Rotary Club of Oak Ridge to host Peace Forum

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RI President Sakuji Tanaka

March 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pollard Technology Conference Center
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
210 Badger Road
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Non-Rotarians are encouraged to attend.

Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka

Keynote Address Topic: “Peace through Service”

Sakuji Tanaka is the former chair of the Daika Company and former president of the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan. He also has been vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of Commerce.

A member of the Rotary Club of Yashio since its charter in 1975, Tanaka has served RI as a director, Rotary Foundation trustee, chair of the 2009 Birmingham Convention Committee, member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force and Future Vision Committee, and regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, district governor, and training leader. Working with his district, he helped to construct a school building in Bangladesh.

Tanaka has received the RI Service Above Self Award and the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, Major Donors, and members of the Arch C. Klumph Society. In addition, Tanaka has established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship.

He and Kyoko have been married since 1963 and have three children and seven grandchildren.

The International Friendship Bell in Oak Ridge (made in Japan) signifies the city's peaceful, friendly relations with Japan.

Regional panelists will speak on:

“Peace through Science and Technology”
“Peace through Human Understanding”

The Peace Forum is sponsored by the three Rotary clubs of Oak Ridge under the leadership of Oak Ridge’s Jack Bailey, District Governor, 2012-13, Rotary District 6780

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