This is a Rotary International Announcement - FYI
Dear Homer Rotarians,

As our club is active in service projects and activities, we were sent a personal invitation to participate in this year’s Rotary-Peace Corps Week, 19-23 September. This week is an opportunity for members of both organizations to collaborate, share their resources, and co-create projects that will have an even greater impact. It is hosted by Partnering for Peace, a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are also Rotary members and are passionate about the impact we can all make together through the official Rotary-Peace Corps partnership.

The week’s theme is Peacebuilding on the Ground and starts on Monday, 19 September with a panel webinar including:
  • Chief Financial Officer of Open Doors Asheville, Keevon Baten, who is a Founding Rotaractor Club President, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer;
  • President Emeritus of the National Peace Corps Association and Former President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Charles Dambach, who was nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and received the 2017 Institute for Economics and Peace Leadership and Service for Peace Award;
  • Past Rotary International Director Peter Kyle who has been an active peace builder and former chair of the Rotary Peace Center Committee; and,
  • U.S. Representative for Frontline Defenders, Ana Patel, who is a Rotary Peace Fellow, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and a Rotary Representative to UN Women.
The week’s other events include:
  • Tuesday, 20 September - What does “Peacekeeping on the Ground” mean to you? (Social Media Discussion on Partnering for Peace’s Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn)
  • Wednesday, 21 September – Breaking Down the Design of a Rotary-Peace Corps Partnership Project with Peace Corps, Namibia Director of Programming and Training, Jane O'Sullivan (Webinar, 11 am EDT)
  • Thursday, 22 September – Rotary-Peace Corps Partnership Question & Answer “Drop In” Session with Rotary International, Partnerships Manager, Carrie Golden, and Peace Corps Office of Strategic Partnerships & Intergovernmental Affairs, Acting Director, Ted Adams (Zoom Meeting, 10 am EDT)
  • Friday, 23 September – Information Sessions: From Rotary to Peace Corps: Continuing Your Legacy of Service (Webinar, 2 pm EDT)
  • Friday, 23 September - Deepen Your Impact: Get Started on Your Journey to Become a Rotary Peace Fellow (Webinar, 3 pm EDT)
  • Friday, 23 September – Virtual Cultural Happy Hour (Zoom Meeting, 4 pm EDT)
You can register for events here.

How else can your Rotary community participate in this week-long grassroots initiative? Although opportunities vary by country and geographic region, consider the ideas below.
  • Invite a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) to speak about their service at your club meeting. Find a speaker here.
  • Participate in a joint service project or social event with members of the Peace Corps community by connecting with your local RPCV group.
  • Promote the Rotary-Peace Corps partnership by sharing successful partnership projects with the Partnership Manager (contact information below), district newsletters or local media.
  • Attend the Rotary-Peace Corps Week events. Register for them here.
For more information, email or visit 

We encourage you to consider participating in this week of events and to extend this invitation to your club members.

Best wishes,

Carrie Golden
Partnership Manager
Programs and Services | Service and Engagement

On behalf of Partnering for Peace, an affiliate group in support of the Rotary-Peace Corps partnership
Partnering for Peace
7970 South Vincennes Way
Centennial CO 80112
United States
In Rotary Service,
Kim Zook
Club President 2022-23
Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay