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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.

District 7230 Brooklyn Bridge Walk – May 31

Brooklyn_Bridge_PolioPlus_logo-2Rotary District 7230 Polio Plus Brooklyn Bridge Walk –

In Memory of Rotarian Barney Barnet, RI Alt Representative to the UN

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Check in, Pick up T-Shirt: 8:30 to 9:30
Walk 10 AM to 12:00 PM
1.6 miles round trip .8 miles round trip to mid span


First 1st 1,000 Registrants Commemorative T-Shirts
East Side of City Hall Park (Brooklyn Bridge Subway Station at the Bridge Ramp)

See more details & register at:

RCWS Bowling Night

01_Bowling_Pins Clear your calendar – It’s going down! Rotary Club of Wall Street Bowling kicks off on April 21st, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities. Frames Bowling Lounge (550 9th Avenue) is our meeting spot for a night of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

Please join The Rotary Club of Wall Street, The Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club and Rotoract Club of Pace University for an evening of (somewhat) competitive Bowling and Fundraiser Social

FRAMES Bowling Lounge generously offers us a package deal for $33 per bowler which includes Bowling from 7pm to 9pm along with:
-A DJ will surround you with the music and accompanying videos
-A pair of bowling shoes
-A first round of shared Party Food Platters (e.g. Angus, Mahi Mahi, & Veggie Sliders; Spring Rolls; Stuffed Mushrooms)
-An first round of huge towers of specialty beer shared with teammates
-Additional drinks and food may be ordered from cocktail waitresses in the reserved adjacent lounge and Pool Table Game Room.
This event was lots of fun last year and again we will mingle, battle and bowl. We are forming teams of 7 Bowlers (or more if necessary) comprised of Rotarians and their friends as “Ringers”. We invite those who do not want to bowl to socialize and cheer on their friends as they compete for trophies awarded to the Highest Score (and for some of us Lowest Score). Bring as many friends as you would like. Deposits are now being accepted to reserve a lane for each team.
All proceeds from a raffle will be donated to support Doctors Without Borders.

Buy tickets here:

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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