Speaker: Doug “Clydesdale” Comstock on December 2

image001-1Our guest speaker is Doug “Clydesdale” Comstock who will talk on getting to goal and mental toughness.
We will meet at the CRE Conference Center location, steps away from the Charging Bull of Wall Street.
EXCAVATE YOUR INNER CHAMPION with Douglas “Clydesdale” Comstock

Goal setting is easy; goal achievement can be yet another story. If you want achieve more while living with a greater sense of vitality, passion and purpose, excavate your inner champion by increasing your vitality and mental toughness. Doug will share applicable stories and lessons he has learned from his mentors that will help you on your personal as well as business journey.

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Volunteers needed December 11!

nazareth partyWe are in need of several more volunteers for the Nazareth Housing Holiday Party on December 11. At a minimum we need 10 volunteers per shift.

At the Nazareth Housing Holiday Party volunteers serve food, work at craft tables and help Santa deliver toys to the children at the party.

December 11
Two shifts available: 5-7pm & 6:30 – 9pm.
A minimum of 10 volunteers per shift are needed.

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Volunteers needed!

We need volunteers for several upcoming service projects. Please use the links below to sign up!

Bowery Mission Food Service

Volunteers meet at 227 Bowery to prep food & serve a meal in the kitchen.

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Sunday, November 15
Lunch shift – 10:30am – 2:30pm
5 additional volunteers needed.

Nazareth Housing Holiday Party

Volunteers serve food, work at craft tables and help Santa deliver toys that we donate to the children at the party!

December 11
Two shifts available: 5-7pm & 6:30 – 9pm.
A minimum of 10 volunteers per shift are needed.

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Coalition for the Homeless Food Van

Volunteers meet at 51st Street between Park and Lexington, south side in the middle of block at 6:45pm to ride in the van and distribute food.

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Upcoming Dates:
November 30
December 28
4 volunteers needed per shift.

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.

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Speaker: Judge Janice Law @ 42 Broadway

https_proxy-2Our guest speaker on October 28 is Judge Janice Law at our CRE Conference Center location, steps away from the Charging Bull of Wall Street.

Talk description: Before the wife-husband political team of Hillary and Bill, there was George and Lurleen, Juan and Evita. When Alabama’s fiery Governor George Wallace ran his wife Lurleen for Alabama governor – and she won Big Time – he was in for an unwelcome surprise!

Janice Law just released her 6th nonfiction book AMERICAN EVITA; LURLEEN WALLACE the first full biography of America’s third woman governor, and Alabama’s only woman governor. Governor Lurleen, the white wife of avowed segregationist George, in 1968 was eulogized by a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lieutenant: “A dark shadow has been cast across the horizon of America by the death of the Honorable Governor Lurleen Wallace”, he said in a public statement.

Judge Janice Law’s bio:
Judge Janice Law has spoken to more than 100 Rotary Clubs across America. Judge Law has done an interview with WTSU radio, the National Public Radio affiliate for the southeastern region. She has met with Alabama Governor Robert Beasley’s Chief of Staff Seth Hammett, and the Alabama Lt Governor, been the subject of a feature article in the Montgomery Advertiser, and had book signings in many cities. She is the author of 6 books, one of which was a 2007 nonfiction finalist for the Texas Book Award. She has been a featured author at prestigious book festivals in America.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
CRE Conference Center
42 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Please register early to help us with the planning of the venue space. Please note that there is a fee for Visiting Rotarians/Rotaractors, and guests. We serve wine, sodas, water, and light appetizers (all included in your fee) at the meeting.


Club Social – October 21!

https_proxyWe are having our October 21 club social at Trinity Place Bar, a cool location in the Financial District with a bank past (the huge vault door seen in the picture below). Their happy hour drink specials $9 house wine and $8 cosmos.

Please register early to help us with the planning of the venue space.

Trinity Place Bar
115 Broadway, New York, NY
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A Rotary Project Changing Destinies in Tanzania – the Challenges and Rewards

kimsavilleOur guest speaker on October 14 is Kim Saville from St. Jude’s School in Tanzania.

Talk title: “A Rotary Project Changing Destinies in Tanzania – the Challenges and Rewards”
Kim will be speaking about how she came to find herself in Africa, the challenges she faced and the rewards that were reaped. She will explain how a high-quality education was out of reach of most Tanzanian children and describe life without an education in East Africa. In conclusion, Kim will speak about the great success stories that have come from this project and the exciting future plans for St Jude’s.
Kim Saville at St. Jude’s
About Kim Saville: Kim has spoken to a wide range of audiences around the world over the past 10 years. She inspires people both young and old with her story of how together, Gemma Sisia and herself, supported largely by Rotary clubs and Rotarians from around the world, have made a difference to the lives of thousands of Tanzanians.

Please register early to help us with the planning of the venue space. Please note that there is a fee for Visiting Rotarians/Rotaractors, and guests. We serve wine, sodas, water, and light appetizers (all included in your fee) at the meeting.

Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street
52 William Street
(Conference Room on 2nd floor)
New York, NY 10005

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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