January Fireside Fourth - Members Only: 9th Annual Winter Social at Stefan's place

Members-Only (due to limited space)

Winter Afternoon Social (3:30pm) at Stefan’s Place. Mulled Wine. Let us gather for what will be our 9th annual mulled wine social on the Upper West. Members-Only due to space restrictions.

Glühwein / Mulled Wine / Vin Chaud
… and light snacks

Mulled wine is a beverage of European origins usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices.

The event has been known to, on occasion, spill into the neighborhood once mulled wine supplies were depleted. Please rsvp quickly to rsvp@rotarymetronyc.org, since there is limited space. The address will be mailed to you as part of your registration confirmation.

Please do not bring anything (food, beverages, gifts), INSTEAD:
rather make a donation towards End Polio Now.

January 9, 2019, Club Meeting – Speaker: Soraja Helac, Faculty, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Soraja Helac has extensive experience in the primary art market, curating art shows that showcase international and national artists, and she also generates secondary market sales in the fine art industry. She is the founder of Helac Fine Art, LLC, which has successfully placed Modern and Contemporary artwork in both private and corporate collections.

Soraja has worked for several art institutions, including the Villa Merkel Museum in Esslingen, Germany and the Neue Galerie Museum in New York City. Soraja holds a Master’s in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Arts and a Master’s in Art History and English from the University of Ludwigsburg, Germany.

We meet 6:45pm for 7:00pm at Playwright Tavern, 202 West 49th Street, 3rd Floor (betw Broadway and 7th Ave). To  register  and  pre-pay  please  go  to  www.rotarymetronyc.org.  Meeting  fee  (incl  3-course  dinner)  is  $35  for visitors/guests and $25 for Rotaractors, plus applicable payment fee respectively. Walk-ins are $40 cash-only.

January 23, 2019, Club Meeting – Speaker: Eric Hausman-Houston, author of WWII memoir “The Lost Artist: Love Passion War"

As a concert pianist in the 1980s, Eric Hausman-Houston was offered a Julliard scholarship by Abbey Simon. He was signed by Global Records, who changed his name from Hausman to Houston. His first album, Beethoven Sonatas: Moonlight Pathetique Appassionata, received critical acclaim and won the Grammy for Best Producers. To promote his second album, Tonight and Forever, a collection of popular classical piano pieces, Houston went on a one hundred concert tour. Responsible for all travel expenses, he went into debt. Planning to sit out his four-year contract, Houston wrote his first play, Playing with Fire. Playing with Fire was picked up by Earl Graham of the Graham Agency and optioned for Off-Broadway by Lois Deutchman, producer of Oil City Symphony. Houston never returned to the piano. After having worked as a ghostwriter, The Lost Artist marks Houston’s first book written in his own voice and name.


Help members of RC Metro serve up to 1,300 meals to people in need.

Bollywood in the Hamptons Event Nets $11K for NOMI!

The Rotary Club of Metro New York City thanks all those who made Bollywood in the Hamptons such a success!  Together we have raised net proceeds of  over $11,000 for Nomi Network.  Shoppers on the day purchased nearly $2,000 in products in the Nomi Network tent.

Very good progress of “Leg for Legless”

The implementation of the Global Grant, Leg for Legless (LFL), has been making very good progress. The goal of the grant was to distribute a minimum of 1500 limbs at a cost of under $30 a piece. Since August 2015 till…