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Rotary Day at the United Nations – November 12

RotaryNo regular meeting this week with the upcoming Rotary Day at the United Nations on Saturday, November 12. Join other Rotarians and guests in discussions about the UN, Rotary International and the UN’s NGO programs. Additional tickets have just been released, get yours here! Be one of the first 500 to arrive for a chance to sit in the main auditorium. Lunch is included!

Polio Plus Fundraiser on October 19

epn-sq_rgbThe fight to end polio is a massive effort that Rotary and its partners cannot do alone. Help secure support from governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations and the public. Your support helps ensure that no child will suffer from this crippling disease ever again.
Join the Rotary Clubs of Metro & Wall Street New York to raise money for the Polio Plus fund of the Rotary Foundation.

George Camp will speak about his work on immunization trips, and we will have wine, light snacks & fellowship.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Polio Plus fund of the Rotary Foundation.

Buy tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polio-plus-fundraiser-tickets-27915006536

Rotary BBQ Olympics – September 25

bbqgraphicThe Rotary Club of Harlem, joined by Chinatown, Inwood, Metro NYC, New York, Riverdale, and Wall Street hope you can join us to raise money for a good cause and have a good time.

BBQ Olympics
Come with the kids or come by yourself to enjoy all you can eat food & drinks, friendly competition with Olympic style games, medals, BBQ contest, raffles, prizes and more. The 1st annual Rotary BBQ Olympics will be an action-packed, fun-filled day the whole family will enjoy. From individual challenges to group team relays you have the chance to test your will, your skill, and your might against Rotarians from across the city.

So you think you can cook? Enroll in our BBQ cook-off contest and compete with some of the best chefs in the district. Whether you like brisket, chicken, pork shoulder, or ribs you’ll have a chance to enter your best dish for judging. The contest form can be found below.

Buy tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-rotary-bbq-olympics-event-riverside-park-at-145th-street-tickets-27130488020

Proceeds from this event will be going to Education Clinic, Inc. The Clinic is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is dedicated to providing educational and other programs to children with the conviction that education and opportunity are inextricably linked. Founded in 1979, when programs were initiated in Public School 92 and St. Aloysius, The Clinic, has since expanded from a small community based organization into a thriving education clinic which serves children from ages 3 to 21, from all the boroughs of the city, Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester counties, and Northern New Jersey. Every year The Clinic expands its enrollment and programs to accommodate the needs of the community. Affectionately known as “The Clinic”, The Education Clinic Inc. can be summed up in one simple word, Opportunity.

Funds collected on Eventbrite will be going to the Rotary Club of Wall Street (a 501c4 non-profit organization), passed on to The Clinic, and will NOT be tax-deductible. The Rotary Club of Wall Street is hosting this Eventbrite page for the benefit of this event.

Tentative event agenda:

12:00PM EVENT START TIME

• Registration starts for all events and activities.
• Check out the amazing food prepared & served by Area 5 Rotarians.
• Table seating and picnic blankets on site and available, feel free to bring your favorite picnic blanket along.

12:30PM BBQ CONTEST JUDGING START TIME

1:00PM BBQ CONTEST JUDGING END TIME

RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON FOR AMAZING PRIZES – DON’T MISS OUT!
ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE AND JOIN THE ROTARY OLYMPICS!

• ALL games and activities open to ALL attendees.
• Sign up for the Individual Olympic Games Skills Challenge and go for the gold! 
Family-friendly versions of shot put, discuss, obstacle course, speed challenge 
and more.
• Get your friends together and participate in the Team Challenge. Trophy cup 
for the team with the most points in challenges like tug-of-war, water balloon 
toss, hula hoop relay and more.
• Also… anytime activities for all including dominoes, cards and checkers, plus 
coloring books & temporary tattoos at the kid’s table.

2:45PM LAST CALL FOR RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASES

3:00PM RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

3:15PM 1ST ANNUAL ROTARY OLYMPICS WINNERS’ CEREMONY

4:00PM EVENT END TIME

Please help us keep the park clean! Trash and recycling containers stationed throughout our event.

Thank you for attending our fundraiser!

Thank you to everyone who attended our fundraiser last week! We raised almost $2000 for the Bowery Van fund and inducted 2 new members.

Help sponsor our June 29 event

farm candySAVE THE DATE! BE A SPONSOR!
Join us to help fight hunger in NYC at a fundraiser social at Farm Candy, a lifestyle store in the heart of South Street Seaport. We will have a wine tasting courtesy of our wine sponsor Voga Italia and our host Farm Candy. There will be light appetizers served.
There will be a 50/50 raffle, and a raffle for prizes (gift baskets and more) donated by our sponsors (confirmed sponsors: Voga Italia, Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East Jamaica) and our host Farm Candy.
We look forward to seeing you!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-club-of-wall-street-fundraiser-social-farm-candy-tickets-26068213729

Mayor William Bell of Birmingham, Alabama, Wednesday May 18

Mayor BellTalk title: “Civil Rights Movement”

Summary:
Mayor William Bell of Birmingham, Alabama is leading the charge for America’s Civil Rights City to become a global model for human rights, criminal justice and inclusivity. Mayor Bell will speak to Birmingham’s efforts in this regard and how other communities and citizens alike can work together to advance education and policy for equal rights and civic cooperation.

Birmingham’s efforts are transforming its history of civil rights turmoil into a positive force for future education and growth: This March, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and Birmingham Mayor William Bell introduced a bill to designate Birmingham’s Civil Rights District as a National Park. Last year, Birmingham was selected by the U.S. Justice Department as one of just 6 pilot cities for the three-year, $4.7 million National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, which aims to build a better understanding of underlying tensions between law enforcement and minority communities.

Speaker bio:
Dedicated to public service, and a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham, Mayor Bell has served the City of Birmingham for many years. After spending twenty- five years serving Birmingham as City Councilor, Council President, and Interim Mayor, Mayor Bell was elected Mayor in 2011. Mayor Bell is a past President of the African American Mayors Association, has represented the U.S. at the United Nations Committee on Human Rights, serves on the advisory board for the United States Conference of Mayors,’ and has been strongly involved with President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative. As a respected expert and leader on civil rights, Mayor Bell has travelled around the world speaking about the importance of human rights. You can read more about Mayor Bell’s background and his impressive accomplishments here.

Also the entourage of the Mayor will include:
Birmingham City Council members, Jay Roberson and William Parker
Mayor Bell’s PR Representative, April Odom
Brian Hilson, Birmingham Business Alliance
Sanjay Singh, past President of the Birmingham Rotary Club

Fundraising social at Woodrow’s

We are having a fundraising social at Woodrow’s on Murray Street. We will be meeting in their private event space downstairs, which has its own bar and various seating areas. Their daily specials include $5 happy hour drink specials, drafts starting at $4, $6 house cocktails, and last but not least: a burger with choice of fries and select beer/red sangria for $10.

Your ticket includes a $6 drink coupon to be redeemed that evening at the bar. We are fundraising for the Youth Leadership Council.

There will be a 50/50 raffle (1 ticket for $5, 5 for $20), Door prizes (JoS. A. Bank and Macy’s gift certificates), and Raffle of painting ($50/raffle ticket) by famous Portuguese artist Joaquim G. Pinto. Mr. Pinto will be available to sign the painting.

Location:
Woodrow’s
43 Murray Street
New York, NY 10007

Time:
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Buy tickets in advance here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-club-of-wall-street-fundraising-social-woodrows-tickets-20670585277

  • The Rotary Club of Wall Street’s Youth Leadership Council sponsored the High School of Economics and Finance Book Club and sponsored the purchase of 285 books selected by the faculty and student advisors.
  • The Rotary Club of Wall Street’s Youth Leadership Council sponsored the Creative Diplomacy Leadership conferences of Model United Nations which include high level debates, research and presentation of distinct writing papers for adopting the final resolutions.
  • These leadership projects are essential to the High School of Economics and Finance such as, but not limited to, promoting prejudice reduction education and addressing the problems of bias based on a victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, or disability.

Meet our Panel for November 6

Bonaventure Fandohan

RotaryBonaventure Fandohan

Bonaventure joins Rotary after more than two years in Haiti, where he was the Country Director for an international NGO focused on education and community development. He began his career in international development in his native country of Benin, where he worked for more than five years for the World Bank on various community development initiatives. He has also served as a Technical Advisor for Plan International USA in Liberia, and has led several economic development trainings for Haiti’s Ministry of Finance. Bonaventure holds a Masters in International Development Policy from Duke University, and an undergraduate degree from Purdue University. He is fluent in French and Haitian Creole.
Bonaventure’s work at the Rotary Foundation includes supporting Rotarians and grant staffs in the design and implementation of sustainable Economic and Community Development Global Grant projects.

UNDPDr. Selim Jahan

Dr. Selim Jahan is the Director of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York. Prior to his appointment to this position in 2014, he served as the Director of the Poverty Division of UNDP (2007-2014).
Dr. Jahan was the first Deputy Director of (1996-2001). Prior to that, he served as a Policy Advisor in HDRO from 1992 to 1996. During his time in HDRO, he was a member of the Core Team that authored nine global Human Development Reports (1993-2001).
Before joining UNDP in 1992, Dr. Jahan held different positions in universities, national governments and other international organizations. He was a Lecturer of Economics (1974-77) and Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Research Unit, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1984-89). He was a Lecturer, Department of Economics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1983-84), and a Visiting Fellow, School Of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park U.S.A (1992).
Dr. Jahan served as the Economic Adviser, Planning Commission of the Government of Bangladesh (1989-90). He has also worked as an Adviser and Consultant to various international organizations including ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, and the World Bank during the 1980s and the early 1990s. He was the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Economics Association (1991-92).
Dr. Jahan holds a Ph.D. with distinction in Economics from McGill University. He is the author of 10 books and more than 150 articles in various national and international academic journals. His latest book entitled Overcoming Human Poverty – Essays on the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond, came out in 2014.

Norma Powell CFINorma Powell

Norma Powell is the general director of the Center for Facilitation of Investment (CFI). Norma Powell has most recently served as Corporate Relations Officer of Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti (Brana). She has also been the President of the Association of Industries of Haiti since 2012. Before that she has worked as a trader in edible oils in Switzerland, project coordinator for construction sites in Nigeria, and executive director of a cotton trading firm.
The CFI is Haiti’s state agency established in 2006 to attract and promote investments.

Alexander Schlaubitz LufthansaAlexander Schlaubitz

Alexander Schlaubitz (47) took up his role as Head of Marketing at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in Frankfurt in January 2013. In this position, he is responsible for the airlines’ entire marketing activities. Besides classic advertising and brand management, this includes direct marketing and marketing analysis. Schlaubitz reports to Jens Bischof, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board Product, Marketing & Sales and Chief Commercial Office.
Most recently, Schlaubitz worked for Facebook as Director of Customer Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
After graduating in business studies from the University of Missouri, USA, Schlaubitz gained his first, professional experience at a number of marketing companies in the USA.
In 2001, he moved to the global advertising agency Leo Burnett and in 2003 to the communications agency Change Communications. His responsibilities there included the strategic planning for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Adecco, Campari and Nokia. Three years later, Schlaubitz became marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Intel Corporation in Munich, before moving to the same position at Facebook in 2011
Heavily involved in:
Lufthansa Runway to Success TV series (http://www.lhrunwaytosuccess.in/)
Runway to Success TV series is an unprecedented reality programme that celebrates the spirit of Indian entrepreneurship. Thousands of contestants vie for a spot among the shortlisted SMEs who compete on the series. The contest kicks off with 7 competitive episodes, in which a featured guest business leader selects a winner from 3 SME contestants on the show. These episodic winners are further tested in the semi-finals, and finally, the top 3 vie go head to head in the Grand Finale.

Film event this week!

billyPlease join the Rotary Club of Wall Street NY for our Annual Film Screening & Fundraiser on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea.

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.

Buy tickets here:
http://rcws-filmevent2015.eventbrite.com/?aff=websitebutton