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Were you aware that Peace One Day was  on Sunday September 21 ?
 
In  1999, Jeremy Gilley, a film maker, founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation.   In 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day.
 
Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.
 
To support this goal, and inspired by a 70% recorded reduction in violent incidents on Peace Day 2008 in Afghanistan (source: United Nations Department of Safety and Security), Jeremy launched series of Peace One Day coalitions, each with a lead partner: the NGO Coalition; the ‘Reducing Domestic Violence’ Coalition; the Student Coalition; the Faith Coalition; the Media Coalition; the Corporate Coalition; and the Schools’ Network.

Last year 10,000 health workers, including Rotarians, were able to work in Afghanistan  giving Polio drops and other medical help to the children.
 
The target is that 3 billion people will be aware of Peace Day by 2016
 
Peace One Day will feature at the District Conference on Sunday morning when we will have a morning hearing about Peace and Conflict Resolutions.
 
District Conference  March 27-29, 2015 Warwick University

Conference registration has commenced and you can find details of the programme and registration forms on the District website   


Register now to take advantage of the early booking discount
 
It's top priority, membership and keeping members.
At a seminar at York Gate yesterday it came up time and again, getting new members and retaining the members we have. Getting new members proves difficult enough and clubs are looking at all sorts of innovative ideas. Satellite clubs corporate membership come up time and again. Is your club actively exploring all the options.
New members reported to us this time are as follows:
Bristol Breakfast: Ann Rebello
Marlborough and District: Andy Tatam
Welcome to Rotary and your respective clubs.

 
 
What is your Club and Members doing to highlight World Polio Day?
We have come so far in eradicating polio from all but 3 countries of the world. It is believed that Nigeria will become polio free late this year or early next year. In talking with Dr Bruce Aylward recently he believe the date of 2018 eradicating the world of polio is achievable. He openly acknowledges the part Rotary and Rotarians have played in the fight against this dreadful disease. On October 24 tell the world of our achievements and that of your club and members. Celebrate World Polio Day.
District Mini-Convention
Monday October 13,2014
The Chase Hotel
Brockworth
Gloucester.
Keep the date!
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