Rotary Club of Wilmington Launches Park Project

August 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

Lawyer John Kai Lassen has been listed in Who’s Who In American Law for over 20 years. Having served as an attorney in several law firms, Kai Lassen is now the CEO and managing director of Rockwick Capital, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware. The lawyer and merchant banker is also a partner at Dubai-based Alpine Global Partners, Ltd.

Outside of work, Kai Lassen is a member in good standing of the Rotary Club of Wilmington and has held the offices of board member, club secretary, and president-elect. The Rotary Club’s vision is “service above self” to encourage goodwill and peace in civic life. In honor of its centennial in 2015, the Rotary Club of Wilmington will renovate and improve a local park.

The enhanced recreational space, known as the Rotary Centennial Park, will have four distinctive features. First, the northeast entry will feature a memorial to Civil War soldiers. Second, a multi-use section will include an open area for recreation and environmental learning. Third, an outdoor amphitheater with concrete and lawn seating will provide a venue for performing arts organizations. Finally, the Rotary and others will use a fourth section of the park for public and private events.

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Rotary Celebrates One Year without a Case of Polio in Nigeria

August 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

An accomplished corporate and finance lawyer, John Kai Lassen serves clients as the managing director and chief executive officer of Rockwick Capital, LLC, in Wilmington, Delaware. In addition, he also works as a partner attorney in Alpine Global Partners, a Dubai-based firm that sources capital for infrastructure projects in third-world countries. Outside of his professional activities, John Kai Lassen holds memberships in several community organizations, including his local Rotary Club.

In a recently released statement, Rotary International announced that it has been more than one year since there was a reported case of polio in Nigeria, which is the last polio-endemic country on the African continent. Rotary has been working for more than three decades in Nigeria and other countries throughout the world to end the crippling disease, and this significant achievement is largely the result of its efforts.

While Rotary is celebrating this important milestone, the organization recognizes there is still work to be done, and it will continue to work in the country until the World Health Organization removes it from the list of polio-endemic areas. Recently, Rotary granted $40.3 million to fight polio around the globe. Over the years, the group has provided funds totaling over $1.4 billion to eradicate the disease, including $207.4 million for Nigeria.

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