On Monday, May 2nd, during its regular meeting at The Beekman Arms, the Rhinebeck Rotary featured a presentation by officers of the

Kingston High School International Relations Club regarding their recent attendance at the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Conference in

Barcelona, Spain, where they were joined by students from all over the globe in meeting and speaking with a host of Peace Prize

Laureates.  The Kingston students were sponsored and supported in their attendance by Rhinebeck Rotarian David Ives, himself a

nominee for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.David Ives and Barcelona Student Group

PHOTO COURTESY OF sharpimagesphotographic.com   PICTURED Rotarian David Ives and officers of the Kingston High School International Relations Club

The students, Anthony Gironda, International Relations Club president, Hunter Reinhardt, club vice-president, Layla Hindyah,  secretary, and Grace Reggen, treasurer, all agreed that they gained a new perspective on international peace by meeting with students

from other countries as well as meeting Peace Prize Laureates. A particular favorite of the students was Lech Walesa, the Polish labor

leader and peace activist who played a critical role in freeing Poland from Soviet domination.

The Rhinebeck Rotary Club meets on Mondays at 12:15 pm at the Beekman Arms throughout the year and is a humanitarian

organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through local, national, and international service projects. Weekly meetings

typically feature speakers covering a variety of human-interest topics and guests are welcome to attend.

For information on becoming a member, to reserve a speaker’s spot at an upcoming meeting, or to attend a meeting to hear a specific

speaker, please call Lou Trapani at 845-876- 3088, ext. 14.