Hagley Rotary Club

HAGLEY ROTARY CLUB

‘Rotary and Peace the World Over’

Many clubs finish their meetings with the toast ‘Rotary and Peace the World over’.

We as members don’t think twice about it but maybe we should. It isn’t an idle wish, but a vision that Rotary really strives to make happen and with the saddening and shocking events taking place in our own country it makes our work more important.

During the Second World War, Paul Harris, founder of Rotary is quoted as saying: Must the best genius of men be devoted to the science of war and none to the science of averting it?’

The Second World War began to clarify views within Rotary that we could and should strive to make our world a far more peaceful place.

After the war, The United Nations was formed. Around 100 Rotarians were deeply and fundamentally involved at senior levels in the formation of the most famous of all Organisations for Peace. Many people, even Rotarians, don’t realise that Rotary has such an incredible history of groundbreaking work in this field.

Following the Manchester attack on 22 May 2017, a Trust has been established by Rotary District 1285, which includes the city of Manchester and surrounding areas. The Manchester Arena Families Trust aims to provide practical help to the victims and families of those killed or injured by the attack. This may include supplying

transport to families needing to visit victims in hospital and similar practical support and extends to people indirectly affected, be it physically mentally. To find out how you can help, visit https://www.rotarygbi.org/manchester-statement/ for more information.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Rotarian or if you have some time that you would like tospend helping us with our fund raising please email juliebanks93@gmail.com

Julie Stepney
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Last update: Thursday 29 June 2017

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