Old Mission Rotary joined Mission Valley Sunset Rotary to welcome Model United Nations students on May 28.  These clubs sponsored four teams of two students each from Madison High School in Clairemont.  The cost to participate is $750 per team.  
District 5340's Pathways to Peace Committee started the Model UN program 13 years ago.  Rotary International (RI) has a long and proud association with the United Nations.  The United Nations  also serves as a partner with RI in its Polio Plus initiative.
The 2019 Model UN Conference was held April 6-7 at the University of San Diego's Peace and Justice Center.  Lydia Stewart served as the conference chair for Old Mission Rotary Club and Marianne Bernaldo for the Mission Valley Sunset Club.
Students spoke to the clubs about their experiences.  Each team represented one country and took the point of view of that nation when presented with issues such as climate change and Rohingya genocide in Myanmar.
Photo (L-R): Old Mission Rotary Club Model UN Chair Lydia Stewart, Madision High School advisors Nikon Chen and Whitney Chase, Laine Wells, (UK), Luaks Sevendsen (UK), Natalie Marrewa (Brazil), Angelina Aleman (Malaysia), Angelina Aleman (Malaysia), Rara Watanabe (Malaysia), Meg Brown (UK), Sam Juraez (Brazil),  and Mission Valley Sunset Rotary Club Model UN Chair Marianne Bernaldo.