The Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club was represented at the United Nations on Nov. 2 by Secretary Clover Dewar-March.
The Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club — in the person of Secretary Clover Dewar-March — participated in Rotary UN Day at the world organization’s Manhattan headquarters on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Rtn. Clover joined some 1,300 Rotarians in the annual event that is designed “to inspire and educate all participants as well as provide insight into the relationship between Rotary and the United Nations,” according to its sponsor.
Here’s how the sponsor described the international service organization’s long connection to the international peace organization:
“Rotary’s relationship with the United Nations dates back to 1945 when some 49 Rotary members acted as delegates, advisors and consultants at the United Nations Charter Conference. Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status possible with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization.”
This is an excellent, upbeat overview of what Rotary is all about. (Additional videos, with more detail, are available to auto play after the first.)
Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club President Vivian Hardison reports:
Our club was privileged to host the entire Group Study Exchange team for RI District 3480, Taipei, Taiwan. This is the same district I traveled to as a GSE Team Leader in 2010. Our very own Shelia Cockburn is currently in Taiwan as a team member of the outbound GSE Team. She will have many stories to share with us upon her return to New York later this month.
The Inbound GSE Team consist of Rtn. Stephanie [Team Leader], and team members Yi-Fang, Bi-Chi, Chih-Lin and Wei-Shuan.
On Saturday, May 4, we took them on tour of “everything Brooklyn!” They visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
, Brooklyn Museum
, Barclays Center
[studied the exterior structure] and dinned at the famous Juniors
. Rtns. Clover, Astrudge and Sandra joined us for dinner along with honoree Dr. Lechtenberg
, and Amy. We were equally delighted to have Sandra’s brother with us for dinner — he is so funny! What a sense of humor!
The food was great! The cheesecake was deliciously fattening! We ate it all! For those of you who missed it, you missed a great time!
Special thanks to BBRC members for agreeing to host the inbound GSE Team. The weather was absolutely perfect and the Cherry Tree blossoms were at their peak.
It might well have been “international night” at the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club!
Two former members of Rotary’s Group Study Exchange participated in the club’s Feb. 28 meeting, along with a new GSE participant.
Lourdeth Ferguson and Hardley Dupont, who joined Rotary’s exchange to Italy in 2011, discussed their experiences with club members and with Shelia Cockburn, who will participate in this year’s GSE program in Taiwan.
GSE visitors to Italy Lourdeth Ferguson and Hardley Dupont pose with this year’s delegate to Taiwan, Shelia Cockburn (right), and club President Vivian Hardison (left).
The Brooklyn Bridge Club agreed to endorse Ms. Cockburn’s participation. Ms. Cockburn will report back to the club after she returns from Taiwan.