Insights on UN Blue Helmets Peacekeepers
On Sep 18 we held our first UN International Breakfast following our summer breaks. Featured was Nedialko Kostov, Special Asst. in the Dept. of Peacekeeping Operations at the UN Secretariat, who gave us insights on the Blue Helmets, a UN peacekeeping group.
    Read a report and share pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: Int'l Breakfast - Sep 9 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
An Enlightening Meeting
Rotaract UN's Sep 12 Meeting featured RCNY's P.P. and Trustee, Helen Reisler, who was a well-received guest speaker. Also present were President Larry Cohen and Rotaract District Rep. Almas Jahnbaz.
 
       For a full version of the photo, CLICK HERE.
REPORT: Rotaract UN - Sep 12 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
Weekly Meeting - Sep 12
Our Sep 12 meeting was the first meeting back after our fall breaks. It featured talks by 7230 DG Mahbub Ahmad, Fredlee Kaplan Vice President Gift of Lifte International and Grace Agwaru of Ambassador for Gift of Life International. Four new members were inducted.
    Pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - Sep 12 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Benefits for West Bengal India
The Rotary Club of Metro NYC put this great fundraising event together - a full day of fun and changing the world together for our “Water and Sanitation” fundraiser providing tube-wells, public toilets and showers to economically deprived, rural villages in West Bengal, India!
        more about the day & photos inside.
REPORT: Bollywood in the Hamptons – Jul 27 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-07-30 04:00:00Z 0
Special Reminder
RCNY has a rich history of collaboration with the Boy Scouts. While visiting our Boy Scout summer camp recently, RCNY member Joe Schiltz, Director of Field Service - Boy Scouts of America - Greater New York Councils found this New York Rotary plaque from 1958 by the Nature Lodge in Camp Kewoa which at the time was called Camp Manhattan.
        full-size photo inside.
HISTORY: Boy Scout Summer Camp Andreas Runggatscher 2019-07-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fredlee Ann Kaplan
Children’s Hospital in San Salvador
Gift of Life International (GOLI) and its Affiliate Latodos de Esperanza sponsored their second Cardiac Conference at Benjamin Bloom Children's Hospital in San Salvador, El Salvador, on July 13, 2019. This is the most advanced program in collaboration with Gift of Life International.
        conference details & photos inside.
REPORT: GOLI Cardiac Conference – July 13 Fredlee Ann Kaplan 2019-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
A New Year Begins
On July 17 the Rotaract Club at the UN celebrated its past year, new President, and outgoing Officers as well as the Incoming team. Awards were presented and the Rotaractors were joined by a sizeable number of Rotarians.
        more details & photos inside.
ROTARACT: Installation Celebration Andreas Runggatscher 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
A Heartfelt Thank You
Rotary put smiles on kids who attended this summer's Scout Camp. Joe Schiltz, Scout Executive and RCNY member brought us some thank you cards from kids who attended the RCNY sponsored Scout Camp. A grant from your New York Rotary Foundation put smiles and happiness in the lives of these kids.
        photos of a few cards inside.
ADVENTURES: Boy Scout Camp Andreas Runggatscher 2019-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Providers of Much-Needed Services
Our Foundation Chairman, Jim Thompson, on behalf of the members of the legendary Rotary Club of New York, presented a much-needed donation to the Sisters of Fraternities Notre Dame. These French Nuns nourish (physically, as well as spiritually) the hungry of our beloved city.
        more about the Sisters inside.
DONATION: Fraternities Notre Dame Andreas Runggatscher 2019-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome President Lawrence Cohen
RCNY began it's 110th year on Jul 11th with the Installation of President Lawrence Cohen, new Officers and Board. of Directors. Presentations were made by President 2018-19 Ted Perednia and RI Director Jeffry Cadorette among several others. Trustee and PP, PDG Helen Reisler gave an overview on our rich history. Recognition was a major theme for all.
        Many more details inside reported by Andreas Runggatscher & photos from the event.
INSTALLATION: RCNY's 11th Decade Andreas Runggatscher 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fredlee Kaplan
RCNY Donates
GOLI held a reception at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg (Jun 1-9) for all the affiliated GOL programs representing 25 countries from which children with congenital heart disease are taken care of. Sixty children in Egypt will be served by the RCNY grant this year.
        more info & photos inside.
GOLI: At Rotary International Convention Fredlee Kaplan 2019-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
An Exchange of Ideas
Rotaractors & Rotarians met once again June 6 in the fashionable and elegant Madison Ave. John Paul Ataker Flagship Store, generously offered to us again by Trustee Kerime Ataker. The exchange of stories & ideas while mingling with young Rotaractors proved once again most valuable to all present. We hope that we'll be able to continue to create these solid synergies with our Rotaract friends.
        photo inside.
REPORT: Rotary/Rotaract Mixer - Jun 6 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-06-07 04:00:00Z 0
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
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 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-05-15 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 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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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 x Andreas Runggatscher 2015-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
EREY: Now Donate Through Rotary Direct x Andreas Runggatscher 2014-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Sponsors