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At this week’s meeting, the Wimblerley Rotary heard from Jim Deuser of the Georgetown Rotary’s Racial Unity & Peacebuilding Committee. The committee first convened in June 2020 following an escalation of racial tensions in the U.S., and has been meeting weekly for almost three years now. It has expanded to include committee members in other parts of the world. They promote the belief that: when people work to create peace in their communities, the change can have a global effect.  
Jim shared the committee’s mission and vision, and provided guidelines for difficult conversations. One local symbol that has developed are the “peace poles” that can be placed throughout the community. The local Georgetown Rotarians are involved in making sure each of the community’s schools have a Peace Pole area for students.