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Rotary TABU students accept a proclamation from the city manager of Highland Park at the Rotary Club meeting on March 28. The city officially proclaimed March 23 through 28 Rotary TABU “Toward a Better Understanding” week in Highland Park. Photo Submitted
Derek Wolff, Assistant Editor
8:00 am CDT April 5, 2016

It all started with a handshake. 

In 1993, during Northern Ireland’s infamous “Troubles” period, a traveling rotarian from Highland Park came across The Rotary Club of Belfast, where an introduction was made that would forever change the lives of all those involved in both organizations when the Towards a Better Understanding program was created.