Formal In-Person Meeting with Former Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ukraine Natasha Wanchek

Join us for our club meeting with Guest Speaker Natasha Wanchek.

Natasha was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bakhmut, Ukraine, from 1999-2001, working with an enthusiastic environmental NGO. Projects included an eco-tour and a student/teacher penpal program with sister city Omaha. She then continued working in international development, first in DC and now in Brooklyn.

After the war started in Ukraine this year, she raised funds for an NGO called Bakhmut Ukrainian. With support from the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC), she raised more than $21,000 from 133 donors between April and June – all for humanitarian supplies. Bakhmut is now at the frontline of the war, but the NGO continues to maintain a humanitarian aid center there, and members also work from the city of Dnipro to coordinate and deliver aid where needed. In tonight’s presentation Natasha will discuss her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer and her efforts Bakhmut Ukraine since the war started.

Meeting Address: Cre8tive Studio, 134 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York NY, 10001.

Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00PM – 8:30PM Eastern time

Register for this meeting at the link below:
https://tinyurl.com/RCMNYC-1012

Past Event - Virtual Club Meeting with author and Rotarian RG Singh - Rotary Stamps

Join us for our club meeting with Guest Speaker RG Singh.

R. Gyaneshwar Singh, known as RG Singh is an author, public speaker and art aficionado who has conducted extensive research in the field of traditional board games of India since the year 2000. RG and his team mates have taught traditional Indian board games to more than a thousand adults and children at various camps and workshops since 2007. He was also instrumental in reviving the ancient Doll Display Tradition of Karnataka as well as Traditional Board Games of India by hosting exhibitions which have become popular annual programs. In his spare time RG prefers to relax with a book with his favorite genre being non-fiction.

In tonight’s presentation RG will speak to us regarding Rotary Stamps.

Prior to RG Singh’s presentation, Christina Wellington, President of the Rotaract Club of the United Nations, will give a 10 minute presentation on the District’s DEI Committee. 

Wednesday, October 26 th at 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern time

Past Event - Formal In-Person Meeting with Ruta Medze and Dr. Ahmed Otokiti

Meeting Address:  Cre8tive Studio, 134 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York NY, 10001.

Register for this meeting at the link below:
https://tinyurl.com/RCMNYC-1012

Virtual Club Meeting with President of Best Future Center Rick Olsen - Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in Uganda

Join us for our club meeting with Guest Speaker Rick Olsen.

Rick Olsen is the President and Founder of Best Future Center which was founded  to support humanitarian, educational and informational services to individuals in poverty in Africa. In Uganda, there are 125,000 refugees each day that only receive safe drinking water the equivalent of flushing your toilet twice in a day. In this evenings presentation, Rick will discuss a $100,000 Rotary project that he is working on to increase the water quality and quantity in the Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in SW Uganda. 

Wednesday, June 22nd  at 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern time

Past Event - Virtual Club Meeting with Immediate Past District Governor Mary Shackletoon

Join us for our club meeting with Guest Speaker Mary Shackleton.

Mary Eileen Shackleton is a fourth generation Rotarian and was District 7230 Governor for the Rotary year 2020-21.  Mary is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Metro New York City (2015-16), when the club was awarded a Presidential Citation. Currently, she is District Public Image Chair and Zone 32 Ambassador for 2021-22 RI President Shekhar Mehta’s Empowering Girls Initiative. Professionally, Mary is a Research Specialist with the international law firm Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.  She received a B.A. (Communication) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.  Mary went on to receive a J.D. from the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and a M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 

In her spare time, Mary enjoys photography, reading, baking when she can, travel, exploring NYC, all water sports, dancing, and especially meeting Rotarians.  She is a life-long fan of the Purdue Boilermakers, Chicago Cubs, and most sports.

Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern time

Past Event - The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 - Sat May 14th

RCMNYC is calling all our global members and friends… As well as music lovers… And those simply wanting to enjoy the international fellowship…

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be the 66th edition of the annual music event. It is set to take place in Turin, Italy, following the country’s victory at the 2021 contest with the song “Zitti e buoni” by Måneskin.

 

We will gather at The Upstairs Bar at Long Acre Tavern 146 West 47th Street (Between 6th and 7th Ave ) at 3PM.
 
Cash bar/food.
 
Please send a message to rsvp.rcmetronyc@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Past Event - Celebrating Rotary Metro NYC - 20th Birthday

On April 30th 2022, Rotary Metro NYC members gathered  at Prospect park in Brooklyn to celebrate Rotary Metro’s 20th anniversary.

 

Saturday, April 30th, 2022.

Past Event: Virtual Club Meeting With Club Past President Stefan Jekel - Financial Literacy Month

Join us for our club meeting with Guest Speaker Stefan Jekel.

Stefan Jekel is the Head of International Listings at the New York Stock Exchange advising international companies that represent a combined market capitalization of $8.5 Trillion+ across 46 countries. Stefan is also a Past President of the Rotary Club of Metro New York City.

April marks Financial Literacy Month. Financial literacy encompasses a wide arena of topics, from learning how to set a budget, to understanding debt, to becoming a savvy investor.

In today’s meeting Stefan will selectively touch on, among others, the concepts of retirement savings, investment avenues/platform and perils of credit card debt.

Wednesday, April 27th  at 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern time

Past Event - Virtual Club Meeting with Academic Manager Chiara Benetollo of the Petey Greene Program

Join us for our club meeting with Guest Speaker Chiara Benetollo.

Chiara Benetollo is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bryn Mawr College and the Academic Manager of the Petey Greene Program, the largest multi-state provider of academic support services in correctional and reentry settings. Chiara will talk about the need for effective academic programs for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated learners in the U.S.A. – the country with the highest incarceration rate in the world.  She will discuss the Petey Greene Program’s work in New York and across the northeastern U.S.A. focusing on the organization’s strategy to pilot and scale academic readiness programs that prepare incarcerated students to enroll and succeed in college.

Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern time 

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