Applications invited for Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training for individuals working on solving conflicts and building peace around the world.

Professional Certificate Option 
* "Strengthening the leaders of today" 
* 3 month professional development certificate program 
* Designed specifically for candidates already working in fields related to peaecbuilding and conflict resolution to further their understanding and build their skills
* Mix of theory and skills practiced throughout 11 weeks of combined classroom and on site field study interactions 
* Eligibility Requirements: minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent; 5 years relevant work experience; proficiency in English

Master's Degree Option 
* "Building the leaders of tomorrow" 
* 15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master's degree at one of five Rotary Peace Centers around the world
* Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience
* Eligibility Requirements: minimum bachelor's degree; 3 years relevant work experience; proficiency in a second language

The application deadline is 1 July 2013.  Application forms and more information are available at

Watch the video, Is Peace Possible?

Voices For Peace from Rotary International on Vimeo.

We are looking for the Missing Piece

Weekend is often the time to relax and get away from the speed of daily slow down a bit, sit in the sun, close your eyes, and reflect on your life.  Think about Rotary how it has changed your life...for all the new friends and families that have come into your life, and the opportunities you have received to think beyond your immediate family and do something for the people around you; in your neighbourhood, in your community, amongst your professional or business circles. And how you have become an importance cog in the Rotary's worldwide wheel of that's churning out peace through service.

Rotary is all about momentum exciting Rotarians and their families around the world to look at the world in much more meaningful way, and lending amazing power in each one of us to bring about change, positive change, around us.  Because each and everyone of us, you and I, matter the most in this vast world of 1.2 million proud Rotarians, who are committed to make our lives meaningful. 

Every day is an opportunity to touch a life somewhere, not because someone wants us to do... because we are intended to do good. 

I was watching the Rotary International's humanity in motion video on "The Missing Piece".  It was intended to look for members for the community who are oriented to do good, and can join be a part of Rotary family.  At the same time, however, it stuck me that it fits the Rotarians too.  Rotarians who have not been able to come to the Club for sometime because of any reason; Rotarians who are not being seen around anymore...the missing pieces.  We miss you in the family.   Just get back and connect, because you are the most powerful being destined to transform lives.

Missing Piece from Rotary International on Vimeo.