Speaker Date Topic
Club Assembly with Club and Guest Speakers Feb 07, 2022 5:30 PM
Peacebuilders and Rotary Action Group for Peace Club
Peacebuilders and Rotary Action Group for Peace Club
As stated by Rotary International:
 
Rotary creates environments of peace.
 
As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.
 
By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
 
The Rotary Club of Springfield’s Ad hoc Peacebuilders Committee was formed 18 months ago to explore ways that our club may further improve civility and peace in our community through service.
 
The Club Assembly has been rescheduled for February 7 and will be held virtually through Webex. The link to this meeting will be sent to all members through a ClubRunner email. The Club Assembly will provide members with the Committee's report including the committee’s specific objectives, research findings, and recommendations for 2022 and beyond that will hopefully help to address underlying causes that inhibit a fairer and more just community. We will also consider the Club’s application to be an official Rotary Action Group for Peace and why this will be useful. 
 
Joining us for this assembly will be Barbara Jones (image to left) and Timothy Bartlett (image below) from the Rotary Club of Urbana, an officially designated Rotary Action Group for Peace club. 
 
Joe Crain, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Feb 28, 2022 5:30 PM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum: Programs for Low Income Students
Joe Crain, Public Programs and Community Engagement Director for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, will speak about programs for low income students.
 
Annual Rotary International Foundation Night Mar 21, 2022 5:30 PM

A long standing club tradition is to dedicate one of our meetings in tribute to the Rotary International Foundation.  Be sure to wear your Paul Harris medallion and bring your spouse or significant other.  This would be a great night to introduce a guest to Rotary and the things we do.

Jennifer Thomas, SOFIA Mar 28, 2022 5:30 PM
Experiences on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)