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LIPC PowerUp Discussed At Rotary Meeting
March 12, 2017

Paul Merkelson shared his experience working with the Long Island Progressive Coalition’s (LIPC) PowerUp Communities Project at a recent Rotary Club of Great Neck meeting.

The nonprofit green energy program serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties enables homeowners to become energy efficient while protecting the environment and helping sustain jobs on Long Island. Merkelson explained how the PowerUp program connects homeowners with one-on-one support, government funds and certified contractors for energy-saving home improvements. The coalition is an independent contractor to the New York  State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

From Left: Great Neck Rotary President-Elect Roger Chizever, presenter Paul Merkelson and Rotary Treasurer Thomas Mazzini
Rotary Club of Great Neck Gets International Finance Views
This past Wednesday, at their regular breakfast meeting, the Rotary Club of Great Neck hosted F. Jacob Cherian.  He is an internationally known businessman and entrepreneur whose background spans stints on Wall Street as well as being an adjunct professor at the Fordham University MBA program.  In addition to his overseas positions, he is also the CEO of SMC Global USA.  Mr. Cherian, a resident of Manhasset Hills, spoke extemporaneously about the global interconnectedness between the US, other developed countries and also emerging market economies.  He stressed that it is no longer a situation where ‘when the US sneezes the whole world suffers a cold’ but rather whenever almost any country has an economic problem it effects the US and the rest of the world.
The Rotary Club of Great Neck invites town residents and business persons to visit one of their breakfast meetings for business networking and to participate in keeping Great Neck ‘great’ as a wonderful place to live and work. They meet Wednesday mornings at 8 am in the boardroom of TD Bank, 2 Great Neck Road.  
To arrange for your visit as a guest or if interested in becoming one of their weekly speakers please call (516) 487-9392  or email at rotaryclubofgreatneck@aol.com
In alignment with their club motto being, "They Profit Most Who Serves Best",  come and discover for yourself how meaningful and satisfying it is to give back to your community while networking through the Rotary Club of Great Neck.
The Rotary Club of Great Neck Hears Wishes From Special Kids
March 16, 2016 Guest Speaker  
In 1982 Marty Lyons, NY Jets defensive lineman for 12 years, experienced three life altering events in one weeks time. From these events has grown The Marty Lyons Foundation (www.martylyonsfoundation.org) 
As explained by Jeanne Ellis, one of the three full time employee's of the Foundation here in New York, over these past 34 years 7,100 wishes have been granted to terminally-ill children bringing many special moments of joy and happiness to the children and their families. Members of the Rotary Club of Great Neck were presented with written letters testifying to this fact at one of their recent breakfast meetings and were encouraged to support the foundations fine work in anyway possible.
This past week Club members were treated to an informative and entertaining presentation on Eldercare, as well as a legal and financial update on the current issues surrounding this issue. 
Ron has an eight year inclusion in New York Magazine as “One of the New York Area’s Best Lawyers®” in the fields of elder law, trusts and estates, and a five year inclusion in the New York Times Magazine, as a “Superlawyer”, in the fields of elder law and estate planning.  
Attorney Fatoullah (www.fatoullahlaw.com) is the co-author of the “CPA’s Guide to Long-Term Care”, published by AICPA, and he has been quoted in the New York Times, Newsday, USA today, The New York Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal, and various additional publications. 
‘Superlawyer’ addresses Rotary Club of Great Neck
On January 27, 2016, Charles Bernard, a Long Island DEA agent, was the Presenter at our Breakfast meeting. He explained the growing drug problem right here on Long Island. The Problem is not only with illegal drugs but also with the abuse of regulated drugs. He indicated members of the community may be drug abusers and something must be done to stop the situation from growing.
From Left: Michael Flamhaft, Dr. Richard Karpf, Roger Chizever, DEA Agent Charles Bernard,  Phil Raices, Rotary Club President Leonard Katz and Neo Botvinik  
On December 21, 2015, the Rotary Club of Great Neck members delivered toys, games, school supplies and holiday cheer to the students of COPAY, a Great Neck community organization for parents and youth, at their annual holiday party. 
The Theme of Rotary International is to "Be A Gift to the World" through Service Above Self, and providing support to COPAY is one way the Rotary Club of Great Neck fulfills their commitment to the Great Neck Community.
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