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

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The Concert for City Greens
Music & Art for City Greens is sponsoring the May concert in this treasured annual free concert series -- meet Rotary friends, bring your own friends, make new friends.
The time is 6:30 pm - Rain Date is Thursday, May 21

International Breakfast - May 20
Our featured speaker will be: Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Nuncio and Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See To the UN. Archbishop Bernardito Auza has an impressive background with long experience in diplomatic service for the Holy See. He was born in the Philippines in 1959 and was ordained priest in 1985. He earned a doctorate in Theology and entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 1990.
The meeting will take place at the UN Church Center, 1st Ave/44th St., 10th floor
Advance reservations required. Please reserve now.
Independent Animator of Controversial Films
Signe Baumane is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Born in Latvia, she studied Philosophy at Moscow State University and moved to New York in 1995. After 15 animated short films "Rocks In My Pockets", released in 2014, is her first feature film.
Meet Chanel Cummings
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.

Memorial Day
In recognition of Memorial Day, there will be no regular meeting on Thursday May 28 this year.

Remember Barney via Polio Plus
A unique opportunity to honor a beloved Rotarian, Barney Barnet, a member of Rotary Club of New York from 1991 - 2015 and Alternate Rotary Representative to the UN. Barney's many acts and chairities are notable, expecially in regard to Rotary. Join District 7230 on May 31st in his memory and in support of Polio Plus.
Helen Reisler on the World Stage
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.

Freedom from Fistula
Louisa Boyle is the Development Director of the Freedom from Fistula Foundation and a passionate advocate for women’s and children’s rights and health issues in Africa - especially in Sierra Leone, Malawi and Kenya.

Promoting Wilderness Research
Sheldon Bart is president and founder of Wilderness Research Foundation (WRF), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to mount scientific expeditions for university-based researchers and to bring authentic science from the ends of the earth to K-12 classrooms. He was the leader of the 1996 American Expedition to Baffin Island in the Canadian Eastern Arctic.

Recollections & Praise
A memorial service for our friend and member, Werner Kobelt, was held at the Westchester Country Club on April 11th. Andreas Runggatscher shares the text of his memorial speech given at that time.

Educational Toys Allay Fears
Sunday March 1st saw an unusual get-together. Fredlee Ann Kaplan of Gift of Life International along with members of The UN Rotaract Club and of Rotary Club of New York met to create medical play dolls for hospitalized children in GOLI's Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program in El Salvador.


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.



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

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