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 Foundation “Doing Good in the World” (Aired on July 30 & 31, 2016)

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Tamton Mustapha

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Dr. Tam Mustapha

RadioRotary interviews Kinderhook Tri-Village Rotarian, Dr. Tam Mustapha, who has held a number of positions supporting The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary International. The motto of The Rotary Foundation, “Doing Good in the World,” describes its main mission, which focuses on improving peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education and literacy, and growing local economies. In 2017 The Rotary Foundation will have been achieving these goals for a hundred years. Anyone can contribute money to The Rotary Foundation, secure in the knowledge that their contribution will be used for work in the focus areas described above, since there is almost no administrative costs to an organization that employs volunteer Rotarians, and what little costs occur are largely paid for with interest on the contributed money.

Learn more:
Rotary Areas of Focus
End Polio Now
District 7210 Rotary Foundation Information
Rotary Foundation Centennial
Rotary Voices, Doing Good in the World
Kinderhook Tri-Village 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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Working for Peace and Health (Aired on September 19 & 20, 2015)

 (l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, David Ives and Sarah O’Connell

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, David Ives and Sarah O’Connell

Rhinebeck Rotarian David Ives is the Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, but that is just the tip of the iceberg for Ives’ many activities promoting worldwide peace and health. When he was 16, Ives took a trip to Latin America, where he was devastated by the poverty he encountered, and Ives determined to devote his life to helping others. After a stint in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua, he mixed an academic career with work for nonprofits, including Rotary International. A polio victim himself, he has volunteered to administer vaccine in Africa. He has worked with Rotary to organized peace forums in ten countries around the world. From his Nicaragua connection, he helped start the major commitment that Rhinebeck’s Interact Club has made to schools, pure water, and other improvements in rural León Province. A truly remarkable Rotarian.

Learn more:
Albert Schweitzer Institute
Quinnipiac University
David Ives on Peace
Rhinebeck Rotary

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