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  Andreas Runggatscher
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    32 Merriewold Lane North
    Monroe, NY  10950

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  Thanksgiving Day
   We'll not be meeting today, Nov 26th.

   May you be celebrating this holiday surrounded
   by the richness of Friends & Family.


Financial Writer to Speak
Paul Sullivan writes the Wealth Matters column for The New York Times. His talk to us is entitled, "Why It’s Better to Be Wealthy Than Rich: New Ways to Think About What We Do With Money and What It Does To Us."


RCNY New Member, Attorney & Israeli Security Proponent
Mark E. Langfan is a New York-based attorney who in 1990 created a three-dimensional topographical model of Israel to explain the implications of strategic height, and depth of the mountains of Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights for Israel's security. He has received multiple awards for his continuing contributions to Israel Security Education.


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.


Meet our Newest Member: Chingis Selvin
Chingis came to the US from Russia in 1991 Early on he worked as a stock broker and in futures trading. Around 2009 he became a licensed life insurance agent now serving as an Independent Financial Advisor affiliated with National Life. He is also a partner in a construction and remodeling business, Phoenikx NY Inc.
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 our Social Media Chair, member of the Membership Committee and Board Member Esra Urkmez, stories, and news you would like to share on the page. Any good act of Rotary is welcome!


GOLI in Lebanon and San Salvador
Rob Raylman, GOLI CEO and Fredlee Ann Kaplan, GOLI Director, traveled to Lebanon in early September at the invitation of PP Lina Shehayeb who started Gift of Life Lebanon earlier this year and has already arranged for the life saving surgeries of several Lebanese and Syrian refugee children. Suzanne Freaney, GOLI President and Dennis Dondero Co-Chair of GOL New Jersey visited Hospital Bloom, in San Salvador the week of Oct 12, as their District 7470 sponsored this training visit.

A Message of Love: - UN Rotaract Project for Children
The UN Rotaract Club dedicated their Saturday afternoon , Oct 24th, to making medical play dolls for children who are undergoing heart surgery in El Salvador by way of Latidos D'Esperanza and Gift of Life International.
District 7230 Awards RCNY Membership Team
Congratulations to our outstanding Membership Chair Bill Sullivan and his development team on recruiting the most members in Rotary District 7230 this past Rotary fiscal year. Bill held monthly meetings strategizing on how we can attract and keep members interested in Rotary and he has often personally sponsored committee meetings to make sure that everyone bought into this philosophy to make our club, better within the Rotary world. If you wish to work with him or have any leads and/or suggestions please reach out.
Thank you Bill!!!


Elisa Brown at the Bitter End - Dec 6 - "Rotary Sunday Soiree with a Musical Trip to the Wild West with Elisa Brown"
Classically trained singer/songwriter, wife of RCNY President Jan Brown, and host of The Heart of Art on PBS -- Elisa Brown has returned to her Texas roots with her latest EP: "Too Many Yeses & Not Enough Noes". She'll be appearing Dec 6 at the Bitter End on Bleeker St.
Rotarians are encouraged to join for a few drinks at 6.30PM and for an evening of fun and camaraderie!

Big Success - Great Crowd
On Oct 15, RCNY held the first of several planned social events on the rooftop of member Mark Langfan's place at 480 Park Avenue. We are hoping that these events will strengthen our club, build new synergies, and that friendships will be formed because of it.


Road Trip Revs Up Interest in Rotary
Read this report on the recent nine-day "Rollin’ With Rotary" tour Aug 1-9. The trip was a direct outgrowth of Rotary’s Young Professionals Summit. At some stops, the team delivered educational messages about the good that Rotary does and at others they contacted Rotary members and solicited ideas for attention-getting activities in their areas.
“Our aim was to make Rotary look cool, hip, and relevant."


Kids Enjoy Concert at Carnegie Hall
The Rotary Foundation recently donated to Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture (www.fftrocc.org) which enabled a number of children and their families to attend a concert at Carnegie Hall. Read details of the Grant and some of the thank you notes and photos that the families sent which were passed on to us.


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