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THE CANBERRA ROTARY PEACE BELL

Canberra Australia

CELEBRATING ROTARY

2018

SCOUTS FOR PEACE

An evening in 2018

WORLD PEACE DAY

2018

PHILIPPINES DAY

2018

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2018
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ROTARY AND THE WORLD PEACE BELL ASSOCIATION

THE CANBERRA BELL.

In partnership with the World Peace Bell Association, the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin undertook an ambitious project of building a peace bell pavilion within the Canberra Nara Peace Park precinct on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The Canberra Rotary Peace Bell is the result.
Officially launched on 23 February 2018 the bell provides a destination in Nara Park to remind us that we want a peaceful World.
The bell’s pavilion was designed by Lauren and Fred Kasparek.
We still need to support to operate the many Rotary charity projects including the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Fellowships, Shelter Box Australia and support for Domestic Violence Issues. Rotary has ‘peace in the World’ as one of its core values.

WORLD PEACE BELL ASSOCIATION.

The World Peace Bell Association is a Japanese organization which attempts to raise awareness of the World Peace movement by casting and installing Japanese temple bells in locations around the world.
The Association had its beginnings with a donation of the first Peace Bell and housing to the United Nations by Chiyoji Nakagawa in 1954, following the Second World War, as a token of Peace. The United Nations Bell is rung twice a year to mark World Peace day on the 21st September each year and on the opening day of the United Nations general assembly. There are now over twenty Peace Bells located around the World. Peace bells are respected and stand as a symbol where people unite in a prayer for peace and to remind all of the cruelty of war and the preciousness of peace for the generations to come. The bells are mostly made from melted down coins donated through the United Nations.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.
Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.
The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation’s funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.
Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

ROTARY CLUB OF CBG.

The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin (RCCBG) instigated the fundraising and creation of this bell.

The RCCBG was chartered on 10 March 1987 when twenty five businessmen who had common interests in the ideals of Rotary, joined to form a luncheon club. Without any history or cultural restraints, the Club ambitiously developed programmes which were new to Rotary and was the first Club in Canberra to introduce women members. Since then we have been honoured to include Edna Barolits, our first indigenous member and who served as secretary in the early nineties.
Some of the projects which were enthusiastically committed to by the RCCBG in those early years, included PolioPlus, Life Education; the development of twinning agreements, particularly with the Rotary Club of Nara, Japan, and extensive international programs, particularly in times of natural disaster. We were the first Canberra club to assist villagers in Sri Lanka after the tsunami with new fishing boats.
We welcome newcomers and visitors to Canberra, and hope that you will join us for lunch to share our enjoyment of Rotary.

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