Rotarian Action Group for Peace Treasurer and Honorary Chair, (Oregon, USA) –
Rotary Club of Portland
Al Jubitz joined Rotary in 1977 as a third generation Rotarian and is Past President of the 2002-2003 Rotary Club of Portland. Al believes that Rotary is uniquely capable of turning the world toward nonviolent conflict resolution, ultimately leading to a world beyond war. To that end, he submitted the application for the Rotarian Action Group for Peace to Rotary International with these objectives:
- Enable Rotarians in every community around the world to initiate peace service projects
- Involve Rotarians in nonviolent conflict resolution training
- Train Rotarians to monitor and report hot spots around the world as a vital first step in an “early warning” system to prevent escalation to violent conflict
- Provide leadership to Rotary International in adopting a world-wide goal to prevent all wars by 2030
- Engage Rotary Peace Fellows to support these objectives and play an active role in promoting nonviolent conflict resolution
Al has been invited to speak at more than 60 Rotary clubs, conferences and community events over the last four years to share his vision that peace is possible and that Rotarians can play a leading role. He has received appreciation and encouragement from Rotarians and general audiences that his message is the right cause at the right time.
A native Oregonian, Al received his BS degree from Yale University in 1966 and earned his MBA from the University of Oregon School of Business in 1968. Al retired from the family business (Jubitz Corporation) after a career spanning 34 years. He also served as a director of two private start-up companies. Al is President and founder of the Jubitz Family Foundation which directs funding to organizations that foster peacebuilding, environmental stewardship and early childhood education.
In 2010, Al and his wife Nancy were recognized nationally by United Way USA with the Tocqueville Society Award for their ongoing commitment and support. He is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon, Class 20, and also serves on the Leadership Councils of Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Portland Children’s Museum and the National Advisory Board of Environmental Defense Fund. He is Director Emeritus of Morrison Child and Family Services and an emeritus trustee of Outward Bound Wilderness School. Al and his wife Nancy have been married 49 years. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He enjoys hiking, playing squash and golf.
Al believes that Rotary is uniquely capable of turning the world toward nonviolent conflict resolution, ultimately leading to a world beyond war.