• Jay Becker

Book Party for Everybody


Please come to a party on June 2 or 5, 2019, in Flensburg, Germany to help celebrate the publication of our book "The Peace Pipe Proposal, 1931 and 2019." If you are able to attend, please send a brief email

to either Anthony Conn conn.tony.2013@gmail.com or Joachim Reppmann yogireppmann@gmail.com.

Come and enjoy live music and delicious food with guests from around the world!


Help advance the cause of world peace and understanding by learning more about the Peace Pipe Letters of 1931-32 and 2019. Back in the early 1930s, with nationalism and ideologies that violated human dignity on the rise, Rotary Club Keokuk, Iowa, extended their collective hands to their Rotarian friends around the world in a series of 496 “Peace Pipe Letters.” Eighty-eight years later, Rotary Club Keokuk members are repeating this long forgotten and beautiful gesture with a current crop of peace pipe letters epitomizing international friendship and understanding. Learn how you, too, can be part of this worldwide Rotarian Peace Pipe Letter Initiative.

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“In 1931 the Rotarians in the city of Keokuk, Iowa must have sensed that dark clouds were brewing in the world, and especially in Europe. They thought about the namesake of their city, Chief Keokuk, and his peace pipe. Their invitation to other Rotary Clubs to join them in smoking the peace pipe was more than a symbolic gesture.“

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