The first Brooklyn Rotary Club in nearly 20 years has sprung up in Brooklyn Heights. (Or Downtown Brooklyn, however you slice it.)
The Brooklyn Paper Rotary Club — the service-oriented, weekly meeting groups that pepper the prairie and warm the heartland — just started a chapter for Brooklyn Heights, and the group’s president, Vivian Hardison, is betting that Rotary’s small-town traditions still have a place, even in a cutting-edge, self-obsessed borough.
Are we too cutting-edge and self-obsessed for the volunteer spirit of a Rotary Club? Don’t ask me, I’m off to get a mani-pedi. The group meets at the Marriott Thursdays at 12:15; for more information call 917-804-0797.