September brings many opportunities for Rotarians and Clubs to focus attention on the two kinds of Peace our Rotary work provides. 
The impact of our community service most often contributes to INTRA-personal Peace. That means our work brings ‘Peace of Mind” in the form of hope, relief and comfort to the recipients of our efforts.    
Another aspect of our service is our contributions to INTER-personal peace through  projects that specifically address conflict and prevention/resolution. 
~ Your D5495 Peacebuilders Network will hold our Monthly 1st Tuesday Zoom meeting on Tuesday September 7.  Check us out! All Rotarians/Rotaractors are invited to join us by requesting the meeting link here.
~ On Friday September 17 the Rotary Club of Peoria will host the 4rd Annual Pursuing Peace Conference, a virtual event led by PDG Chuck Fitzgerald. This year’s theme is “We Can Be (much) Better Peacemakers at Home.”  Learn more and register at
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. Today this day inspires events all over the world.
During the coming days Rotarians and clubs in our District will be acknowledging/celebrating Peace and Rotary’s important role as leaders in Peacebuilding.
How does your club plan to focus on Peace this month?  Share your stories and photos! for publication in upcoming D5495 Newsletters.
(contributed by PDG Nancy Van Pelt on Behalf of the D5495 Peacebuilders Network)