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

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Hurricane Impact in NY
Kieran Bhatia is a postdoctoral associate at Princeton University in their Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. He is affilliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is currently conducting research that aims to understand the sensitivity of hurricanes to climate, and the impact of hurricane changes on storm surge change.
Note that this meeting day is on a Monday - a change for this week only.
First Meeting at the Union League Club
The Oct 13 RCNY Luncheon Meeting took place at our new venue, the prestigious Union League Club of New York City. This venue has been made possible by the fine connections of President Can Erbilgin and VP Gerard Schriffen. Both gave welcomes to the venue with Gerard going over the historic importance of this club and highlighting some interesting background. Our speaker was Eric Brettschneider, First Deputy Commissioner at the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.

RCNY's Larry Cohen to be Honored - Oct 27
Larry Cohen has been selected by The World of Money as an honoree (Philanthropist of the Year) at the World of Money Gala on Oct 27th. Larry's firm, AllianceBernstein, partners with World of Money to empower students with an immersive financial and technology education.
    Details inside.

Fashion and Wine in the Evening
Our Nov 3rd Weekly Meeting will be held as an evening event instead of a luncheon. It will feature a selection of fine wines from Mallee Estate Wines of Australia and music by a piano/guitar jazz duo. Add hors d'ouevers and you've got a wonderful evening of Rotary Fellowship.

We'll be meeting at Space 530 - 530 7th Ave & 39th St. from 6 - 8:30 pm


Preserving the Memory of the WTC
Ms Iken is a Board Member of The National September 11 Memorial, Founder of September's Mission Foundation, and owner of the Iken Science Academy. Her topic will be “Life after 9/11- A Widow’s Actions.”
International Breakfast - Friday, Nov 11
Our featured speaker will be: Ambassador Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN.
Meetings take place at the UN Church Center, 1st Ave/44th St., 10th floor
Note the day change to Friday rather than the usual third Weds.

Live streaming video will be available on the day/time of event - click here

What Steve Ayers Saw on his Travels
While enjoying the Extra Mile Walk, a historic stroll in Washington, DC, Steve and his wife, Elizabeth, came upon this familiar plaque amongst the others that highlight the walk.
Steve's message and a larger version of the photo are inside.

An Evening of Culture
Oct 7, Rotary Club of New York had an special evening event in a wine tasting/art presentation/musical theme. Mallee Wine Estate served delightful red and white wines, giving an overview of their heritage, viticulture and the overall characteristics of their fine wines. The event was provided with truly outstanding cuisine by board member Harry Pateroulakis' Greek Restaurant in Queens which exceeded expectations both in taste and abundance. An Art presentation by art historian Joseph Jacobs followed.

Encourgement and Support
Burcu Gültekin Punsmann completed her Professional Development Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies three weeks ago as a Rotary Peace Fellow at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and has returned home to Ankara. She writes us in thanks for our participation in the process.
International Breakfast - August 17
Welcome to the inaugural viewing of the first full-length video of our UN International Breakfast Meetings. We'll be adding this feature following the live streaming videos that will accompany each meeting in case you can't be available at meeting time.There'll also be an archive page available.
Our featured speaker for Aug 17 was Reza Hossaini, Director - Polio Eradication, UNICEF. The meeting took place at the UNICEF House - 3 UN Plaza.
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Official Signing of Agreement
On the evening of Sep 22, RCNY entered into partnership with UN Women and the RCNY Foundation to increase empowerment and education for adolescent girls and young women in Sierra Leone and other developing countries, in the context of poverty eradication and the achievement of gender equality. The partnership is entitled "A.G.R.E.E." (Adolescent Girls Renew Educate Empower)

25th Anniversary at UN
President Can Erbilgin and İnternational Service Division Co-Chair Kaan Soyak attended a celebration of The 25th Anniversary of United Nations Membership of the Republic Korea on Sep 30th.
For RCNY Funding of Hospital in Buchcarest
We have received a letter and message of thanks for one of our charitable acts. It begins, "We at Gift of Life International (GOLI) are excited to express our deep appreciation to the Rotary Club of New York for their generous contribution to the Rotary Foundation Global Grant that is funding our partnership with the Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital in Bucharest, Romania. This Grant is helping with the construction of the cardiovascular center and the emergency units within the hospital....."

Events for Sep & Oct 2016
The Rotaract Club of New York at the United Nations has a busy fall schedule.

Check them out.


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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