The short term effects of the Haiti earthquake are buildings and roads destroyed, lack of food and clean drinking water, and lack of temporary shelter and drugs and medicines. The long term effects are the economic problems of trying to rebuild houses and businesses, and children who have been left with no parents. We believe that Rotarians can best assist Haiti with the long term goals.

This can be achieved by: 1. Preparation of the club to respond to national or international disasters in close collaboration with other New York Rotary Clubs, the District Governor and Rotary International. In particular, to work closely with the Rotary International Action Groups to ensure coordination and consistency for Rotary assistance. 2. To acquaint Rotary Club of New York members with avenues for giving and assisting with the Rotary Club Partnerships in recipient countries. 3. To work closely with the New York Rotary Foundation on disaster contributions and earmarking of the donor’s contributions.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Birthday Party raises $2000 for Haiti

great to have.

I will send you more info shortly (and hopefully a couple of pictures) - regarding the haiti relief fundraiser/personal bday party that I had last thursday night (that continued into the weekend) at the Riverwalk Bar and Grill.
I had the idea of people eating, drinking and enjoying with me on my birthday - with some of the money spent going to charity (instead of gifts and straight giving to charity as many of my friends have so generously done in the past weeks).

It looks like ~$2,000 will be donated by the Riverwalk Bar and Grill - on Roosevelt Island - to the New York Rotary Foundation - earmarked for haiti relief, as a result of the charity/bday night that we had.
The Riverwalk agreed to donate a % of all money spent at their bar and grill on the night of my birthday party (many rotarians came, ate and drank for fun and charity) - the Riverwalk was charitable and kind - they continued the fundraising on Sunday by entering the foundation - haiti relief - into a superbowl pool.. the foundation won in the pool and this added to the total $$.


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