New York Rotary’s Response to 9/11: The Magic of Rotary (Aired Jan. 8, 2010)

Helen Reisler

Helen Reisler

Helen Reisler, the first woman President of the Rotary Club of New York, discusses “the magic of Rotary” and her club’s powerful response to 9/11. Her leadership after 9/11 organized club members to give immediate aid to victims and rescue workers and to effectively coordinate contributions in a 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund, contributions that have assisted victims to this day. As a result of her leadership, Ms. Reisler and her club were highlighted in The Rotarian magazine (with a 1.2 million member distribution) and received coverage in other media. She is Past District Governor of Rotary District 7230 and is presently a Rotary International Representative to the U.N. Ms. Reisler is a contributor to The Rotarian magazine as well as a Vice President of Membership of the Rotary Global History Internet Fellowship, which preserves the history of Rotary. Professionally, Helen Reisler is a consultant in public relations and publicity, with a background in business, media, and education.

Learn More:
Rotary’s Global History Fellowship
Rotary Response to 9/11 Disaster
Rotary Club of New York

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January 8, 2010 · Posted in Disaster Relief, History, Rotary International, United Nations