Brooklyn Heights Rotary Club

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.

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  • Eustace L. Greaves, Jr.

    As a former member of the original Rotary Club of Brooklyn, I commend Vivian and her “Felloes” for resurrecting a member club of an organization known as a model for community service and international understanding fellowship.

    Take this opportunity to acquaint yourself with Rotary.

  • Muskrat

    this post had me laughing – thanks for the mani-pedi comment – and i’m all for any groups that pull together the community to focus on topics of “greater good.” where we live now (very rural NH) the rotary group supports, among other things, a vibrant international student exchange program – very enriching for our public school students.

  • Stickler

    Prerequisite for membership: Owning a rotary phone.

  • Princess

    This is great! I called Vivian and she sounds like a lovely lady. They meet every Thursday from 12:15 – 1:30pm. Very excited about the possibilities here.