Posted by Edwin Bos - District Governor
Last year a group of District 6250 Rotarians led by Lyn Kenney mentored and  interviewed Solomon Odero of Kenya in his quest to become a Rotary Peace Fellow.  Read more if you want to find out how that story turned out.
Dear Lyn, 
It is my pleasure to receive this award and acceptance to join the fellowship. Words won't be enough to express my gratitude to you and the team from your district who accepted to walk with me through the process. Your advise during the application process was so immense that I was able to do the right thing. 
I would also want to thank your panel of interviewers who were full of wisdom and knowledge to ask me questions related to my work. I believe their input was one of the key things that you passed me over for this fellowship. Thank you and thank you very much
I will remain comital to this process and I promise I will work very closely with you and the team you are putting in place to ensure that I achieve the objectives of the fellowship. 
looking forward to more collaboration and partnership 
This is wonderful news and our district is very proud of you being accepted!  I will be introducing you soon to Robin Shih who will be taking over my position next year as chair for Peace Fellow Scholars in our district.  In the meantime, I will be writing to you and doing a cc to Robin as she transitions into the role.
I would like to write up something for our District newsletter about you and include a picture.  Would you please write a paragraph or two and email that (and the picture) to me.  
Most all of your contacts for arranging this Fellowship will now come from Rotary International.  We do, however, want to remain in touch going forward as we like to follow the progress of those scholars our district selected.
Again, congratulations! 

On behalf of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, we are pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive a 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship for studies as part of the Rotary Peace Centers program.
You have been assigned to the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, to attend the 2020 Winter session.  The required academic period will occur 13 January to 3 April 2020, with provided housing available 10 January to 6 April 2020.
Your acceptance package includes the following documents for your reference:
·         Acceptance Form
·         Assignment letter
·         Welcome letter from me, your Rotary Peace Centers Specialist
·         Rotary Peace Fellowship Professional Development Certificate Guide
To accept your fellowship, please submit the following documents no later than 1 December 2019
·         Acceptance Form (sign and return via email)
·         Biographical Information Form (to be submitted online)
As the Rotary Peace Centers Specialist for Chulalongkorn University, I will be your primary contact at The Rotary Foundation from this point forward.
Lastly, please follow the instructions below to create a MyRotary account in order to be enrolled in future online Orientation courses after returning your Acceptance Form.
1.    If you don’t already have an account on, create one.
2.    Once you have an account, go to and enroll in the Getting Started with the Learning Center course. This will create a record for you so that you are enrolled in the appropriate courses.
3.    Be sure to notify your Specialist via email that you have completed Steps 1 and 2 so that you can be manually enrolled.
Please note that if you are or were a Rotarian within 36 months of resignation, or their descendant, you will need to contact me, Jacqueline Azpeitia (, and Vitoon Viriyasakultorn ( to arrange payment requirements.
Congratulations on your fellowship selection—you are on your way to becoming a Rotary Peace Fellow!
Jacqueline Azpeitia
Jacqueline Azpeitia
Rotary Peace Centers Specialist | Programs and Grants
Tel 1.847.425.5778