Tehachapi Rotary Club to install Peace Pole
City of Tehachapi
August 5, 2023
Rotary Club President Paul Kaminski attended a recent Tehachapi City Council meeting and requested the city consider the installment of their Peace Pole in a place the public could visit. Kaminski stated there are more than 250,000 Peace Poles installed throughout the world.
"The Rotary Club of Tehachapi attained Peacebuilding Club status this past year through local projects to combat hunger, contributing to the eradication of polio, encourage literacy, etc. A Peace Pole is a focal point that can bring a community together to celebrate peace. It can be a tool to initiate meaningful conversations to reduce poverty, literacy, and tensions between groups. With this Peace Pole, our club believes its location in Centennial Plaza will be optimal for the Tehachapi community," stated Paul Kaminski.
The peace pole is provided by the Rotary Club and the City of Tehachapi will install the pole. At a cost of $530, it has eight languages, two to each side. The languages that say, "May Peace Prevail on Earth," are English, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, German, Hindi, Kawaiisu, and Ibibio, a dialect from Nigeria. It also has a plate that says the same message as the others in Braille.
Join us for the unveiling and brief presentation on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. at Centennial Plaza which is on Green St. between Tehachapi Blvd. and F Street.