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  Andreas Runggatscher
  Rotary Club of New York
    32 Merriewold Lane North
    Monroe, NY  10950

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International Breakfast - Feb 17
Our featured speaker will be Dr. Riyad H. Mansour, Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN

The meeting replaces our regular luncheon meeting on Thurs Feb 18 and will take place at the UN Church Center, 1st Ave/44th St., 10th floor

Advance reservations required. Please reserve now.
Regular Meeting Feb 18 is Switched
Our regular weekly luncheon meeting for Feb 18 will be switched to the previous day as part of the International Breakfast meetings. See the details for the Feb 17 Breakfast in the accompanying story.



At the Waldorf Astoria
This year, one of the most prestigious events in NYC - the Viennese Opera Ball at the Waldorf Astoria - will be benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in cooperation with our New York Rotary Foundation and is the result with our cooperation with the US Austrian Chamber of Commerce. Don't miss this Grand Event!

Founder of Seeds of Africa
Educator, Fashion model, NGO founder, Beauty pageant winner. Atti Worku’s career has spanned across industries and continents, but it has always adhered to one central tenet: great things can spring from rough conditions if they’re given the right nourishment.

Suntex Global Sourcing through GOLI
RCNY member Fusun Hofer, through her clothing firm - Suntex Global Sourcing - generously donated women's, men's and children's clothing to families in San Salvador in collaboration with Latidos de Esperanza and Gift of Life International. The clothes were distributed the week of Jan 22 through the Family Support Program affiliated with Hospital Bloom in San Salvador where GOLI is successfully training the local cardiac surgery team. We are very grateful to Fusun for her generosity and kindness toward these families.

Nominating Slate for 2016-2017
This year's nominating committee has selected the following members in good standing to serve as Officers and on the Board of Directors for 2016-17:

Empowering Children through Digital Story Telling
Iris Fodor, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist in New York City and a retired Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University. She has years of experience with digital storytelling in India, Peru and So. Africa. She’ll be sharing actual videos created in the process of her work with these children.

From the Chicago Tribune
Read the text of Paul Harris’s Obituary from the Chicago Tribune - Monday, 27 January 1947. It contains some interesting tidbits about our Founder and the history of Rotary.

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
Share this interesting article written by Rotary Global History Fellowship  member Lloyd T. Navarro, Jr., Rotary Club of the Sandhills, District 7960, Zone 33, Carolina - courtesy Helen Reisler.

NY Rotary Foundation's Money at Work
Here’s a wonderful example of our Foundation’s Donation Results – a thank you letter from the Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils. Part of the Council’s mission is to provide positive outdoor experiences for Scouts, regardless of their financial status. Read the full letter and see photos of how our gifts help do just that.
Successful Fundraiser for GOLI
The UN Rotaract Club supported a booth and held a fundraiser for Gift of Life International on Nov 7, 2015 after the talks on UN Day. Led by President Piyumi Buddhakorala and her team, they successfully ran a fundraising party at the Press Box on Second Avenue which drew over 70 enthusiastic donors and friends.
Peace and Conflict Resolutions
Each year, Rotary Day at the United Nations invites more than 1,300 Rotarians including many Rotary International Directors, Foundation Trustees, past Senior Leaders, and guests to come together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The program is designed to inspire and educate all participants as well as to provide insight into the relationship between Rotary International and the United Nations.

Watch a video of the Peace and Conflict Resolution - breakout session. Click to view.

Join Us on Facebook!
In an effort to be more active in Social Media, RCNY would like to encourage your help and support. "Like" our club page on Facebook and share it with your friends. Send your stories, and news you would like to share on the page. Any good act of Rotary is welcome!




If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Andreas Runggatscher at ny.rotary@verizon.net