WHAT:  Rotary needs your VOTE!  Rotary International is one of the final 12 organizations for the 2018 PeachJam’s One Billion Acts of Peace “Hero Award.” The winner for this Hero Award will be announced on May 23, 2018, and will be These prestigious awards will be presented by Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams to select global change-makers in Monaco this June.  Here is a link so you can vote before May 23!  https://billionacts.org/hero-awards-voting 
 
WHY SHOULD ROTARIANS CARE? Local Rotary Clubs already collaborate with PeaceJam chapters all over the world around projects that matter. Like Rotary International, PeaceJam is an international global citizens’ movement designed to tackle the most important problems facing the planet in ten areas that all lead to peace.  Their values include:  Everyone matters; everyone can make a difference, and together we are unstoppable.  This organization’s Board of Directors consists of the following Nobel Peace Laureates:

The Dalai Lama (1989)

Betty Williams (1976)

Rigoberta Menchu Tum (1992)

Óscar Arias Sánchez (1987)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1984)

Máiread Corrigan Maguire (1976)

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1980)

José Ramos-Horta (1996)

Jody Williams (1997)

Sir Joseph Rotblat (1995)

Shirin Ebadi (2003)

Leymah Gbowee (2011)

Tawakkol Karman (2011)

Kailash Satyarthi (2014)