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

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RCNY Member Esra Urkmez - Oct 1
Esra Urkmez, President and Co-Founder of Dance With Cancer, DBA Kanserle Dans, spoke about her passion of helping Cancer Patients and their families. Dance With Cancer started as a Facebook page on social media and as of today, its Facebook page itself alone reaches 250,000 - 350,000 Turkish Speaking followers a week. She is also one of The Rotary Club of New York Board of Directors.
This is the first in an ongoing series of RCNY members introducing themselves at our regular meetings.

We're Moving our Oct 15 Meeting to the Evening
On Oct 10 we're changing our regular luncheon meeting to a fun and camaraderie-filled evening event from 6pm to 9pm. We'll be located at the Rooftop of 480 Park Ave., the landmark apartment building of our member Mark Langfan who has graciously offered his place to us. We'll enjoy drinks and food and each other as we grow closer as friends and Rotarians.
Make your reservations now. Don’t miss out.


International Breakfast - Nov 21
Our featured speaker will be: Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Nuncio and Permanent Observer to the Mission of the Holy See to the UN. Archbishop Auza will tell us the inside story about Pope Francis’ visit to USA and Cuba. Archbishop Auza is in a unique position to give us inside info about the Pope who spent nights in Archbishop Auza’s home while in NYC.

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."

Helen Reisler Reappointed for Ninth Time
Helen Reisler, Past President of RCNY (2001-02) and Past Governor of District 7230, has been reappointed as a Rotary International Representative to the United Nations for the 9th time.

Helen is involved in coordinating "Rotary/UN Day" each November. She has enhanced the Youth Program and moderated panels such as "Peace and Conflict Resolution," "Youth and Peace." etc. Helen is a much requested international speaker and ambassador for Rotary International and The Rotary Club of New York.


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.

Awards to Board & Trustees
Awards were given to RCNY Board Members & Trustees by President Sonny Lee at the July 23 luncheon meeting in recognition of their contributions to our club and Rotary.

See photos inside.

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