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2013-05-02 / General Stories

Peace Forum Held At Immanuel Lutheran School


From left to right: Top: Kenneth Perry, Dan Schaefer Standing: Jeffrey Zoch, Bradley Johnston, Jazmin Newmann, Erin Joyce, Aubrey Heller, Wesley Keng Sitting: Malehna Garza, Natasha Theile From left to right: Top: Kenneth Perry, Dan Schaefer Standing: Jeffrey Zoch, Bradley Johnston, Jazmin Newmann, Erin Joyce, Aubrey Heller, Wesley Keng Sitting: Malehna Garza, Natasha Theile The Rotary International President, Sakuji Tanaka, challenged each of the 34,000 Rotary Clubs around the world to hold a peace forum and promote PeaceThrough Service, our 2012- 2013 Rotary Theme. The Rotary Club of Giddings held a Peace Forum at Immanuel Luthern School in Giddings, Texas on March 28, 2013.Rotarian, Pastor Robert Tiner, spoke to the students about service to each other, their community, and the world. The focus of the forum was finding peace (both inner and outer) through service to others.

The forum culminated in a joint project between the Rotary Club of Giddings, the students of Immanuel Luthern School and Operation Hugs, to send care packages to American troops stationed in war zones overseas. Through the students’ collection efforts, eight large boxes containing toiletries, food and other items unavailable to the troops were sent directly to them. The students wrote letters and drew pictures to include in the packages to the soldiers to show their appreciation for their service.

The Rotary Club of Giddings was established in 1955. Our mission is to serve each other, the community of Giddings and the world at large by offering friendship,addressing humanitarian needs, meeting literacy needs and providing vocational assistance. Our motto is Service above Self and our theme for 2012-2013 is Peace through Service.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call 979-542-0281 or email me at wesleykeng@yahoo.com

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