October 4, 2019 / Volume 29, No. 13

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breckinridge, burr, lincoln
 

Rotary International District: 7980
District Governor: Jack Solomon
Club President: Karen Kleine



October 4, 2019



Opener: Gail Lavielle

Program: Kyung Won Pak - Director: Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project

Greeters: Flug, Jaffe, Zielinski



LAST WEEK'S GUESTS: 

World Affairs Seminar students:

Madelyn Cardenas
Federica Nagar
Sandra Tello-Aca
Marley Lopez-Paul

PLEASE WRITE GUEST NAMES AND AFFILIATIONS REALLY CLEARLY.  LEGIBILITY COUNTS.  THANKS.
Kyung Won Pak, Director of the the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will speak to Westport Sunrise Rotary on Friday morning at 7:30AM, October 3, 2019.


She will present two documentary films about Korea.  The first film illustrates the cultural achievements of Korea's past, and the second film has shown Korea's industrial achievements since the Korean War.    Once known as the Land of the Morning Calm, Korea now possesses the 10th to 12th largest economy in the world and is becoming more and more important in the world's economy, culture and politics.

BIO:

Kyung Won Pak (MS)
Professional Activities

Taste of Korea, Flushing, NY, January 2007 to Present
President

Planned and organized efforts to introduce Korean traditional food in the U.S.

Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project, Flushing, NY, January 2005 to Present
Director

Organized complimentary cultural programs at various venues to promote Korean history and culture in the U.S.

Supervised distribution of complimentary books on Korean history and culture (KSCPP Series) in the U.S.

Managed overall actives of KSCPP in the U.S.


Korean Parent Association of Horace Mann High School, Bronx, NY, Vice President and President, 2002 - 2005


Korean Parent Association of Korean School , New York, NY, January 2000 to December 2002
President                                                                                              
Korean Parent Association of Korean School, New York, NY, January 1995 to December 2000
Member of Board of Directors     

                                                            
1986 Came to USA
New Venue, Another Great Youth Performance
 


Last Friday we enjoyed a great initial breakfast at the VFW Hall and we heard from our four high school representatives to the World Affairs Seminar.
 
The WAS is an annual youth initiative sponsored by District 6270 and held each June at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. 300 students from some 30 countries attended this year, each sponsored by a Rotary club.
 
This one week seminar helps attendees gain a better understanding of a different contemporary global issue each year. This year's topic was The Problems and Perils of Social Media, how social media affects individuals and cultures.
 
Hands On Co-Chair Bruce Paul introduced our four speakers: Federica Nagar, a senior at Staples who let on that she is fluent in Italian, who has been active in RYLA and is now helping restart an Interact club.
 
Madeline Cardenas, a junior at Bridge Academy, whose goal is to become a neonatologist. She enjoys K-Pop, South Korean popular music, and added that she made several friends over their mutual love of this music.
 
Marly Lopez-Paul, Bruce's daughter, a Staples junior who loves basketball, biology and dim sum - and who admitted to a weakness for ice cream cake. She has a passion for space and molecular biology and the origins of life. "I hope one day I can help colonize Mars."
 
She said she has lupus, an autoimmune disease, and appealed for people to go to the Lupus Foundation's Facebook page and make a donation.
 
Sandra Tello-Aco, a Bridge Academy senior. She loves to binge watch TV and listen to K-Pop BTS (BTS is a boy band. She, too, made friends over K-Pop), play volleyball and soccer. She proudly announced that she will be a first generation college student.
 
They spent week hearing subject matter experts, then breaking into small groups to discuss what they had just heard. At the end of week each group completed its Capstone Project, a presentation for which they pulled together all of what they had learned during the week.
 
One of the groups put facts about climate change on a page - on one side those they deemed true, on the other, not true. They said the internet presents information that requires the user to determine which are facts and which are not. The group included people from Wisconsin , from the Netherlands, and a girl who is Ghanaian royalty.
 
Marley found the seminar really eye opening, "especially its diversity. " She commented that whether social media is a positive or a negative depends on the user.
 
She noted, for example, how it informs people about the scope of human trafficking while it aids human traffickers.
 
One group looked for solution for fake news by using role playing with a social media company, and two opposing governments. What should we do? Her group came to a fast compromise - that "wrong facts" should be flagged but not taken down to avoid infringing on freedom of speech.
Marley and a couple of the other girls said that after what they learned they have cut down their "mindless scrolling," and they all agreed that social media helps them do little things to help others.
 
They all learned that with this much technology at their fingertips they can use social media to spread happiness.

(Roy Fuchs)





WSR WESTPORT UNCORKED MEETING NOTES
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Great meeting on 9/30.  Hope the holiday was wonderful for those who celebrated.

We are in good shape.  Most all event partners have confirmed for participation again this year!  We have Longshore (venue + food), Cory (wine), Josh (music), Alessandro (photography), Baker Graphics (printing), etc.

Still to be addressed: Mark Matthias will be working with Hawley on WSR slide show and Mike Hibbard will circle the dessert wagons.

NOW ALL WE NEED IS...YOU!!

Sponsorship Heads: Eileen, George, Karen & Marty

... Off to a great start with $2000 already pledged!
... will report weekly on RETURNING (ALUMNI) Sponsors!
... will work with each of YOU (every member) and your NEW target Sponsor list of people to contact!

We have 60+ members in the club at present - it would be AMAZING if we all could bring in ONE new sponsor each!!

Fri 10/4 is this week. 
We are 4 weeks to get all sponsors booked, artwork in, and paid!

Our goal is $30,000. Average $7,500 a week! 

Fri 10/11 is 3 weeks    GOAL - 25% IN

Fri 10/18 is 2 weeks.   GOAL - 50% IN

Fri 10/25 is 1 week.     GOAL - 75% IN - IMPORTANT - BOOK IS 75% PAGINATED!

Fri 11/01 CRITICAL    100% "SOLD" MUST BE INTO EILEEN!  FINAL, FINAL SET!

Fri 11/08   PRINT

Fri 11/15  Westport Uncorked BOOKS DISTRIBUTED

Fri 11/22 Our big, successful Westport Uncorked!


Thank you!

rob opens



steve wins wine



world affairs seminar students


the new location






Nick's Notes:


Let's see. First of the month.  My birthday tomorrow. I don't expect anyone to buy me a present, unless it is very expensive. Tiffany's open at ten am.
Another day older and deeper in debt, as the song goes.

As you know, I like to start the first column of the month with a poem. Let's see if I can find a suitable one... Ah, here is one that we can  all appreciate, sad but lovely, by Sasha Moorso. 1931- 1999.

             Jewels in my hand
I hold dead friends like jewels in my hand
Watching their brilliance gleam against my palm
Turquoise and emerald, jade, a golden band

All ravages of time they can withstand
Like talismans their grace keep me from harm
I hold dead friends like jewels in my hand

I see them standing in some borderland
They're heads half-turned ,waiting for my arm
Turquoise and emerald, jade, a golden band 

I'm not afraid they will misunderstand
My turning to them like a magic charm
I hold dead friends like jewels in my hand
Turquoise and emerald, jade, a golden band


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October Birthdays





Nicholas Clarke - October 2
Steve Violette - October 13
Brian Nathanson - October 23
Paris Looney - October 26
Linda Bruce - October 30



JOIN ROTARY AND CHANGE THE WORLD
(VIDEO)

JOIN ROTARY  AND CHANGE THE WORLD

(sourced by Dennis Wong)


IDENTIFYING PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS FOR OUR CLUB

Think of your contacts, acquaintances, friends and family members who might qualify for membership in the Club.  It's not necessary to know whether they are ready to join Rotary.  

Professional Contacts:
Consider your supervisor, current and former colleagues, acquaintances from professional associations and people you have done business with recently.  

Service Contacts:
Consider neighbors, community leaders and acquaintances who have volunteered with you on Rotary or non-Rotary events or service projects.

Community Contacts:
For example:
Medical Professionals, Real Estate Agents, Financial Managers/Planners, Religious Leaders, Lawyers, Business Consultants, Accountants, Veterinarians, Non-Profit Professionals, School Administrators, Social Workers

Have a name?

Send it in with some contact info.
jbcohen27@gmail.com

On the first Saturday of each month, two Rotarian's are assigned to deliver and serve meals to the homeless at the Gillespie Center. Please contact 
Bruce Paul
bruce.a.paul@gmail.com 


9/7/19
Mark
Mathias
9/7/19
Joe
Watson
10/5/19
Arlo
Ellison
10/5/19
Joe
Renzulli
11/2/19
Marty
Berger
11/2/19
Katie
Augustyn
12/7/19
Abby
Safirstein
12/7/19
Terence
Gibbons
1/4/10
TBD
TBD
1/4/20
TBD
TBD
2/1/20
TBD
TBD
2/1/20
TBD
TBD
3/7/20
Vesna
Hermann
3/7/20
4/4/20
Jack
Mullen
Jack.Mullen@summerstreetre.com




The Crier includes the
"Club Calendar", where the upcoming Club events are listed. Please submit event information to: jbcohen27@gmail.com
Sunrise Rotary Club members serve as greeters and deliver the openers at the Club meetings on a rotating basis. If a member is unavailable on the assigned date, it is essential that he or she find a replacement and submit the name to:
jbcohen27@gmail.com

Greeters
 
2019
           
Sept                  Cohen; Lindsay; Garten
Oct                    Zielinski; Jaffe; Flug
November        Burger; Herman;  Gibbons
December        Safirstein; Lowrie; Senturia
January            Renzulli; Hill; Looney
February           Masumian; Wong; McCarthy



Meeting Openers
 
September           6    Bruce
                            13    Flug
                            20    Lowrie
                            27    Hauck
 
October              4     Lavielle
                           11    Press
                           18    McCabe
                           25    Wong
 
November            1    Senturia
                              8    Sa'Couto
                             15   Mombello  
                              29   Cohen
 
December             7     Lindsay
                             14    Safirstein
                             21    Wetmore
                             28    Gibbons




Programs:

Oct. 4         Kyung Pak, Director, Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project
Oct. 11       Dr. Ben Powers, Headmaster, The Southport School
Oct. 18       Novelette Peterkin, Carver Foundation
Oct. 25       New member bios: Vesna Herman, Paris Looney
Nov. 1        Bill Harmer, Exec. Dir., Westport Library at the Library
Nov. 8        Westport Uncorked presentations by Cory D'Addario, Joe H, Mike M
Nov. 15      Lexi Shereshewsky, The Syria Fund
Nov. 22      New member bios: Micki McCabe and Martin Mossakowski
Nov. 29      post-Thanksgiving no meeting




Westport Sunrise Rotary Club Board Meetings
Usually the first Tuesday of the month 5:30-7PM in Town Hall Room 201.  All are welcome.  
Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service,  which form the foundation of club activity. Club Service (Fun,  Fellowship and Fundraising)  Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.

Vocational Service (Four-WayTest)
Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.

Community  Service  (Charitable Giving and Hands-On)  Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.

International Service (International Projects and PolioEradication)
International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to Polio Plus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

New Generations Service ( Rising Young Voices)
New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange. 




President: Karen Kleine
Past President: Eileen Flug
President Elect: George Masumian
Secretary: Yvonne Senturia 
Treasurer and Sunrise Rotary Foundation President: Jeff Cohen
Membership Chair: June Getraer
Program Chair Co-Chairs:  Jane Ross and Katie Augustyn
Hands On Co-Chairs: Bruce Paul and Rob Hauck
Charitable Giving Chair:  Helen Garten
Youth Services Co-Chairs: Justin Phillips and Holly McCarthy
International Chair : Abby Safirstein
Rotary International Foundation Chair: Joe Renzulli
Member at Large: Mark Soboslai





  
Editor/ Photographer Jeff Cohen
Reporter/Photographer Roy Fuchs
Columnist Nick Clarke


 


The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7:30 AM every Friday Morning at 
The Westport VFW
465 Riverside Avenue

 Meetings are open to all Rotarians and their guests.
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