Zone 33 Peace Symposium

Peace is Possible

Peace is Possible

Dear Rotarians:

As many of you know, Zone 33’s first Peace Symposium will be held Friday, April 5, at the Sheraton in Chapel Hill, NC. The theme will be “Peace is Possible” and is in honor of Rotary International President Tanaka’s theme, Peace Through Service.  Chapel Hill/Duke is one of Rotary International’s six Peace Centers and our Peace Symposium has been planned to coincide with the Peace Center Fellows presentations Saturday, April 6. We are hoping you will be able to attend the Peace Symposium on Friday and the Duke/Chapel Hill program the next day.

Co-Chairs PDG Nancy Barbee (District 7730) and PDG Jim Bynum (District 7600), along with a great committee, is planning   a wonderful program with dynamic speakers, interesting debates, and New Generations peace projects.

A preview of a few of our speakers:

1.    Past RI President and Chair of The Rotary Foundation Trustees Wilf Wilkenson will be our Keynote Speaker.

2.   Peace Fellow Amanda Martin, who is working in Thailand, will share information on her work with refugees. Amanda spoke at the RI Convention in Bangkok, and she is a great speaker. We are fortunate to have Amanda with us.

3.     Brian Julius, CEO of Speaking Books will share information on his new book about Polio which was written in collaboration with Rotary. In addition, he is writing a book on Peace.

Registration begins at 8:30 am and the program starts at 9:30 am and will end at 3:00 pm.

Lunch will be from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. and is included in your registration. The Sheraton is providing a rate of $109/night for the night of Thursday, April 4-6, 2013.
This rate is available until March 7; therefore, if you need a room, book it soon. If you reserve a room, tell them you are with the Rotary Symposium.

Interact and Rotaract students will be scheduled to present in the afternoon session and we look forward to hearing their ideas on how we can all make our world more peaceful. They will share their Peace Projects.

Register today – by clicking the following link

 Register NOW for Rotary Zone 33 Peace Symposium – April 05, 2013

Also attached, you will find a promotional flyer and registration form for you to use in your Districts.  Feel free to share it with others.

When contacted by the Peace Symposium committee, please work with them to ensure there are representatives from your district. We hope to have all 15 districts well represented so Trustee Chair Wilf Wilkerson will be pleased to see our great Rotarians in Zone 33 and their interests in peace building efforts in the world.

We look forward to seeing you in Chapel Hill April 5, 2013, at the Sheraton in celebration of Peace Through Service.

For further questions:

PDG Nancy Barbee   252-670-5229

PDG Jim Bynum   804-321-1147

Peace Through Service
Yours in Rotary Service,

RID Anne Matthews

HPhone: 803-782-4225
OPhone: 803-767-3938