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From our President: Rotary birthday party this Thursday

Come join us this Thursday, Feb. 23, for a hour of fellowship “decorated” with cake and ice cream! Yes, I did say “cake and ice cream” — in the dead of winter!

What are we celebrating? The 107th birthday of Rotary International.  Now that is old by any standard.

Clover March will be our speaker on the topic or World Peace & Understanding Day which is always featured on Rotary International’s Birthday. So bring a friend and bring your own candle (one candle only, please) to place on your slice of cake so we can wish the world of Rotary a Happy Birthday!

Remember to wear your Rotary pin to the meeting.

We will see you at rotary!

Vivian

What a Charter Night! Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club celebrates on a snowy night at Brooklyn Boro Hall

Brooklyn Borough Hall was the “warmest and sweetest place to be” on a snowy Saturday night.

That’s how Vivian Hardison, president of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, put it in opening her remarks at the club’s Charter Night gala on Oct. 29.

Rotarians — many visitors to Brooklyn from other parts of Long Island District 7250 — were delighted by the appearance of Brooklyn’s feisty Borough President, Marty Markowitz, who presented one of his famous Proclamations, declaring “Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club Celebration Day.”

Heeeeeere’s Marty! … introduced by club Vice-President Ed Weintrob —

After Marty spoke, the officers and board members of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club were sworn in by NYS Supreme Court Justice Donald S. Kurtz, who was introduced by club Secretary Angelicque Moreno. Then all of the club’s Charter members were inducted — and “pinned” (with distinctive Charter Member pins) by District 7250 Governor Gabor Karsai —

Next, President Vivian Henderson recounts the origins of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, and District 7250 Governor Gabor Karasi describes Rotary’s important role, and why the world is a better place now that the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club has been born —

Leaders of the Rotary Club of Verrazano, which meets in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, toasted its new Downtown Brooklyn sibling, pointing out that the Verrazano club itself was an offspring of the old (now dormant) Brooklyn Rotary Club, which met in Downtown Brooklyn for around 80 years before moving to Bay Ridge and then fading away. Verrazano President Vincent Nativo Sr. and Verrazano Treasurer Dr. Joseph Caruana speak  —

Charter Night’s special honoree was Helen Reisler, the first woman member of the Rotary Club of New York who, as president of that club in 2001, guided New York Rotarians in raising funds and providing “hands on” disaster relief following 9/11. Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club founding member Dr. Judith Winn spoke about Ms. Reisler’s outstanding contributions. The following video contains excerpts from Ms. Reisler’s talk to the Brooklyn Bridge Club at its luncheon meeting on Oct. 6. Because of Saturday’s snow storm, the honoree was unable to travel from Westchester to Brooklyn for the Charter Night gala.

Marty poses with officers of BROOKLYN BRIDGE ROTARY

Left to right: Treasurer Christopher Muy, Secretary Angelicque Moreno, Vice-President Ed Weintrob, President Vivian C. Hardison, Sergeant at Arms Alan Wheeler, Boro President Marty Markowitz. Not pictured: Vice-President Sam Ibrahim. Charter Night, Sat., Oct. 29, 2011, at Brooklyn Boro Hall. Photo by Sara Weintrob.

Board sworn in by Justice Donald S. Kurtz

NYS Supreme Court Justice Donald S. Kurtz swears in the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club's board of directors for 2011-2012. Left-to-right: Shelly McIntosh, Ed Weintrob, Angelicque Moreno, Christopher Muy, Vivian C. Hardison, Alan Wheeler. Not pictured: San Ibrahim. Photo by Sara Weintrob.

Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club meets every Thursday, 12:15 pm, at the NY Marriott Brooklyn Bridge

The new Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club meets for lunch every Thursday, 12:15 pm, in the Archives Restaurant of the NY Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Hotel (click for map). Our location is central to everything in Downtown Brooklyn, and just steps from the Brooklyn Bridge (we’re one block from both MetroTech, Fulton Mall and Boro Hall, and directly across Adams Street from the State Supreme Court).

Please join us! To learn more about Rotary and the mission of our club, and for any additional information, stop by one of our Thursday meetings, or call our president, Vivian Hardison, at 917-804-0797

 

Charter Night shifted to Brooklyn Boro Hall; come celebrate with Brooklyn Bridge Rotary!

Our club’s Charter Night celebration — on Saturday, Oct 29 — has moved to Brooklyn Borough Hall.

This elegant and historic venue is at 209 Joralemon Street (between Court Street and Adams Street/Brooklyn Bridge Blvd). For Saturday night, there’s on-street parking nearby (and in several garages); the 2,3,4,5 trains are across the street; the A,C, F and R trains stop within two blocks.

Please mark your calendar and
RSVP to Clover March, 917-533-6114.

Tickets are $85, by check payable to Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club. Mail to the club at 124 Atlantic Ave, Suite P3D, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

We’ll be honoring Helen Reisler, who in July 2001 became first woman president of the Rotary Club of New York and then worked her position to great communal benefit following 9/11, will be the night’s honoree. Click here to read Helen Reisler’s story, which appears in the current issue of The Rotarian.