Becoming a Rotary Peacebuilder Club

THE VISION:

Every Rotary club will become (or support) a dynamic Rotary Peacebuilder Club.

Intention:

To provide Information Resources to all interested Rotary clubs on the basic steps to apply for and become a Rotary Peacebuilder Club, that is recognized on Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) – Global Peace Map.

RAGFP OBJECTIVES FOR ROTARY PEACEBUILDER CLUBS:

  1. To provide Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution resources for Rotary clubs (and others) worldwide
  2. To Educate, Engage, and Empower Rotarians (and others) in Peace initiatives • Educate: Enhance Rotarian Peacebuilder skills (Conflict Prevention/Resolution & Positive Peace) • Empower: Support Rotarians (and others) to demonstrate their passion for Peace, with purpose • Engage: Encourage Rotarians (and others) to directly engage in local Peace initiatives – and beyond
  3. To support Rotary Peace Centers (including Rotary Peace Fellow Candidates – and alumni)
  4. To Connect with fellow Peacebuilders – local to global

Benefits to Becoming a Rotary Peacebuilder Club:

  1. Receive Rotary Peacebuilder Club distinction, from Rotary Action Group for Peace
  2. Inspire Rotarians in your respective Rotary Club to engage in leadership role(s) in Peace initiatives
  3. Raise your Rotary Club Profile in Community – as you serve as a “hub” to bring organizations together.

STEPS TO APPLY FOR A ROTARY PEACEBUILDER CLUB, RECOGNIZED ON RAGFP GLOBAL PEACE MAP:

  1. Form a Rotary– Peace Committee in your Rotary club (with at least 2 members)
  2. Have 2 (or more) Rotary – Peace Committee members join RAGFP ($50 annual fee each)
  3. Read (and agree with) the RAGFP Peacebuilder Club Standards, Read the RAGFP Peace Primer, on RAGFP website
  4. Complete & Submit your Rotary Peacebuilder Club application form to RAGFP – (please see SAMPLE Peacebuilder Club Application Form on next page)
  5. Your Rotary club will receive a Rotary Peacebuilder Club Certificate from RAGFP and will be recognized on the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) – Global Peace Map

Note: Rotaract Clubs can apply for and receive distinction as a Rotaract Peacebuilder Club, recognized by RAGFP, (by following the same process described above)

CURRENT ROTARY DISTRICT 7680 PEACEBUILDER CLUBS (RECOGNIZED BY RAGFP)

CONTACTS

Yves-Renee Jennings, District Peace Committee Chair

PEACEBUILDER SERIES

Our every Rotarian/Rotaractor is a Peacebuilder online series begins.

Sessions are planned for the following:

 

 

PEACE COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES

Sustain & Grow District 7680 Peacebuilder Clubs

  • Current:__Peacebuilder Clubs (to date)
  • Add: 10+ new Peacebuilder Clubs 2021-22

Implement Recommended RAGFP Peace Committee Objectives:

EDUCATE (enhance Peace skills)

  • RAGFP Peace Primer  RI Peace Education programs (ex. IEP Positive Peace)
  • Other Peace Education Programs (ex. ‘Every Rotarian/Rotaractor is a Peacebuilder” (ERRIP) online series • EMPOWER
  • Invite and support dynamic, innovative leadership opportunities for Rotarians and Rotaractors to foster Peace, through Rotary District Peace Committees
  • To encourage Peacebuilder fellowship – local to global (ex. RAGFP – “Chat with the Chair”) weekly meetings

ENGAGE

  • Encourage and support each Rotary and Rotaract Peacebuilder Club to engage in at least 1 Peace initiative in their local community
  • Coordinate at least 1 Rotary Peace Committee – district-wide Peace initiative
  • Encourage Rotary multi-district and global Peace initiatives

Support RI Peace Centers

  • Invite Nominations for Rotary Peace Fellow Candidates
  •  Assist Rotary Peace Fellow Candidates to complete and submit Rotary Peace Fellow applications to RI Peace Center (assisted by Rotary District sub-committee Chair)
  • Support Rotary Peace Fellow alumni in their respective Peace work and engage them in Rotary district Peace activities

Sponsor 3+ new Rotaract Peacebuilder Clubs

  • 3 Rotary District Peacebuilder Clubs supports current Rotaract Clubs to form Rotaract Peace Committees and submit application to RAGFP – to be recognized as a Rotaract Peacebuilder Club – on RAGFP Global Peace Map 5. Encourage Rotarian Peacebuilder Fellowship
  • To encourage Peacebuilder fellowship – local to global (ex. RAGFP – “Chat with the Chair”) weekly meetings

Encourage Rotarian Peacebuilder Fellowship

  • To encourage Peacebuilder fellowship – local to global (ex. RAGFP – “Chat with the Chair”) weekly meetings
What is the difference between a Rotary Peacebuilder Club, recognized by Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) and a Rotary Peacebuilder District, recognized by Rotary International and Rotary Peace Center?
Answer:

Rotary Peacebuilder District, recognized by RI:

  • Rotary Peacebuilder Districts, recognized by Rotary International (RI), contribute $25,000 annually to the RI – Rotary Peace Center
    • Rotary Peacebuilder Districts receive a banner from RI – as a Rotary Peacebuilder District
    • Rotary Peacebuilder Club, recognized by RAGFP:
  • There is no cost to Rotary Peacebuilder Clubs, recognized by RAGFP
    • 2 or more Rotarians on the Rotary Peacebuilder Club – Peace Committee – join RAGFP, at a $50 fee annually
    • Rotary Peacebuilder Clubs receive a Rotary Peacebuilder Club Certificate from RAGFP
    • Rotary Peacebuilder Clubs are recognized on RAGFP – Global Peace Map