District 7190 once again plans to participate in “Rotary Day at the United Nations,” this year scheduled for Saturday, November 1.
If you are interested in joining other Rotarians from 7190 for this special day, please let Bill Dowd know ASAP so we can get your reservation in to District HQ. The registration fee is just $50, and the District’s deadline is mid-October. Thus, we’ll need to know your intentions before mid-September.
The day will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch in the UN Cafeteria at 1, overlooking the East River.
“This is a great experience, a time to learn more about our important history with the UN. Registration is open but very limited, so hurry. Our district will be taking a bus — or maybe two, so keep your eyes open for more information on this,” says new District Governor Dave Hennel.
Rotary’s relationship with the UN dates to its creation in 1945 when 49 Rotarians acted as delegates, advisors and consultants at the UN Charter Conference. Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status possible with the UN as an NGO — a non-governmental organization.
Each year at “Rotary Day at the United Nations” more than 1,300 Rotarians gather at UN headquarters in New York. The program is designed to inspire and educate all participants as well as provide insight into the relationship between Rotary and the UN.