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The Rotary Club of White Plains is Club 5043, District 7230, Zone 32, Region USCB, Federal tax ID 13-6111471.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1712, White Plains NY 10602.

Our "Foundation of the Rotary Club of White Plains" is tax exempt, New York State #219346, tax ID 13-6165380.

Website created August 2001.

The Rotary Club of White Plains was chartered October 1, 1919, charter number 540.

August 2006: Ted Nygreen in Finland

I visited the oldest Finnish Rotary club, founded in 1927, on August 7, 2006 at the Palace Hotel on the harbor in downtown Helsinki.

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This club has 120 members, all men, but had only about 40 in attendance for a very austere meeting... no singing, no happiness, no split, no announcements... just the introduction of me and then a very timely program.

The speaker was a government official speaking about the Israeli-Hezbollah war, complete with charts and maps. Several members are also current or former government officials (I sat next to an Ambassador) and they asked a lot of questions. It was a lively dialog.

Unfortunately, I understood nothing, as the entire program was conducted in Finnish.

The meeting started at 11:45 AM and concluded punctually at 1:00 PM. The food was terrible. Cost of lunch = 22


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