With many thanks to Three Creeks Peace Builder Committee Chair Dan Sockle, our club's efforts have been recognized in a recent Rotary International public image piece.
On October 26, 2018, the Rotarian Action Group for Peace published an email newsletter that discussed, among other things, "Fostering Peaceful Political Dialogue", and cited our club, along with one in Bornheim, Germany, for their efforts toward engaging in peaceful discourse and democracy.
The article included:
"Rotarians in America are tackling polarization between the political sides. The Rotary Club of Three Creeks (Vancouver, WA) is a RAGFP Peacebuilder Club. This Peacebuilder Club is active in Rotary Peacebuilder District 5100 promoting initiatives to foster political conversations that reflect the Four-Way Test and offer Rotarian guideposts leading to constructive civic activities and discussions. Rotarian peacebuilders in this club are supporting Better Angels. This non-profit organization offers events and education designed to 'depolarize America.' Better Angels' Red/Blue Workshops visit cities across America and feature activities, listening exercises, and co-operative skills training developed to get even the most hardened political partisans talking (and listening) to one another."
The full newsletter can be seen by clicking this link.