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Congratulations to our first American Chapter!

Peace Worldwide Houston Chapter
Houston, Texas, USA

Congratulations to our first African Chapter!

East Africa Peace Worldwide Chapter
Nairobi, Kenya
Peace Worldwide Organization Chapter in Kenya has been very active in building Peace in East Africa. Its membership has expanded from 10 in 2012 to 135 in 2014. Also, it is active in encouraging peace in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. In the troubled Burundi, its members are very active in promoting peace and harmony among communities.
Early this year, the chapter began peace building training for community leaders, opinion leaders, church leaders, teachers etc. The training has been very effective.



Peace Worldwide Organization (P.W.O.) chapters are grassroots organizations designed to advance understanding, compassion, and teamwork. We urge volunteers and those contributors wanting to be pro-active to form local chapters. All chapter members are to adopt the P.W.O. mission and adhere to P.W.O.’s five principles:
Unity of Mankind -- Knowing that we are all one people on this earth.
Human Equality -- Respecting others regardless of sex, race, religion, ethnicity, and nationality
DemocracyAccepting majority rule in which minorities enjoy the same rights and privileges
Highest Ethical Standards -- Choosing the highest ethical standards even if the laws, rules, and regulations are relaxed, ignored, or do not exist
Peace -- Creating a civilized world free from the scourges of war, oppression, and persecution
How Will Chapters Make a Difference?
Chapters provide opportunity to speak freely about initiatives for peace within and worldwide. Chapters create a peaceful atmosphere to discuss inner feelings and ways to free the world from the scourges of war, oppression, and persecution.

Making a Difference with P.I.R.C. (Pronounced "PERK"):
Participate in direct action and assistance on local, regional, national, and/or international levels generating peace worldwide.
Inspire the global masses for peace worldwide.
Raise and provide funds for causes pursuing peace worldwide.
Collaborate with other entities to enhance peace worldwide.

Membership General Requirements

Individual or Academic Membership
Peace Worldwide Organization Chapter Membership, whether Individual or Academic, is available through the prospective chapters where ten or more prospective Individuals or Academic faculties and/or students, at least 18 years of age, join together as a formal chapter in support of the Peace Worldwide Organization at the grass-root level. All Chapters are expected to adopt the P.W.O. mission and adhere to P.W.O.’s five principles.

All officer positions in an approved Chapter shall be by direct election within from the Chapter's Membership where the officer election results are from its majority outcome.

For each country, the annual fees will be set by the P.W.O. in the amounts as shown in the 2013 Peace Worldwide Organization Annual Fee Schedule (per Person):

2013 Peace Worldwide Organization Annual Fee Schedule (per Person)
Fee
#
Country
Individual
(U.S. $)
Academic
(U.S. $)
1
Luxembourg, Norway, Qatar, Switzerland
75.00
37.50
2
Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden,  U.A.E., United States
50.00
25.00
3
Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Singapore
40.00
20.00
4
Brunei, Cypress, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom
30.00
15.00
5
Bahamas, Bahrain, Czech Republic, Malta, Oman, Portugal, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan
20.00
10.00
6
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay  
15.00
7.50
7
Argentina, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela
10.00
5.00
8
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Principe, Romania, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Solomon Island, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan,  Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia 
5.00
2.50
9
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Zimbabwe
2.00
1.00
10
Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo
1.00
0.50

Chapter Adoption & Membership Procedures
The process for adopting a Chapter shall be as follows:
  1. Each prospective Member shall complete the Membership Form and submit to P.W.O. The designated Leader or Sponsor shall contact P.W.O. to introduce the Chapter Members at: membership@peaceworldwide.org
  2. P.W.O. may assign a Leader or Sponsor from another chapter nearby to advise the prospective chapter, if necessary. 
  3. P.W.O. will provide the prospective Chapter a Chapter Constitution and By-Laws called “CHARTER”. 
  4. The chapter shall complete the CHARTER, sign, and submit to P.W.O. 
  5. After review of the completed CHARTER by P.W.O., the chapter may be adopted. P.W.O. will notify the Chapter Leader or Sponsor of the rendered decision made by P.W.O.
  6. P.W.O. will provide the new Chapter with the necessary procedures to conduct the regular meetings. 
  7. After Chapter approval, interested members will be presented to the Chapter for election of President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Those elected will fill out and submit the Officer Election Form to P.W.O.

STEP 1: 
Complete the Following Membership Form for Prospective Individual Members or Academic Members




STEP 2: 
Make Membership Fee Payment Based on the Annual Fee Schedule (per Person) for either an Individual Member or an Academic Member:

2011 Peace Worldwide Organization Annual Fee Schedule (per Person)
Fee
#
Country
Individual
(U.S. $)
Academic
(U.S. $)
1
Luxembourg, Norway, Qatar, Switzerland
75.00
37.50
2
Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden,  U.A.E., United States
50.00
25.00
3
Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Singapore
40.00
20.00
4
Brunei, Cypress, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom
30.00
15.00
5
Bahamas, Bahrain, Czech Republic, Malta, Oman, Portugal, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan
20.00
10.00
6
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovenia,   Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay  
15.00
7.50
7
Argentina, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela
10.00
5.00
8
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Principe, Romania, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Solomon Island, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan,  Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia 
5.00
2.50
9
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Zimbabwe
2.00
1.00
10
Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo
1.00
0.50




Individual Member


Academic Member



STEP 3 (Optional):

Chapter General Requirements

Status
In each country, Chapters shall apply to be classified as non-profit organizations / associations.
In the United States, the P.W.O. will apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for each chapter.
Venue
A Chapter may meet at places like community centers, civic centers, hotels, restaurants, corporation, or schools.

Company Chapters: Open to employees and staff contractors  
University Chapters: Open to students and faculties

Fees
All fees along with forms will be submitted to Peace Worldwide Organization. The fees minus a processing fee will be returned if membership is denied. 

Chapter Finances
All funds raised shall be deposited in the Chapter’s bank account. If such an account does not yet exist, the funds shall be entrusted with the Chapter Treasurer until a bank account is set up. 

Chapter Activities
* Every chapter is expected to sponsor a semi-annual project or event, which can be any of the following:
  • A peace parade somewhere
  • A gala for fundraising
  • A volunteer at a hospital
  • A job for a panhandler
  • A home for an orphan
  • A helping hand to a weak or sick person
  • A teacher for an illiterate person to read and write
  • A tutor to help a struggling student in school
  • A public meeting to promote safety, health, and environment
  • A public forum to discuss brotherhood, harmony, or peace
  • A facilitator to resolve issues between hostile tribes or organizations
  • A guest on a radio station or television program to discuss democracy, human rights, peace and civility
  • An article in a newspaper or journal addressing democracy, human rights, peace and civility
  • A fundraising activity in support of UNICEF or UNHCR

* Additional requests to sponsor a semi-annual project or event in which the desired activity is not listed above may be proposed, submitted, and requires approval via email by the Peace Worldwide Organization Board to:  board@peaceworldwide.org


Each Chapter shall inform P.W.O. of the selection in advance and use all funds raised from its activities to advance its position in the service of its own community.


STEP 4 (Optional):
Correspondence with Peace Worldwide Organization
All Chapter related documents shall be submitted to the Planning and Membership Division or membership@peaceworldwide.org. All correspondence shall be done electronically.

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