Congratulations to our Charter Member & Past President Susanne Gellert who was re-appointed by
Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran to serve as a RI’s Representative to the United Nations! Save the date for UN Day on November 7!
Only one human disease has ever been eradicated. Polio could be next. Follow the timeline below to see what progress we have made and what still needs to be done.
1988: The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is launched. There are 125 polio-endemic countries in the world. Nigeria has 30,000 cases of polio. Until 1988, the disease crippled more than 350,000 children worldwide every year. Government officials, global partners, community leaders and health workers work together to bring vaccine to every child.
2004: In Africa, synchronized National Immunization Days in 23 countries target 80 million children, the largest coordinated polio immunization effort on the continent.
2006: Nigeria records more than 1,000 cases of polio-induced paralysis. The number of polio-endemic countries drops to four (Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan), the lowest in human history at the time.
2008: Nigerian philanthropist and business leader Sir Emeka Offor offers the first of many generous donations to support Rotary’s eradication efforts. To date, his contributions to Rotary’s PolioPlus program total US$2.55 million.
2014: After India and the entire Southeast Asia Region is certified polio-free, only three countries remain endemic (Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan). Nigeria records its last case of wild poliovirus on July 24. To get to this point, health workers immunize 230 million children under the age of 5 across the African continent.
2015: The World Health Organization (WHO) may remove Nigeria from the polio-endemic countries list later this year. However, WHO does not certify a region country as polio-free until it has gone 3 years without a new polio case.
2017: If our progress continues, Nigeria and the entire African region could be certified polio-free.
Nigeria is on track to end polio. But we aren’t done yet. We must continue our efforts in order to ensure Nigeria and Africa are certified polio-free in 2017.Our world is 99.9% polio-free. The chance to end a disease forever is within our grasp. We need your help to keep polio from returning to Nigeria.
Come kick off the new Rotary year with the Rotary Club of Wall Street New York and meet Katherine Davies of Iguacu, who will mingle with us at Trading Post NYC, 170 John St in the Financial District, on July 1st, 6-8pm, and talk about “Breaking the Mold: What effective action looks like in the era of information overload.”
We will have a table in the bar area. Happy Hour is until 7pm with $5 Select Drafts, $7 Select Wines by the Glass, $8 French Martinis and Cosmopolitans.
Registration is free and strongly recommended for seating availability.
Donations made via this event will go to our RCWS Foundation for our service projects listed at http://www.wallstreetrotary.org/. You will be able to make donations on site by using a credit card, cash, or check made out to the Rotary Club of Wall Street Foundation.
Thank you to everyone who joined our inauguration event last week! We had a great crowd to celebrate Past President Eric & welcome our new President Sven. Thank you to Eric for everything you did to make the 2014-15 Rotary year fabulous!
BK Style Foundation Announces Fashion Week Brooklyn 2015
Events Scheduled from June 25 through 28
City Point and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Welcome FWBK to Albee Square
BK Style Foundation will present Fashion Week Brooklyn’s Fall and Winter Collections at Albee Square on June 26 & 27, in partnership with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and City Point Brooklyn. Each day show will feature several designers on the runway at the plaza. The event will be attended by VIP guests and press, and are open to the public.
The official opening event will be held on June 25th at Brooklyn Borough Hall, at 10am, under the sponsorship of Borough President Eric Adams. At this event, all partners and participants will be recognized, and there will be a fashion presentation by Caribbean designer Sonia Noel.
On Friday, June 26, the first evening will showcase Eco-Friendly and Ready to Wear designers, with runway shows beginning at 7:30 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn (Dekalb & Fulton Street).
On Saturday, June 27, the runway will showcase national and international men’s and women’s wear designers, also at Albee Square.
On June 28th, closing event will be held at The Pacific BK, located at 1065 Pacific Street in Brooklyn, beginning at 4:30pm.
The event schedule can be viewed at fashionweekbrooklyn.com/schedule/
Thank you to everyone who donated to our ShelterBox fundraisers for Nepal. We raised $2,000 to donate to ShelterBox! Read more on the ShelterBox website about the deployments: http://www.shelterbox.org/deployment_details.php?id=253
Please join us for the inauguration of the next president of the Rotary Club of Wall Street New York, Sven Dietrich, on June 17, 2015, 7-9pm in Hell’s Kitchen at the Cantina Rooftop (rain or shine).
Besides looking forward to a fantastic new year for our club, we will have a fundraiser for good causes that our club supports (Nepal earthquake relief and Gift of Life Foundation), award ceremonies, and good fellowship.
Tickets are $50 and include two drink tickets (house wine, beer, soda, and well liquor), a first round of shared appetizers, and a tax-deductible $25 donation to the causes mentioned above via our Rotary Club of Wall Street Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.
About Cantina Rooftop
Cantina Rooftop, located atop Stage 48, features an innovative Modern Mexican dinner menu and expertly crafted cocktails, with a focus on Margaritas. The year-round rooftop opened on Cinco de Mayo. The restaurant and bar have a fully retractable rooftop that handles up to 80 people.
We will be in a separate section of the rooftop with our own bar, DJ booth, and seating.
Run for a reason. Join Team UNICEF for the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon (November 1, 2015). By committing to raise a minimum of $3,500, to support women and children in over 150 countries and territories, you will receive a guaranteed entry in the 2015 race and the following benefits:
– Personal online fundraising page to support your efforts
– Team U Race Kit: practice T-shirt, running jersey, supporter materials & more
– Invitation to Team UNICEF Brunch with guest (Saturday, October 31)
– Private transportation to start line on race day
– Entry to private tent at start line with blankets, food, beverages & more
– Access to Team UNICEF finish area location with food, steam room & shower
– Invitation to U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Annual Meeting – Location TBD, May 2016
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the team – apply today at unicefusa.org/teamunicef.
This just in! Our film team published the first trailer for our documentary about the Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp!
Thank you to our 2014 Film Event Sponsors!