New York Rotary’s Response to 9/11 (Aired Jan. 8, 2010)
Helen Reisler, the first woman President of the Rotary Club of New York, discusses “the magic of Rotary” and her club’s powerful response to 9/11. Her leadership after 9/11 organized club members to give immediate aid to victims and rescue workers and to effectively coordinate contributions in a 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund, contributions that have assisted victims to this day. As a result of her leadership, Ms. Reisler and her club were highlighted in The Rotarian magazine (with a 1.2 million member distribution) and received coverage in other media. She is Past District Governor of Rotary District 7230 and is presently a Rotary International Representative to the U.N. Ms. Reisler is a contributor to The Rotarian magazine as well as a Vice President of Membership of the Rotary Global History Internet Fellowship, which preserves the history of Rotary. Professionally, Helen Reisler is a consultant in public relations and publicity, with a background in business, media, and education.