Posted: Sep 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM [Sep 12, 2012]
Windsor, ON, We all want the same thing. Peace. The 1.2 million men and women who are members of Rotary around the world get out of bed each day dedicated to making their own communities and their world a better place.
On Friday, September 21st at 6pm, members of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North will join thousands of Rotarians, community members, students and civic leaders will join together in a Rotary Peace Walk. Notably, this date was selected to coincide with the United Nations World Day of Peace.
Rotary Clubs from across Ontario and Michigan are leading the walk which will be a 5-km twilight riverfront walk beginning in Windsor’s City Hall Square and ending in Dieppe Gardens with a BBQ and Peace concert featuring local artists including Jody Raffoul, Maria Connel and The Music Express.
Individuals are encouraged to come and walk. If you or your group would like to participate, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org to register your group so that we can accommodate the numbers in attendance.
Windsor-Roseland Rotary Club President and organizer of the event, Joyce Jones is thrilled that momentum is building. “The walk is designed to attract attention from regional and international media, and to assist Rotary in enhancing its reputation as a world leader in the furtherance of world peace and conflict resolution”.
Locally, Rotarians are very excited about the fact that the Trustee Chair of The Rotary Foundation Wilf Wilkinson along with Past International President Ray Klinginsmith will be in attendance.
As many in the community may recall, Windsor was also the site of the successful 2008 Rotary World Peace Summit. This event is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland in conjunction with District 6400 and District 6380.
One Rotarian can change a community. Connect more than a million, and we can change the world.
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North has served the greater Ann Arbor community for over 40 years. Its members, as volunteers, conduct projects to address today’s humanitarian challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns while encouraging high standards in all vocations. Rotary members strive to build goodwill and peace, and provide humanitarian service in their communities and throughout the world.