Rotary to fundraise for Ukraine and grants at International Dance for Peace – Mercer Island, Washington-USA

August 24, 2022

Event is set for Sept. 18, 2022,  at Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

Promoting world peace is an integral component of Rotary International’s mission, said Beth Baska, president of the Mercer Island Rotary Club Foundation Board.

As the Mercer Island club stands strong in that effort, it will be hosting an International Dance for Peace on Sept. 18. Slated from 3-5 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, the local club will unveil this inaugural event in direct connection with the annual International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.

Rotary Club of Mercer Island members dedicate a Peace Pole in September 2019.
Courtesy photo.

In addition to raising funds for its international grants to support clean water, education, healthcare, food baskets and more in a host of countries, the foundation aims to notch $25,000 through its “1,000 Hearts for Peace in Ukraine” fundraiser for humanitarian supplies. Hearts will cost $25 each and will be available for purchase online and at the event.

Written by: Andy Nystrom

The objective

  1. To create a space of transparency and confident vulnerability for a peace-minded journey for men. 
  2. Promote discussions that produce an understanding of one’s inner- self with a focus of true freedom with healthy dialogue.
  3. To grow and develop happy, healthy relationships in every area of life.
  4. The hope is to bring forth and fulfill a “male bonding”  with men of all ages and various walks of life.
  5. The benefit will be to build bridges and break barriers. 

Our next discussion group is on Monday, September 22, at 6:00 p.m.,  at The World Peace Sanctuary, 26 Benton Road, Wassaic, NY

If you are interested in participating, please contact Ann Marie at: