The Sunrise Rays Newsletter

Volume 92, Number 6, September 26, 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:
Club members will be given the opportunity to speak about their businesses and life experiences.
Please mark your calendar 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., then lead the assembled Rotarians and guests in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance and asked Rev. Michael to  deliver the Invocation.   Our program speaker was introduced immediately thereafter.
Arthur Dubrin of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island
“The Problem with Business and Media Ethics”
by Althea
Dr. Arthur Dobrin, professor emeritus at Hofstra University discussed the difficulties  and various problems relating to business and media ethics.   He has taught courses in applied ethics in the School of Business and the School of Communications for fifteen years and, told Rotarians in attendance, that due to various pressures and financial concerns, media providers often lose sight of communication skills along with appropriate moral obligations.   These are necessary to accurately inform those to whom they communicate so that they may have the proper information toward determining their own opinions and hence, are provided with the ­­­­­­­ability to make informed decisions.  Dr. Dobrin is the author of twenty books and several novels.  He is a leader emeritus of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island.
Sponsored by the Ethical Humanist Society, Dr. Dobrin made reference to the Community and Police Talk website ( – a place where the public and police may share dialogue on a variety of ideas.  The site is designed to foster communications between civilians and police.
(L-R): Martin  (Rotary Speakers Bureau); Dr. Arthur (Guest Speaker); Helmut and Althea (Speakers Bureau)
Dr. Dubrin’s wife, Lyn Dobrin, our luncheon guest, has worked for many years with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline, where responses to callers for support are mostly from breast cancer survivors who are ready to offer support and information. Their motto: “Help is just a phone call away!” (516-877-4320).  The Club plans to welcome Lyn Dobrin to speak about this renowned breast cancer help program at a future luncheon meeting. 
Visiting Guest and former Rotarian
We were honored by Salvation Army Major Doug Jones attending our meeting.
The following eighteen Rotarians participated in contributing Happy Dollars: PP Bob B.,, PP Jim B., PP Lance, PP Maureen, PP Gary, IPP Emily, PAG/PP (other clubs) Cornell, PP Joe F., Secretary Peter G., Martin, President Susan, PP Peter M., Joseph P.,  Althea, PP Bob S., Herbert, Rev. Michael, nd PE Alba and our guest Major Doug together with our guest speaker Arthur and his wife  Lyn.
President Susan adjourned the meeting after 1:30 P.M.