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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

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: www.wallstreetrotary.org.

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 publicrelations@wallstreetrotary.org 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: