Nazareth Housing Holiday Party

Thanks to all who helped at Nazareth Housing’s annual holiday party!

In case you missed it, here are a few little clips of Santa who was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to attend!

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Let’s keep the festive spirit going with a holiday party of our own this Wednesday at 6:00 PM at Bavaria Bierhaus. Please sign up and purchase your tickets here.

Multi-Club Fellowship and Toy Drive

Save the date for Multi-Club holiday fellowship and toy drive to benefit the kids of Fraternite Notre Dame’s Soup Kitchen! We’ll be meeting with Area 5 clubs (Rotary Club of Metro NYC, Rotary Club of Harlem, Rotary Club of Wall Street New York, Rotary Club of Riverdale, Rotary Club of Chinatown, Rotaract Club at the United Nations and Rotaract Club at Baruch College) for holiday fellowship and fun at Blu on Park. Please bring an unwrapped toy in the $10-$15 range to help us reach our goal of 400 toys! Please no violent (fake guns, etc.) toys. Hope to see you there!

Giving Tuesday

Happy Giving Tuesday, the kickoff to the holiday giving period and a great day to continue giving thanks! Help support us as we provide dinner, crafts, gifts and a special visit from Santa at Nazareth Housing’s annual Holiday Party. Your generous donation helps us provide food and craft supplies so everyone attending the party can have a delicious meal and every child can make a craft to take home.

A gift of $5 provides one meal. A gift of $25 provides supplies to make 100 candy cane reindeer. A gift of $100 provides arts & crafts supplies for all children attending the party, plus 15 dinners.

So, will you be a Stocking Stuffer, a Little Drummer Boy/Girl or Santa’s Helper this year?!

(Donations made via this PayPal link will go to our Club, which is a 501c4 nonprofit organization, and are not tax-deductible.)

Gift Options



Rotary Day at the United Nations – November 12

RotaryNo regular meeting this week with the upcoming Rotary Day at the United Nations on Saturday, November 12. Join other Rotarians and guests in discussions about the UN, Rotary International and the UN’s NGO programs. Additional tickets have just been released, get yours here! Be one of the first 500 to arrive for a chance to sit in the main auditorium. Lunch is included!

Polio Plus Fundraiser on October 19

epn-sq_rgbThe fight to end polio is a massive effort that Rotary and its partners cannot do alone. Help secure support from governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations and the public. Your support helps ensure that no child will suffer from this crippling disease ever again.
Join the Rotary Clubs of Metro & Wall Street New York to raise money for the Polio Plus fund of the Rotary Foundation.

George Camp will speak about his work on immunization trips, and we will have wine, light snacks & fellowship.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Polio Plus fund of the Rotary Foundation.

Buy tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polio-plus-fundraiser-tickets-27915006536

On to Bermuda

Please see this invite from DG Lora for “On to Bermuda”!

On To Bermuda is a beautiful tradition of fellowship in District 7230 between NY and Bermuda. If you have not already reserved your air, hotel and event tickets, take care of it now for best pricing and use the attachment to review the event info, registration links and daily suggested sightseeing. Come to just one or all events in the itinerary.

The Bermuda Leadership team (Assistant Governor-Area 7- Barrett Dill, Past Assistant Governor Gilda Furbert, President-St. George – Drew Roberts, President- Hamilton- Betty-Jean DeSilva, President – Sandys-Nathan Kowalski, President- Pembroke- Shangri-La Durham-Thompson) have made all the hotel and event arrangements and are hosting the Thursday Night Home Hospitality Dinners. The Saturday Night Monte Carlo Casino Dinner/Dancing Evening is guaranteed to be a wonderful finale to the week with an expected turnout of over 200, including Rotarians, spouses and non-Rotarians from Bermuda and New York. A special Bermuda Celebration in conjunction with celebrating the good work of The Rotary Foundation for 100 years!

All Event registrations should be completed by Sept. 30, cost after this date will include a surcharge.

Click here to view On to Bermuda Information Package

Rotary BBQ Olympics – September 25

bbqgraphicThe Rotary Club of Harlem, joined by Chinatown, Inwood, Metro NYC, New York, Riverdale, and Wall Street hope you can join us to raise money for a good cause and have a good time.

BBQ Olympics
Come with the kids or come by yourself to enjoy all you can eat food & drinks, friendly competition with Olympic style games, medals, BBQ contest, raffles, prizes and more. The 1st annual Rotary BBQ Olympics will be an action-packed, fun-filled day the whole family will enjoy. From individual challenges to group team relays you have the chance to test your will, your skill, and your might against Rotarians from across the city.

So you think you can cook? Enroll in our BBQ cook-off contest and compete with some of the best chefs in the district. Whether you like brisket, chicken, pork shoulder, or ribs you’ll have a chance to enter your best dish for judging. The contest form can be found below.

Buy tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-rotary-bbq-olympics-event-riverside-park-at-145th-street-tickets-27130488020

Proceeds from this event will be going to Education Clinic, Inc. The Clinic is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is dedicated to providing educational and other programs to children with the conviction that education and opportunity are inextricably linked. Founded in 1979, when programs were initiated in Public School 92 and St. Aloysius, The Clinic, has since expanded from a small community based organization into a thriving education clinic which serves children from ages 3 to 21, from all the boroughs of the city, Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester counties, and Northern New Jersey. Every year The Clinic expands its enrollment and programs to accommodate the needs of the community. Affectionately known as “The Clinic”, The Education Clinic Inc. can be summed up in one simple word, Opportunity.

Funds collected on Eventbrite will be going to the Rotary Club of Wall Street (a 501c4 non-profit organization), passed on to The Clinic, and will NOT be tax-deductible. The Rotary Club of Wall Street is hosting this Eventbrite page for the benefit of this event.

Tentative event agenda:

12:00PM EVENT START TIME

• Registration starts for all events and activities.
• Check out the amazing food prepared & served by Area 5 Rotarians.
• Table seating and picnic blankets on site and available, feel free to bring your favorite picnic blanket along.

12:30PM BBQ CONTEST JUDGING START TIME

1:00PM BBQ CONTEST JUDGING END TIME

RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON FOR AMAZING PRIZES – DON’T MISS OUT!
ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE AND JOIN THE ROTARY OLYMPICS!

• ALL games and activities open to ALL attendees.
• Sign up for the Individual Olympic Games Skills Challenge and go for the gold! 
Family-friendly versions of shot put, discuss, obstacle course, speed challenge 
and more.
• Get your friends together and participate in the Team Challenge. Trophy cup 
for the team with the most points in challenges like tug-of-war, water balloon 
toss, hula hoop relay and more.
• Also… anytime activities for all including dominoes, cards and checkers, plus 
coloring books & temporary tattoos at the kid’s table.

2:45PM LAST CALL FOR RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASES

3:00PM RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

3:15PM 1ST ANNUAL ROTARY OLYMPICS WINNERS’ CEREMONY

4:00PM EVENT END TIME

Please help us keep the park clean! Trash and recycling containers stationed throughout our event.

NY Cares Day – October 22

NY-Cares-LogoSite Information: NY Cares Day Fall 10/22/2016 – Pls Register ASAP by Sept 16

On Saturday, October 22nd from 9.30am to 2.00pm, thousands of volunteers will roll up their sleeves again to give New York City public schools a makeover on the 22nd Annual New York Cares Day Fall.

+ Site
Rotary Joins Hands has a site assignment on Prospect Park, Brooklyn: HS 548 K – Brooklyn School of Music and Theatre at 883 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (4 min. from Franklin Ave stop 2,3,4,5).
In order to keep our site, please ensure to register as soon as you can, ideally by September 16.

+ Team
The Rotary Club of Metro NYC will be joining hands with Rotaract United Nations, the Rotary Clubs of Harlem and Wall Street, and other Rotarians as one Rotary Team – Rotary Joins Hands!

+ Activity
On New York Cares Day Fall, we’ll paint murals in the hallways and stairwells of HS 548 K, and organize the “Vault” used by students in their theater and arts programs.

+ Registration
To participate in this event, please click on following link, and from there on the green SIGN UP button (if you haven’t registered with NY Cares before, you will need to create an account) https://www.newyorkcares.org/new-york-cares-day-for-schools/team?tid=a024000000XDErTAAX