Officers & Directors
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Taoist Health and Spiritual Practices
Sharon Smith has been practicing Qigong, Tai Chi, & other Taoist spiritual and healing arts for 33 years & teaching them for 28. Her topic will be Waking Up your Chi -An Effective Strategy for Living in a Hectic World.
Felicia Lin: Biographer of Su Beng
Su Bing is a lifelong Taiwan independence activist who had spent seven years in China working with the Chinese Communists and is known as the Father of the Taiwanese Independence Movement. Felicia Lin is Taiwanese University Teacher, and has ventured into the fields of finance and banking, human resources, education, and not-for-profit development.
Mark Your Calendar for October 15
Our 2015-16 Installation event will be an evening cocktail reception. It will be a great opportunity to introduce friends and colleagues to Rotary and bring them into the Club, while having a really fun and elegant evening. At the 3 West Club on October 15th from 6-8 pm.
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.
Syrian Refugee Child & 7 Others Saved
Anas, our World Peace Child, has just successfully received surgery in Rome. Anas was operated upon at the Vatican Children's Hospital (Bambino Gesu) on Monday, May 25th and is now doing very well. His surgery was part of a series of six surgeries just performed.
Photos of Anas and details of the others are inside.
PDG Helen Reisler, PP RCNY, and RI Alt Rep to the UN, was keynote speaker at the EURO-Model United Nations Conference in Maastricht Holland. She presented to 600 university students who came from many different countries and sat in on various student sessions that simulated actual UN sessions, such as The Security Council, Global Compact, The Crisis Committee, etc. Helen believes there is hope for World Peace and Understanding if it starts with the young and is dedicated to inspiring those who still have open minds.
The nominating committee for trustees consisting of Rick Martin, Jim Thompson, Chris Coscia, Jan Brown and Kerime Ataker (not present) met to nominate trustee(s) for this upcoming year. The only expiring first year term was the one for Horst Schneider. The nominating committee decided to re-confirm Horst for a second three year term.
(full board list inside)
During the regular luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of New York on the 15th of May the club honored as Scholar of the Month, the outstanding achievements of Chanel Cummings of Fredrick Douglass Academy. She is not only a strong student but a person who genuinely cares about the welfare of others. As it has become a long standing tradition the RCNY wishes to put emphasis on such young upcoming students who shine within their communities.
Caucasian Friendship Days - Mar 18-20, 2005 - Ankara, Turkey
The entire event was co-moderated and co-chaired by International Services Division of RCNY (Giorgio Balestrieri and Kaan Soyak) and fully coordinated under the guidance of Sylvan (Barney) Barnet. More than 400 Rotary Club members from Tbilisi (Georgia), Baku (Azerbaijan), Yerevan and Gyumri (Armenia), California (District 5230 and 5300), New York (the Host Club of America and the United Nations) and District 2430 (Turkey) participated in the Caucasian Friendship Days, March 18-20, 2005 in Ankara under the Chairmanship of District Governor Erhan Çiftçioglu.