June 7, 2018 – Our club hosted our annual fundraiser Gala at the Grand Slam Banquet Hall in Harlem. WHAT AN AWESOME NIGHT!!!
The theme this year was “Harlem’s Got Talent”- And wow, did that prove to be true!
Incredible live entertainment by talented local artists – including comedian Eugene T. Barnes and singer Geneva T. Bain, contemporary circus performances from The Muse Brooklyn, magic tricks by magician Allen He, singer Roy Coleman, Brazilian Martial Arts showcased by Capoeira Angola, and a performance by the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus.
It was also a night to come together in Rotary Fellowship – spend time together, laugh together, and also honor together the work of Harlem locals who have used their talents as change makers in our community.
Pictures are worth a thousand words…
We were blessed to be able honor these outstanding examples of “Service Above Self”:
- Recipients of the Chanell E. Gatewood “Harlem Service” Award:
Tashera and Xavier Simmons (Humanitarians)
- Recipient of the Wyatt T. Walker “Harlem Visionary” Award”
Lenny ‘The Barber” Hansen (Entrepreneur)
- Recipient of the David Rockefeller “Harlem Leadership” Award:
Robert Jackson (NYC Politician)
- Recipient of the Leslie Wyche “Mayor of Harlem” Award:
Jackie Rowe-Adams (Social Activist)
Also, in attendance were: Gale A. Brewer (Manhattan Borough President), New York State Assemblyman Al Taylor (71st District), Honorable Milton Adair Tingling, J.S.C. (Ret.) (New York County Clerk and Clerk of the Supreme Court), Mr. Cory Nieves (Mr. Cory’s Cookies), Ms. Monique Williams, and Sidique Wai (President, United African Congress).
Best of all – our club came very close to reaching our fundraising goals to support our local Harlem youth literacy program partner, “Young Faces Smiling” as well as our own club scholarship program and other club initiatives.
Thank you to our sponsors as well as everyone who came out to make this a magical night!
“Harlem’s Got Talent” Sponsors include:
*Service Above Self Sponsors*
*Box Office Sponsors*
*Glitz & Glamour Sponsors*
To revisit the program – CLICK HERE