Weekly Newsletter | June 9, 2020

June 10:  Every Woman Treaty  
Erin Thomas was part of the inaugural graduating class of Rotary Peace Fellows, receiving her MA in Peace and Conflict Resolution from the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Every Woman Treaty dedicated to creating the opportunity for a life free from all forms of violence for every woman and girl, everywhere.

Erin co-founded the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and served as its Executive Director for three years, was on the Sao Paulo Peace Symposium Planning Committee, and served as the alumni representative on the Rotary Peace Centers Future Planning Committee 2016-18. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon with their two children and she is a member of the Rotary Club of Albina.
Our club is one of twelve clubs, inside and outside our district, participating in a Global Grant led by Erin and Laura Tilrico from the Newberg club. We will hear about how this $122,000 grant will train women’s rights leaders to develop advocacy, communications, and leadership skills, and build a network to prevent and redress violence against women in Nepal.

Program Chair – Renee Campbell  
Message from President Tammy
Greetings Rotary Friends,
With tensions in our community and around the world, it is up to each one of us to be instruments of peace. When my words fall short, I appreciate the resource that is Rotary International. The following text is from the Rotary International website. I am proud to be a Rotarian and even more proud of how Rotary strives to create environments where peace can happen.
Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.
We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
Rotary creates environments of peace
As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.
By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved.
Rotary creates environments where peace can happen. 
Thank you for your willingness to focus on peace and relationship building. Have a wonderful week. I hope you will join the virtual meeting this week because I look forward to seeing your faces every Wednesday.
Tammy Dennee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Rotary Club of Salem Weekly Meeting
Time: Jun 10, 2020 11:45 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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