Talking Shelterbox (Aired on Feb 18 and 19)

Talking about ShelterBox (Aired on February 18 and 19. 2017

Jim Damiani, (Nanuet – West Nyack Rotary) 2017-18 Governor of Rotary District 7210, visits the RadioRotary studio to talk to Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell about ShelterBox, a major initiative for disaster relief that is affiliated with Rotary International.  Simply put, a ShelterBox is a tent and necessary supplies for up to ten people, all packed into a waterproof one-meter plastic cube. That is a good thing, but what makes ShelterBox effective in disaster relief are trained teams that can bring the ShelterBox cubes to the site of a disaster and teach locals how to use them. Because most cities and towns around the world have Rotary clubs, the ShelterBox teams have connections even in remote sites, such as the mountains of Nepal or smaller cities in Haiti, which enables the team to get the equipment to the right place faster than practically any other relief organization. Many Rotary clubs in District 7210 provide the $1,000 per box it takes to assemble a ShelterBox, often contributing more than one box a year, and then track “their boxes” to see where they have been deployed.

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ShelterBox USA
Natural Disasters
Rotary District 7210
Nanuet – West Nyack Rotary Club on Facebook

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Representing Rotary at the United Nations (Aired on February 11 and 12, 2017)

Representing Rotary at the United Nations (Aired on February 11 and 12,
2017)

Rotary International has had a close relation with the United Nations even beforeits fou nding—the London Rotary Club helps start UNESCO and nearly 50 of the de legates to the conference that drafted the UN Charter in 1945 were Rotarians. This relationship became even closer when Rotary partnered with several UN divisions in 1988 for a campaign to eradicate polio. Several Rotarians represent Rotary at UN meetings, including Greater Newburgh Rotarian Knut Johnsen, who tells RadioRotary about the experience on this program. An important part ofthe UN representatives’ work is planning the annual Rotary Day at the United Nations, when the UN is closed to all but Rotarians. Mr. Johnsen is active in Rotary in many ways, especially with The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary that regularly receives the highest ratings from independent evaluators.
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Rotary Representatives to the United Nations:
Rotary’s Role in Founding the UN:
Newburgh Rotary:

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February 11, 2017 · Posted in Rotary Foundation, Rotary International, United Nations  

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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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.

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

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