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Midland Rotary, #2846, District 6310, Michigan, Zone 28, USA

The City of Midland was designated as the 343rd International City of Peace in November 2021. "Midland Rotary Michigan United States" became the 403rd as part of a new ICP program, "Rotarianism for Cities of Peace" in February 2024. We partner for peace and wellbeing with many entities in our community and hold an annual Celebration of Peace event near the UN International Day of Peace, September 21. Stay tuned for updates!

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MIDLAND: An Inclusive Place. Together. Forward. Bold. An Exceptional Place Where Everyone Thrives.
Midland Rotary, #2846, District 6310, Michigan, Zone 28, USA
Midland is a city in, and the county seat of, Midland County, Michigan in the United States. The city's population was 42,547 as of the 2020 census. It is the principal city of the Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area, part of the larger Saginaw-Midland-Bay City Combined Statistical Area. Midland has many cultural opportunities in fields ranging from music and theater to science and the arts. The Midland Center for the Arts delivers hands-on exhibits in science, art, and technology at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art. The Center also provides two state-of-the-art auditoriums for audiences of 400 to 1500 to enjoy everything from the Midland Symphony Orchestra and Center Stage Theatre to professional programming through MATRIX: Midland.
Midland, known as "the city of modern explorers", is the global headquarters of Dow Corporate (formerly The Dow Chemical Company). In the past it had a reputation for being elitist (partly due to the high level of education of many residents), cliquish, conservative, and not very welcoming. Midland is also a city of change as expressed in our vision: AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY. TOGETHER. FORWARD. BOLD. AN EXCEPTIONAL PLACE WHERE EVERYONE THRIVES. [pdf below]
VISION: WHY CITIES OF PEACE FOR ROTARY CLUBS? Rotarians around the globe can tell the full story of how their local Rotary Club has a positive impact on community-wide safety, prosperity, and quality of life. MISSION: WHAT DO WE DO? International Cities of Peace provides local Rotary Clubs with official Listings and Profiles documenting the legacy, current initiatives, and future goals for increasing safety, prosperity, and quality of life for their community and the world.
GOALS: HOW DO WE ORGANIZE TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION? Provide City of Peace Listings and Profiles and document local implementation of Rotarianism to case studies and pathways for other Rotarian and non-Rotarian groups and individuals to achieve progress for Positive Peace.
Gail L. Hoffman
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Photo 1: Midland's Tridge, a three-way wooden footbridge spanning the confluence of the Chippewassee and Tittabawassee Rivers in Chippewassee Park. Photo 2: Midland's International City of Peace Bench installed in Chippewassee Park in 2023. Photo 3: ICP Team with (L-R) City of Midland Mayor Maureen Donker, Kathy McCreedy, Gail Hoffman, Judy Timmons, and Jeanne Lound Schaller.
Gail Leslie Hoffman, Ph.D serves as the Peacebuilding Committee Chair of the Rotary Club of Midland, Michigan. She also holds District 6310 roles as Peace & Conflict Resolution Champion and Foundation Peace Fellowships Chair. Rotary International's vision, "Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change--across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves" is also Gail's vision. A lifelong learner, she seeks opportunities to deepen her understanding of the various initiatives in which she is involved. She was recently certified as an Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) Ambassador. She strives to learn all she can about POSITIVE PEACE defined as the "attitudes, institutions, and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies". Gail was recognized with the Donald MacRae Peace Award at the Rotary Zones 28 & 32 Learning Summit in Toronto (September 2023). The award honors the contributions of Halifax Rotarian Donald MacRae, who at the International Convention in 1918 proposed that Rotary become an agent for the promotion of goodwill and peace among nations. This was the first time that an international vision of Rotary was publicly expressed.
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Midland Morning Rotary, Nonviolent Peaceforce--Midland, Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF), “We Hear You” Coalition, DEI Advisory Group, Anti-Racist Midland, Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition, MACF Violence Prevention Partnership, Cultural Awareness Coalition, Midland Business Alliance, Midland Interfaith Council, MCFTA “Windows on the World”, Northwood University, Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University, People to People, Chinese Culture Ongoing Program (CCOP), Meta Peace, MRIDHA FOUNDATION Institute of Peace and Happiness, Global Compassion
Gail's professed goal is to "continue networking and making connections to expand the growing web of peace advocates locally and globally".
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