The Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club is pleased to announce that PDG Helen Reisler will our guest speaker on Thursday, January 12.
Mrs. Reisler is the Past President of the New York Rotary Club #6 and was the Honoree at our October 29, 2011, Charter Night and Gala. However, she was not able to attend due to extreme weather conditions which preventing her from even leaving here area to travel to New York on that evening. The snow, ice and wind were relentless.
For those of you who do not know who Mrs. Reisler is or what she has done, I will only share a few of her extraordinary qualities.
1) She is the first woman president of one of the oldest and world renown rotary clubs – The New York Rotary Club #6.
2) She is the Past District Governor of Rotary International District 7230.
3) Under her presidency in 2001, in the midst of all the disaster from the fallen towers, she and her club collected over 1.4 Million dollars to help the victim families of 9/11 and successfully distributed every penny of the monies to the families within a year of receiving the funds.
4) She graces the cover of the September 2011 issue of the prestigious Rotarian magazine.
5) She is one of the most courageous, most honorable and humble persons I have ever had the privilege to meet.
I invite you all to join us this Thursday at 12:15pm to come hear the amazing story about what she and her club did to make a difference in so many peoples’ lives.
The Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club meets in the private dining room of the Archives Restaurant, located in the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY. Lunch is $35.00, all inclusive. Please confirm your attendance so that we may give a proper count to the head chef. Lunch is always delectable and heart healthy.
Finally, for those of you who are interested, I ask that you bring an unwrapped toy to help us finish filling our last collection box for the US Marines ‘Toys for Tots’ program. This will be our last day to donate toys for this program.
Come join us for an hour of fellowship, information and see Rotary in action. Until then, I remain sincerely….
Yours in Rotary,
President of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club