ADDRESS:  Helen Reisler Speaks

"Future We Want" Model UN Conference
Accepting an invitation from the Italian Diplomatic Academy, to speak to 1700 high school participants from 137 countries, on Feb 21,2020, during a "Future We Want" Model UN Conference, Helen's topic was "Women and Leadership."
        more & a photo inside.
ADDRESS:  Helen Reisler Speaks Andreas Runggatscher 2020-03-05 05:00:00Z 0

REPORT: Luncheon Meeting – Jan 23

First Luncheon of 2020
RCNY’s first luncheon meeting of 2020 took place on Thurs Jan 23rd at the Tudor City Steakhouse. Our guest speaker was Stephan D. Bognar, Executive Director of the New York Dermatological Group Foundation.
        full report inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting – Jan 23 Andreas Runggatscher 2020-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

RECOGNITION: For Childhood Cancer Society

Our Efforts Receive Notice
Childhood Cancer Society, an RCNY supported charity, has received some superior recognition in the just-published online blog of Give Kids The World, Give Kids the World Village offers children with critical illnesses and their families weeklong, cost-free vacations in Central Florida.
        more about Give Kids the World and links to the blog inside..
RECOGNITION: For Childhood Cancer Society Andreas Runggatscher 2020-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

REPORT: International Breakfast – Jan 15

Monthly Breakfast Meeting - Jan 15
Our Jan 15 International Breakfast Meeting featured the Hon. Ambassador Robert L. Shafer, Deputy Permanent Observer of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations. Amb. Shafer was kind enough to speak in place of Amb. Beresford-Hill who became ill at the last minute.
    Read a report and share pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: International Breakfast – Jan 15 Andreas Runggatscher 2020-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

REPORT: Joint Meeting - Jan 9

Rotary and Rotaract UN
RCNY and Rotaract UN held a joint meeting on Thurs Jan 9. The speaker was John A. Nanni, District 7630 PolioPlus Chair. Another highlight was when President Larry Cohen announced our Club's giving of $110,000 towards Polio Plus-Rotary International thanks to a Gates matching fund.
        photos inside.
REPORT: Joint Meeting - Jan 9 Andreas Runggatscher 2020-01-10 05:00:00Z 0

HEADLINES:  Childhood Cancer

Disney Trip Draws Attention
One of RCNY Foundation's beneficiaries, Childhood Cancer Society, has made the News. Thomas Head's recent guided trip of 5 families to Disneyworld, will boost sales of his book, 'Adventure Ted: Night at the Enchanted Theme Park.' and enable more pediatric cancer sufferers to explore.
        news story inside.
HEADLINES:  Childhood Cancer Andreas Runggatscher 2019-12-24 05:00:00Z 0

GIFTS: A Great Day

Santa Visits Fraternitê
Our legendary Rotary Club, in partnership with the other Manhattan Rotary clubs, made it possible for Santa to have his wonderful annual visit in East Harlem. Over 2,000 toys were handed out last Thursday at Fraterntiê Notre Dame's’ Mary House.
        more about the day inside.
GIFTS: A Great Day Andreas Runggatscher 2019-12-24 05:00:00Z 0

REPORT: International Breakfast – Dec 18

International Breakfast - Dec 18
RCNY's December 18th International Breakfast Meeting featured speaker Rose Sager, Trade Representative for the Kingdom of Bahrain. She spoke on the cultural history & current business climate of Bahrain.
    Read a report and share pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: International Breakfast – Dec 18 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-12-18 05:00:00Z 0

REPORT: Luncheon Meeting – Dec 12

Weekly Meeting - Dec 12
The last luncheon of RCNY in 2019 took place at the Penn Club of NYC on Dec 12. Our guest speaker was Coren Allen who gave a very interesting presentation. We also inducted new members and presented a donation to Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly.
    more about the meeting & photos inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting – Dec 12 2019-12-13 05:00:00Z 0

CELEBRATIONS: Ronald Mc Donald & Fraternitê

RCNY Gives
On Dec 4 RCNY, represented by President Larry Cohen was proud to present a check from our New York Rotary Foundation at the Ronald McDonald House’s 40th anniversary Holiday Open House Celebration. A second part of the evening brought President Larry and Andreas to the Toy Drive Event for Fraternitê Notre Dame's Toy Giving in Spanish Harlem.
        more about the events & photos inside.
CELEBRATIONS: Ronald Mc Donald & Fraternitê Andreas Runggatscher 2019-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

FRATERNITE:  Thanksgiving Dinner for Vets

Posted by Thomas McConnon
Thanks to Our Deserving Vets
NYRC helped out on last Monday evening, Nov 25, with the Fraternite Notre Dame Annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Veteran's Home on East 119th St. managed by Volunteers of America.
        more about the dinner & photos inside.
FRATERNITE:  Thanksgiving Dinner for Vets Thomas McConnon 2019-11-27 05:00:00Z 0

REPORT: International Breakfast – Nov 20

International Breakfast - Nov 20
RCNY's Nov. 20th International Breakfast featured speaker Juerg Lauber, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN. A self-professed "UN Romantic," Ambassador Lauber spoke on the perceived crisis against multilateralism globally and his optimism towards the values that are held in the charter of the UN.
    Read a report and share pictures of the meeting inside.
REPORT: International Breakfast – Nov 20 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

REPORT: November 14th Meeting

Gift of Life Presentation
At our Nov 14 luncheon meeting, Fredlee Kaplan, VP of Gift of Life, gave a fabulous presentation on her recent mission to Kosovo. other highlights were Tommy Head's receiving a grant check from our Foundation for his great work with his Childhood Cancer Society and the exchange of banners with a guest from RC Agbara, Nigeria.
        photos inside.
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REPORT: UN Rotaract Fundraiser - Nov 9th

A Successful Event
This fundraiser, benefiting Refugee Relief in NYC, took place on Nov 9th following Rotary Day at the UN and was well attended by Rotaractors, NY Rotarians, Rotary International President Mark Maloney and other ranking RI members.
        photos inside.
REPORT: UN Rotaract Fundraiser - Nov 9th Andreas Runggatscher 2019-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

PHOTO: 7230 District Conference

District Recognition of RCNY
At Oct 26th's District Conference, RCNY was given recognition for our outstanding Polio Plus contributions. Here in the photo are President Larry accepting the recognition from District Gov. Mahbub Ahmad along with PDG Helen Reisler watching.
        click the thumbnail to view a much larger version
PHOTO: 7230 District Conference Andreas Runggatscher 2019-10-30 04:00:00Z 0

BENEFIT: Sock it to Poverty a Success!

Benefitting the Poor
The Rotary Club of NY and partnering club members from both Rotary and Rotaract in our district make an impact on "Sock it to Poverty" at the Ronald McDonald House. This project is directly benefiting the Homeless of NYC and the distribution of the items collected and bagged took place on Monday, October 28. A big thank you to all volunteers!
        photos inside.
BENEFIT: Sock it to Poverty a Success! Andreas Runggatscher 2019-10-25 04:00:00Z 0

REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - Oct 10

Weekly Meeting - Oct 10
Our Oct 10 meeting featured speaker Ferry Zandvliet, survivor of a massive terrorist attack in Paris. We were also honored by the presence of NYPD Commissioner James M. O’Neill and we inducted new member Ayana Muir
    Full report, photos, & Ferry's story inside.
REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - Oct 10 Andreas Runggatscher 2019-10-10 04:00:00Z 0

LETTER: Thomas McConnon Visits Detroit

Fraternite Notre Dame Establishes a New Location
Tom McConnon was invited to attend opening ceremonies on Oct 5 of Fraternite Notre Dame's newly retrieved church in Detroit by Bishop Jean Marie Kozik, founder of Fraternitie Notre Dame. Fraternite, in addition to opening the church also opened a new food pantry
        Tom's Letter & photos inside.
LETTER: Thomas McConnon Visits Detroit Andreas Runggatscher 2019-10-09 04:00:00Z 0

REPORT: Int'l Breakfast - Sep 9

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

REPORT: Rotaract UN - Sep 12

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

REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - Sep 12

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

REPORT: Bollywood in the Hamptons – Jul 27

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

HISTORY: Boy Scout Summer Camp

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

REPORT: GOLI Cardiac Conference – July 13

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

ROTARACT: Installation Celebration

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

DONATION: Fraternities Notre Dame

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

ADVENTURES: Boy Scout Camp

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


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

REPORT: Rotary/Rotaract Mixer - Jun 6

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

REPORT: Luncheon Meeting - May 23

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

SUPPORT: Women's Needs

Posted by Anna Folz, Rotaract UN
Helping Homeless Women
Anna Folz, VP of the UN Rotaract Club, is asking for help with a city-wide donation project. Rotaract is asking all of the New York Rotary Clubs to pitch in and help this be a successful occasion. They are working in partnership with Coalition for the Homeless to raise funds to provide feminine hygiene products to as many homeless women as they can.
        more info & donation connectons inside.
SUPPORT: Women's Needs Anna Folz, Rotaract UN 2019-05-22 04:00:00Z 0

SUPPORT: Women in Need

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

REPORT: International Breakfast - May 15

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

TOUR: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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

CELEBRATION: Harlem Nights

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

GOLI: Caring for Children

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

REPORT: Police Recognition Day

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

FULFILLMENT: Childhood Cancer Society

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

REPORT: Mixer on Apr 4th

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

REPORT: RYLA Camp  2019

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

FEATURED: Global Model UN - 2019

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

EXCHANGE: With RC Kowloon North

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

REPORT: Human Trafficking Panel

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

MEMORIES: Cyprus Club Charters - 2004 x

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