The Sunrise Rays Newsletter

Volume 92, Number 5, September 12, 2016

Rotary Table at Cathedral Memorial Day Fair May 30, 2016 - See more at:
Rotary Table at Cathedral Memorial Day Fair May 30, 2016 - See more at:
Arthur Dubrin of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island
“The Problem with Business and Media Ethics”
by Althea
The Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City will welcome as guest speaker, Dr. Arthur Dobrin, professor emeritus at Hofstra University where he has taught courses in applied ethics in the School of Business and the School of Communication.   Dr. Dobrin, who the Club has welcomed as guest speaker in the past, will have as his timely topic, “The Problem with Business and Media Ethics.”
Dr. Dobrin is the author of twenty-four books including “Business Ethics,” “Teaching Right from Wrong,” and “The Lost Art of Happiness.”  He has also written books of poetry and several novels.
He is leader emeritus of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, located in Garden City.
Club members often asked where we find such a wide range of informative and entertaining speakers for the bi-weekly Monday lunch meetings.  Indeed, we are fortunate to have a volunteer "Speakers Bureau" which engages such speakers.
Occasionally, we hold meetings when Club members are given the opportunity to speak about their businesses or life connections and experiences.  Always, Club members have the opportunity to network and interact with one another.  From time-to-time, we hold “Bring a Friend to Rotary” lunch meetings when Club members invite potential members to come along and learn about the services and activities of Rotary.  The next such meeting is scheduled for November 26
Please mark calendars for the Annual Holiday Fellowship Luncheon on Monday, December 12 at the Garden City Hotel, Noon – 2 p.m.  The renowned Garden City High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble will entertain with a selection of holiday vocal music.
President Susan called the meeting to order at 12:15 P.M. and then lead the assembled Rotarians and guests in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and also delivered the Invocation.   Our program speaker was introduced immediately thereafter.
Actor and storyteller, Bob Kaliban
by Althea
What a treat!  Members of the Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden Club were once again regaled by actor and storyteller, Bob Kaliban.  This long-time resident, well known throughout the Garden City community, treated members to snippets that comprise his eclectic and illustrious career.
Bob told of his early beginnings in a small town of three hundred in Iowa.  He said that performances starting at high school led to more acting experiences and roles as he moved on, developing his acting skills and gaining notoriety through his works which eventually propelled him to New York.  Here he played parts in a variety of Broadway shows and also held various movie roles.
Presenter PP Jim, Club President Susan and actor Bob Kaliban, guest speaker
He enjoyed a long stint on the CBS Mystery Theater starting in the mid-1970s.  Later, he went on to perform a series of familiar TV Commercials – best remembered of all, will be the one of the “Tidy Bowl Man” back in the 1970s.
Bob spoke of the many celebrities with whom he interacted along the way, including such incredible notables as Betty White, Harvey Korman and Robert Preston among others.  His snippets for the Club included samples of a variety of dialects, improvisations -  and even a song from Finian’s Rainbow – complete with brogue.
Bob Kaliban’s enthusiasm and love of career is obvious!  Visit us soon again Bob!
Another New Member Inducted
by Althea
At the August 22 meeting, the Club welcomed Tina Moreno, Community Relations Director for Life’s WORC and the Family Center for Autism.  Tina joined Life’s WORC in 2009.  In her present role as Director of Community Relations, Tina develops relationships with Long Island families and surrounding communities to familiarize them with Life’s WORC and the Family Center for Autism’s mission, services and opportunities.
In addition, Tina serves as one of the members of the Life’s WORC Trust Services division as well as the Chairman of the Life’s WORC Bullying Committee which has created a unique approach to educate, empower and minimize bullying within the population that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities
Tina has been involved in special education her entire lifetime, only to make it her career during the past twenty years.  With a tremendous passion for equal opportunities for all people, she has served as an advocate supporting and promoting quality housing and education for children and adults with diverse learning needs and challenges.
(L-R): Althea, sponsor, President Susan, Tina, newly inducted Club member;  and PP and PDG Thomas, inductor
Prior to joining Life’s WORC, Tina was involved in the community relations, public relations and event planning fields.  Tina furthered her education and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.  She earned the Rosemarie Ungarelli Memorial Award at Long Island University.  Tina’s famous tag line is “Just Ask Tina.”  She enjoys spending time with her family whenever possible.
She was inducted by our Past Club President and Past District Governor, who also inducted Tina. into the Club, and once again spoke about the benefits of membership in Rotary, the world’s largest service organization whose theme is “Service Before Self.”   IPP and PDG Thomas used a Rotry Objective from years ago to show how things d change in Rotary.
As per Secretary Peter's report the following nineteen Rotarians participated in contributing Happy Dollars: Peter A.,, PP Jim B., PP Maureen, PP Gary, IPP Emily, PAG/PP (other clubs) Cornell, PP Joe F., Secretary Peter G., PDG/PP Thomas, Tracey, Martin, President Susan, ADG/PP Diane,  PP Peter M., Tina, PP Jennifer, Althea, Herbert and PE Alba
President Susan adjourned the meeting at 1:30 P.M.