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‘Dinner with the Doctor’ — Dr. Raffaele Borriello tackles breast cancer

The third in the ongoing “Dinner with the Doctor” series drew a lively  crowd on Jan. 24. Dr. Raffaele Borriello presented an overview of issues surrounding breast cancer and addressed questions posed by members and guests of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club.

The very humorous Dr. Richard Lechtenberg (who was our first Dinner speaker in October) returned to introduce his friend and colleague Dr. Borriello.

Veteran surgeon Dr. Raffaele Borriello discusses breast cancer at the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club's Jan. 24 "Dinner with the Doctor" event.

Veteran surgeon Dr. Raffaele Borriello discusses breast cancer at the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club’s Jan. 24 “Dinner with the Doctor” event.


Anthony Civitano of the Flushing club, District 7250 Governor Nominee, led the Pledge

IMG_8622Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club President Vivian Hardison presents a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Borriello and Dr. Richard Lechtenberg looks on

Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club President Vivian Hardison presents a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Borriello as Dr. Richard Lechtenberg looks on.

Brooklyn Bridge Rotary tackles heart disease, America’s #1 killer, at Nov. 8 forum

Heart problems, which kill more Americans than any other disease, will be the subject of a “Dinner with the Doctor” forum hosted by the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, this Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 pm, at New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St., Downtown Brooklyn.

Cardiologist Ozgen Dogan will explore “Prevention of Heart Disease,” suggesting ways that this killer of one out of three Americans can be curbed. Every day, 2,200 Americans die as a result of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Dogan, M.D. FAAC, is a partner in Diagnostic Cardiology at 100 Clinton St. in Brooklyn Heights, a noninvasive cardiac outpatient center that offers programs in nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, stress testing, stress reduction (yoga), diet, cardiac rehabilitation and exercise. He has authored handbooks on emergency medicine and cardiology, wrote the foreword to “Essential Eating,” contributes regularly on cardiology for Sharecare.com, and is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the State University of New York and Columbia University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography.

This week’s talk follows a well-attended session last month on Dementia. Future Rotary lectures will cover breast cancer, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, Parkinson’s diseasehypertension, and weight loss.

All sessions are free and open to the general public; reservations are not required, and light refreshments are served. Following each talk, guests will have the option of joining the doctor for a $30 prix fixe dinner at 7 pm.

The series is moderated by Cara Lubin, M.D., a charter member of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club.

For additional information about the “Dinner with the Doctor” series or the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, contact President Vivian Hardison, 917-804-0797vch1bmac@gmail.com.

The mission of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club is to provide a venue for Rotarians to grow and develop in humanitarian spirit while providing service to others. The motto of Rotary International is “Service Above Self.”

Membership is by invitation; visitors are welcome. The club meets every Thursday, 6 to 7:15 pm, at New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St., Downtown Brooklyn.

NY1 features Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club’s first ‘Dinner with the Doctor’ event

NY1 health reporter Shazia Khan covered the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club’s first “Dinner with the Doctor” event, last week at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge. Her story was cablecast (and posted online).

Message from our President: Helen Reisler will be our honored guest this Thursday, Jan. 12

Greetings All,

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,
Vivian Hardison,
President of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club