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  Andreas Runggatscher
  Rotary Club of New York
    383 Prospect Road
    Chester, NY 10918

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FEMA - Hurricane Preparedness
Eric Goldman serves as the Regional Preparedness Liaison in FEMA Region II. At our Sep 14th meeting  he delivered a very informative presentation on hurricane preparedness and how we can be ready in case....
    the outline is inside.

Benefit for Bridges to Prosperity
On Sep 16, in Riverside Park, RC Harlem along with RCs Chinatown, Inwood, Metro NYC, New York, Riverdale & Wall Street will be holding a festive BBQ as a benefit for Bridges to Prosperity.
    More details and registration inside.

International Breakfast - Sep 20
RCNY International Breakfast meeting is now an officially posted UN side event!

Today's speaker will be Gligor Tashkovich. and his topic will be "Witnessing the Birth of a Nation." As a financial entrepreneur, his career includes a two-year mandate as Minister for Foreign Investment of the Republic of Macedonia.
Advance reservations required. Reserve now.
Live streaming video will be available on Facebook

Take a Moment
It's hard to believe that 16 years have passed since that fateful day that changed all of our lives in ways we could never have imagined.
Continue inside for a message and remembrance from Jasmin Cowin and a video link from Helen Reisler.


Museum Director
Anthony Gardner is currently Senior VP of Government & Community Affairs at the National Sep 11 Memorial and Museum. This follows upon a successful position as Executive Dir. at the New Jersey State Museum

Following our Lead
RC Gabrovo has already begun following RCNY's lead after Pres. Jasmin Cowin's visit just a month ago. They set up a series of Club Walks to create Rotary awareness
    letter & photos inside.

Subsequent Events
Outreach to current and former members is most valuable in Rotary. Read this encouraging note from former member David Stillman to our President Jasmin B. Cowin about good results following her inauguration last July
    letter inside.

Send some Help to Houston
RCNY has set up a Houston Disaster Relief Fund to enable members and friends to send help to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Our normal compassion is increased by Houston's major support to us during RCNY's 9/11 fundraising efforts.
The needs for Texas are being further assessed in conjunction with the District. Once the rescue operations have concluded our club together with the District will work with our Texas Rotary clubs to see where we can help.
We hope for full participation of our membership for this Texas relief fund.
    More details inside.

Alliance with Houston Home
RCNY has been partnered with the Houston Rotary Firefighters Home for the last several years. Although based in Houston, the Home's services are available to firefighter's nationwide. In 2016. Helen Reisler made a presentation in Dallas about RCNY's 9/11 efforts. Little did she foresee the outcome.
    More details inside.

A Social Evening
RCNY's meeting in the first week of each month is an evening event This week's meeting is scheduled to occur at Achim Moeller's gallery, Moeller Fine Art Ltd. on East 64th St. It'll be from 6-8  p.m.  Don't wait to make a reservation! It's all about camaraderie, community and friendship.

GACC New York
Our Oct 12 speaker, Dietmar Rieg, is President & Chief Executive Officer of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in New York.
    More details inside.
President Cowin Visits Munich
On Aug 14th, Dr. Jasmin Cowin visited RCNY Partner Club, the Munich International Club at their regular meeting at the Munich Hilton. Banners were exchanged and the evening's speaker was Prof. Joshua C Tate of the SMU Dedman School of Law. His topic was Donald Trump and the State of American Democracy.
    Photos inside.

Promotion for Rotary Walks
On Aug 3, President Cowin met with Regional Governor of Gabrovo, Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs. Nevena Petkova. This was a highlight of President Cowin's friendship trip to Bulgaria to promote Rotary Walks and International Rotary Friendship.
    details & photos inside.
Rotary Walks
On Oct 14, we will be holding a Central Park event which is part of our Rotary Walks Initiative. It will begin at a location TBA, ending at Central Park South. Start time will be 10 a.m. and we'll walk for approx. 2 hours. The Walk is being nationally and internationally promoted. reservations can be made here.
#RotaryWalk is a fundraising event for Disaster Relief for Texas hurricane victims.
    More details inside.

Eradicating Hepatitis
We have received a very gracious thank you message from Hepatitis Zero for our participation and contributions towards the eradication of that silent and terrible disease
    More details inside.

International Breakfast - Oct 18
Our featured speaker will be: Manuel Bressan, a Political Affairs Officer with the UN Dept. of Political Affairs. His topic will be "Blood Diamonds" Meetings are at the UN Church Center, 1st Ave/44th St., 10th floor
Advance reservations required. Reserve now.
Live streaming video will be available on Facebook
    More information inside.

View our Breakfast Videos Archive
We've now gotten our International Breakfast Videos organized into a very accessible archive. There's a link above in the menu just below our website banner, but to save some time, you can also just click here.

Frendship Exchange
Rotary Action Group for Hepatitis Eradication held a friendship exchange on July 19 at the Cornell University Club Sharing the event were RCNY President Dr. Jasmin B. Cowin and Fred Mesquita, traveling RAG Ambassador from Brazil. To date, Fred has traveled 72000 km on his quest to eradicate polio.
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Attention Past Members/Rotary Alumni
During the Board of Directors meeting on July 13, 2017 motions were made to encourage past members/Rotary Alumni rejoin for the first year at a 50% reduced fee and that members who bring in a member who pays the full membership fee will receive a $250 dues reduction with the following dues cycle. Both incentives were approved unanimously. Contact Andreas Runggatscher for further information.
Encouraging Youngsters on Social Leadership
From October 23rd-27th, RCNY will host the winners of the “Doing Good Challenge”, a nationwide competition by Rotaract Germany in which over 11.000 youngsters participated. Pres. Jasmin Cowin will personally host the group at her home. We're looking forward to meeting these Rotaractors who've been nominated for the "Deutscher Engagementpreis", a prestigious prize in Germany honouring charity work and social commitment.     More details inside.
Improving Their Lives
The Coalition for Adolescent Girls is a member-led and driven organization which supports, invest in, and improves the lives of adolescent girls. They drive new and improve existing programming, policies, and investments that promote the opportunities and rights of adolescent girls, and envision a world where adolescent girls are fully able to realize their rights, navigate challenges, and access opportunities in transition from childhood to adulthood.
    Continue inside
RCNY International Breakfasts at the UN
The Rotary Club of New York started “International Breakfast Meetings at the UN" more than 15 years ago, under the leadership of it's members such as the RI Representative to the UN, the late Barney Barnet and Josef Klee. These meetings have become an integral part of RCNY’s official Rotary meetings. You may have received communications from Matts Ingemanson regarding another breakfast meeting under the title "Grassroots Breakfasts" referencing Rotary. We wish to make it clear that these events have neither anything to do with our RCNY International Breakfast Meetings at the UN.

                            Full letter from RCNY President Can Erbilgen inside.