Missionary Rose on Haiti (Aired 3-25-17 & 3-26-17)

Medical Mission to Haiti (Aired on March 25 and 26, 2017)

In 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Roberto Bonheur told his wife, Poughkeepsie Nurse Practitioner Rose Bonheur, that they had to do something to help; she had the skills, as a primary care specialist, to provide much needed medical help. Both Bonheurs had been born in Haiti, although they came to the United States as children. Rose was skeptical at first, but eventually organized a team of six volunteers and found a house in Haiti where they team could treat those in need. The need was immense, so every year since, Rose has found the donations, the medical supplies, and the volunteers to treat about 800 patients, moving to a different locality where there had previously been no medical care in the past. Recently, recognizing thatRotary handles projects like this all over the world, Rose has joined the Pleasant Valley Rotary Club. RadioRotary’s producer, registered nurse and Pleasant Valley Rotarian Kathy Kruger is excited to be among the volunteers for this year’s mission.

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Pleasant Valley Rotary Club
Health Effects of 2010 Earthquake:
Health in Haiti after the 2015 Hurricane

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U.N. SHOW # 1 (Aired on Jan 21 & Jan 22)

Rotary Day at the United Nations (Aired on January 21 and 22, 2017)

The annual Rotary Day at the United Nations each year brings together some
1,500 Rotarians along with various youth groups and representatives of
humanitarian organizations who work with Rotarians. For this program,
RadioRotary interviewed Mitch Kahn from ShelterBox; Rotarian Steve Goldsmith
(Hawthorne LAX Lennox Rotary) and Prabha Sankaranarayan from Mediators
Beyond Borders; and Rotarian-wannabe Anna Abraham representing The Gift of
Life, Inc. ShelterBox, whose emphasis is disaster relief, is now a Rotary Project
Partner. When Mediators Beyond Boarders looked at their members, who work
for peace between individuals, tribes, and nations, they discovered that a quarter
of its membership is Rotarians. The Gift of Life, which specialized in providing
pediatric cardiac care to children in places where such help is scarce, frequently
partners with Rotary clubs or districts in their work. Ms. Abraham’s group within
The Gift of Life works in Lebanon, currently focusing on refugees from the Syrian
Civil War. All met at the United Nations to exchange ideas about how to do good
in the world.
Learn more:
Rotary Day at the UN
ShelterBox USA
Mediators Beyond Borders
The Gift of Life, Inc.

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Rotary District 7210 in 2016-17 (Aired on July 9 & 10, 2016)

Louis Turpin

Louis Turpin

Rhinebeck Rotarian Louis Turpin is the District Governor (DG) for Rotary Year 2016-17 for District 7210, Rotary in the Hudson Valley. Rotary’s governance system has new officers undertake one-year terms starting on July 1, but District Governors have several years training before their year in office. DG Turpin discusses his goals for his year, which he summarizes as “Do Good, Have Fun.” Turpin has previously had many roles in his club and in the district, and also serves as member of the Board for ShelterBox, an international relief organization allied with Rotary International. DG Turpin’s year coincides with the hundredth anniversary of the Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary, best known for its efforts to eradicate polio, now on the verge of success.

Learn more:
Rotary District 7210Rotary Do GOOD, Have FUN
Rotary International
ShelterBox
Rotary Foundation
Polio Eradication
Rhinebeck Rotary

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A Rotarian Doing Good in the World (Aired on February 20 & 21, 2016)

Louis Turpin

Louis Turpin

Rhinebeck Rotarian and District 7210 Governor-Elect for 2016-17 Lou Turpin describes two of the several activities that help fulfill the Rotary Foundation motto of “Doing Good in the World.” In addition to his work for District 7210, Turpin has been instrumental in furthering the work of ShelterBox, perhaps the leading disaster-relief organization in the world. Not only has he been a Shelter-Box Ambassador, encouraging the funding of the program throughout the district, but be also serves on the board of ShelterBox USA. On another front, through his involvement with the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University, he has participated in several of the Nobel Peace Summits, an annual gathering of winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. At the most recent summit in Barcelona, Spain, Turpin combined these two aspects of his work by speaking to the meeting about how ShelterBox has been working to aid the refugees from the Syrian Civil War.

Learn more:
USA ShelterBox Program
ShelterBox Ambassador Lou Turpin
Albert Schweitzer Institute
Quinnipiac University
Rhinebeck Rotary

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