Sunday, December 27, 2009

New England Rugby Leader to Speak at UNESCO

Dr. Joe Olzacki, the President and CEO of the New England Rugby Football Union, was recently invited to speak at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global International Leadership Training Program in Kigali, Rwanda, Dec. 31-Jan. 10.

"I am deeply honored and very excited by UNESCO's invitation" Olzacki said. “The opportunity that UNESCO has provided me with is truly rare. I have no idea how to prepare for this, but I realize that this opportunity is a gift, and one that I plan to take full advantage of."

In his spare time, Olzacki, of East Hampton, Conn., plays rugby for both the Newport (Rhode Island) Rugby Club and also serves as a founder and as the treasurer of Gypsy Rugby Club, a select international touring rugby club. Full time, Olzacki works as the Director of the Bloomfield (Conn.) Public Schools Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and was selected by UNESCO to the World Summit to share what he has learned through the Identity Project.

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