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Mar 22, 2017
Service Above Everyone
Mar 29, 2017
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Raise the Bar this Wednesday
Come "Raise the Bar" this Wednesday, March 15, in the bar at Hs. Lordships--come whether you're a recent member with questions, comments, observations or you're a longer-term Rotarian with questions, answers, and a desire to know our newer members. Come to socialize or for any reason at all--or just because!!
 
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Welcome New Honorary Member Jesse Arreguin
Jesse Arreguín was elected Mayor of Berkeley on November 8, 2016 and is the city’s first Latino mayor. He formerly served as a member of the Berkeley City Council, where he represented District 4 since his election in 2008. Prior to serving as a councilmember, Jesse Arreguín was a member of the City’s Zoning Adjustments Board, the Housing Advisory Commission, and an elected member of the Rent Stabilization Board, which he chaired. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley.

Mayor Arreguin is a native Californian, born in Fresno. He has spent his adult life advocating for social justice in Berkeley. Now that he is mayor, we want him to involve our Rotary Club in city projects. Jesse's life and actions embody Rotary’s 4-Way Test. His hobby/special interest is politics.
A Disappearing World: Heritage, Technology, and the United Nation

Last week's speaker Alonzo (Lon) Addison is the former Director for External Relations and Information at UNESCO. UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. For almost a decade, Addison served as Special Advisor to UNESCO's World Heritage Centre. He is also the author of the book Disappearing World: 101 of the Earth's Most Extraordinary and Endangered Places. Addison presented slides of many of the world's most important cultural and historic places from Burma to Bhutan and the Loire Valley to the Egyptian pyramids. Tragically, several historic sites have been partially or completely destroyed by natural and man-made disasters, such as flooding, over-development, placement of dams, or war. He described how virtual reality is being used to document and share World Heritage sites with the public.

Addison explained that while UNESCO is part of the United Nations, it has its own general assembly and governance. When UNESCO voted to admit Palestine as a state, contrary to UN policy, it resulted in the USA ending its contribution to the organization.

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