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.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Inwood Club's Jim Kushner in the Field

Rotary International District 7230
Karl Milde – District Governor

Fellow Rotarians,

District Governor Karl Milde has asked me to send out the following urgent message from Jim Kushner, who is now established in the field in Haiti:

Subjet: >From Jim Kushner in the Field via Helen Reisler

We need medical teams we need nurses, trauma nurses and doctors to man the main camp and its satellites, triage people, EMTs.

They can go through Columbia Presbyterian and contact other hospitals for personnel. They can fly Jet Blue or American and come down in teams. We will pick them up at the airport and drive them to our medical camps in Haiti. Let me know in advance when they are coming.

I need their passport numbers, name, specialty, flight number, dates and times of arrival and departing

Aside from personal belongings they should bring:

Cephalaxen tabs & injects
Table paper and bed sheets
Pediatric and adult iv needles
Ace bandages
Alcohol pads
Hydrocortisone cream
Pedialyte diapers, baby oil, powder
Basic pediatric meds
Basicobgyn medicines and supplies
Speculum headlamps
Idoform, gauze

As soon as possible!

Jim Kushner

Rotary Club of Inwood

Rotary Service Above Self Recipient Jim Kushner is very determined. The victims of Haiti need our help. Jim is a Rotarian who will make sure that our help will get to the right places.

Please contact Past District Governor Helen Reisler, who is the "Point Person" for Jim Kushner. Any questions please call her at 914-277-3117 or 718-622-2148. You can also e-mail Helen at

Yours in Rotary Service,

Matts Ingemanson

District Secretary

Rotary International District 7230

Six Manhattan Rotarians Are On Their Way to Haiti
To all concerned Rotarians and friends:Jim Kushner and 5 other Inwood Rotary Club members, joined by New York Rotarian Bill DeLong, are on their way to Haiti. They will be working with Todd Shea, Founder of the Comprehensive Disaster & Response Services. Jim, Bill, and Todd have addressed major disasters , previously and are expeienced and reliable.Jim was written up in the Rotarian Magazine and has been on the back cover of the two latest issues. Todd has received a medal from the Pakistan President. Bill is a recipient of New York's "Liberty Medal" presented to him by Mayor Bloomberg. We worked together during 9/11.They are in desparate need of money and supplies.These are the details:SUPPLIES NEEDED:Pain MedicationAnti-Bacterial OintmentAnti-Inflammatory MedicationAnti-Biotics ( cipro, penicillan)Medical GlovesBaby FormulaBaby WipesSEND SUPPLIES TO:TODD SHEAc/o EDWARD SANCHEZAVENUE INDEPENCIA # 201CONDOMINIO BUENA VENTORAAPT 104 ER PISO GAZCUESANTO DOMINGO DRSEND CHECKS TO::THE GLOBAL GIVING FOUNDATION1023 15th STREET NW 12th FLOORWASHUNGTON, DC 20005 Phone: 202-232-5784 ( It is a 501 c3 organization)You must write in memo of check "TODD SHEA-HAITI "I am the "Point Person" for Jim. Any Tel: 914-277-3117 or 718-622-2148They need our help
Posted by Rotary Club of New York at 12:07

Memebers, Friends, and Family Are Cordially Invited:
Rotary Club of Wall Street Charter Dinner
At The Down Town Association
Friday 29, January 2010
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Members, Friends, and Family are cordially invited to attend
the Charter Dinner for the Rotary Club of Wall Street.
7:00 - 8:00
Cocktails and Fellowship
8:00 - 10:00
Dinner, Charter Ceremony, Keynote Speaker and Remarks by the District Governor
Contributions $125 / person
$1000 for a table of 8, plus a page in the Charter Journal
Cash or Check only for Payment
Checks should be made out to The Rotary Club of Wall Street
Please RSVP By Friday 22 January To:
Kazumi Hasegawa:,
Posted by Rotary Club of New York at 15:02

Please, just do it again!
January 10, 2010
Our last collection of hats, gloves and scarves was a success with over 200 items being collected and handed out. Thanks to all of you. Remember, if you ever have any other items like coats you can just contact me directly and I can arrange to get them and distribute them.Since our last drive was such a success we are going to do it again. This time we will be collecting socks. They must be new and can vary in size. Nothing fancy, just basic cotton tube socks varying in size. I think that larger sizes are probably better as most people that come are men. I am requesting that everyone bring socks to the Wednesday, January 27th meeting. If you are unable to bring in socks but would like to make a cash donation I will accept the money and buy socks.Our goal will be 250 pairs of socks. I am sure we can do this and thank you all in advance for your efforts.Hermann P. Walz
Posted by Rotary Club of New York at 08:31
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The RCWS meets at 5:30pm on Wednesdays at The Downtown Association, 60 Pine Street. Email:

For More Information:
Wall Street Journal Editorial On Polio
Rotary International
Rotary District 7230 Website
Rotary at the United Nations in N.Y.

Weekly Program Schedule:
January 20, 2010Speaker: Dr. Jerry LuftmanProfessional Title: Executive Director & Distinguished Professor STEVENS Institute of TechnologyHowe School of Technology ManagementPresentation Title: How to leverage Information Technology from the Recession through the Turnaround Presentation Overview:Today's businesses are compelled to continue the penetration of Information Technology (IT) into all facets of the organization. Businesses, regardless of their size, cannot function without IT enabling/driving every activity, from traditional back office systems such as e-mail, accounting, payroll, and inventory management, to strategic applications that interact with customers and business partners. These challenges are compounded by the dynamics of the business, technology, and economy. Dr. Luftman has analyzed over 300 U.S. corporations and will provide an overview on important trends such as key management issues, important technologies, budgets, headcount, skills, and organization structure. Hosted by Stanley Kules.

For More information
Rotary International Website
Rotary District 7230 Website
Rotary at the United Nations
Polio-Plus WSJ Editorial

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