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Annual Fundraiser 2014 – seeking sponsors

logo_nkhOn May 28, 2014 the Rotary Club of Wall Street New York, will be hosting a special screening of the film A Place at the Table at SVA Theatre in New York. We invite you to show your support for this cause by joining us as a sponsor for this unique event presented in one of New York City’s most prominent venues.

About Us

The Rotary Club of Wall Street along with its Rotary Club of Wall Street Foundation, based in the Financial District of New York City, is one of the leading clubs comprising Rotary International. Rotary’s core objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the principle of “Service Above Self.”

Our Club members are a diverse group of business professionals, corporate leaders and educators, committed to the service mission of Rotary International. We have spearheaded a number of significant humanitarian initiatives designed for the betterment of the New York City community and communities worldwide, including: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts; Coalition for the Homeless Food Van; Outreach Meal Packaging Program; Youth Leadership Council in collaboration with the High School of Economics & Finance; the Bowery Mission, Nazareth Housing, and Ronald McDonald House Support Efforts; End Polio Now; Freshwater Projects International; Gift of Life; Shelter Box; Urban Shelter Kits Project; Day Clinic Dewanbegi Project; New York Cares Day; Books for Kids; Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture; and Hands on New York Day. For further information on the Rotary Club of Wall Street and the domestic and global programs we support, please visit our website at:

Film Screening Feature
50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this critical national challenge through the eyes of three persons in different parts of the country struggling with hunger: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the nutrient-deficient meals her hardworking mother can afford.
Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar®-winning actor Jeff Bridges.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses a serious economic, social and cultural threat for our nation, and how that threat could be eradicated if the American people decide—as they have in the past—that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
The Rotary Club of Wall Street is proud to support the artistic endeavor that is A Place at the Table. Your sponsorship contribution will support the screening of A Place at the Table, as well as a donation to the non-profit charity No Kid Hungry, which through its numerous programs, platforms and initiatives, connects kids in need with nutritious food, teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from this event will further aid the numerous local and international humanitarian projects led by the Rotary Club of Wall Street. We work hard to make a difference in our community and worldwide, and believe that you would be a great partner in our endeavors.

Film Screening Program

-Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres;
-Formal welcome and introduction of Sponsors;
-Screening of documentary feature A Place at the Table;
-Panel Discussion and Q&A with the audience

Sponsorship Opportunities

The following opportunities are available to sponsor the Rotary Club of Wall Street Film Screening at SVA Theatre in New York on May 28, 2014. We look forward to welcoming you as a sponsor to this outstanding event.

Click here to view the list of sponsorship options.

Contact us at with any questions.

Update on Farm Bill

_MG_8560This week, after a long battle, the Senate passed the Farm Bill, which is critical to ensuring the food insecure are able to eat. The legislation successfully rejects the harshest of the policies we have fought so hard against—this would not have been possible without your commitment to action and if you hadn’t raised your voices on behalf of the 49 million Americans who are hungry.

At the same time, in the bill’s current form, spending related to SNAP will be reduced by about $8 billion over the next decade. This reduction in assistance will affect close to 1.7 million people, whose benefits will be reduced by about $90 a month, according to the congressional budget office.

This news is challenging, but we are confident that this community will rise to the occasion, as we have seen you express your priorities through action time and again. You’ve watched and shared A Place at the Table, volunteered in your local communities, made your voice heard at the federal and state levels, and stood up for what you believe in both online and off in the fight to end hunger.

The A Place at the Table community will continue to grow: With each member, a voice; with each voice, action. We thank you for taking action more than 160,000 times through the A Place at the Table Action Center so far, and we are certain the world can change because of people like you.

—Kelsie and the A Place at the Table Team

Save the Date – May 28, 2014!

Save the date for May 28! Our Annual Fundraiser Screening will be held on May 28th at SVA Theatre. This year our annual fundraiser will be bigger and better than ever. We’ll hold the event in a beautiful 260 seat theatre!

We’ll screen A Place at the Table.

About The Film
50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.

Watch this trailer of the film:

RCWS Holiday Party

Our annual Holiday Party is the week of December 11th. We are having the gathering right over the bridge in Brooklyn. Yes, Brooklyn! Eric and Chrissy were able to secure a venue in their building. There will be lots of food and drink. Location is 306 Gold Street. Time 6 pm to 9pm.

At the party we are awarding Dara McQuillan from Silverstein Properties the first ever Thomas Rudy Award. He is donating his award money to the charity “Tuesday’s Children.”

While there is no cost to attend the party we are hosting a book drive for “Books for Kids” a project headed by Pace Rotoractor, Jason Rojelio Gonzalez. A list of books is posted here. So please bring new copies of the books to the event. If you don’t have time to pick up books, bring $30 to donate. This will purchase 10 books through the charity!

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October 9 Restaurant Night

We are meeting at 6pm in Joseph’s [Italian food] at 3 Hanover Square for our October 9 meeting.

It is another great opportunity to relax, hang out and discuss some of the projects we are working on.

Cost to Club members is $25. Guests and Visiting Rotarians are welcome and the cost for them is $40. [It includes a full three course meal from appetizers through dessert.]

We need a head count so please let us know if you are coming by signing up using this form.

Click here to sign up

End of Year Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2012-2013 End of Year Celebration and President Induction!

At the event, we said “thank you” to Thomas for his year of service by starting the Rudy Award. We welcomed Hermann Walz to his new year as President of the club, along with new officers for this year.

We also honored several members with these awards:

Rotarian of the Year: Ralf Wimmershoff
Service Above Self Awards: Jesus Fernandez and Michael Blank
Rookie of the Year Award: Fabiola Eyholzer Stump
Certificate of Appreciation: Adolfo Villeta, for his work on the Foundation


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The “Rudy” Award

Former President Thomas Rudy is planning his retirement to Orlando, Florida, but he promises to remain an active member. He has transitioned from President to a member of the foundation board. As I mentioned the club board voted to establish an award in Thomas Rudy’s name in which a non member that has helped the club during the course of the year will receive a plaque but more importantly they will be awarded $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choosing. By doing this we hope to encourage others to assist the club even though they are not members and reward their service with a charity donation. Thomas has been an excellent President and has elevated our club not only in the Rotary world but in the city, country and world. Our thanks to him for his year’s service!

Very truly yours,

Hermann P. Walz – President
Rotary Club of Wall Street