David Wick, President of the E Club invites you to join him on line Tuesday evening at 6:30pm Pacific time.
We will be using Zoom meeting to connect.
For non-members and visitors interested in joining a meeting, please email (at least 24 hours in advance) contact@rotaryeclubofworldpeace.org to receive the meeting link.

Agenda for On Line Meeting 2021

21 September 2021

6:30 PM PDT

  1. Welcome from Immediate Past President Barbara Gaughen-Muller
  2. Roll call and Introductions
  3. David Wick, President calls the meeting to order
  4. Current Announcements and News
  5. Program
  6. Comments and Questions

21 September 2021

International Day of Peace – Origin and Our Actions Today!

All Rotarians are invited to join with literally hundreds of millions of people around the world who, on September 21, 2021, will be participating in the United Nations International Day of Peace. The United Nations theme this year is “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World” which will focus Peace Day observers on initiatives and practices to create a world that works for this and future generations.
The International Day of Peace (Peace Day) was established in 1981 by the UN General Assembly (A/RES/36/67) to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. Avon Mattison, Joanie Ciardelli, Marilyn King, and David Wick, members of the Rotary EClub of World Peace, were early promoters of Peace Day and organized the first large-scale civil society Peace Day celebration in San Francisco in 1984
“In our hearts, almost all people want a life of health, well-being, love, and purpose. Living with personal and community peace helps this happen and we innately know what this is. The International Day of Peace is one of humanity’s bright lights in the world that has the significance, vision, inspiration, and scope that can guide us to fulfill our desire for world peace.” David Wick

Peace Day evening program at the Rotary EClub of World Peace:

International Day of Peace origin – Avon Mattison, Joanie Ciardelli, Marilyn King

An Olympian Thinking about World Peace – Marilyn King

Rotary-Peace Corps Week (9/20 – 9/26)– Vana Prewitt

RIP Shekhar Mehta’s Girls Empowerment – Fergal McCarthy (to be confirmed)
EClub members Peace Day actions – all members

28 September 2021

Charlie Firestone, Rose Bowl Institute

Charlie Firestone is President of the Rose Bowl Institute, which champions sportsmanship and promotes the power of sports to unite people everywhere.

Previously, he was a Vice President and Executive Vice President of The Aspen Institute, and for 30 years was the Executive Director of its Communications and Society Program.
Firestone was Director of the Communications Law Program and  Adjunct Professor of Law at UCLA Law School. He was also the first President of the Los Angeles Board of Telecommunications Commissioners. Firestone argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and many before the U.S. Courts of Appeals as an appellate attorney at the Federal Communications Commission, director of litigation for a public interest law firm, and in private practice in Los Angeles.

Firestone graduated from Amherst College, where he captained the wrestling team, and Duke Law School. He resides with his wife, sculptor Pattie Porter Firestone, in Santa Barbara, California.

5 October 2021

Joni Carley

Dr. Joni Carley, author of “The Alchemy of Power: Mastering the Invisible Factors of Leadership,” consults with business, non-profit and governmental leaders and also writes and speaks about values-driven leadership and cultural development. She holds a doctorate in The Reinvention of Work and is a United Nations ECOSOC Consultant.

Her leadership advisory services and cultural transformation consultations, articles and talks are geared toward a robust quadruple bottom line– Prosperity, People, Planet, Partnership, and Peace. Also an inter-spiritual minister, Joni leads international sacred celebrations. She is active with her local Transition Town, a musician, a news junkie and a lifelong learner with an insatiable curiosity. Dr. Joni Carley
       Values-driven Leadership & Cultural Development 
• Consultant, Advisor, Speaker, Media Guest Expert
• Author – The Alchemy of Power: Mastering the Invisible Factors of Leadership
• United Nations ECOSOC Consultant

12 October 2021

Steve Killelea, CEO Institute of Economics and Peace

Steve Killelea is a global philanthropist focused on peace and sustainable development, with a long, successful career in high technology and international business development. More than 20 years ago, he established The Charitable Foundation, now one of the largest private overseas aid organizations in Australia that provides life-changing programs to some of the poorest communities in the world. 
He is the founder of the independent think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), and the Global Peace Index (GPI), the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. IEP is a highly impactful non-profit and non-partisan research institute known for innovative analysis on the relationship between business, peace and economic development, used by many international organizations including the United Nations and the World Bank. Steve also serves on the President’s Circle for Club de Madrid, the largest forum of former world leaders working to strengthen democracy, and is an honorary president of Religion for Peace, the world’s largest organization working on inter-religious challenges. He has twice been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and has been named among the top 100 most influential people in reducing armed violence by UK group Action on Armed Violence. 

Peace in the Age of Chaos

19 October 2021

Michael McGovern, Rotary Polio Eradication Initiative Progress

Mike McGovern has served as the Chair of Rotary International’s PolioPlus Committee since October 2014. He  also represents Rotary on the Polio Oversight Board which governs the global polio eradication initiative partnership  and chairs its Finance and Accountability Committee.  Mike is the global chair of the Rotary Leadership Institute and serves as an adviser to Rotary’s Covid 19 Task Force. He is the programs chair for his Rotary club.

Mike joined Rotary in 1986 as a member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA. He has served in many Rotary positions including as vice president of Rotary International and as vice chair of the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation,

He served his entire career with the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine USA beginning as an intern and serving as town manager for 31 years until his retirement in 2016. In addition to his Rotary responsibilities, he currently serves on the board of Park Danforth, a not-for-profit retirement community in Portland, Maine and as chair of the statewide Diocesan Review Board of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. 

26 October 2021

Charles F.Chic”Dambach and Peace Corps Panel Discussion

“Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient for 2021 from the Eclub of World Peace.

Chic Dambach is an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins and American Universities, and he is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He was President and CEO (currently President Emeritus) of the National Peace Corps Association; former President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and former Chief of Staff for Congressman John Garamendi. Previously, he held executive positions in the arts, sports, and health, and he was an “expert” advisor to the director of the Peace Corps. He serves as Chair of the Mali Affinity Group, and he has served on dozens of nonprofit boards. He lectures regularly at colleges and universities and at conferences, and he was a senior consultant with BoardSource where he helped write two books on nonprofit governance. His career began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia, and his memoir, Exhaust the Limits, the Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder, features a lifetime of service and successful initiatives for peace in Africa. He was nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, and the Institute for Economics and Peace presented him the Leadership and Service for Peace Award in 2016. He was named the “2016 Peace Corps Champion” for keeping the spirit of service alive. His TEDx Talk “Why Not Peace” is available on YouTube. He was a national champion kayak racer and served as an official for canoe and kayak competition in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, and he has an MBA degree from Wake Forest University.

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