planting: 5/20/17

Address of the Peace Pole: 15440 SW Oregon St.,  Sherwood, OR 97140

Did we have a Dedication ceremony?  Yes

How did we learn of the Peace Pole Project? Sherwood Rotary Club


​submitted by:
Wendy Wells
Sherwood Rotary Service Chair

Peace Pole dedicated by the Rotary Club of Southeast Portland, Portland Peace Choir and SE Uplift-Oregon-USA

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

SE Uplift
3534 SE Main Street
Portland, OR 97214

Portland Peace Choir
Susan Winterbourne, Membership Chair

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Peace Pole was placed in the Nature Garden adjacent to SE Uplift which is accessible to the community and the school/church next door.  This was a cooperative project with the Rotary Club of Southeast Portland, Portland Peace Choir and SE Uplift.   At the dedication ceremony and unveiling on Sunday, Susan Winterbourne spoke about the commonalities of mission for each of the three organizations, the Portland Peace Choir sang several peace and earth songs, and a Dance of Universal Peace was arranged for all participants.

This Peace Pole has 8 languages as well as ASL. This was one of the over 100 peace poles dedicated or to be dedicated in Rotary District 5100 this spring.

Rotary Club of Forest Grove Daybreak and the Interact Club of Forest Grove gifts Peace Pole to Forest Grove High School, Oregon-USA

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Forest Grove High School
1401 Nichols Lane
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Rotary Club of Forest Grove Daybreak
Susan Winterbourne, Treasurer

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Peace Pole was placed in the front of the High School, visible to all.  We had a dedication ceremony and unveiling on Friday, April 21, 2017.  The Interact Club of Forest Grove organized the ceremony, attending by about 50 people – students, staff, Rotarians, and community members.  Rotarian Matt Stone gave the history and purpose of the Peace Pole Project, and various students and staff provided their thoughts or quotes about peace in English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, and American Sign Language.  This was one of the over 100 Peace Poles dedicated or to be dedicated in Rotary District 5100 this spring.

Rotary District 5100, most active District worldwide-plant Peace Poles in Oregon-USA

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon, along with the Jubitz Family Foundation, planted and/or dedicated the next 5 of 30 Peace Poles on Friday, April 21, 2017.  This coincided with Rotary Clubs planting over 130 Peace Poles, around Rotary District 5100, on that date.

The Peace Poles were planted and dedications were made at:

Olson Brothers Service, 14115 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR

Brad Olson (second from the left) describes the significance of Peace Poles to the employees of Olson Bros. Service during the dedication of their Peace Pole.

Stehn Family Chapel, 2906 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR

From left, Rotarians Phil James, Bob Palandech, Brad Olson, David Potts and Mark Stehn ready to plant the Peace Pole at Stehn Family Chapel.

Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 SE Main St., Milwaukie, OR

From the left, Bob Palandech, Siri Bernard, David Potts, Mitch Nieman, Mayor Mark Gamba and Brad Olson display the portable Peace Pole dedicated at Milwaukie City Hall.

North end of the Trolley Trail, McLoughlin at the Kellogg Creek Waste Treatment plant

From left, Rotarians David Potts, Bob Palandech, Siri Bernard, Heather Hobson and Brad Olson with the Peace Pole planted toward the North end of the Trolley Trail.

and Milwaukie High School, 11300 SE 23rd St., Milwaukie, OR

David Potts, Peacebuilding chair of the Rotary Club of Milwaukie, stated “With so much conflict around us, we hope these Peace Poles will cause people to take pause and to contemplate what they can do to help make this a more peaceful world, as peace begins with each of us.”

Potts was joined at the Peace Pole plantings and dedications by Rotarians Phil James, Brad Olson, Bob Palandech, and George Peters, as members of the Peacebuilding committee of the Rotary Club of Milwaukie.

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie plans to plant a total of 30 Peace Poles, around the Milwaukie area, over the next 3 years, at all the public schools in the Milwaukie School District, as well as churches, parks and local businesses.

Rotary District 5100, including Northern Oregon and Southwestern Washington, is the most active Rotary District, worldwide, in promoting peace.  Rotary Past District Governor Michael Caruso and Rotarian Al Jubitz lead the peacebuilding efforts for District 5100.  Caruso and Jubitz also actively promote peacebuilding to other Rotary districts, worldwide.

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie meets Tuesdays at noon at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Milwaukie, 10282 SE Main Street.

If you are interested in peacebuilding, please join us at a meeting or contact David Potts at 503.659.5588.

Rotary International District 5100 plans to plant 100 + Peace Poles – USA

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Rotary Peace Pole Project

A Peace Pole is an internationally recognized symbol and reminder that peace is possible. The effort is part of Rotary International District 5100’s plan to plant 100 + Peace Poles throughout the Portland metro area on Friday, April 21, 2017. The poles display the all-inclusive universal message “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” and are intended to inspire unity among people of all cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

The Peace Pole Map above was created by the Rotarian Action Group for peace, and can be found on their website at rotarianactiongroupforpeace.org

What is the Peace Pole Map?

By using the map, you are able see the location where each of the peace poles are planted.  You can use the map to enter in your own location and find the nearest peace pole to you!

Plan a Peace Pole walk with your friends and family by simply entering your starting location in the “direction tool” and the address of peace pole you’d like to visit, and the Map will give you directions!  Then, check out the Peace Poles that are close to one another to visit multiple peace poles!

Fellowship Opportunity (Rotary Clubs)

You can also use the “grouping tool” to choose a specific Rotary club to see which Peace Poles they have sponsored! We encourage you to get familiar with the leading peacebuilder Rotary clubs in the Oregon/Washington area by exploring the Map and planning an activity with those clubs. Together you can visit their sponsored peace pole locations and get acquainted with the various Peace Pole communities!

 

Chehelem Cultural Center plants Peace Pole, Newberg, Oregon -USA

Friday, April 21st, 2017

April 21st was an exciting day for so many of us who will be dedicating our Peace Poles tomorrow as part of this Rotary 100 Peace Pole Initiative – (which we should now call 128 Peace Poles Initiative!) Newberg has already had their day in the sun planting close to 50 Peace Poles around their city last week April 14th. I’ve included a great picture taken at the Chehelem Cultural Center from that day.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Linda Cohen

Peace Pole Presentation Multicultural assembly at Lincoln High School, Portland, Oregon-USA

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony was held at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon on March 23rd, 2017, in celebration of Multiculturism.

 

Peace Pole carved from the same marble used in Washington, DC to build the Lincoln Memorial- Jasper, Georgia-USA

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12:00 P.M., the Rotary Club of Jasper dedicated its Peace Pole.

The dedication ceremony was held at Rotary Peace Park located behind the Boys and Girls Club of Jasper at 101 Freedom Way, Jasper, Georgia.

One of Rotary Internationals primary areas of focus is the promotion of peace throughout the world.

Peace Poles are recognized as the most prominent international symbol and monument for peace. They symbolize the oneness of humanity and our common wish for a world at peace.

Peace Poles bear the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the different languages of the world.

In considering a Peace Pole for their park, the Rotary Club of Jasper recognized the unique opportunity available to us as the home of Georgia Marble. Their Peace Pole was manufactured locally by Blue Ridge Marble and carved from the same marble as was used in Washington, DC to build the Lincoln Memorial.

Placed on a marble base, the monument totals ten ft. in height. On each of the four sides of the Peace Pole, two different languages displays the peace message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” for a total of eight different languages. Our Peace Pole displays English, Cherokee, French, Esperanto, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian languages.

2017 will also mark the 100th year of the beginning of the Rotary Foundation. This Peace Pole will serve to commemorate that event for the Rotary Club of Jasper.

Sherwood Rotary Peace Pole planted at the Sherwood Methodist Church, Sherwood, Oregon-USA

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

On March 19,2017,  the Rotary Club of Sherwood  dedicated its fourth Peace Pole at Sherwood United Methodist Church at 1:00 pm. As part of their commitment to peace making this year the Sherwood United Methodist Church is highlighting various struggles faced by indigenous peoples. Following the service for the installation of the Peace Pole there will be a presentation by Rev. Aric Clark about his visit to Standing Rock with an update on the current situation of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Rev. Aric Clark shared the following. “We are honored to take part in this effort to build a visible commitment to peace in Sherwood. As Christians we believe that it is our life’s work to build a just and sustainable peace for all people, beginning with the most vulnerable and marginalized among us. That is why we have worked for years to alleviate hunger in our community. It is why we publicly proclaim welcome for refugees and immigrants, seek understanding with our neighbors of all faiths and of no-faith, and demand justice for the oppressed. May this Peace Pole be a reminder of those commitments to us and to everyone who visits this garden. May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

As part of their commitment to peace making, the Sherwood United Methodist Church is highlighting various struggles faced by indigenous people.  Rev. Clark made a presentation after the Peace Pole dedication about his visit to Standing Rock with an update on the current situation of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  On Sunday, June 4, Sherwood United Methodist Church will host a screening of the documentary “Promised Land” about the struggle of the Duwamish and Chinook peoples to be recognized as tribes by the federal government.  Following the film there will be a panel discussion by several members of the Chinook Nation.  All are welcome.

Sherwood Rotary initiated its Peace Pole project in 2016 to raise awareness in the community of the need to promote world peace and understanding.  The Peace Poles are 6 feet high and display the words “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in 4 different languages.  The languages displayed on their pole will be English, Arabic, Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese.  To date, Peace Poles have been erected at the Sherwood YMCA and St. Francis Catholic Church and School, Our Table Cooperative with commitments for 6 more at sites throughout town.

Sherwood Rotary has qualified as a Peace Builder Club and is part of Rotary District 5100 which has taken on a major initiative to establish 100 Peace Poles in Oregon and Washington in partnership with the Jubitz Family Foundation which is providing funding for the project.

Members of the community are encouraged to view the Peace Poles at the YMCA, St. Francis, Our Table, Sherwood  United Methodist Church and to participate in a series of peace-related educational events and activities being offered in Sherwood over the coming months.  For more information on Sherwood Rotary’s peace initiatives, contact Rotary President Joe Gall at gallj@sherwoodoregon.gov.

Photo and Press Release Submitted by:
Wendy Wells
Sherwood Rotary Service Chair

Sherwood Library’s Rotary “Peace” Language Plates for the International Day of Peace, Sherwood, Oregon-USA

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Hello,

I wanted to share a picture of the Rotary “Peace” Language  Plates installed at the Sherwood Library in Sherwood, Oregon.

peace-plates-sherwood-library-2016

I wanted to also include pictures of the Peace Flags decorated and displayed during September at the Library.

peace-flags-library-2016

May Peace Prevail on Earth

Wendy Wells
Sherwood Rotary Service Chair
Peace Committee Member