Rotary and the UN
Tom McConnon, an active Rotary member since the 1980's, will speak to us about "Rotary International's Role in the Creation of the United Nations"
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Author of  "Conversations at the United Nations"

Fellow New York Rotarian, Tom McConnon has been an active member of Rotary International since starting up a technical training program as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the early 1980's in partnership with The Rotary Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development. He is also an Honorary Lifelong Member of the Rotary Club of Harlem, and the Rotary Club of Wall Street.

His recently published book provides an enjoyable way to get a richer look at the Permanent Missions, UN Administrative Directors, and Non-Government Organizations (NGO's), such as Rotary International.

The book is based on interviews, conversations, and research that he chronicled from the monthly breakfast meetings of the Rotary Club of New York over a fourteen-year period, and the annual Rotary Day at the United Nations that he first attended in 1989 when only fifty Rotarians attended.

Before joining the Peace Corps, Tom was a financial analyst at Dun and Bradstreet in New York, and editor and manager of their publication "Key Business Ratios". Prior to that, he was a research assistant to the staff economists at Alan Greenspan's economic forecasting company. Tom is currently the CEO of Thomas Refrigeration Inc, a leading company in its field, that provides mechanical services primarily to New York City area real estate manager and owners.

He lives on Long Island with his wife Noemi, who he met while serving with the Peace Corps, and somehow was lucky enough to convince her to move to the United States. They have five children, and, God Willing, are looking forward to the arrival of their eight grandchild this June.

Tom earned a B. S. in Economics from New York University in the late 1970's and completed his MBA degree shortly after returning from the Peace Corps.