Dedication of Peace Pole in Rocky Point
The visible result of Rotarians’ commitment to work together for Peace on Earth
A group of D5495 Rotarians headed south to Rocky Point for a long weekend of service and international friendship on the second weekend in March, 2018.  During that weekend District Governor Nancy Van Pelt and Club Rotario Mar de Peñasco President Loly Martinez became enthusiastic about erecting a Peace Pole in Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point).  
The collaborative process began.  After languages were selected and the Peace Pole was acquired, it was transported to Rocky Point.  There, local Rotarians worked with the City find a location and began designing and constructing a lovely planter/monument to showcase the pole.  
Nearly 2 years later the construction was completed, and a dedication ceremony was scheduled to coincide with the visit of  the visit of District4100 Governor Fernando Otañez on March 13.  Club Rotario Mar de Peñasco, A.C. President Oscar Palacio, Immediate Past President, Shandra Keesecker, and numerous members of the Club were on hand for the dedication.  City dignitaries were in attendance as well, including Municipal Treasurer Maritza Montijo from the Office of Municipal President Kino Munro.   D5495 Assistant Governor Amanda Sanchez and D5495 Peacebuilders Network member Jay Lickus represented District 5495 at the dedication.  Both are members of the Rotary Club of Surprise, which became a Sister Club to the Rocky Point club during the original Service Project weekend.
When you visit Puerto Peñasco, be sure to visit the Peace Pole located in the very corner of Shrimp Park, where Benito Juarez and Fremont Streets intersect.  What an outstanding location to display this beautiful monument!  Everyone who strolls in the park can visit the Peace Poleupclose.  Everyone who drives by or stops at the busy intersection sees the huge Rotary logo on the wall/planter.  Both are visible signs of our deep commitment to work together for Peace on Earth.