Peacebuilders from around the world came together at the convention to reflect on Rotary’s extraordinary response to conflict this year and strongly reinforce our commitment to creating environments where peace can flourish.
Rotary General Secretary and CEO John Hewko, whose parents were born in Ukraine, spoke about Rotary’s Disaster Response Fund and how donors swiftly contributed more than $15 million to provide Ukrainians with water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing.
During the convention, participants gave thunderous applause to a cohort of Ukrainian members in attendance, including Dr. Olha Paliychuk, of the Rotary Club of Cherkasy, who thanked Rotary on behalf of the more than 1,000 Ukrainian Rotarians.