Rotary Global History Fellowship

Chairman Matts Ingemanson

in Rotary Fellowship with members of the

Rotary Club of Hanyang

in Seoul, Korea

Rotary offers many opportunities for international friendships among Rotarians. A great example is Rotary Global History Fellowship Chairman Matts Ingemanson's friendship with Korean Retired General Lee Hoon Sup, who was in charge of the Korean Armed Forces during the Vietnam War where he worked together with General Westmoreland. General Lee created many infrastructure projects in Korea including the development of the Korean highway system. I recently joined General Lee during a meeting at his Rotary Club of Hanyang, Seoul.

General Lee (left) together with RGHF Chairman Matts Ingemanson.

Matts joined General Lee during a meeting at his Rotary Club of Hanyang, Seoul, which has many Korean leaders among is members with a great commitment to service. The city of Seoul has no less than 168 Rotary Clubs with approximately 4,500 Rotarians. They are all very committed to service, which has given Rotary in Korea an excellent reputation. Many potential Rotarians in Korea are still waiting in line to join Rotary. Rotary has been growing fast in Korea due to its commitment to service.

 

 From left General Lee Hoon Sup, Matts Ingemanson and

District Governor 2006-2007 Woo Joo Chang.

 

During the Rotary Centennial Celebrations in Chicago on February 22, 2005, Rotary Club of Hanyang Soul President Sung-Dae Ko announces a donation to the Rotary Foundation in the amount of $250,000 while RGHF Chairman Matts Ingemanson listens. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club of Hanyang Seoul President Sung-Dae Ko (left) is here making his $250,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation and is congratulated by from left Rotary International President Glenn Estess, Rotary International President Elect Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar and Rotary Foundation Chairman Carlo Ravizza.

Rotary International is the main reason that Rotarians around the world have a special bond between them. Matts Ingemanson met President Sung-Dae Ko again three weeks after Rotary's Centennial Celebrations, when Matts Ingemanson went to Seoul, Korea on a business trip as you can see on the picture to the left: 

   

While in Seoul, Matts Ingemanson had dinner with Retired General Lee Hoon Sup (picture below), who is also a member of the Rotary Club of Hanyang Seoul. The picture to the upper right shows General Lee presenting Matts with a book about the 33 most important people in Korea. The book includes General Lee as one of these 33 people.

Dinner in Seoul with from left Retired General Lee Hoon Sup, Rotary Global History Fellowship Chairman Matts Ingemanson and Rotarian Dayton Lee.

 

 

Rotary Club of New York Past President 2003-2004 Greg Lynch is exchanging Rotary Club Banners with Rotary Club of Hanyang President 2005-2006 Jin-Tae Ha, PhD during their meeting on July 18, 2005.

 

 

 

Rotary Club of New York Past President 2003-2004 Greg Lynch and Rotary Global History Fellowship Chairman Matts Ingemanson during the Rotary meeting room on July 18th, 2005 together with Rotary Club of Hanyang President Jin-Tae Ha, PhD (left) and The Chairman of the Hangang Forum Kim, Yong Won (right).

 

Lunch in Seoul on July 19th, 2005 with from left Rotary Club of New York President 2003-2004 Greg Lynch, Rotary Global History Fellowship Chairman Matts Ingemanson, Rotarian Dayton Lee and Rotary Club of Hanyang Seoul President 2004-2005 Sung-Dae Ko.

 

Matts Ingemanson speaks about Rotary Founder Paul Harris' Exciting Youth

 

 

 

 

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