HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INFORM ROTARY OF LATEST NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES CONFERENCE
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.
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.