Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Rotary Part of Saratoga’s Peace Week Programs and
Rotary has been working for world peace through good works since its inception on February
23, 1905. Unfortunately, Rotary has not only hidden this bright light under a bushel, Rotary
also hides the bushel! Most people do not think of Rotary as a “peace organization”. To shine
a permanent light on the fact that Rotary daily works for world peace, the Burnt Hills-Ballston
Lake Rotary club has established a small Rotary Peace Park at the Town of Ballston
Community Library, which will be dedicated on September 24 th at 11 am.
The park features a Rotary peace pole which has a Rotary Gear and says “May Peace
Prevail On Earth” in eight different languages as well as a plaque that says “Rotary works for
world peace”. The park also features a granite boulder with the quote: “There is not way to
peace; peace is the way” from A. J. Muste, a prominent Quaker peace activist. And there is a
bench for just sitting and enjoying the peace.
The club will have information on the Rotary Peace Institutes and will have information from
local peace organizations on how to create peace. Music and fun are also on the program. If
your club would like to participate with an exhibit of your clubs service projects contact Linda
LeTendre at 518 330 7683 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come celebrate Rotary’s peacemaking efforts and take this light out from under that bushel!
Saturday, September 24 th , 11:00 AM at the Town of Ballston Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt