Category Archives: District 7230

NY Cares Day

new_york_cares_day_spring_revitalize_parks_gardens_girls_painting_benchNew York Cares Day Spring is a day of service in cooperation with New York Cares. Thousands of volunteers work together on volunteer projects that improve our communal backyard. By the end of the day, 70 parks, community gardens, and shorelines and green spaces across the five boroughs will be spruced up and ready for the arrival of spring.

On Saturday, April 18th from 9.30am to 2.00pm, thousands of volunteers will roll up their sleeves again to give New York City a spring greening during New York Cares Day Spring 2015. The Rotary Club of Metro NYC will be joining hands with Rotaract United Nations, the Rotary Club of Wall Street and other Rotarians as one Rotary Team – Rotary New York Joins Hands! On New York Cares Day Spring, we will clean up shorelines, restore garden beds, plant flowers and trees, paint benches, and remove invasive species in the community.

To participate, please click on “Join Our Team” on our ‘Rotary NY Joining Hands’ Team website: http://www.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=12&i=1133152&g=6300024

Register, pay the $25 fee to defray the costs of the event, Registration ends April 10th (next Friday).

Gift of Life Fundraiser, September 24 at 6pm

The Rotary Club of Wall Street New York invites you to a fundraiser for the Gift of Life Foundation taking place at Maggie’s Place Bar and Restaurant on September 24, 2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Please join The Rotary Club of Wall Street on September 24th for our third Guest Bartender Night at Maggie’s Place, a fine eating and drinking establishment, located at 47th St. and Madison Ave. The format of the evening is an informal Social supporting a great cause, The Gift of Life Foundation.

For more than 30 years, Rotary Clubs have supported the Gift of Life International program. During this time, the equivalent of $500 million has been raised and more than 10,000 children, from over 60 countries, have been saved. We help fund a heart operation for a young child who is in dire need of an operation that is not available in their native community. We bring the child and the mother to NYC and provide housing for them in our homes. We provide financial assistance and work with local hospitals to provide heart surgeries at a significantly reduced rate by dedicated Health professionals. In the short 5 year history of our club we have assisted with surgeries for 2 Gift of Life children.

Please bring as many friends as you would like and join Rotarians, from the NYC Metro Area, and our friends to socialize and make new friends. There are no cover charges or raffles. Maggie’s Place has generously allowed us to collect all the tips that you would normally provide to the Bartenders. We have grand plans to multiply the proceeds, raised from the night, through matching grants from corporate sponsors and Rotary. So, your modest contribution will truly go a long way towards saving a young child’s life. The previous events were great fun and we expect a huge turnout this year. Please join us on September 24th from 6 pm to 9 pm and help us support a great cause.

For more information about all the great work by the Rotary Club of Wall Street, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, please visit www.WallStreetRotary.org

Great work District 7230!

To everyone who attended the Outreach Food event on Saturday a big Thank You! These types of hands on events are what the Rotary Club of Wall Street is all about. They are only possible when people step up and participate. In this case the RCWS had a great turn out. We had club members, guests, family and a very strong Pace Rotaract presence. Pace Rotaract is showing they have real leadership and member involvement. As club President I was very proud of all of you and our club. Again, Thank all of you for participating!

We received this update from End Hunger NE’s Facebook page:

October 19 at the Memorial United Methodist in White Plains NY over 800 Rotarians from 42 Rotary Clubs around Westchester, the Bronx, and Manhattan came together to package 100,002 meals for local food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks. Each club donated $500, $1000, or more to fund the cost of the ingredients.

This massive project to feed the needy came up as a result of local Rotary clubs listening to the heartbeats of their neighbors and realizing that hunger is a problem even here.

In the United States in 2013, hunger effects one in six people (including 1 out of every 4 or 5 American kids).

Now two Rotary districts have spots in our Top Ten:
300,240 Colonial Church, Edina (Hennepin MN)
100,002 Rotary District 7230, White Plains (Westchester NY)
100,002 United Way, Warminster (Bucks PA)
75,600 Ledyard Middle School, Gales Ferry (New London CT)
60,006 Lutheran Charities of Western NY, Williamsville with help from the Buffalo Sabres (Erie NY)
57,252 Trinity United Methodist, Jersey Shore (Lycoming PA)
57,246 Upper Dublin Lutheran, Ambler (Montgomery PA)
52,002 Sanctuary, Marshfield (Plymouth MA)
51,600 Rotary District 7950, Brewster (Barnstable MA)
51,474 St John Lutheran, Brooklyn (Windham CT)

Outreach Food Pantry is Tomorrow!

Outreach Meal Packaging Program is taking place tomorrow, October 19. We are packaging prepared dry meals for donation to food pantries. Our clubs contribution will result in 10,200 prepared meals.

Packaging will take place at the United Methodist Church in White Plains, located at 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY.

Directions from the Sprain Brook Parkway:

Head east on Rt 287 to Exit 9A. Get off exit 9A, go slightly to the right onto Westchester Avenue. In one quarter mile make a slight right onto Bryant Avenue. The church will be on the right hand side in one mile.

We are donating these meals to St. Francis Food Pantries who has a network of food pantries they will distribute to in NYC.

Haven’t signed up yet? It’s not too late to help out.

Click here to register on Volunteer Spot.

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Outreach Food Pantry – Volunteer Sign Up

Outreach Meal Packaging Program is taking place Saturday, October 19th. We are packaging prepared dry meals for donation to food pantries. Our club’s contribution is $2,550 which will result in 10,200 prepared meals. We need up to 10 volunteers to help package.

Packaging will take place at the United Methodist Church in White Plains, located at 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY. There will be two shifts 3-6pm and 6-9pm.

Each meal serves up to six people. So our 10,200 meals are actually serving 61,200 people. To date RCWS is the largest donor out of the entire district. We are donating these meals to St. Francis Food Pantries who has a network of food pantries they will distribute to in NYC.

Click here to sign up to volunteer

The Best and The Wurst

Join our friends at RC of Yorktown for this event.

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Yorktown Heights Firemen’s Field, 271 Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

The Best and The Wurst
What better way to spend an Autumn afternoon!

Enjoy the best of lower New York’s craft beers from local independent brewers like Captain Lawrence of Elmsford. Defiant of Pearl River, Jonas Bronck’s of the Bronx, Keegan’s of Kingston, Shmaltz of Brooklyn, Six Degrees of Ossining, Sixpoint of Brooklyn, Singlecut of Queens and Westown of (where else?) Westtown.

And, lest hunger interrupt your imbibing, there will be Wisconsin-style beer brats, hot dogs and pretzels! And, as an added treat, we’ve invited Holihan’s “Beer Me” BBQ to provide wings and ribs!

All proceeds of the event will go to the Rotary Club of Yorktown’s Projects fund, supporting our community and international service efforts.

Tickets available at:
http://rotarybeertasting.ticketleap.com/the-best-and-the-wurst/

February 27 meeting with Metro Club

This Wednesday, February 27th, we will be attending the club meeting of the Rotary Club of Metro New York.

Please note that we will NOT be meeting at the Down Town Association and that the meeting time will be different as well. Our club has a close relationship with the Metro Club, which we support by attending each other’s events every year. In October, Metro members came to our club.

Join us on Wednesday when we will visit their club at Trattoria Dopo Teatro (125 West 44th Street), dress code not so snazzy as our club) from 7:30 until 9:30PM.

The meeting fee at the Metro Club is $30 and includes a 4-course dinner. The featured speaker will be Noah Schwartz, who is a wine writer for “Direct Wines.” Please join me and show support for our great relationship by attending.

Congratulations, RCWS!

An honor was presented to our club by District Governor Elect Mats Ingemarsson at our meeting this week. We received a certificate for giving the highest amount of money to the Rotary Foundation last year. Congratulations to us!!

October 24 – World Polio Day

This Wednesday, October 24th, 2012, we will have a joint event with the Rotary Club of Metro-NYC to commemorate World Polio Day at the Down Town Association (60 Pine Street, dress code business professional) from 6pm to 8pm. All members are asked to check-in at the registration desk upon arrival for attendance tracking purposes.

The featured speaker for the night will be Judith Roland from the Global Poverty Project, who is making a presentation titled “The Fight to Eradicate Polio – The Last 1%.” I am expecting 100% of our members at this event to show support for this important cause. We will witness the eradication of polio in the next few years, and as Rotarians, we have to push to make it happen as soon as possible.

On this day, several Rotary Clubs in the District will make a contribution to Rotary CEO John Hewko’s Bike Ride that benefits the “End Polio Now” campaign. You will remember that we raised money form “End Polio Now” this summer at the Standard Beergarden social in August. That money will count as our contribution.