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Agenda for On Line Meeting
27 August 2019
6:30 PM PDT
- Welcome from President Derek Moore
- Roll call and Introductions
- Inspirational/International Moment
- Current Announcements and News
- Comments and Questions
27 August 2019
Alison Sutherland, Rotarian Action Group for Peace
Alison Sutherland is a Rotarian peacebuilder and serves on the Board of Rotarian Action Group For Peace (RAGFP). She is the current chair of our Peace Education Committee and her personal commitment to peace exemplifies our mission to educate, engage and empowerRotarian peacebuilders around the world.
Alison is a tireless Rotarian peacebuilder who always seeks an opportunity for service above self. This story, originally published in The Rotarian Magazine UK, in her own words, represents an inspiring account of how “service above self” is a lifestyle for Rotarian peacebuilders.
3 September 2019
Dennis Spurgin, DC, Project Peanut Butter
Dr. Dennis Spurgin has been writing TRF (The Rotary Foundation) Grants successfully for ten years. One Matching Grant and four Global Grants have assisted in creating Project Peanut Butter in the Philippines, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Ghana. He is now writing a TRF Global Grant for the Ivory Coast. Dr. Spurgin has been a Rotarian for 30 years. He has also been the president of two Rotary Clubs. He is a past Dean of Chiropractic Education at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and has been in private practice in Palm Springs, Ca. for almost 30 years.
10 September 2019
Nathan Thomas, All We Are
17 September 2019
Barbara Gaughen-Muller, September 21 International Day of Peace created by Robert Muller and Pathways to Peace
24 September 2019
Leslie Clark, Nomad Foundation Founder and President, Niger 20 years of Preserving the Nomads and their way of Life
Leslie Clark is an artist and the founder of the Nomad Foundation. She graduated from George Washington University with a Masters of Fine Arts in 1984. Since that time she has traveled and painted on location the people she encounters. In 1996, she opened the Nomad Gallery in Ojai California, selling her paintings and the artifacts of tribal people in Africa. In 1997 she founded the Nomad Foundation and operated as a project within the WILD Foundation until 2007, when the Nomad foundation obtained a 501(c)3 status. She has won numerous awards for her humanitarian work including B’nai Brith, was named an honorary Rotarian and an Ojai Living Treasure. She is a founding member of the Agadez, Niger Rotary Club. She has acted as guide and expert in local cultures from 1996-2007 for tourist groups in Africa and India and film crews for National Geographic visiting Niger, Benin and Togo. In 2003 she established Nomad Adventures, Inc, a travel company specializing in Humanitarian Tours.