Special presentations this week about the Rotary Foundation

Join us this week for three short presentations about Rotary International & the Rotary Foundation.
Fredlee Kaplan – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:

  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

Lucia Alcantara – Rotary World Peace Scholar – traveled with a group to Northern Thailand’s borders with Burma and Laos. While there they visited several NGO’s who are dedicated to preventing the ongoing abduction of children. Destitute parents and refugees will accept work contracts for their children, unknowingly the children are being sold into slavery on fishing boats, sex market and/or domestic work. Other NGO’s are working on documentation of indigenous people (hill tribes) that have been in existence prior to the designation of nation states by the British. These people live in subcultures with self-determination and don’t adhere to nation state laws they are not recognized by Burma or Thailand and are therefore stateless.
RCWS Members Thomas & Olof will speak about the Rotary Foundation & Rotaract. November is Rotary Foundation Month!
Wednesday, November 16
Time: 5:45pm registration starts, 6:00pm meeting starts
Place: The Downtown Association
Address: 60 Pine Street
Cost: $25 per person; $20 member of Rotary Club of Wall Street
Includes: Wine, Cheese, and some snacks (soft drinks available)
Business dress required (no jeans)