Governor LePage Proclaims July 1, 2012 as Rotary "Peace Through Service" Day
July 1, 2012
For Immediate Release: July 1, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531
AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage issued the following proclamation declaring July 1, 2012 as Rotary "Peace Through Service" Day:
"WHEREAS, members of Rotary clubs in the State of Maine, in fulfillment of the Rotary motto of “Service above Self,” have dedicated themselves for nearly 100 years to serving the people of their communities; and
WHEREAS, Maine Rotarians have devoted countless hours of service and raised many millions of dollars to improve their neighborhoods and the lives of their neighbors; and
WHEREAS, Rotarians from Maine have joined with 1.2 million Rotarians around the world to support programs for the benefit of people everywhere, most notably through Rotary’s decades-long campaign to eradicate polio, which is now on the verge of success; and
WHEREAS, the accomplishments of Maine Rotarians have changed the lives of many for the better and reflect great credit not only on themselves but also on their State; and
WHEREAS, Sakuji Tanaka of Yashio, Japan, who will become president of Rotary International on July 1 of this year, is honoring the State of Maine by inaugurating his term in that office in the Town of Boothbay Harbor on that date; and
WHEREAS, President Tanaka has chosen “Peace Through Service” as the theme for his term as president.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim July 1, 2012 as
ROTARY “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE” DAY
throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance."