With great pride, Mrs. Maria Gerarda González Montalba, President of Club Rotario (Rotary) of Zihuatanejo, recently announced the Club’s sponsorship of the “Culture of Peace Program” for Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. The peace program is now under the development and direction of the Club, in collaboration with the United Nations Education for Peace Team.
Other new sponsors of the “Culture of Peace Program” are Sister Cities of Zihuatanejo and Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (UAGro), Zihuatanejo’s tourism university. The peace program in Zihuatanejo was initiated in 2010, with the help of the Detroit Renaissance District Peace Center in Southfield, Michigan and is an example of a “peace-building” program for other communities in the world to follow. See: DETROIT PEACE CENTER – IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO PEACE PROGRAM – History and Requirements.
The objective of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo’s “Culture of Peace Program” is to create an on-going education program to inspire children and youth to learn and apply some of the basic principles of peace in their lives:
- Focus on Self-Respect and Personal Development
- Seek Harmony with Family and Friends
- Honor Our Diversity
- Work to Resolve Conflicts
- Protect Nature and Our Environment
- Enjoy Teamwork
- Serve Your Community
“Club Rotario of Zihuatanejo is the perfect sponsor for the Culture of Peace Program in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo” says Patricia Ann Talley, who along with her husband Bill Tucker, are the Latin American Coordinators for the Detroit Renaissance District Peace Center. They helped to develop the peace program in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo from 2010 to 2013, and now serve on the certification committee for the DRD Peace Center.
“Now, under the direction of Club Rotario of Zihuatanejo, the Culture of Peace Program truly belongs to the local community,” says Ms. Talley. “The DRD Peace Center will now serve to develop and certify new communities as part of the peace program.”
Rotary International is one of the world’s first service organizations. Started in 1905 by Chicago attorney Paul P. Harris, the organization now has over 1.2 million members around the world. Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, to build relationships, and to take action.
Rotarians share a vision of creating a better world.
For example, this year, Club Rotario of Zihuatanejo is hosting a youth exchange program called “Ambassador´s Program of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.” A group of 64 young men and women from 24 different countries visited the area to earn the title “Honorary Ambassador of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo” in their own countries. The Rotary Club, with the support of Tourism Development authorities, will monitor each Ambassador´s progress in order to promote the image and riches that Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has to offer.
Club Rotario (Rotary) of Zihuatanejo is currently hosting a youth exchange program called “Ambassador´s Program of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.”
Diversity Presentation: Catalina Beach Resort in Zihuatanejo on Friday, February 7th at 3:00 p.m.
As part of this year’s Celebration of Peace in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Club Rotario of Zihuatanejo will host a presentation about the diversity of Mexico at Catalina Beach Resort in Zihuatanejo. The event, entitled: “The Culture and History of Afro-Mexicans in Guerrero” will include a presentation by Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero of Zihuatanejo and Wayne State University of Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A along with an art exhibition, fashion show and luncheon with the United Nations representative attending the Celebration. The public is invited to attend. Advance tickets are required. You can purchase tickets at the hotel or at the ticket desk of Zihuatanejo Sailfest.
New Meeting Day
FRIDAYS AT 3:00 P.M. is now the new meeting day and time (switched from Tuesdays) for Club Rotario (Rotary) of Zihuatanejo. Meetings are held at Catalina Beach Resort in Zihuatanejo.
Members of Club Rotario (Rotary) of Zihuatanejo
For more information about the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area, see: