On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 our club welcomed Ron Vine from the Hamilton Mundialization Committee. That long word signifies PEACE. He started by querying us on the issues we felt were standing in the way of peace and then questioned whether we felt that there were any significant changes over the years. 
The Committee started as a citizen's group 50 years ago and remarkably in Dundas when it twinned with the City of Kaga, Japan. Ron reminded us of the nuclear bombing of Japan in 1945 and the current threats of nuclear engagement between North Korea and the United States.
There are a number of cities which have twinned with the City of Hamilton over the years. This year marks a local celebration and The 2018 Citizenship Award which will be presented at City Hall on May 17th, 2018 at 6pm. The criteria is an individual or a group that resides in the City of Hamilton whose work exemplifies Global Citizenship and Peace. 
The Committee is currently seeking volunteers and nominations for its citizenship award. 
Closing the morning meeting Ross Bannatyne reminded those in attendance of the work of the Rotary Foundation in promoting World Peace. Giving any sum of money to the foundation makes you a partner in this important endeavour.