Category Archives: PolioPlus

Film Screening on Monday with Polio Survivors from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Join Rotarians at this special free event. Show that New Yorkers care about the eradication of Polio.

Private Rotary Screening
“Benda Bilili”

Come see the gripping story of the music group, Staff Benda Bilili, composed of polio survivors from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are rising stars of World Music and the subject of a documentary being released by National Geographic Entertainment this fall.

The group is part of the Rotary “This Close” PSA campaign which aims to raise awareness and support for our fight against polio. Their hit song is called “Polio”, in which they appeal to parents to vaccinate their children against the disease that left many of them disabled.

Monday, September 19th there will be a private screening of the National Geographic documentary “Benda Bilili” at the IFC Center in New York City at 7:00pm. This film screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker and with PDG George Camp regarding Rotary’s fight against Polio.

You are invited to this private screening along with any guests you would like to bring. Because seats are limited, please confirm your attendance with the list of guests by reply to the email address BendarsvpNY@gmail.com

The trailer for the film can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdR6VqCKSA

Please come and enjoy this film with other supporters of Rotary’s efforts to eradicate Polio. We are “This Close”.

IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue@ West Third Street
New York, NY

Entertainment for Cause: Polio Plus

Please join Rotary Club of Wall Street New York on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in welcoming Paul Katz as our speaker, who will be speaking about Rotary is “this close” – Polio Plus.

Mr. Katz is the founder and CEO of Commit Media LLC – “Entertainment for a Cause” where he utilizes the power of entertainment to raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations.  His music career started as a D.J. in London in early 1980’s.  In 1983, he joined the then fledgling Zomba Music Group’s UK operation and two years later, he moved to New York to build Zomba’s USA operations.

Throughout his twenty years as a senior executive at Zomba, Mr. Katz was integral in shaping independent record labels such as Jive, Silvertone, etc. and worked with prominent artists in music industry such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Will Smith, Billy Ocean, etc.  He also played a key role in producing and distributing movies such as “Crossroads” starting Britney Spears for Zomba.

Meeting Information:

Place: The Down Town Association (the DTA), 60 Pine St
Time: 5:45pm registration; 6:00pm meeting starts
Cost: $20 for members of RCWS; $25 for non-members
Includes: wine & cheese, soft drinks are also available
Subway: 2 / 3 (the closest) and 4 / 5 at Wall Street; A/C at Broadway/Nassau
Parking and facility info: www.thedta.com
Dress Code for the DTA: Jacket Required (no jeans please)

Save the Date!

ENDPOLIONOWThe next meeting of Rotary Club of Wall Street will be on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Downtown Association with Paul Katz as the speaker.  Mr. Katz, the entertainment industry executive and social entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of Commit Media LLC, who will be speaking about Rotary’s “This Close” Polio Plus campaign.

Click here to learn more about the “This Close” campaign.

If you missed the online registration, you can still register at the door tomorrow

Online registration is closed, but you can still register at the door tomorrow.

Join us on February 23 to commemorate Rotary’s anniversary with a visit from Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith.

New Generations Luncheon
12:30-2:00pm
$45 / person ($25 / person for Rotaract & Interactor Members, Rotary Scholars, Rotary Scholarship Alums)
Includes: Alumni Entertainment, President’s Message on New Generations
Location:  Golden Unicorn, 18 East Broadway, New York, NY
**Please arrive early to get your seat and name tag by 12:30pm.

VIP Reception & Cocktail Buffet
5:30-7:00pm
$200 / person
Includes: Gift Bag, Meeting with President, Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres, also includes Cocktail Buffet (details below)
Business Dress Required
Location:  The Downtown Association, 60 Pine Street, New York, NY

Cocktail Buffet
7:00-9:00pm
$100 / person
Includes: Cocktails, Carving Stations, President’s Message and Dignitaries
Business Dress Required
Location:  The Downtown Association, 60 Pine Street, New York, NY

At the evening events, we will be collecting gently used men’s dress clothing to benefit the men of The Bowery Mission as they re-enter the workplace.  Please bring all types, sizes, and colors of men’s dress clothing and accessories for the men of The Bowery Mission.

Join us this Wednesday and help stop polio

Join us on February 23 to commemorate Rotary’s anniversary with a visit from Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith. Mr. Klinginsmith will join us for a reception at the Downtown Association after he visits the NY Stock Exchange.

Cocktail Buffet
7:00-9:00pm
$100 / person
Includes: Cocktails, Carving Stations, President’s Message and Dignitaries
Business Dress Required

Proceeds from this event will go to the Rotary Foundation. There are only a few tickets left…click here to register today!