Sherwood Rotary to Install Peace Pole at Sherwood Police Department
Name: Sherwood Rotary to Install Peace Pole at Sherwood Police Department
Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT
On April 21, the Rotary Club of Sherwood will be dedicating its eighth Peace Pole at 4:00 pm at the Sherwood Police Department located at 20495 SW Borchers Dr Sherwood, OR 97140. Wajdi Said of the Muslim Education Trust will be speaking at the dedication event. “We are honored to have a peace pole at the police department. The pole and this project represent everything we stand for”, said Police Chief Jeff Groth. Sherwood Rotary initiated its Peace Pole project in 2016 to raise awareness in the community of the need to promote world peace and understanding. The Peace Poles are 6 feet high and display the words "May Peace Prevail On Earth" in 4 different languages. The languages displayed on their pole will be English, Arabic, American Sign Language and Spanish. To date, Peace Poles have been erected at the Sherwood YMCA, St. Francis Catholic Church and School, Our Table Cooperative, Sherwood United Methodist Church, Sherwood Center for the Arts, Sherwood Senior Center and American Legion Post #56 with commitments for more at sites throughout town. Sherwood Rotary has qualified as a Peace Builder Club and is part of Rotary District 5100 which has taken on a major initiative to establish 100 Peace Poles in Oregon and Washington in partnership with the Jubitz Family Foundation which is providing funding for the project. Members of the community are encouraged to view the Peace Poles at the YMCA, St. Francis, Our Table, Sherwood United Methodist Church, Sherwood Center for the Arts, American Legion Post #56, Sherwood Senior Center and to participate in a series of peace-related educational events and activities being offered in Sherwood over the coming months. For more information on Sherwood Rotary's peace initiatives, contact Rotary President Joe Gall at firstname.lastname@example.org.