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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

Film tickets on sale now for November 6!

13bERKwlsE8gslhmRQWOPSGW6m5bHmwkd7n-kbWtCKUPlease 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.

Eventbrite - Rotary Club of Wall Street 6th Annual Film Event & Fundraiser

July 1 Speaker & Social

7846b5_1e6fb39b219c2eeb0d2ce5df74bb0195.jpg_srb_p_956_636_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srbCome 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.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-club-of-wall-street-summer-social-guest-speaker-trading-post-nyc-tickets-17483765413

Welcome, President Sven!

P1000926 P1000927 P1000936Thank 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!

June 17 Inauguration for Sven

logo-2014-2Please 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.

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