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Peace in Action: New resources available for Rotary Peace Fellowship applicants and Rotary members
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January 2015 | Creating vibrant, peaceful communities around the world
Join us in promoting the 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship!

The 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available on the Rotary Peace Centers website, featuring links to new resources that are available for Rotary members as well as applicants. Remember, Rotarians play a key role in guiding applicants through the process and connecting them with their local clubs and districts for endorsement.

  • Rotary District Contact Finder: This new tool enables applicants to find an email address for their district contact so they can request an interview to obtain the endorsement required for their application.

Please Note: The deadline for applicants to submit applications to district 5040 is 10th April. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. 

Peace fellows in action
Mariana Abdalla (Duke-UNC, 2014-16) created the short video “We Live Day by Day,” featuring peace fellow Jean Lambert Chalachala (Duke-UNC, 2014-16) reflecting on his experiences growing up, and later working as an emergency doctor, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Check out Rotary Peace Centers alumni updates

We hope to see you in São Paulo for the Rotary Peace Symposium!

The 2015 Rotary Peace Symposium will be held on 4-5 June, just before the Rotary International Convention. Register now and join peace fellows and Rotary members for two days filled with inspiring speakers, innovative breakout sessions, and opportunities to network with leaders working in the field of peace and conflict prevention and resolution. 

The keynote speaker will be Óscar Arias Sánchez, former president of Costa Rica (1986-90 and 2006-10). Arias won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for brokering a peace agreement that ended brutal civil wars in Central America. 


Plan now to join Rotary Peace Fellows, alumni, and Rotary members next year in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for this special two-day event.


Make a difference in your community, or in communities around the world, by volunteering on a Rotary club project.

Rotary Peace Centers Major Gifts Initiative dinner in Canada garners support 

Forty invited guests gathered in a converted steamship terminal -- now a beautiful meeting space -- in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in November for the annual Rotary Peace Centers reception and dinner of zones 25/26.

The convivial and informative event featured Rotary Peace Fellow Kevin Melton and singer/songwriter Harold Payne and updates on the peace centers and Major Gifts Initiative. Planting the seeds for some and “sealing the deal” for others, events like this one garner significant support for the Rotary Peace Centers and our peace fellows.



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