|2022 Letter to Rotary International About Speaking Up For Ukraine|
|2022 Our 'Letter to the Editor' Published in ROTARIAN Magazine|
We were shocked and dismayed to read the article by Frank Bures ["The End of the World as We Know It?"] in the December issue.
Bures equates the warnings about global warming to ancient mythology. This isn’t just nonsense; it’s worse than that.
Rotary has clubs in parts of the world that are already feeling serious effects of climate change.
For that matter, here in the United States the changing weather patterns are unmistakable.
Of all organizations on the planet, Rotary should be at the forefront, a leader in urging the adoption of policies to stem the creeping danger. It is shameful to see you instead giving space to someone whose message might well be summed up as: "Don’t worry, be happy."
This PDF contains:
1. the original article from the ROTARIAN magazine ("The End of the World as We Know It?" by Frank Bures);
2. the three letters to the editor responding to the article;
3. and the email thread between Paul Schwarz and the magazine editor.
|2021 Commemoration of Pearl Harbor|
December 7, 2021 - Brief address by Andrew L. Mozello
Remembering and commemorating that day of infamy...
This is an excellent reading for the first December meeting each year,
just remember to adjust the anniversary year...
this speech mentions the 80th several times.
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|2021 Completed Community Potable Water System for Communities in Ecuador|
With completion of the successful Global Grant # 1874107 from Rotary
International, the Rotary Club of Bahía de Caráquez has now completed seven
of these water projects bringing safe water to the homes of about 1800
families so far... a successful effort that would never have been possible
if not for the goodwill and participation of Rotarians and their clubs.
RCWP continues to support the efforts of Rotarians in Bahia. Documentation of this project's conclusion and the letter from R.I. can be found here https://rotarywp.org/archives/projects/Bahiagrant2021.asp
Our club has worked with the Bahia club over the past 2 decades, arranging to help Bahia directly by, for example, donating an ambulance, providing fire-fighting gear, and helping build a school. A summary of prior projects can be found at https://rotarywp.org/ourclub/ecuador/Bahiasum.asp
|Harry Bright Speaks to All|
2013 - Harry Bright's Motivational Speech to Track Stars
Our club sponsors the annual Loucks Track Meet, and Harry gave a motivational speech to the WPHS athletes on April 23, 2013. This is a 5 minute video; it's a really good speech.
2018 - Harry Bright's TV Interview "Gotta Run"
Harry O. Bright was a world class runner, and a pioneering member of the New York Pioneer Club. In this interview, Harry discusses his running experiences throughout his life, including track meets around the world, his US Army track events, and more. Throughout his life, Harry confronted and (usually) overcame the societal institutionalized racism that blocked his path as he continued to run and succeed in his career.
This is a 28 minute video made just one month before Harry's 89th birthday; it's so much fun listening to Harry recount many life experiences.
|WPHS Holiday Performance|
Holiday Performance 12/16/2014
On June 12, 2012, we awarded 26 scholarships to exceptional seniors in the 3 high schools in White Plains.
Click here to see names of Scholarship Winners since 2010...
... from the Association of Development Officers (ADO) for 93 years of service to White Plains.
"The Community Partner Award is presented to a corporation, organization, or private community foundation that has demonstrated outstanding leadership, financial support, in-kind contributions, and/or volunteerism for the good of our communities." (ADOonline.org]
Rotarian Kurt Kannemeyer was named to the 2012 Class of Rising Stars for the Business Council of Westchester. This is an elite group of "40 under 40" young movers and shakers. Way to go, Kurt!
|Important Early Years|
During the 20th century, Rotarians were expected to carry membership cards and present them as proof of membership when visiting other clubs. Old-timers may also recall how important it was to obtain "make-up" slips when visiting other clubs, because the attendance requirement was real, and you could really lose your membership if you missed too many meetings. By the turn of the century, we purchased paper member cards as shown, and used Word's mailmerge function to create a personalized membership card for each Rotarian in the club. It was a giant step forward to use plastic cards in 2003-04.
The Rotary Club of White Plains is Club 5043, District 7230, Zone
32, Region USCB, Federal tax ID 13-6111471. The "Foundation of the
Rotary Club of White Plains" is tax exempt, New York State #219346,
tax ID 13-6165380.
The Rotary Club of White Plains was chartered October 1, 1919, charter number 540. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1712, White Plains NY 10602. Website created August 2001.
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The 4-Way Test
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|The Rotary Club of White Plains is Club 5043, District 7230, Zone 32, Region USCB, Federal tax ID 13-6111471. The "Foundation of the Rotary Club of White Plains" is tax exempt, New York State #219346, tax ID 13-6165380. The Rotary Club of White Plains was chartered October 1, 1919, charter number 540. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1712, White Plains NY 10602. Website created August 2001.|
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