Agenda for On Line Meeting 2021
21 September 2021
6:30 PM PDT
- Welcome from Immediate Past President Barbara Gaughen-Muller
- Roll call and Introductions
- David Wick, President calls the meeting to order
- Current Announcements and News
- 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
5 October 2021
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
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
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.