Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
We welcome back our very own Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp team! The team is excited to tell you about the down in the trenches work they did in Haiti this summer.
You will be able to talk to the project leaders, Susanne, Jan, and Mike, and perhaps get involved! We will also provide an overview of the exciting gala film event about this project coming on November 6, 2015. We will show the latest movie trailer.
Bring a friend to this social and buy your early bird movie tickets while they last. You can buy them online now or via credit card at the event.
Please register early to help us with the planning of the venue space.
We kick off the Fall Season for the Rotary Club of Wall Street New York at Club Quarters Wall Street. It is an opportunity to reconnect with everyone in the Club after the summer months, tell your travel stories, and look forward to new opportunities to make a difference in this Rotary year.
Dr. Patricia Allaire is our guest speaker, who will talk about the heart-warming journey of the Panamanian heart surgery patient Kencito and her first-hand experience with Gift of Life Panama as the paternal grandmother of the one-year old patient.
We will go over our many service projects where you can make a difference, including the Coalition of the Homeless, Bowery Mission, Gift of Life, and Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp. You will be able to talk to the project leaders for those service projects and get involved! We will also provide an overview of the exciting gala film event coming in November.
Please register early to help us with the planning of the venue space. Please note that there is a fee for Visiting Rotarians/Rotaractors, and guests. We serve wine, sodas, water, and light appetizers (all included in your fee) at the meeting.
Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp began in 2014 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with the support of Rotary Club of Wall Street New York, Rotary Club de Delmas-Aeroporte, Devoted Servants and Lufthansa HelpAlliance. Their goal has been to foster development through Entrepreneurship; exchanging knowledge and building relationships with entrepreneurs to turn around struggling economies and empower them to develop prosperous independent communities.
The documentary entitled “Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp – Driving Business – Driving Future” will be approximately 30 minutes long (a trailer can be viewed here) and will be immediately followed by a panel discussion of Rotary’s views and position on the focus area: “Growing Local Economies – Economic Development.”
Your film ticket purchase allows entry to this film screening and panel discussion, including open bar and cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, and contains a tax-deductible donation (the tax deductible portion is the ticket price minus $15). You will receive a tax receipt via email upon purchase.
You can also directly donate to the Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp service project (your donation is fully tax-deductible) and you will receive a tax receipt via email upon purchase. The RCWS Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation.
The 3rd week of the 2015 Haiti Entrepreneurship Camp is under way! Find out more about the programs:
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!