Sunday, December 17, 2006

Uncle Billy is featured in the Rotarian Magazine

Transcribed from the "Rotarian" magazine
(Joy of Rotary)December 2006, Page 31

Best Use of a Tip

Don't forget to tip your waiter, especially if he's 86 years old and you 're at a wedding or bar mitzvah at a fancy New York City hotel. Bill De Long, a member of the Rotary Club of New York, donates all the gratitude's he earns waiting tables to Uncle Billy's Happy Dollar Fund, which he set up in 2002, when he decided to travel as an international volunteer. He's accumulated enough "happy dollars" to pay for volunteer trips to places ranging from Albania to China and Liberia to Ukraine. "When I go on a project, I do it in the name of Rotary and the hotel employees and restaurant union staff who support my Uncle Billy's Happy Dollar Fund" he says. "Bill De Long is the most unique Rotarian in our district and, I feel safe saying, in the Rotary world" says Helen Reisler, past governor of District 7230 (Bermuda; New York, USA). He buys a traditional costume wherever he volunteers, and when he returns, he gives a short report in full regalia to his club. "He certainly draws attention to Rotary and has brought in new members," Reisler says.


Blogger Saminov7 said...

As members of a local pharmacy in Rego park, Queens, New York, we were treated with a visit from Billy Delong every once in a while. He always knew how to put a smile on your face and make one appreciate everything we take for granted on a daily basis. He was a true role model and never failed to inspire and encourage everyone around him to help the less fortunate. It was a pleasure knowing him. He was a true gift to the world.
-Julie Mos and Solomon Aminov

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