Weekly Meeting - May 23
At our May 23rd meeting held atthe Penn Club of NYC, Sarah Corry, Exec. Director of Purple Heart Reunited, delivered touching stories of deserving heroes being reunited with their Purple Heart medals. We had visitors from Israel and Nigeria.
    Pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - May 23 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
Bringing Literacy to Kids
The UN Rotaract Club has partnered with the Rotary Foundation to create an effective literacy program this summer through the Books for Kids Foundation for the children of the Early Life Program at Lutheran Social Services. Rotaractors will conduct a book drive to help grow the library’s book collection and the Foundation will assist by purchasing needed materials and additional books to implement an effective literacy program.         more info & photos inside.
SUPPORT: Books for Kids Foundation Andreas Runggatscher 2019-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
Working Together
Based on a previous donation to Women in Need by the Rotaract Club at the UN, Trustees of the New York Rotary Foundation decided to fund this most valuable project as well. It's a good example of the collaboration we share and the sorts of giving we care about.
        more about WIN inside.
SUPPORT: Women in Need Andreas Runggatscher 2019-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Elira Karija
Thankful Visitors
Just recently, several RCNY members were given a very priveleged tour of one of ICE's NY offices by ffriends from ICE who'd become familiar through their speaking engagement with us back in Mar 2019
        more from Elira Karija inside.
TOUR: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Elira Karija 2019-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Trisha Janelle Gragera
International Breakfast - May 15
RCNY's May 15th International Breakfast Meeting featured speaker Professor Athanasios Efstathiou, Head of the History Department & Director of Centre of Study of the Ancient World at the Ionian University-Corfu Greece. He spoke on "The Athenian Democracy and the Foundation of Modern Democracy."
    Read more about Prof. Efstathiou's topic & the meeting inside.
REPORT: International Breakfast - May 15 Trisha Janelle Gragera 2019-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas McConnon
RC Harlem and History
Rotary Club of Harlem’s Charter Night was held on Fri May 10. The occasion celebrated the Club's history, development and contributions to us all. Several of RCNY's members attended and shared in the joy. 
        more about RC Harlem inside.
CELEBRATION: Harlem Nights Thomas McConnon 2019-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Fifty-First Anniversary
On May 9, 2019 the Rotary Club of New York celebrated for the 51st time the fine Service Above Self of our FDNY. We also honored this year’s Hero, Lieutenant Patrick Materaza III of Ladder 56
        more info & photos inside.
REPORT: Firefighter Recognition Day Andreas Runggatscher 2019-05-09 04:00:00Z 0
Make the World a Better Place
Here’s a report on this year’s RYLA Youth Camp by Onuri Smith, one of seven Interact members representing Bermuda from his own point of view. It was previously published in The Royal Gazette, Bermuda.
        full story & photos inside
LEADERSHIP: RYLA Youth Camp - 2019 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-04-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laura Meijere Cristanelli
Healing Little Hearts
Gift of Life International is a Rotarian affiliated organization that has evolved into a global network of caring. Approximately 1.3 million children are born each year with congenital heart defects and as 93% of them do not have access to cardiac care, the goal of “Gift of Life International” is to provide life-saving cardiac treatment to children in developing countries
        much more about GOLI, photos, & video links inside.
GOLI: Caring for Children Laura Meijere Cristanelli 2019-04-18 04:00:00Z 0
A Long Tradition
On April 11th, RCNY again followed its long-standing tradition of celebrating the NYPD and honoring a police hero, Police Officer Lamont Anderson for his exceptional work in the Youth Division. 
        more info & photos inside
REPORT: Police Recognition Day Andreas Runggatscher 2019-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laura Meijere Cristanelli
Dreams Can Come True
With grants received from the NY Rotary Foundation, The Childhood Cancer Society is able to support the dreams of children such as Angelina whose dream became true, when, after completing an aggressive round of radiation therapy, she was able to live the magic of the Universal Theme Park in Florida. RCNY’s Tommy Head is creator of the Society. 
        more about Tommy and the Society inside.
FULFILLMENT: Childhood Cancer Society Laura Meijere Cristanelli 2019-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarians & Rotaractors Interact
On April 4, 2019 Rotarians & Rotaractors were honored to be hosted at most pleasant mixer by our wonderful member and trustee of the NY Rotary Foundati,n Kerime Ataker @ John Paul Ataker’s Fashion Flagship Store. 
        more about the mixer & photos inside.
REPORT: Mixer on Apr 4th Andreas Runggatscher 2019-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Del Monte
Rock Climbing & More
This year's RYLA Camp was a major success. From March 22-24 at Alpine Scout Camp, Alpine, NJ, the time was filled with activities such as rock climbing, a host of guest speakers addressing pertinent topics, and rampant camaraderie. Fun & growth were had by all. 
        a report & an invitation by David Del Monte, PDG & RYLA Chairman, is inside
REPORT: RYLA Camp  2019 David Del Monte 2019-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
PDG Helen Reisler Spoke
Member PDG Helen Reisler was a keynote speaker at the Global Model UN Conference sponsored by the Italian Diplomatic Academy on March 1, 2019. Her topic was “Women in Leadership.” 1600 International students were in the audience.
        more info & photos inside.
FEATURED: Global Model UN - 2019 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
PDG Helen Reisler Featured
PDG Helen Reisler was a Discussion Leader/Trainer at the multi- district 2019 Mid-Northeast PETS on March 22nd. Her training topic was,”Planning Your Year / Leading Your Club.”
        click here to view a larger version of the photo..
CONFERENCE: Mid-Northeast PETS Andreas Runggatscher 2019-03-24 04:00:00Z 0
Speaker – Induction - Visitors
On March 14 the Rotary Club of New York met for its 2019 11th luncheon at the Penn Club. President-Elect Larry Cohen led the meeting. The presentation was delivered by Rachel Lloyd. We were honored by several visitations by members from Australia, Sweden, Israel, Hong Kong and Zambia. We also had the distinct pleasure of introducing a new member, Lawson Anderson. 
        more info & photos inside.
REPORT: Mar 14 – A Jam-Packed Meeting Andreas Runggatscher 2019-03-15 04:00:00Z 0
James Keenan Visits Hong Kong
RCNY new member James Keenan recently visited the Rotary Club of Kowloon North, Hong Kong. Here’s a photo showing the banner exchange with the club. 
        for a larger version of the photo, click here
EXCHANGE: With RC Kowloon North Andreas Runggatscher 2019-03-13 04:00:00Z 0
Exploring Problems & Resolutions
In a joint effort, the Rotaract Club at the UN, the Rotary Club of Harlem and the Rotary Club of NY put together a panel discussion held on Mar 7th addressing issues and solutions surrounding Human Trafficking.
        more info & photos inside.
REPORT: Human Trafficking Panel Andreas Runggatscher 2019-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Lifetime Achievement
RCNY’s much beloved and very dedicated Past President Helen Reisler was named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the public relations industry.
        read more inside.
ACHIEVEMENT: Helen Reisler Honored Andreas Runggatscher 2019-02-27 05:00:00Z 0
Forgiveness Across the Globe
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright recently delivered three presentations about his groundbreaking forgiveness work at various conferences overseas. RCNY member Enright is a professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. He has pioneered the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for more than three decades. 
        Link to Story
FEATURE: Presentations on Forgiveness Andreas Runggatscher 2019-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andreas Runggatscher
International Breakfast - Feb 13th, 2019
RCNY's February 13th International Breakfast featured speaker Winanto Adi, Consul General of Indonesia, who spoke on "Indonesia: The Biggest Invisible Country in the US & Why It Matters". We were treated to an assortment of delicious Indonesian desserts.
    Read a report and share pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: Int’l Breakfast – Feb 13th Andreas Runggatscher 2019-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
State of RCNY 2018-19
During RCNY’s Membership Assembly on January 31, 2019 several Club Leaders and Foundation Chairs delivered reports on the state and activities of the New York Rotary Club’s 109th Year.
        some topics & photos inside.
REPORT: Member Assembly – Jan 31 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tom McConnon
 First of It's Kind
The Legendary Rotary Club of New York built this summer camp on Fire Island In 1926. The camp existed for twelve years until the devastation of the 1938 hurricane washed it away, along with many other towns on Long Island.
        more info & photos inside.
HISTORY: Fire Island Summer Camp Tom McConnon 2019-01-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas McConnon
An Annual Tradition
In collaboration with other Rotary Clubs in Manhattan our New York Rotary Foundation was delighted to once again support the Harlem Holiday Toy Drive, a tradition for many years now. RCNY is pleased to have been able to donate $3,000. Enjoy a video so kindly offered by our member Tom McConnon showing the impact your kind and generous support has provided. click here  Wishing you a wonderful remainder of the Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous 2019 and thank you for your continued support of NY Rotary and its causes.
VIDEO: Harlem Toy Drive 2018 Thomas McConnon 2018-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
Enrichment & Fellowship
On Dec. 13th RCNY once again had the privilege of offering a nice Holiday Dinner to the Veterans at Volunteers of America in Harlem. It was an enriching experience for us and the Vets enjoyed the meal, the music, and the fellowship
        more about the dinner & photos inside.
REPORT: Vet's Holiday Dinner Andreas Runggatscher 2018-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
International Breakfast - Nov 14
Our Nov 14th speaker was Michael Shewchuk, Legal Officer at the UN and Co-Founder of the Global Center for Human Change, Hespoke on the current state of our plastics pollution and the ineffective thinking that has both created and exasperated the issue.
    Read a report of the meeting inside.
REPORT: International Breakfast – Nov 14th Andreas Runggatscher 2018-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas McConnon
UN Rotary Day in Nairobi
RCNY Member Tom McConnon reports in from UN Rotary Day in Nairobi, Kenya on Nov 9. Turnout was more than 1,300.
        photos & Tom's message inside.
GREETINGS: from Nairobi - Tom McConnnon Thomas McConnon 2018-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Can Erbilgin
RAGP vs Alzheimer's
Rotary Action Group for Peace sponsored a conference in Prague on Nov.13th to increase awareness of Alzheimer's. The event was chaired by RCNY members Kaan Soyak and Can Erbilgin.
        a note from Can & photos inside.
GREETINGS: Can Erbilgin from Prague Can Erbilgin 2018-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Warburg Mixer
Good times were had by all at the Rotary Mixer/Ping Pong tournament held at Warburg Real Estate Offices in Tribeca on Thursday, Nov. 1st. Both Rotarians and Rotaractors attended. Thank you for organizing, Brendan Zahler!
         photos inside
REPORT: Ping Pong Tournament Andreas Runggatscher 2018-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Video and Donation
Our Oct 11 meeting was made special by Fredlee Kaplan's presentation, as V.P. of Gift of Life International, of an overview of current programs, fundraising and the Humanized Care Program. A check for $10,000 from the NY Rotary Foundation of was presented As Well. You can view the video presented by Fredlee by clicking here.
        photos inside.
REPORT: Oct 11 Meeting: Gift of Life Andreas Runggatscher 2018-10-11 04:00:00Z 0
Gordon Chang, Speaker
The guest speaker at our Weds, Sep 27th meeting was Gordon Chang, well-known for his writing in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune and much much more. 
        more info, Gordon Chang's speech & photos inside.
REPORT: September 27th Meeting Andreas Runggatscher 2018-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ilka Ann Woerner
Rotary Exchange Students
Between Sep 8th & 12th, thirteen former Rotary Youth Exchange Students got together in NYC to celebrate their 30 year reunion, remembering the Rotary Tour Around the USA, Jul 1988. Celebrations started at The German School of Manhattan with a welcome breakfast sponsored by the Rotary Club of New York. 
        more story & photos inside.
MEMORIES: US Tour in 1988 Ilka Ann Woerner 2018-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Eileen Shackleton
On the Evening of 9/11
On September 11th, RCNY held a memorial event in honor of the 9/11 tragedy. It took place in the Union League Club's Historic Library with many Rotarians in attendance. Mary Eileen Shackleton gives us some RCNY History with 9/11 and shares her own thoughts. 
        more info & photos inside.
REPORT: Remembering 9/11 Mary Eileen Shackleton 2018-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
International Breakfast - Sep 12
RCNY's September 12th International Breakfast featured speaker Geert De Proost, General Representative of the Government of Flanders to the USA, who spoke on Flanders' International Policy and Diplomacy in a Changing World.
    Read a report and share pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: International Breakfast - Sep 12 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen B. Reisler
Where the Test Began
The author of the Four Way Test was Herbert J. Taylor, the 50th president of RI (1954-55). The four questions which comprise the test came to him as an answer to prayer. Today, the test is known and practiced worldwide. 
    info & photos inside.
HISTORY: Four Way Test Helen B. Reisler 2018-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
Our Aug 23 after-hours guided tour of the NY Historical Society's "Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms" was a big success.
    photos inside.
PHOTOS: NY Historical Society Tour Andreas Runggatscher 2018-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen B. Reisler

Our First National Convention
The First Rotary National Convention was held August 15,16, and 17 1910 in Chicago. Helen Reisler shares this vintage image of the convention flyer with us. 
    full view of the flyer is inside.
HISTORY: Rotary National 1910 Convention Helen B. Reisler 2018-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Closing Speech by Helen Reisler
Past President Helen Reisler is a frequent and popular speaker at Rotary events around the world. She also honors requests to present her topics at various Global Model UN Conferences. Here's a video of her inspiring 2,700 International attendees at the March Global Model United Nations Conference here in NYC with her closing speech that addresses Rotaract's theme “The Future We Want". Check it out on YouTube
    more about the MUN inside.
ROTARACT: "Future We Want" - Mar 8-11 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
What RCNY Members do in Rotary Service
We take great pride in the service our members contribute in the name of Rotary. RCNY Member Dr. Robert Enright is a prime example with his continued work in planting forgiveness education in a variety of world communities. Read about his current work in Monrovia, Liberia
    story & photos inside.
SERVICE: Rotary Members Andreas Runggatscher 2018-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

Weekly Meeting - Jun 28
Featured at the meeting was speaker Dan Devone, sportscaster, while Larry Cohen was awarded for his great work on a district level by Rotaractor Abit Ragbeer.
    share pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - Jun 28 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International 2018 Conference
Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, was presented with Rotary’s Polio Eradication Champion Award in recognition of Canada’s contributions to polio eradication. Presentation was made at the Rotary International 2018 Conference in Toronto, Canada.
    more inside.
AWARD: Justin Trudeau for Polio Andreas Runggatscher 2018-06-28 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andreas Runggatscher

Official FDNY Photos
The Fire Department of NY recently posted their official photos taken at RCNY's Mar 26 Firefighter Recognition. They've invited us to view the album and to share.
    sample photos inside & link to main album.
OFFICIAL: Firefighter Photos  - Mar 26 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Great Nations
RCNY's May 24h meeting was a celebration of Germany, underlining both long-standing NY German heritage as well as Rotary Club's dedication to celebrating its international involvement with great nations.
    more inside.
REPORT: Germany Day - May 24 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-05-30 04:00:00Z 0
District Food Outreach
President Jasmin, through the District Food Outreach Program, delivered food and drinks for a Memorial Day Veterans BBQ arranged by the RCNY on May 23rd, 2018. Yet another symbolic act of our strong feeling of gratitude for our Veterans. Most appreciated was the help of our member volunteers, Fusun Hofer, Ilka Woerner, Dr. George Onourah. Also participating of course were the Volunteers of America - GNY with the kind coordination of Keisha Hackney.
    photos inside.
VETERANS: Memorial Day BBQ Andreas Runggatscher 2018-05-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jasmin Cowin on May 02, 2018
A Member Benefits Program
We've launched our Rotary Global Rewards app (available in the App Store and on Google Play) because of feedback from valued members like you. You told us that you wanted offers to be categorized for easy navigation, and you wanted to use Rotary Global Rewards on the go. 
    more details & links inside.
TRAVEL: Rotary Global Rewards Jasmin Cowin 2018-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

Food Outreach Program
Discover more about District 7230's Food Outreach Program - View a video of the Project which took place on Apr 28 at the Church Street School, White Plains in conjunction with the District Conference
    click here
VIDEO: District 7230 Project Andreas Runggatscher 2018-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

Nurturing, Caring Rotarians
The National Rotary Firefighters Home in Houston celebrated it's second annual Gala, "Hope Rises", on Mar 24. Helen Reisler and Scarlett Pildes attended along with 9/11 heroes, Lt. Joe Torillo and Dr. Anthony Dejar at Helen's invitation.
    report from Helen & photos inside.
GALA: Rotary Firefighters Home Andreas Runggatscher 2018-04-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen B. Reisler

Feature at District Conference
Larry Cohen and Jim Kushner set up 2 exhibit tables at the District Conference on Apr 27-28. Actual water filters and solar lights were exhibited along with stunning photos of Larry and Jim’s involvement in the Puerto Rico disaster relief efforts.
    photos inside.
EXHIBIT: Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Helen B. Reisler 2018-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

Firefighters Honored
The meeting marked the 50th annual RCNY celebration honoring New York's firefighter brave heroes. In attendance were Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Hero of the Day, Lieutenant Mike Conboy.
    Full report and pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - Apr 26 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

International Breakfast - April 18
For those of you who either missed the most interesting presentation by Jonathan Granoff from April 18 at the UN, or requested a summary please see the written summation of his presentation inside.
REPORT: Int'l Breakfast - April 18 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-04-25 04:00:00Z 0
Promising International Collaboration
The Rotary Club of New York has ratified a twinship agreement via our Italian Rotarian friend from Naples. Gaetano Trotta whose ties to Naples initiated this Rotary Partnership. It was signed by both District Governors, Luciano Lucania and Janet DiBenedetto and the Presidents of both clubs Luigi Califano and Dr. Jasmin Cowin.

We are most excited to have established yet another most promising international collaboration.  view agreement inside.
TWINSHIP: RC Napoli and RC New York Andreas Runggatscher 2018-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

50 Years of Recognition
Our April 12 luncheon meeting marked the 50th anniversary of RCNY's Recognition of the NYPD and it's contrlibutions to us all.
    photos inside.
PHOTOS: Police Day - Apr 12 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

Non-Profit Group Provides Growth/Expansion
Computers For Schools Burundi is a non profit organization registered in the republic of Burundi whose principal objective is to modernize the Burundi education system through the use of information and communications technologies by equipping local schools with computers. President Cowin has personally contributed and urges more of us to do so as well.
    details and photos inside.
SUPPORT: Computers For Schools Burundi Andreas Runggatscher 2018-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Fostering Growth & Development
RCNY President Dr. Cowin, through the RCNY Foundation, has offered support to the  Harlem Knights team of Frederick Douglass Academy, participants in a STEM program (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) part of the the US Dept. of Education's education program (STEM). The Knight's team is part of "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" (FIRST) which focuses on robotics.
    more on the Knights, FIRST, & STEM inside.
ROBOTICS: Encouraging Urban Minority Students Jasmin Cowin 2018-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Assistant Governor & District Secretary
During an official District 7230 meeting on April 11, 2018 our President Jasmin was officially announced to be Assistant Governor for District 7230 Area-5 and Mary Shackleton as District Secretary for 2019-2020.
    click here for a larger view of the event
APPOINTMENTS: Rotary District 7230 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
When in Need - Nigeria
Our speaker for Mar 22nd was Chief Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton, founder, CEO, & principal funder behind the aptly-named When in Need Foundation. The honorific "Chief" was bestowed on her in her native Nigeria for what she has achieved in mustering asssistance for WIN's beneficiaries: the underprivileged and forgotten orphans in Nigeria. -  When in Need Foundation video

     pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - Mar 22nd Andreas Runggatscher 2018-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

From Haifa Rotary Club
As a participant in this cross-cultural education program, RCNY has received an update on the project from the Haifa Rotary Club, drafted by Dr. Amnon Shefi of Hi-Teach.
    letter, report & photos inside.
UPDATE: Hands Across Water Program Andreas Runggatscher 2018-03-23 04:00:00Z 0
A Big Success 
Organized by the Rotary Club of New York, a celebration on March 16th, 2018 honored Greek Independence, signifying the determination for the Freedom of Liberty, as both Americans and Greeks share the same morals and values. Featured speaker of the event was New York State Senator, Michael Gianaris. Guests representing the business, religious and the Hellenic community were in attendance.
view a Video -- read an article: News About Greece & Greeks Around the World and one more video collage produced by President Jasmin 
Video Link
REPORT: Greek Independence Day Andreas Runggatscher 2018-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen B. Reisler

Helen Reisler Speaks
Helen Reisler was a featured speaker at The 2018 Global MUN Conference, sponsored by the Italian Diplomatic Academy. The Global Citizens Model United Nation, was a 3-day intense conference held in NYC March 8-11. High School students had the opportunity to live and breathe the real life of an ambassador with it's participants spending at least one full day at United Nations Headquarters. 
    photos inside.
CONFERENCE: Global Citizens Model UN Helen B. Reisler 2018-03-15 04:00:00Z 0

Thanks for Your Support
Spicer Khakoo is a Rotary member and head of this charity, which is a response to the global water crisis. They're a community committed to providing clean water for children in underdeveloped parts of the world. Spicer sends us a letter and an intensive update about their activities.
    much more inside.
UPDATE: Clean Water For Children Andreas Runggatscher 2018-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
#RotaryWalks Continues to Grow
RCNY's campaign, #RotaryWalks, continues to spread and develop. Here's a letter from Katarzyna Jaszczuk to Pres. Cowin who began and furthers the work. Katarzyna is a financial education expert who's been responsible for development of the Financial Education Program for the Foundation for Innovation and Knowledge, a leading Warsaw-based Polish non-profit promoting financial education, with key focus on children, youth and families.     more details inside.
RESULTS: #RotaryWalks in Warsaw Andreas Runggatscher 2018-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

Back to Back Meetings
RCNY celebrated back to back meetings this week. Feb 21st we held our monthly International Breakfast featuring speaker Latvian Ambassador Jānis Mažeiks and Feb 22 our weekly luncheon featured Dr. Simeon Hein, director of the Institute for Resonance in Boulder, CO
    Read a report and share pictures of the meetings inside.
REPORT: Breakfast & Luncheon - Feb 21 & 22 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

RCNY & Fraternite of Notre Dame
The Rotary Club of New York, Host Club # 6 held a Homeless Veterans Holiday Event on Dec 14th together with the Sisters of the Fraternity of Notre Dame. The hands-on project fed more than 70 homeless veterans. Thank you to all our volunteers!
View a video of the dinner created by RCNY President Dr. Jasmin Cowin.

VIDEO: Homeless Vets Holiday Dinner Andreas Runggatscher 2018-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

Video Clips from a Great Day
View some great video from our very successful #RotaryWalks on Oct 14th. The video was shot and edited by Rotaractor Lyudmyla Kicherezko. Thanks Lyudmyla!

      click here to view

VIDEO: From #RotaryWalks Andreas Runggatscher 2018-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

Weekly Meeting - Jan 25
Guest speaker at our Jan 25 luncheon meeting was Michele Abeles, an Asst. Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau. She has oversight of the Bureau’s responses to Freedom of Information Law requests.
    Read more and share pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - Jan 25 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

International Breakfast - Jan 17
RCNY's January 17th International Breakfast featured speaker was Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, Consul General of Greece who spoke on Foreign Policy Issues in the Mediterranean.
    Read a full report and share pictures inside.
REPORT: Int'l Breakfast - Jan 17 Andreas Runggatscher 2018-01-18 05:00:00Z 0

Pres. Cowin visits Moscow RC
While teaching workshops this week, Jan 14-20, by the invitation of Plekhanov University, our President Jasmin has found time to pay a visit to the Moscow Rotary Club. She's also doing a bit of touring.
    photos inside.
PHOTOS: Visit to Moscow Jasmin Cowin 2018-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jasmin Cowin

Digital Cryptocurrency Fundraising
RCNY is leading the way into a new era of charitable giving with the support of digital cryptocurrency fundraising. Andre De Castro, Founder and CEO of Blockchain of Things, Inc. has generously donated his expertise and services to create an RCNY virtual wallet and cryptocurrency administration protocol.
    more details inside.
LEADING: Into a New Future Jasmin Cowin 2018-01-11 05:00:00Z 0
Harlem Holiday
RCNY distributed toys, food and holiday cheer with many other participating groups under the umbrella of the Sisters of the Fraternite of Notre Dame at Fraternite's location in Spanish Harlem.
Through our Foundation, RCNY donated $3,000 in gifts which were selected and wrapped by Tom McConnon and his family. Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors, and members. 
      view the video
VIDEO: Toys and Cheer Jasmin Cowin 2017-12-22 05:00:00Z 0

Relief for Puerto Rico
Our member Levent Ozkurt has been conducting a relief mission to Puerto Rico accompanied by his Brothers in Freemasonry.
    view photos inside.
MISSION: To Puerto Rico Andreas Runggatscher 2017-12-19 05:00:00Z 0
PRESENTATION: Dec 14 Board Meeting Andreas Runggatscher 2017-12-18 05:00:00Z 0

Invocation by Rotaractor
Here are some thoughtful musings delivered by Rotaractor Sylvester Weise at our Dec 14th luncheon meeting. Thank you Sylvester!
    read Sylvester's thoughts inside.
SHARE: A Thoughtful Message Andreas Runggatscher 2017-12-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jasmin Cowin
Meeting Prospective New Members
Enjoy this video collage from our most recent meet and greet with prospective members hosted by Joyce Cowin at a Park Avenue apartment.

Video created by RCNY President Dr. Jasmin B. Cowin.

RECENT: Evening Get-Together Jasmin Cowin 2017-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

Thanks for Hurricane Donation
We've received a thank you letter from Houston University Area Rotary Club for our $25,000 donation for Hurricane Relief. Their plans are afoot to share aid with Mainstream Connections, a food pantry and counseling center, as well as to Firefighters Helping Firefighters, which offers aid to firefighters injured during their actions.
    read the letter inside.
GRATITUDE: RC of University Area, Houston Andreas Runggatscher 2017-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
Philanthropy and Donor Motivation
On Weds Oct 26, President Cowin attended a presentation by Amy Holmes, Senior Philanthropic Advisor & Manager of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, at the Jewish Women's Foundation. The subject of the presentation was learning about philanthropy and donor motivation, a very useful subject for us.
    more details inside.
GROWTH: Expanding Knowledge & Resources Jasmin Cowin 2017-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
James Kushner updates on Relief
The Rotary Club of Inwood, in coordination with the Rotary Club of New York, has been on the ground with relief efforts since the slew of recent hurricanes made landfall in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. RCNY has already donated $25,000 to these effort, but much more is needed.
    more details inside.
APPEAL: Help for Puerto Rico Andreas Runggatscher 2017-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

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.
THANKS: Member Outreach Andreas Runggatscher 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0

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.
GABROVO: Rotary Walks Andreas Runggatscher 2017-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

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.
RELIEF: Helping Houston Andreas Runggatscher 2017-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

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.
THANKS: From Hepatitis Zero Andreas Runggatscher 2017-08-04 04:00:00Z 0

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.
FRIENDSHIP: Gabrovo, Bulgaria Jasmin Cowin 2017-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
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
APPEAL: Coalition for Adolescent Girls Andreas Runggatscher 2017-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Memorandum of Undertanding Signed
We are most excited to announce that an MOU with the Rotary Club of Freetown, Sierra Leone has been ratified and that we have partnered with our Rotarian friends in that country as ground partners for our AGREE Project!
    Photos & Details inside.
A.G.R.E.E.: Sierra Leone Andreas Runggatscher 2017-05-17 04:00:00Z 0
Healing Global Poverty
May 10, 2017: Larry Cohen and Helen Reisler are shown at a District 7230 group meeting at The Harvard Club with  the Acting CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation, an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty.    www.mcc.gov
    More information & larger version of the photo inside.
POVERTY: Rotary and Millennium Challenge Andreas Runggatscher 2017-05-11 04:00:00Z 0

A Prospect for Peace
The Rotary Club of New York and The International Forgiveness Institute, Inc. have entered into a Joint Declaration for Renewing Communities through Forgiveness Education.
    Read the Declaration inside.
DECLARATION: Peace and Community Renewal Andreas Runggatscher 2017-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

   ⦁ President: Can Erbilgin ⦁ 7@nyrotary.org
   ⦁ Executive Director: Andreas Runggatscher ⦁ executivedirector@nyrotary.org
   ⦁ International Service Division Chair: John L. German ⦁ german63@hotmail.com

RCNY UN Meetings co-chairs:
   ⦁ Tom McConnon ⦁ thomasref@aol.com
   ⦁ Helen Reisler ⦁ helenreisler@icloud.com
   ⦁ Kaan Soyak ⦁ kaan@nyrotary.org
   ⦁ Kay Ghacheim ⦁ kghachem@aol.com
   ⦁ Matts Ingemanson ⦁ mi@leadership-by-rotary.org

Event Chair
   ⦁ Malika Abrous ⦁ Mhlabrous@yahoo.com


UN Committee Members Andreas Runggatscher 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kaan Soyak

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.

HISTORY: Caucasian Friendship Days -2005 Kaan Soyak 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andreas Runggatscher

Northern Cyprus Club Charters
One of the many wonderful memories of late NY Rotarian Barney Barnet comes from an event in which he was instrumental back in 2004. Two Rotary Clubs from the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus had been having Rotary meetings regularly without charters from Rotary International for the previous 25 years. Rotarians from Northern Cyprus came to RCNY and sought our help. We agreed to help establish the charters with one condition. Rotary Clubs from the Northern Turkish side would work with clubs from the Southern Greek side, regardless of political differences. They agreed and RCNY facilitated International Charters for the two Clubs on June 23, 2004 in just 3 weeks.

MEMORIES: Cyprus Club Charters - 2004 Andreas Runggatscher 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
EREY: Now Donate Through Rotary Direct Andreas Runggatscher 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0