Archive for the ‘Rotary’ Category

May Peace Prevail On Earth” Day in Detroit Lake in honor of Rotary International “Peace Through Service” — Minnesota – USA

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

May 16th, 2013

On May 16th, a Peace Pole was dedicated at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Rotary Park in Detroit Lake City, Minnesota.  The idea was initiated by Rotarians of Breakfast and Noon Rotary Clubs to celebrate the 2013 International Rotary theme, “Peace through Service.”  Long time friends of WPPS, Diane Jolicouer and Ed Gherke of One Heart One Mind were instrumental in encouraging the planting of the Peace Pole.


The dedication was attended by District Governor of Rotary Don Cavalier who read a proclamation declaring May 16th as May Peace Prevail On Earth Day in Detroit Lake City.  At the end of the dedication, doves were released to send wishes for peace from Detroit Lakes out to the world.


Rotary Club designates two Peace Schools, Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

February 23rd, 2010

Two Catholic elementary schools have been designated Peace Schools by the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland for 2010. St. Jules and St. Pius X won the honour Monday for fostering an educational environment that is “safe, caring and welcoming” and demonstrating a commitment to the process of peace, said Jill Braido, communications director for the Catholic school board. Each school will receive a Peace Pole from the Rotary Club with the inscription “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Students at the schools will receive bracelets with the same inscription.

Co-Chair Anna Jurak is the facilitator of the Rotary Peace Schools project within her community.

 Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada-established as a Rotary Peace City since 2001. The Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland has hosted a “Peace School” designation program in partnership with local school boards in their county.

The Program is designed to designate schools annually as Peace Schools.  Schools that achieve an 80% designation on the self-assessment questionnaire are designated as Peace Schools.  The questionnaire was developed in consultation with the local school boards and has 6 main reasons of assessment: Communication, Extra Curricular Activities, School Culture, School Programs, School Pride and Rotary Principles. 

The top 4 schools in the area receive a “Peace Pole” to erect in their school yard at a ceremony to celebrate their achievement.






WPPS Peace Rep News: Rotary Club plants Peace Pole, Baguio City, Philippines

Friday, February 5th, 2010

September 20th, 2009

Mario ‘Toots’ Fungo, WPPS Representative in collaboration with the Rotary Club in the Philippines planted a Peace Pole in Baguio City, Philippines.