Rolla Rotary Club and the Rotary Breakfast Club of Rolla joined forces to host a House of Friendship

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RI President Sakuji Tanaka challenges clubs to conduct a club or community peace forum, or a service project focused on peace.

The Rolla Rotary Club and the Rotary Breakfast Club of Rolla joined forces to host a House of Friendship at the annual Celebration of Nations held by the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The local Engineers Without Borders Chapter was invited to join the Rotary Clubs in the House of Friendship.

The event began with a parade of nations including representatives from about 90 countries along with Rotarians, marching bands, Chinese dragons and even camels!

Inside the House of Friendship Rotarians greeted international guests from around the world, had them insert a map pin to locate the city they were from and leave a message of peace in their native language. The Engineers Without Borders chapter informed visitors about their current humanitarian projects in three countries in South America. Rotary Club banners from around the globe were on display around the tent. The local Pepsi Distributor, Steve Bowles, donated free water for the guests.

Over 100 visitors pinned over 70 locations around the globe and shared culture, music, messages of peace and friendship in our day at the Celebration of Nations.

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Respectfully submitted,
In the spirit of Rotary

Kent Bagnall
President, Rotary Breakfast Club of Rolla.
District 6080 Rolla, Missouri USA