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

 Tel. 212.633.1311
 Fax. 212 633.1954

ny.rotary@verizon.net
 

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Columbia Journalist
Smitha Khorana is a journalist and fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. She has contributed to The Guardian, BuzzFeed and Columbia Journalism Review. She'll address us on "Journalism After Snowden."
 
 

Smiles in Tecate
Emmy award-winning Director/Producer, Jerri Sher will share with us about "Using Documentary Film Making, to Make the World a Healthier Place." and about her film "Smiles in Tecate"
 
 

Internet & Cyber Security Specialist
A warm welcome to our newest member, Hungdan Ly. Senior Vice President at AllianceBernstein, L.P.
 
 
 

Gratitude Expressed
During our May 19 luncheon, President Jan Brown presented RCNY member Esra Urkmez with a plaque recognizing her outstanding leadership in organizing our recent and successful Turkish Evening Reception.
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RCNY Rotarians Attend
On May 14, ten RCNY leaders, including President-Elect Can Erbilgin; 1st Vice President Jasmin Cowin; PDG Paul Caruso and his lovely wife Gail; and Board members: incoming Harry Pateroulakis , Levent Ozkurt, Fusun Hofer, Zach Rawlings and Larry Cohen, attended the District Training Assembly in Tarrytown NY.
 
 
 

Fordham U. Rep. to United Nations
As Assistant Director of the Office for International Services at Fordham University Kelly Roberts got Fordham associated with the UN and serves as their primary representative there as well as NAFSA's main representative. She'll be speaking to us about Youth Engagement & Partnerships with the UN NGO
 
 
 
Potential Partnership Activities
PP, PDG, & UNREP Helen Reisler, board member Gerard Schriffen, and Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher attended a brainstorming session May 10 at the USMA at West Point to discuss partnership activities. We share a similar philosophy of peace and conflict resolution, ethics, and education for leadership. Using that as a background, there was a stimulating interaction concerning potential partnering activities. Helen also gave a presentation about Rotary and showed her film about Rotary/UN Day.
 
 
 

Firefighter Recognition Day - May 12
At our May 12 luncheon meeting the RCNY celebrated our the 48th annual Firefighter Recognition Day. Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro attended and we were shown a video of the Houston Firefighter's Home (a project of the NYRC Foundation) by Helen Reisler. We also recognized and applauded our NY Hero of the Day, Lieutenant Brian J. Collelouri.
 
 
 

Gratitude
Our respected member and guest speaker was presented with his Paul Harris Pin during the May 5 luncheon for a most generous donation of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Thanks for all you do, Larry. A true Rotarian.

Check out the video of Larry's talk, "Bridges to Prosperity."
 
 
 
 

Behavioral Sciences Evaluations
PP/PDG/UN Rep Helen Reisler was invited to West Point on Apr 28 to observe and evaluate projects of graduating cadets in the Behavioral Sciences Department. The projects were focused on giving them practice in clear thinking and spontaneous decision making.
 
 
 
 

Annual Police Recognition Day
We are happy to report that 80 attendees joined the Apr 14 RCNY luncheon honoring the deserving members of the NYPD and to award one special Hero, Kenneth J. Healey, with a Service Above Self Award. Our guest speaker was NYPD Inspector James Klein. This marked the 48th year of our Recognitions.
 
 
 

Annual Entries Now Available
As our members may recall from past years, RCNY has once again obtained guaranteed entries to the Nov 6, 2011 NYC Marathon. If you know anyone that is interested in running the Marathon under the Team NY Rotary colors please refer them to our now-open website www.teamnyrotary.org where four entries are still available. Fundraising will be done through Crowdrise but the steps are listed on the site. For questions kindly contact Andreas Runggatscher at ny.rotary@verizon.net or 212.633.1311.
 
 

 
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